SHB50121 - Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Course description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as beauty therapists to provide a broad range of beauty therapy treatments and services including facial treatments, body massage and treatments, hair removal, lash and brow treatments, nail and make-up services.

Course purpose

This includes consultation with clients to provide beauty advice, recommend beauty
treatments and services, and sell retail skincare and cosmetic products.

Work is typically conducted in beauty salons and spas.

Course dates

There are no dates currently scheduled please contact us.


72 Weeks


The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, knowledge tests, response to case studies and feedback from supervisors. The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods are to be applied:
Demonstration / workplace tasks: The student is required to demonstrate a range of skills whilst being observed by, or interacting with, the assessor. The activities will be clearly explained and always relate to duties relevant to the workplace. These activities allow the assessor to observe the student apply their knowledge and skills during practical activity.
Written Report / Case Study: The student is required to produce a range of written records or reports based on real workplace scenarios or based on a case study that is provided by the assessor.
Knowledge Test: The student is required to undertake a number of written knowledge tests over the course of his or her study. These tests will be provided to the student by the assessor at an arranged time and the student will be required to individually complete the test. The student may research their answers from the course training materials and notes as well as relevant workplace references.
Workplace Supervisor Report: Workplace supervisors will be asked to provide feedback about the students performance during a module. The supervisor will receive a briefing at the time the student begins studying each module to inform them of the module requirements.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements to this qualification.

Delivery mode

Trainer led, face-to-face

Units of Competency

Core Units
  • SHBBBOS008 – Provide body massages
  • SHBBCCS005 – Advise on beauty products and services
  • SHBBFAS004 – Provide lash and brow services
  • SHBBFAS005 – Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
  • SHBBFAS006 – Provide specialised facial treatments
  • SHBBHRS010 – Provide waxing services
  • SHBBMUP009 – Design and apply make-up
  • SHBBNLS007 – Provide manicure and pedicare services
  • SHBBNLS011 – Use electric file equipment for nail services
  • SHBBRES003 – Research and apply beauty industry information
  • SHBBSSC001 – Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions into beauty therapy
  • SHBBSSC002 – Incorporate knowledge of body structures and functions into beauty therapy
  • SHBXCCS005 – Maintain health and wellbeing in a personal services setting
  • SHBXCCS006 – Promote healthy nutritional options in a beauty therapy context
  • SHBXCCS007 – Conduct salon financial transactions
  • SHBXCCS008 – Provide salon services to clients
  • SHBXIND003 – Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
  • SHBXWHS003 – Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
  • SIRXOSM002 – Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
  • SIRXSLS001 – Sell to the retail customer
Elective Units
  • HLTINF005 – Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments
  • SHBBBOS009 – Provide aromatherapy massages
  • SHBBBOS010 – Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
  • SHBBINF002 – Maintain infection control standards
  • SHBBSKS009 – Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
  • SHBBSKT001 – Provide skin therapy consultations
  • SHBBSKT010 – Provide skin needling treatments
  • SHBBSKT011 – Provide superficial peel treatments
  • SHBBSPA007 – Provide stone therapy massages


Detailed student information is available within our Participant Handbook which is supplied with the enrolment package and on our website. This booklet contains important information about a students right and obligation such as their right to privacy, a safe training environment and right to complain or appeal an assessment decision. It is important that persons applying for enrolment have had an opportunity to review this information first.

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