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SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Our SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy focuses on developing practical skills so you are ready to follow your passion and launch your career as a qualified beauty therapist. You will be able to provide a range of beauty therapy treatments and services including specialised facials, body treatments and massage, waxing hair removal, lash and brow treatments and nail and makeup services. This course will give you the knowledge in the fundamentals of Beauty as well as the practical and diagnostic skills required.

Entry requirement

The students in the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy will be for Australian students who meet the below entry requirements:

-Academic Requirements: High school completion – Year 12 or equivalent

-Age: must be over 18

-Interview: All prospective students are required to participate in an interview with one of the Student Support Officers of ATQ College. The outcome of this interview together with the outcome of the LLN test report with the completed interview will be forwarded to the VET Academic Manager to assess their suitability & capacity to undertake the course. The interview may be in person or via the phone/skype. The subjects covered by the Diploma require a degree of maturity and commitment with students being involved extensively in practical demonstration and simulated work sessions.

-Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements:

English Entry Requirements
-All prospective students must complete the LLN Robot online Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN test) and achieve ACSF level 3 in reading and numeracy.


-Technology and literacy requirements: Learners will need access to a computer and the internet with the following specifications:

-Microsoft Office 2007 or above and

-Microsoft Windows 2000 or Mac OS X

-Learners will also need access to a printer and the following applications: Adobe Acrobat Reader and Macromedia Flash player.

-Sound computer skills are required that include using intermediate level Word features. Ability to produce and present word-processed documents/ reports and undertake internet research.

-As part of the learning cycle students may be required to undertake online research or activities each week in class during term time.

-Other requirements: Students require reasonable levels of fitness to work as a beauty therapist as the work typically involves a range of physical movements, including bending and stretching and long periods of standing.

*For full entry requirements, please refer to ATQ College Enrolment Policy and Procedure.


Course Duration

Total 74 weeks
*60 weeks study: 6 terms x 10 weeks of study
*14 weeks of holidays

*Mode of study and contact hours: Blended as follows

-Classroom (Face to face) : 14-21 hours per week

-Self-paced Study(Online) : 10 hours per week

-Workplace delivery : a minimum of 350 hours of work placement between Term 2 and Term 6 over the duration of the course

*Location of Delivery: Level 1, 372 Chapel Road, Bankstown, NSW 2200, Australia.

Workplace will be conducted in a ATQ approved Beauty Salon to ensure it can provide a suitable environment to gather practical experiences across all tasks outlined in the units of competency.

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Course Fees

Application/Enrolment Fee: AUD $300
Tution Fee: $9,000
Material Fee: $600 ($100/term)
Total Fees Required: $9,900


Intake Dates

13-January, 6-April, 29-June, 21-September

11-January, 6-April, 28-June, 20-September

Course Structure

Code Unit of Competence
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up Core
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment Core
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information Core
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatment and skin care recommendations Core
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions Core
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services Core
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services Core
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices Core
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services Core
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients Core
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massage Core
SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatment Core
SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments Core
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services Elective
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards Elective
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team Elective
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions Elective
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products Elective
SHBBSKS005 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments Elective
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massage Elective
SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments Elective
SHBBBOS005 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments Elective
SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massage Elective
SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation Elective
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage makeup Elective


*To complete the course, you must meet other requirements as followings:

– Compulsory Workplace Training: This course has a mandatory workplace training component. Students are required to complete a minimum of 350 hours of work placement between Term 2 and Term 6 over the duration of the course. ATQ College will assist students find a work-placement or students may elect to nominate their own work-placement, to be approved by the RTO. This is in addition to the 14-21 hours per week of face to face training.

– Learners need to meet the requirements of the host employer Beauty Salon in order to complete their work placement. It is the responsibility of the learner to check their workplace organisation’s requirements.



Australian Training and Qualification College does NOT guarantee that:

-A learner will successfully complete the course attainment. This is subject to completing all the required units of competency and work placement requirements.

-A learner will obtain an employment outcome as this is outside the control of ATQ College.

All the listed units competency must be completed to receive the Diploma of Beauty Therapy.

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