Diploma of Beauty Therapy


Course Length

Full time:

12 months

Part time:

18 months

Contact Hours

Full time:

4 days per week

Part time:

3 days per week


Subsidised Standard:


Full Fee:


Course Materials:


Student Services Fees (per year):



Shepparton - Fryers Street

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Delivery Mode

On Campus

Course Overview

Take your beauty career to the next level with the Diploma in Beauty Therapy. You'll learn the latest trends in nail services, waxing, lash and brow treatments, makeup, massage, facial treatments, and skin care, as well as specialised Spa units.

You'll also learn valuable customer service and retail skills, which will make you a valuable asset to any salon team.

Career Pathways

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to work in the beauty industry as a Senior Beauty Therapist or Beautician. You'll have the ability to work across waxing, beauty, brow, and nail services.

Armed with these essential salon skills, you'll have the opportunity to take your skills to any location, and work across day spas, specialised skin clinics, and beauty salons.

Further Study

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

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

4 Days a Week - 9am to 4pm - Trimester 1 / 2020

4 Days a Week - 9am to 4pm - Trimester 2 / 2020

4 Days a Week - 9am to 4pm - Trimester 3 / 2020

Wangaratta - Docker Street

3 Days a Week - 9am to 4pm - Semester 1 / 2020

3 Days a Week - 9am to 4pm - Semester 2 / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard: $9,935.00

2. Full Fee: $12,928.00

Course Materials: $4,190.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2020 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

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

Course Study Units

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
BSBSUS201 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
SHBBBOS001 - Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBBOS004 - Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBCCS001 - Advise on beauty products and services
SHBBCCS002 - Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
SHBBHRS002 - Provide female intimate waxing services
SHBBMUP001 - Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBMUP003 - Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP004 - Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBSPA001 - Work in a spa therapies framework
SHBBSPA002 - Provide spa therapies
SHBBSPA003 - Provide stone therapy massages
SHBBSPA004 - Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
SIRXSLS001 - Sell to the retail customer

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge test
  • Portfolio
  • Practical demonstration

Additional Information

GOTAFE uniform must be worn at all times, including closed toe shoes.

Students must abide by all WH&S requirements.

Students will sometimes need to aid in sourcing models.

Course Co-ordinator

Wendi Bourke

Attendance & 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 encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions. Participation in Salon simulation is compulsory for all on campus students, as this is when assessment is conducted. Students must notify the Trainer if they are going to be absent.

Students can complete the course over 1 year, attending classes 4 days a week or part-time over 18 months attending classes 3 days a week.

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

  • Pre-reading for class
  • Research assessments
  • Portfolio assessments

Where to From Here

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.

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.

Student Support

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.

Learn more about support services

Learner's Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.


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

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

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.