Diploma of Beauty Therapy SHB50115

Course Information

  • Program Code SHB50115
  • Study Mode Classroom Based | Salon training
  • Course Duration 104 weeks
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Course Overview

The Diploma in Beauty Therapy is the course to help you establish your career and become a Beauty Specialist. This qualification will give you a high level of proficiency in many areas including body treatments and massage, facial treatments, Make-up Artistry and holistic treatments such as aromatherapy and reflexology.

Skills Covered

On completion, candidates will be competent to provide the following services including;

  • Manicure & Pedicure
  • Eyelash & Brow treatments
  • Design & apply Make-Up
  • Cosmetic tanning
  • Waxing & Tinting
  • Facial treatments
  • Body treatments & massage
  • Holistic treatments
  • Anatomy and physiology of the skin and body


Assessment methods may include:

  • Written and oral assessment
  • Demonstration/ Observation
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Workplace case studies

Units of competency

The SHB50115 Diploma in Beauty Therapy requires a total of 24 units of competency (includes Certificate IV units)

UnitUnit Description
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
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
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages
SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
SHBBBOS005 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
SHBBBOS006 Provide superficial lymph massage treatments
SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
SHBBHRS004 Provide hair reduction treatments using electrical currents
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards
SHBBSKS002 Provide diathermy treatments
SHBXPSM002 Manage treatment services and sales delivery
SHBXPSM003 Promote a personal services business

Entry Requirements

A satisfactory completion of a Language, Literacy & Numeracy test and the attendance at a
pre-enrolment interview is required to identify the aptitude of the applicant for the course.


This course has some common units shared in other nationally recognised courses. A credit transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be available in related courses such as a Diploma of Salon Management and/or further qualifications in Dermal Sciences

This qualification is not suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.


Graduates will be competent to apply substantial skills and knowledge to areas such as planning, selecting appropriate services and techniques and managing clients and/ or a Salon. Candidates can choose from many career options including;

  • Fully Qualified Beauty Therapist
  • Beauty Salon Owner
  • freelance Beauty Therapist



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funding eligible

NAHB is an Approved Training Provider for Government-subsidised training in Victoria. Eligible candidates can access government funding towards the cost of their training.