SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

(CRICOS Code 108788F)

Our most popular and highly recommended Beauty course is the Diploma of Beauty Therapy.

It has been designed as a high level qualification for those wishing to operate as a beauty therapist, employing staff and managing a beauty salon. The course allows students to learn the latest beauty industry techniques and to further expand their skills in IPL and Laser Hair Reduction or university studies in paramedical aesthetics.

Qualification Outcomes

The Diploma of Beauty Therapy is the highest national beauty qualification available. Successful graduates have many attractive career options; including: Owning, operating or managing a beauty salon; working at a day spa or health retreat; working internationally as a beauty therapist; working as a sales representative or area manager; and working in product development training. Students will learn the latest beauty industry techniques, all theory and practical aspects of beauty therapy, including specialised spa treatments and micro-dermabrasion. Graduates have extensive real-world salon experience.

Study Options

This full time course runs for 52 weeks and includes a combination of face to face classroom instruction and practical experience. Training and Assessment services are delivered by our sister college, Demi International Beauty Academy (RTO # 32542) under a Third Party Partnership Agreement.

Entry Requirements

Australian Year 12 or equivalent.
Minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or proof of equivalent.

University Pathways

Graduates of our Diploma programs are offered educational pathways into higher education/university degree courses.
Learn more about pathways to a Higher Education at University

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Listen What Our Students Say about this Course

Hello! I’m Amelia from the United States. I came to Australia three years ago to visit a friend and fell in love with the Sunshine Coast. The people are so beautiful, and the lifestyle is much slower and social than where I grew up in San Diego. I decided to move to Australia for a year and study something I’ve always been interested in.

Australian beaches are breathtaking. Any day spent at the beach is a good one. My husband and I frequently road trip south just to beach hop along the coast. I’ve really enjoyed the slower and more relaxed lifestyle here. I frequently go to our local coffee shop to do my schoolwork and bump into people I know who have become close friends.

The girls in my class as well as my teacher have been so welcoming to me. We’ve developed friendships which makes coming to class really fun! After school happy hours with the girls are a blast! And I’ve even been able to pick up part-time work as a Nanny.

After I graduate, my husband and I have just decided we are going to move back to the states in October I’m going to study for the CA aesthetician license and hopefully get my beauty therapy diploma carried over to an aesthetician license so I am able to work in a salon or spa in California.

Amelia from United States

Currently Studying SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Hello! I’m Karoliina from Finland, and I’m in Cairns studying my Diploma of Screen and Media at the International College of Qld. When I saw an advertisement about the Screen and Media Makeup and Special Effects course it felt like something I’ve always wanted.

My favourite thing in Australia has been the opportunity to fly a helicopter and get my helicopter license; Australia is also the best place to skydive. I just love skydiving around the islands and beautiful beaches of Queensland. The best part about studying in Cairns for sure is the warm weather and getting to the gym, it definitely makes it easier to study.

Highlights of the course are the trainer and all the people. I like how creative the course is and I can’t wait to do the special effects, I also like all the opportunities that are available for me, having a small class is very good as well because I get more training and one on one time.
At the moment I am working part time as a Skydive Photographer here in Cairns. When I finish my studies, I would like to travel to USA and do special effect make-up work overseas.

Karoliina from Finland

Currently Studying CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Makeup Services including Special Effects)