Beauty Therapy - Diploma


Diploma of Beauty Therapy
CRICOS: 089063E | National ID: SHB50115

Beauty Therapy

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Duration Diploma: 12 months

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2018

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2019


CIT Reid

Tuition Fees

2018*: Semester 1 - $6,450 | Semester 2 - $6,450
2019*: Semester 1 - $6,650 | Semester 2 - $6,650

*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT’s fee pricing review. 2018 fees subject to change.


Develop extensive advanced practical skills with our beauty therapy program designed and delivered by our highly experienced and qualified beauty therapy teachers.

This program provides training that offers rich individual development intended to accelerate your career and make you 'stand out' as a professional beauty or spa therapist.

This distinctive qualification involves training in a broad range of beauty therapy treatments which includes advanced specialised skin treatments, specialised make-up services and a range of spa and body treatments including:
- spa therapies
- stone therapy massage
- aromatherapy massage
- Indian head massage
- reflexology relaxation techniques

Students practice with clients in our commercial salons and graduate with the confidence and skills to interact and engage with proficiency. Graduates will be 'job ready' to practice and demonstrate the professional skills required for a beauty and spa environment.

Entry Requirements

ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent OR Adult Entry | Students must also meet one of the following English requirements IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0) | TOEFL iBT - 46 | PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band) | TOEFL PBT - 527 | Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162.

Extra Fees

Makeup kit/materials used for salon practice: $1,750
Uniform: $65
Textbooks: $125
Stationery: $30

Course Subjects

Diploma of Beauty Therapy
CRICOS: 089063E | National ID: SHB50115

National ID Subject Name
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages
SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
Electives - complete 12 subjects
National ID Subject Name
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBBOS005 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages
SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian head massage for relaxation
SHBBSPA001 Work in a spa therapies framework
SHBBSPA002 Provide spa therapies
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations

Job Opportunities

Beauty and spa therapist, salon/spa owner or manager and other opportunities in health resorts and retreats including massage clinics.

Teaching Methods and Assessment

This program is delivered using a variety of teaching methods including face-to-face lecture style or smaller tutorial groups, learning in simulated beauty salons and on-line learning through e-Learn.

Predominantly students will be assessed through a formal observation checklist according to the required skills and knowledge of the subject within a salon environment on a client. The times and dates can often be negotiated between yourself and the teacher, however assessments are identified and scheduled within a time range at the beginning of each subject. Assessment outcomes are based on competency. You will generally have a small amount of theory based assessment which will normally be in an online quiz format or on the Client Consultation Sheet.

Pathways to Further Study

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Beauty Therapy and gain entry into Torrens University (Melbourne) will receive 80 credit points (1 year) towards the Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics).

Students are advised to speak directly with universities in relation to course choices and pathways.

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