Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Course Code SHB50115
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street, Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 1197 hours

Course Overview

The SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Senior Beauty Therapist or Beautician.

This course includes, nail services, waxing, lash, brow treatments, make-up, massage and facial treatments and skin care recommendations, as well as the specialised Spa units. You will learn how to communicate with clients in the Beauty and Spa environment to recommend treatments and services and sell retail skincare and cosmetic products.

This qualification is delivered on campus. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Beauty industry.

Work is typically conducted in beauty salons and spas.

Further studies
After gaining the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy, you might wish to undertake further study in 52707WA Graduate Diploma of Dermal Therapies.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street 3 Days a Week – 9am to 4pm – Semester 2 / 2019
Wangaratta – Docker Street 3 Days a Week – 9am to 4pm – Semester 2 / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are required to completed home study up to 10 hours per week, which includes:

Pre reading for class
Research assessments
Portfolio assessments
Participation in Salon simulation is compulsory for all on campus students, as this is when assessment is conducted. Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Wendi Bourke
Location: Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 1,197 $8.00 $9,576.00 $6.00 $7,182.00
Full Fee 1,197 $10.25 $12,269.25 N/A N/A
Course Materials 1,197 $3.00 $3,591.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no pre-requisites for this qualification

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course

Applicants must also have:

  • The ability to work autonomously
  • Strong communication skills essential
  • Physical skills appropriate to the job role

Basic to intermediate computer skills

Units of Competency

SHB50115 – Core Units

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
SHBBBOS002 – Provide body massages
SHBBBOS003 – Provide body treatments
SHBBFAS002 – Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
SHBBFAS001 – Provide lash and brow services
SHBBNLS001 – Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBXCCS002 – Provide salon services to clients
SHBBFAS003 – Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBHRS001 – Provide waxing services
SHBBRES001 – Research and apply beauty industry information

SHB50115 – Elective Units

SHBBCCS001 – Advise on beauty products and services
SHBBBOS001 – Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBMUP001 – Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBMUP003 – Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP004 – Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBCCS002 – Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
SHBBBOS004 – Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBHRS002 – Provide female intimate waxing services
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
SHBBSPA004 – Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
SHBBSPA002 – Provide spa therapies
SHBBSPA003 – Provide stone therapy massages
SIRXSLS001 – Sell to the retail customer
SHBBSPA001 – Work in a spa therapies framework

Assessment Methods

These are undertaken in various forms:

  • Knowledge test
  • Portfolio
  • Practical demonstration
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

Information sessions for Beauty courses are conducted twice a year at both Shepparton and Wangaratta campuses. For further information please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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