Offering Info

Diploma of Beauty Therapy

  • National Course Code: SHB50115
  • TAFE NSW code: SHB50115-01V02-20WYO-172

Location – Wyong

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

20 Hours per week


18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

The nationally accredited Diploma of Beauty Therapy qualifies you to become a professional beauty therapist. Strengthen your knowledge on a range of beauty disciplines and choose an area to specialise. Travel the world with transferable skills or use your knowledge to launch your own salon.


Through theoretical and practical course work, you will refine your skills in:

  • Recommending treatments and products to address specific concerns
  • Providing transformational client experiences
  • Body treatments and specialised facials
  • Lash, brow and waxing services
  • Designing and applying different make-up looks
  • Manicure and pedicure services
  • Working safely within salon policy frameworks and health practices

Choose a specialisation:

  • Electrolysis/Diathermy - specialised hair reduction treatments
  • Relaxation - reflexology, aromatic, stone and Indian head massage
  • Spa - spa treatments and wellness


This course will help you develop your natural abilities to get ahead:

  • Strong interpersonal skills to help clients feel comfortable and at ease
  • Strong communication and time-management skills
  • High levels of discretion and professional integrity


You will achieve a highly regarded Diploma and a portfolio of work to demonstrate your skills.

Career outcomes:

  • Senior Beauty Therapist
  • Beautician (Small Business)


Take your career further:

  • Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction


The beauty care industry is one of the fastest growing consumer markets in Australia and the number of beauty therapists is expected to grow very strongly with around 25,000 job openings over 5 years to 2025. There is also demand for beauty therapists to join other industries with cruise ships providing wonderful opportunities for travel, experience and growth.

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


To make sure this is the appropriate course level for you, you will need to participate in a phone interview with one of our teaching staff.


Work experience provides you withexposure to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment.

Work experience is not mandatory for this qualification; however, this is a highly practical course. We strongly recommend you undertake work experience with a suitable industry employer.

You are responsible for arranging your own work experience. Our team can offer support and guidance to assist you.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Are willing to follow strict hygiene and work, health and safety principles
  • Have a collaborative team spirit
  • Are an effective communicator to consult with your clients and your team
  • Have professional integrity
  • Are details focussed to exceed client expectations
  • Are comfortable working with people from all walks of life
  • Are comfortable with massage including head, feet, hands and body
  • Language, literacy and numeracy skills to Certificate IV level
  • Proficient computer skills

The Diploma of Beauty is a hands-on course in a simulated beauty salon environment. To make the most of your learning you will be expected to practise your skills on your peers and members of the public. You will also need to be comfortable allowing your peers to practise their skills on you.

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


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

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To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have:

  • Students must have successfully completed the SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services (or equivalent) to enrol in this course. Students are required to compete a screening process with section staff. This will ensure students are suitable and capable to complete the program. Students will attend information/orientation session and are required to purchase personal equipment kit prior to commencement of class. It is recommended if you have questions or concerns to talk to the section staff prior to enrolling
    -Full time students are not required to do additional work placement hours. It is expected that students find a salon and complete some unsupervised hours in a salon to master skills. This can help get part time work and lead to employment at the end of the course.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • Students need to attend all classes, complete all class and unsupervised activities, assessment activities, and teacher directed tasks. In addition, you will be required to work on clients and be prepared to have treatments completed on yourself. You will be required to supply models for assessments and practice.


'To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 11.00am Wyong Campus, Building N, Level 1, Room 2


This is a part time day blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 15.6 hours of class per week for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4.4 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including practical skill development, private study and assignment preparation.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Students entering this course typically have good communication skills and like the personal service area.
    Be caring a person who:
  • love working with people and helping them achieve their goals
  • are patient and tactful
  • have good communication skills and love making people feel and look good
  • are good at practical tasks and have good hand-eye coordination
  • are a team player and hard working


There are a range of Support and Library services available to you, please contact TAFE NSW for more comprehensive information.

The following services are available for students in this course:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • Disabilities Services
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support
  • Multicultural Student Support
  • Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Additional Support Services

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.


You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
Students will be required to purchase a kit for home study and practice at a total cost of $50.00 which consists of :
Essential Oil Kit $60.00 (Optional)
Students must ensure that they wear appropriate clothing and covered footwear that meets industry standards.

Find out more about VET Student Loans

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages
SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
Elective Units
Number Title
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBSKS005 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages
SHBBBOS006 Provide superficial lymph massage treatments
SHBBBOS005 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Porter Street, Wyong
Phone 131 601

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