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1 Year


Enter the Diploma of Beauty Therapy course and cover a wide range of beauty treatments and techniques. Gain skills in body massage, facial treatments, make-up design and waxing services.

Master the art of making clients feel relaxed, confident and beautiful. Have the opportunity to practice your skills on real clients and models, guided by expert instructors.

The beauty industry is constantly changing, with new trends and technologies emerging. This course will keep you up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to: 

  • Perform a range of massage techniques including aromatherapy, reflexology and hot stone therapy
  • Perform facial techniques including exfoliation and massage
  • Perform lash and brow treatments including lash lifts
  • Consult with clients and provide beauty, skincare and cosmetic product advice and treatment recommendations
  • Conduct skin analysis and cater treatments to the skin type and concerns of your client
  • Provide nail treatments including manicures and pedicures
  • Create make-up designs and apply make-up


Build your experience and get practical skills in: 

  • The skills to provide massages and perform relaxation techniques
  • The ability to apply expert make-up looks, provide facial treatments and perform all beauty treatments at an elite level
  • The confidence to give meaningful advice and recommendations to clients
  • Professional integrity and high levels of discretion to exceed client expectations


Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in this industry:

  • A friendly and personable nature
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • A passion for beauty and wellness
  • A comprehensive understanding of beauty treatments and techniques
  • The ability to manage time effectively
  • High levels of professional integrity
  • The ability to work independently and accountably
  • A commitment to continuous improvement


This qualification could help you prepare for roles like:

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Product Specialist or Sales Advisor
  • Business Salon Owner/Operator
  • Franchise Salon Owner/Operator
  • Spa or Resort Therapist


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:

English Language Requirements:

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with no individual band less than 5.5) or equivalent

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended 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
  • 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
  • An ease about performing massage treatments on the head, feet, hands and body
  • A willingness to follow strict hygiene rules and work, health and safety principles

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

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Granville Feb , Jul A$18,750
Liverpool Feb , Jul A$18,750
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$18,750
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Granville Feb , Jul A$18,750
Liverpool Feb , Jul A$18,750
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$18,750


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the resources, counselling and facilities to support you while you are studying.

Learn in industry-standard facilities, fully equipped with salon-quality fittings and professional products.

We offer a range of support services including: 

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Studiosity - online access to a tutor
  • LinkedIn Learning - an online resource that offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules 29 units must be completed.
  • 20 core units and 9 elective units, consisting of:
  • 1 unit from Group A: Infection control all units from any one of Group B, C, or D:
  • Group B: Electrolysis/Diathermy Group C: Relaxation Massage Group D: Spa Treatments remaining units from the list below, elsewhere in the SHB Training Package, or any other current training package or accredited course.
  • Core Units
  • SHBBBOS008 - Provide body massages
  • SHBBCCS005 - Advise on beauty products and services
  • SHBBFAS004 - Provide lash and brow services
  • SHBBFAS005 - Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
  • SHBBFAS006 - Provide specialised facial treatments
  • SHBBHRS010 - Provide waxing services
  • SHBBMUP009 - Design and apply make-up
  • SHBBNLS007 - Provide manicure and pedicare services
  • SHBBNLS011 - Use electric file equipment for nail services
  • SHBBRES003 - Research and apply beauty industry information
  • SHBBSSC001 - Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions into beauty therapy
  • SHBBSSC002 - Incorporate knowledge of body structures and functions into beauty therapy
  • SHBXCCS005 - Maintain health and wellbeing in a personal services setting
  • SHBXCCS006 - Promote healthy nutritional options in a beauty therapy context
  • SHBXCCS007 - Conduct salon financial transactions
  • SHBXCCS008 - Provide salon services to clients
  • SHBXIND003 - Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
  • SHBXWHS003 - Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
  • SIRXOSM002 - Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
  • SIRXSLS001 - Sell to the retail customer

  • SHBBINF002 - Maintain infection control standards
  • SHBBBOS007 - Apply cosmetic tanning products
  • SHBBBOS009 - Provide aromatherapy massages
  • SHBBBOS010 - Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
  • SHBBBOS011 - Provide superficial lymph massage treatments
  • SHBBSPA007 - Provide stone therapy massages
  • SHBBSPA008 - Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
  • BSBSUS211 - Participate in sustainable work practices
  • SHBBCCS006 - Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
  • SHBBCCS007 - Interpret the chemical composition and physical effects of cosmetic products
  • SHBBHRS011 - Provide female intimate waxing services
  • SHBBMUP010 - Design and apply makeup for photography
  • SHBBMUP011 - Design and apply remedial camouflage makeup
  • SHBBSKS009 - Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
  • SIRXOSM003 - Use social media and online tools


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Whatever your career ambitions, we will help you get there with a range of courses to develop your skills, build your knowledge and prepare you for work.

TAFE NSW is here to create exceptional learner experiences and to support you on your study journey to make sure you achieve your goals.

Explore your study options across a range of disciplines and talk to your TAFE NSW Education Agent or contact us.


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.