Put your training and experience to use with ITEC’s RPL services and earn a nationally recognised qualification with a SHB50121 – Diploma of Beauty Therapy via our RTO partners.
Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Within four weeks of receiving sufficient and complying evidence of competency in all applied for units of competency.
This diploma reflects the skills and experience of an individual working as a beauty therapist, providing a variety of beauty services and therapies, including but not limited to facials, hair removal, brow and lash treatments, makeup and nails, and body massage. You are adept at consulting with clients to provide beauty advice and recommendations for beauty services and treatments, and selling retail cosmetics and skin care products. You are accountable for your own individual output, and the work involves a self-directed application or skills and knowledge. You must be able to use your own judgment in terms of identifying and applying the appropriate services, equipment and techniques in the workplace, which is generally a spa or salon.
To qualify for this certificate, you must provide evidence demonstrating that your skills and knowledge align with the courser’s learning outcomes. This evidence can take various forms. Demonstrating your current proficiency at a comparable level can be done through a CV (your student support representative can assist with this), an employment letter, or an employment contract.
Additionally, documents from prior work or educational experiences, such as references from licensed tradespeople you’ve collaborated with, apprenticeship records, academic transcripts, or assessments from relevant past qualifications, all contribute to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. You can also submit proof of overseas qualifications or visual evidence of your work, especially for practical roles.
Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
Photos/videos (for practical roles)
Risk Assessment and Management Documents
Incident Report Forms
Plans and Specifications
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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. This includes consultation with clients to provide beauty advice, recommend beauty treatments and services, and sell retail skincare and cosmetic products.
These individuals work relatively autonomously and are accountable for personal outputs. Their work involves the self-directed application of knowledge and skills with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques.
Work is typically conducted in beauty salons and spas.
The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
29 units must be completed:
Packaging Rules for each specialisation:
The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.
Note: Units marked with an *asterisk include one or more prerequisite units of competency. Please refer to each individual unit for details of prerequisites.
Provide body massages
Advise on beauty products and services
Provide lash and brow services
Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
Provide specialised facial treatments
Provide waxing services
Design and apply make-up
Provide manicure and pedicare services
Use electric file equipment for nail services
Research and apply beauty industry information
Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions into beauty therapy
Incorporate knowledge of body structures and functions into beauty therapy
Maintain health and wellbeing in a personal services setting
Promote healthy nutritional options in a beauty therapy context
Conduct salon financial transactions
Provide salon services to clients
Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
Sell to the retail customer
Group A: Infection control
Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments
Maintain infection control standards
Group B: Electrolysis/Diathermy
Provide hair reduction treatments using electrical currents
Provide diathermy treatments
Group C: Relaxation Massage
Provide aromatherapy massages
Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
Provide stone therapy massages
Group D: Spa Treatments
Provide aromatherapy massages
Work in a spa therapies framework
Provide spa therapies
Provide stone therapy massages
Group E: General elective units
Determine resource requirements for new business ventures
Research and develop business plans
Market new business ventures
Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business ventures
Manage finances for new business ventures
Provide superficial lymph massage treatments
Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
Interpret the chemical composition and physical effects of cosmetic products
Provide female intimate waxing services
Provide male intimate waxing services
Design and apply make-up for photography
Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
Apply volume eyelash extensions
Provide upper body piercings
Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
Use social media and online tools