SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

The SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy is designed to teach students the necessary skills and knowledge required to become a professional beauty therapist.

By studying with us you will benefit from an innovative and engaging educational environment, especially as we’ve moved on from traditional classroom-based learning to embrace experiential learning. In other words, we encourage you to learn by doing, not just by burying your head in a book!

The course is designed to bring you up to speed with the latest beauty industry developments so that you can put yourself at the forefront of the beauty therapy world once you’re fully qualified.

You will enjoy access to the latest collections of salon brands to help ensure you know how to use them once you’re working in a professional environment. Beauty isn’t simply skin deep so you will also learn about wellbeing, nutrition and various holistic approaches underpinning modern beauty.

To help you walk away feeling completely confident in your newfound skills and knowledge once you’re qualified – as well as to give you a head start in the industry – our classrooms are fully stocked with all the professional beauty tools and equipment you’ll need to hone your skills. And of course, our exceptional trainers are always on hand to offer invaluable advice and support.

Our main goal is to provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge and skills that will not only guide you through your first job, but your entire career.


Beauty Therapy Course Information

Beauty Therapy Courses - Nail Services

Beauty Therapy Courses – Nail Services

During this comprehensive course you will learn a wide range of relevant beauty therapy skills, including:

  • Hair removal
  • Nail services
  • Make-up
  • Facial and body treatments
  • Lash and Brow Services
  • Spa Therapy
  • Relaxation massage
  • Micro-dermabrasion

Beauty Therapy Course - Shoulder Massage

Beauty Therapy Course – Shoulder Massage

Once you’ve successfully completed your SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy you’ll be fully qualified to take on a variety of different roles within the beauty therapy industry, including salon manager, spa therapist, massage therapist, cosmetic sales consultant, or you could even set up your own salon if you like the idea of being your own boss.

Beauty therapy is ideal if you’re drawn towards flexible work and thanks to beauty treatments increasingly being considered less of a treat and more of a necessity for many people, qualified beauty therapists are in high demand.

Obtaining this qualification allows you to apply for full professional membership to the Association of Professional Aestheticians of Australia (APAA). Membership to APAA brings numerous benefits and also indicates that you adhere to a strict code of ethics.

Earning potential
*Promisingly, employment for beauty therapists grew by 22.3% in the two years to November 2014 and is expected to grow very steadily throughout 2017.

Please note that wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience and employer.


Beauty Therapy Courses Classroom Facilities

Beauty Therapy Courses Classroom Facilities

Our fantastic, purpose-built facilities in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, provide modern, spacious classrooms equipped with top-of-the range professional beauty tools and equipment. Students will be required to purchase a student kit refer to fee schedules.

We believe that the best way to learn beauty therapy skills is by actually doing beauty therapy firsthand, with hands-on practical experience.

We want to make it easy for you to develop the required practical skills and confidence required to flourish within the beauty industry, which is why we’ve created a tranquil environment that reflects a workplace setting.

As per the training package, this qualification has no prerequisites.

In order to qualify for this course, you will be required to complete a pre-training review and either successfully complete an online Language Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) test or be able to provide valid evidence of Year 12 completion.

Beauty Therapy Course - Facial Treatment

Beauty Therapy Course – Facial Treatment

To make sure that you are industry-ready by the time you graduate, we have designed this course to ensure you gain the right balance of theoretical knowledge with the necessary practical skills. You can choose to study either part-time or full-time and to make sure you have enough time to practice the skills that you are picking up, it will run for up to 63 weeks including work placement.

We schedule in School Holidays and Public Holidays to give you a break throughout your course so the length of the course will increase depending on how many of these breaks fall throughout your studies.

Work Placement

No matter how much experience you gain in the classroom, it is still not the same as what you will learn on the job. To further develop the knowledge and practical skills that you will develop on campus, you will also complete 45 hours of work placement in a variety of salon environments to get a feel for what it is really like to work in the Beauty industry.

