Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SIB50115)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: SIB50115
Study mode: Online
On Campus
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Upfront payment
Duration: 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Australian National College of Beauty (ANCB) (RTO 0269)
Course fees: Price may vary
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

The Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SIB50115) offered by the Australian National College of Beauty through SEEK Learning will equip you with skills and training in specialised beauty treatments. In this focused course, you will develop comprehensive skills and knowledge in a specific beauty therapy, as well as general training in electrolysis, microdermabrasion, reflexology, spa treatments, advanced facials, massage, tanning, hair removal, and manicures and pedicures.

Practical component

To give students hands-on training, ANCB offers practical workshops at their campuses located in Sydney and Brisbane. Students who specialise in relaxation massage will be required to complete 3 weeks of residential coursework on campus, and must also undertake 8 days of industry placement.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be able to provide a copy of your High School Certificate or equivalent (year 12); OR
  • Successfully complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test.

Areas of study

In addition to specialist units for your given electrolysis, relaxation massage or spa treatments pathway, the subjects you will study include:

  • SIBBCCS302A - Advise on beauty services
  • HLTFA301B - Apply first aid
  • SIBBSKS506A - Apply micro-dermabrasian to improve skin appearance
  • SIRXOHS001A - Apply safe working practices
  • SIBBCCS301A - Apply the principles of skin biology to beauty therapy
  • SIBXFAS201A - Design and apply make-up
  • SIBBFAS303A - Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
  • SIBBCCS405A - Develop treatment plans
  • SIBBCCS407A - Interpret the chemical composition of physical actions of cosmetic products
  • HLTIN402B - Maintain infection control standards in office practice settings
  • BSBSUS201A - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • SIBBBOS401A - Perform body massage
  • SIBBHRS301A - Perform waxing treatments
  • SIBBCCS408A - Promote healthy nutritional options in a beauty therapy context
  • SIBBFAS405A - Provide advanced facial treatments
  • SIBBBOS402A - Provide body treatments
  • SIBBFAS404A - Provide facial treatments
  • SIBBFAS302A - Provide lash and brow treatments
  • SIBBNLS202A - Provide manicure and pedicure services
  • SIBXCCS202A - Provide service to clients
  • SIBBCCS403A - Recognise body structures and systems in a beauty therapy context
  • BSBSMB404A - Undertake small business planning
  • SIBBCCS406A - Use electricity in beauty treatments
  • SIBBNLS201A - Work in a nail services framework
  • SIBBCCS404A - Work in a skin therapies framework

Relaxation Massage specialisation

  • SIBBBOS504A - Apply aromatic plant oil chemistry to beauty treatments
  • SIBBBOS505A - Blend and apply a range of aromatic plant oils for beauty treatments
  • SIBBBOS403A - Perform aromatherapy massage
  • SIBBSPA505A - Provide Indian head massage for relaxation
  • SIBBBOS506A - Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments

Spa therapies specialisation

  • SIBBSPA502A - Plan spa programs
  • SIBBSPA505A - Provide Indian head massage for relaxation
  • SIBBSPA503A - Provide spa therapies
  • SIBBSPA504A - Provide stone therapy massage
  • SIBBSPA501A - Work in a spa therapies framework

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SIB50110 ) from ANCB (RTO 0269). After completing this comprehensive Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SIB50110) course you will be a skilled beauty therapist ready to start working as a professional beauty therapist, salon manager or beauty industry representative.

In addition to your beauty therapy skills, you will also learn essential retail skills in handling cash and payments, shop opening and closing, and customer service, so you will be immediately ready to work in a retail environment. ANCB is one of Australia's most respected training providers and is registered with ITEC, the leading international awarding organisation for qualifications in beauty. Because of ANCB's reputation for excellence, many employers come straight to the college when seeking new employees.

Potential Australian and overseas employers could include:

  • Salons
  • Hotels
  • Resorts
  • Cruise liners
  • Day spas
  • Cosmetics retailers and manufacturers

Finance options

Upfront payment: Pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees.

You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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Diploma of Beauty Therapy

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