Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: SHB50115
Study mode: Online
On Campus
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: 96-144 weeks (online); 60-90 weeks (on campus)
Start date: Monthly intake dates (online); Set intake dates (on-campus)
Awarded by: Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (RTO 5806)
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 (SHB50115) program offered by the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) is designed to give you the skills to launch your career in beauty.

This accredited diploma course provides training in a range of beauty techniques. You will gain an understanding of various beauty procedures as well as therapy techniques to promote health and wellbeing.

The subjects you will study in this program will give your education a professional finish. You will learn how to operate according to health, hygiene and safety procedures in a clinic environment. You will also have the opportunity to broaden your education with electives in alternative medicines.

Work placement

You will be required to complete a minimum of 467-470 hours of mandatory work placement in order to gain essential hands-on experience. You can complete your placement at an AIAS student clinic, or in a suitable workplace environment.

Campus locations

If you'd prefer to study this course on campus, you can choose between one of the following locations:

  • Brisbane - 337 Logan Rd, Greenslopes QLD 4120
  • Melbourne - Level 1, 30 Church Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Perth - 170 Wellington St, East Perth QA 6004


To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Provide a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (i.e. a Year 12 qualification); OR
  • Demonstrate that you have the capacity to successfully complete this course by achieving an Exit Level 3 score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in reading and mathematics. This will be demonstrated through two short tests as a part of the enrolment process.

Areas of study

The subjects you will study include:

Core units

  • SHBXWHS001 - Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
  • SHBBMUP002 - Design and apply make-up
  • SHBBNLS001 - Provide manicure and pedicare services
  • SHBBFAS001 - Provide lash and brow services
  • SHBBHRS001 - Provide waxing services
  • SHBXCCS001 - Conduct salon financial transactions
  • SHBXCCS002 - Provide salon services to clients
  • SHBBFAS002 - Provide facial treatments and skincare recommendations
  • SHBXIND001 - Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
  • SHBBRES001 - Research and apply beauty industry information
  • SHBBBOS002 - Provide body massages
  • SHBBFAS003 - Provide specialised facial treatments
  • SHBBBOS003 - Provide body treatments

Assigned elective units

  • SHBBSPA001 - Work in a spa therapies framework
  • SHBBSPA002 - Provide spa therapies
  • SHBBCCS002 - Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
  • SHBBBOS004 - Provide aromatherapy massages
  • SHBBSPA004 - Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
  • SHBBSPA003 - Provide stone therapy massages
  • SHBBINF001 - Maintain infection control standards
  • SHBBNLS002 - Apply gel nail enhancements
  • HLTHPS010 - Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
  • BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB403 - Market the small business

Skin stream

  • SHBBSKS005 - Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments

OR Body stream

  • SHBBBOS006 - Provide superficial lymph massage treatments

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115) from the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS).

Graduates of the Diploma of Beauty Therapy program offered by AIAS will have the education and training to pursue work as professional beauty therapists. You will have the skills and knowledge to seek work in all areas of the beauty industry, including day spas, resorts and cruise ships. The comprehensive education you will receive will also open the doors for you to pursue a career as a make-up artist or beauty technician.

Finance options

You may be eligible to receive a VET FEE-HELP loan for this diploma, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Enquire now for more information and to see if you meet eligibility criteria.

AIAS also offers flexible payment plans to help make studying more affordable.

View the tuition fees for 2016 here.

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.
RTO 5806
The Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) is a leading tertiary education provider specialising in vocational education. With a focus on career training, AIAS provides a broad range of courses in areas including natural medicine, beauty therapy, allied health and massage. AIAS offers its nationally recognised courses online/by correspondence so you can study at your own pace, where and when you want. If you prefer to learn on campus, you can do so at AIAS’s state-of-the-art campuses in Brisbane or Melbourne, or choose to study by a combination of on-campus and distance components. All AIAS courses are accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority and meet the requirements of the VET Quality Framework.

Campus locations
Brisbane – 337 Logan Rd, Greenslopes QLD 4120
Melbourne – Level 1, 30 Church Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Perth – 170 Wellington St, East Perth QA 6004
Adelaide – 88 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5000
As an AIAS student you will be given access to the Basic Skill Key Builder, an approved online learning platform that creates individualised learning plans, houses interactive learning resources, and features tailored support tutorials.

AIAS is also dedicated to creating an inclusive, caring and flexible learning environment that’s responsive to your individual needs. Services include free counselling sessions, support services for students with disabilities, and classes for students looking to improve their reading, writing, English language and numeracy skills.

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