National code: SHB50121

Diploma of Beauty Therapy (Spa Treatments)

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Overview About this course

Harness your knowledge and become a beauty therapist with specialised expertise in performing spa treatments. Utilise your passion and talent to create transformational client experiences that will see you excel in the beauty industry.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Conduct wet and dry spa therapy treatments including exfoliation and body wraps ensuring clients' safety and modesty are always respected

  • Establish client treatment priorities and perform transformational body massage

  • Conduct skin analysis, design and perform facial treatments to achieve client objectives

  • Provide expert lash and brow services including shaping, chemical treatments, tinting and recommendations

  • Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions within all beauty treatments

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Confidence gained through real world experience including waxing, spa treatments, manicures, make-up services, facials and massage

  • Experience in assessing individual client concerns and providing treatments accordingly

  • A portfolio of work to show potential employers

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Closed-in protective footwear and clothing that is clean and professional for the industry

  • Computer skills and are able to work on your laptop, iPad or smartphone that can connect to the internet

  • Strong communication skills to consult with your clients and your team

  • A collaborative team spirit

  • Professional integrity

  • Attention to detail to exceed client expectations

  • An openness to practising your skills on your peers and members of the public

  • An openness to allowing your peers to practise their skills on you

  • Comfort massaging head, feet, hands and body

  • A willingness to follow strict hygiene and work, health and safety principles

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level.

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

  • If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Senior beauty therapist, Beautician (Small Business) and Salon manager

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 3 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 3 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Beauty Therapy (Spa Treatments) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 29 Units of competency, including 20 core and 9 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Provide manicure and pedicare services SHBBNLS007

  • Conduct salon financial transactions SHBXCCS007

  • Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations SHBBFAS005

  • Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions into beauty therapy SHBBSSC001

  • ... 5

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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