Beauty Therapy Course - Body Massages

Beauty Therapy Course – Body Massages
Core Units
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
Elective Units
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
SHBBCCS001 Advise on Beauty Products & Services
SHBBMUP001 Apply Eyelash Extensions
SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages
SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
SHBBSKS005 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards
SHBBHRS002 Provide female intimate waxing services
SHBBBOS006 Provide superficial lymph massage treatments
SHBBBOS005 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
BSBSMB304 Determine resource requirements for the micro business

Nationally Recognised Training


Credit Transfer (CT)

Pragmatic Training recognises Qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by another RTO (Registered Training Organisation), AQF authorised issuing organisation such as University, or authenticated VET transcripts issued by the Registrar.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL assessed on a case by case basis, so it is only available on application. Students will be charged per unit of competency at the cost equal to the tuition fee of the unit(s) of competency.

Speak to your Career Consultant about your intention to apply for RPL or Credit Transfer during your initial conversation.

On completion of your SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy, you may wish to proceed to a degree level qualification, such as Bachelor of Health Science (Dermal Therapies).

Beauty Therapy Course - Body Treatment

Beauty Therapy Course – Body Treatment

Fee For Service

  1. Students can pay their tuition fees upfront in full or arrange an instalment payment plan. Please refer to the Fees & Charges policy.
  2. Personal student loan to cover the cost of your course. Click here to find out more.
  3. VET Student Loans. Please visit Department of Education and Training for more information.

State Funding*

Eligible students can access Victorian Government funding available through the Skills FirstClick here for more information.

Skills First eligible students who choose to access this Funding Program will have the tuition fees reduced by the amount paid by the Government. Accessing this funding may have implications for future eligiblity to government funding entitlements and subsidy.

For further information on fees under the Skills First program , refer to the Fee structure

Vet Student Loans

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF BEAUTY is an approved course provider for VET STUDENT LOANS.

Financial Assistance:

Our full-time qualifications are approved by Centrelink allowing access to Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY, Austudy and Pensioner Education Supplement payments.  Eligibility criteria apply. For more information please contact Centrelink.

Our organisation is also registered with the Queensland and Victoria Departments of Public Transport. Students enrolled in full-time courses, may be eligible for public transport concession. Eligibility criteria apply. For more information please contact:



For further information on fees, refer to the Fee Schedules for this course.

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Additional eligibility or enrolment criteria may apply. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


How do I enrol?

Feeling inspired? Keen to find out more?

Fill out the contact form OR call us on: 1800 683 918

One of our friendly career consultants will tell you all about the course, including what you can expect to learn, your requirements and what’s required of you.

We will answer any questions you may have in relation to the course you are interested in, plus will help you find out the best payment options and eligibility for assistance such as VET Student Loans or funding from Skills First.

If you wish to proceed, we’ll arrange for you to come in and meet us in person. You’ll be given a tour of the campus and the opportunity to discuss the finer details of the course – pick our brains, that’s what we’re here for!


Dermalogica, the number one choice of skin care professionals worldwide, is proud to be associated with National Academy of Beauty as part of our College Partnership Programme.  This partnership gives students the opportunity to experience our innovative and engaging workshops, delivered by our dedicated and highly knowledgeable training team. Dermalogica also offers graduating students who attend one of our workshops during their time at NAOB, the opportunity to kick start their career in skin therapy by attending Days 1 and 2 of our Post Graduate Dermalogica Certified Training Programme. This sets students apart from other graduates, giving them a stronger skill set and making them so employable as they embark on their career.

We share a common goal; to continually raise the standard of the professional skin therapy industry. As your students are soon to become the skin therapists of the future, helping to define and drive our industry forward, Dermalogica understands the need to invest in their growth and development. We know that without them the industry would have no future and we are delighted to have a positive part to play in their future.

Clients are understanding the importance of looking after their mind, body and soul and are engaging with the wellness spa industry to do this.
We ensure our students are ready to enter the growing wellness spa industry by training them in wet room spa treatments that incorporate high class machinery like a Vichy shower and steam pod.
The techniques and treatments are taught by our amazing training team, who have worked at Australia’s most sought after, award winning Spas.