SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

National ID
SHB50121
WA Course Code
BHK0
CRICOS code
111838H

Why choose this course?

Utilise your creative and artistic skills for a successful career in the beauty industry with this qualification. Learn the full range of face and body treatments including facials, makeup, body massage, waxing, lash and brow treatments, aromatherapy, spray tan, and skills in retail and sales operations. In addition you will learn about reflexology, Indian head massage and hot stone massage.

Training is conducted by industry specialists in the latest dermal cosmeceutical skin care including how to perform microdermabrasion and specialised skin peels. You will have the opportunity to investigate new developments and learn safety protocols for intense pulsed light and laser hair reduction treatments.

On completion of this course, you will have the skills to start up your own business and to work in the beauty industry.

Career opportunities

  • Beauty Salon Owner
  • Day Spa Therapist
  • Industry Educator or Trainer
  • Salon Therapist

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Equivalent to Australian Year 11.

Your study options

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and simulated work environment, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $2,000
  • Materials fee: $420

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course however, this course has been designed to include delivery in a simulated Beauty Clinic located on campus.

Year 11/12
SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy - BHK0
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 29 units. These 29 are comprised of 20 core units and 9 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices
  • SHBBBOS007 Apply cosmetic tanning products
  • SHBBBOS009 Provide aromatherapy massages
  • SHBBBOS010 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
  • SHBBCCS006 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
  • SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards
  • SHBBSKS009 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
  • SHBBSPA007 Provide stone therapy massages
  • SHBBSPA008 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include observations of workplace, simulated skills and questioning/presentation of skills & knowledge. Evidence may also be gathered from direct demonstration, portfolio of work, presentation, productions, written reports and other assessment strategies that may utilise the LMS (Blackboard).

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, PowerPoint presentations, handouts and learning guides. and recommended textbooks.

Facilities and equipment may include access to specialist products and equipment relevant to the beauty industry, access to the NM TAFE Beauty Clinic, computer labs, personal protective equipment, trade journals, magazines, beauty industry information sources and the internet.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and simulated work environment, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $2,000
  • Materials fee: $420

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course however, this course has been designed to include delivery in a simulated Beauty Clinic located on campus.

Year 11/12
SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy - BHK0
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 29 units. These 29 are comprised of 20 core units and 9 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices
  • SHBBBOS007 Apply cosmetic tanning products
  • SHBBBOS009 Provide aromatherapy massages
  • SHBBBOS010 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
  • SHBBCCS006 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
  • SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards
  • SHBBSKS009 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
  • SHBBSPA007 Provide stone therapy massages
  • SHBBSPA008 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include observations of workplace, simulated skills and questioning/presentation of skills & knowledge. Evidence may also be gathered from direct demonstration, portfolio of work, presentation, productions, written reports and other assessment strategies that may utilise the LMS (Blackboard).

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, PowerPoint presentations, handouts and learning guides. and recommended textbooks.

Facilities and equipment may include access to specialist products and equipment relevant to the beauty industry, access to the NM TAFE Beauty Clinic, computer labs, personal protective equipment, trade journals, magazines, beauty industry information sources and the internet.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and simulated work environment, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $2,000
  • Materials fee: $420

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course however, this course has been designed to include delivery in a simulated Beauty Clinic located on campus.

Year 11/12
SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy - BHK0
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 29 units. These 29 are comprised of 20 core units and 9 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices
  • SHBBBOS007 Apply cosmetic tanning products
  • SHBBBOS009 Provide aromatherapy massages
  • SHBBBOS010 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
  • SHBBCCS006 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
  • SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards
  • SHBBSKS009 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
  • SHBBSPA007 Provide stone therapy massages
  • SHBBSPA008 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include observations of workplace, simulated skills and questioning/presentation of skills & knowledge. Evidence may also be gathered from direct demonstration, portfolio of work, presentation, productions, written reports and other assessment strategies that may utilise the LMS (Blackboard).

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, PowerPoint presentations, handouts and learning guides. and recommended textbooks.

Facilities and equipment may include access to specialist products and equipment relevant to the beauty industry, access to the NM TAFE Beauty Clinic, computer labs, personal protective equipment, trade journals, magazines, beauty industry information sources and the internet.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and simulated work environment, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $12,480
  • Resources fee: $2,000
  • Materials fee: $420

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course however, this course has been designed to include delivery in a simulated Beauty Clinic located on campus.

Year 11/12
SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy - BHK0
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 29 units. These 29 are comprised of 20 core units and 9 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices
  • SHBBBOS007 Apply cosmetic tanning products
  • SHBBBOS009 Provide aromatherapy massages
  • SHBBBOS010 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
  • SHBBCCS006 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
  • SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards
  • SHBBSKS009 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
  • SHBBSPA007 Provide stone therapy massages
  • SHBBSPA008 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include observations of workplace, simulated skills and questioning/presentation of skills & knowledge. Evidence may also be gathered from direct demonstration, portfolio of work, presentation, productions, written reports and other assessment strategies that may utilise the LMS (Blackboard).

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, PowerPoint presentations, handouts and learning guides. and recommended textbooks.

Facilities and equipment may include access to specialist products and equipment relevant to the beauty industry, access to the NM TAFE Beauty Clinic, computer labs, personal protective equipment, trade journals, magazines, beauty industry information sources and the internet.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).

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Last updated on January 11, 2023