Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115)

Kick-start your career in beauty therapy with this nationally recognised qualification and you could be well on your way towards your dream profession as a beauty therapist.

About this course


Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Nationally recognised


National code



$11,250 (inc GST)

Payment plans

Choose a payment option to suit your budget and lifestyle:

  • Upfront payment (discounted)
  • Instalment plans – A direct debit solution. Make fortnightly or monthly repayments with Ezidebit.
  • Study Loans – Study Loans is Australia’s first dedicated private student loan provider. They offer highly competitive rates, allowing you to borrow all or part of the cost through a responsible funding method. You simply pay-as-you-go with simple terms & conditions. Take a look at their dedicated courses page about us to choose what you want to study with the help of Study Loans funding! Apply for finance.
Delivery mode

Online with practical assessments

Course duration

12 months (approx. 23 study hours/week) (i)
Self-paced (e.g. study faster, finish sooner)


A variety of assessment methods form part of this course including written assignments, presentations, portfolios of work, Supervisor Observation reports, video demonstration, role plays and projects. Students are also required to complete practical assessments with clients via work experience or Ivy workshops.

Awarded by

Accredited Courses Australia Pty Ltd RTO Code 90535

  • Beauty Health and Hygiene

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Maintain infection control (SHBBINF001)

  • Beauty Training Salon A

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices (SHBXWHS001)

  • Beauty Training Salon B

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Conduct financial transactions (SHBXCCS001)
    - Provide salon service to clients (SHBXCCS002)

  • Manicure and Pedicare

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Provide manicure and pedicare services (SHBBNLS001)

  • Camouflage Make-Up

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up (SHBBMUP004)

  • HR Beauty

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Comply with organisational requirements in a personal services environment (SHBXIND001)
    - Research and apply beauty industry information (SHBBRES001)

  • Make-Up

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Design and apply make-up (SHBBMUP002)

  • Skin and Body Wellness

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet (HLTHPS010)

  • Waxing/Lash and Brow

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Provide lash and brow services (SHBBFAS001)
    - Provide waxing services (SHBBHRS001)

  • Facial Treatments

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Provide facial treatments and skincare recommendations (SHBBFAS002)

  • Advanced Facial treatments

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Provide specialised facial treatments (SHBBFAS003)

  • Body Treatments

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Provide body treatments (SHBBBOS003)

  • Body Massage

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Provide body massage (SHBBBOS002)

  • Aromatherapy – Beauty

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends (SHBBCCS002)
    - Provide aromatherapy massage (SHBBBOS004)

  • Spa therapy 2

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Provide Indian head massage for relaxation (SHBBSPA004)
    - Provide stone therapy massage (SHBBSPA003)

  • Reflexology

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments (SHBBBOS005)

  • Beauty Training Salon C

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Monitor and manage small business operations (BSBSMB405)

  • Salon Marketing

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Market the small business (BSBSMB403)

  • Lymphatic Massage Beauty

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Provide superficial lymph massage treatments (SHBBBOS006)

  • Microdermabrasion

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Provide Microdermabrasion treatments (SHBBSKS005)

For some subjects, students are required to complete some practical assessments with clients in a simulated or real workplace. This may be undertaken through the following methods:

Work Placements

Work placements are not a requirement of the course however Ivy will support students who wish to undertake a placement in order to meet the practical assessment component of the course. Students are responsible for sourcing a suitable work placement.

Ivy Clinics

Clinics are available for a range of times and locations throughout the year. Students will be advised of upcoming clinics at least one month in advance.

At the clinics you will:

(i) receive practical training on essential components of this course
(ii) develop and demonstrate the skills required of a qualified beautician
(iii) meet the practical assessment with clients component of this course, and
(iv) access personal support from your trainer.


Student Support Team

Our friendly Student Support Team are available to assist you with any student administration enquiry. You may access this support by either logging into myIVY, telephone or email. (i)

Trainer Support

At Ivy we believe there’s no such thing as too much support.

Your experienced trainer is available to offer help and advice at every stage of the course, starting with a welcome telephone call during orientation. Throughout your studies you may contact your trainer with any course-related query by logging into myIVY, telephone, LiveChat or video conference – based on your needs. As you may be juggling study with work or other commitments your trainer is also available to assist at designated times outside of business hours.

If you would like additional support you also have access to one-day workshops, where you can gain one-on-one support from your trainer. (i)

Technical Support

The technical support team is available to assist you with password resets, myIVY features and functionality and other general technical enquiries.  Simply raise a support ticket through myIVY or telephone during business hours. (i)

Student Networking 

You will have many opportunities to interact with your course peers, including supporting each other via online discussion forums. Friendly debates can often turn into excellent learning opportunities! If attending the workshops you will meet your peers in person and may develop and build relationships that last well and truly past your course end date.

Entry requirements

The minimum age for students enrolling in the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy with Ivy College is 18 years at time of enrolment.

To enrol, you will need capability in English and mathematics to at least Year 12 level. To show evidence of this capability, during the enrolment process you will need to have satisfied the following:

  • Provide a copy of your senior secondary certificate in education or equivalent, or
  • Provide a copy of a nationally recognised diploma or higher qualification (completed within the last 5 years), or
  • Successfully complete the Entry Test

All students are also required to have a unique email address and access to a computer with an internet connection.

Technology requirements

Upon successful application, you will gain access to myIVY, your purpose-built learning management system, in order to complete your coursework and assessment tasks. To do this you will need access to a computer satisfying the following minimum systems requirements:

Operating system: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Software: Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest versions available for free download at Adobe website)

Internet: Supported browsers include Firefox 3+, Google Chrome 4+, Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and 8, Opera 9+, Safari 3+ (download latest browser software for free online).  You will need a reliable internet connection, preferably Broadband (64 Kbit/sec or faster)

Access to a printer and digital camera/recording device may be required.

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If you are an Australian citizen and meet the eligibility requirements, you may apply for VET FEE-HELP*. Study now, pay later.

Students are required to undertake a Work Placement and secure a suitable Workplace Supervisor within a salon environment. If needed, Ivy can assist students to secure an appropriate work placement.  Any student unable to access a work placement will be given the opportunity to practice, demonstrate and apply the required skills and knowledge at Ivy College workshops (utilising a simulated or real beauty clinic environment).

Study hours include reading and understanding course materials in myIVY, attending workshops, attempting practice activities, communicating with trainer, completing assessment tasks and work placement.

Prices subject to change

Job Outcomes

Beauty Therapist

Beauty therapists are experts in therapeutic facial and body care. With a strong understanding of key body systems, skin biology, anatomy and cosmetic chemistry, beauticians can perform a range of therapies.

Massage Therapist

A massage therapist is a skilled professional that performs therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. Massage therapists assist in the assessment and treatment of a range of motion and muscle strength.

Makeup Artist

Makeup artists are creatives who have a practical ability and up-to-date knowledge of fashion and beauty trends. As a makeup artist, you can work in exciting industries or you can start your own business.

Spa Therapist

The art of wellness and relaxation, spa therapists administer professional massage and body treatments. In this job role, knowledge of numerous massage modalities and an understanding of body treatments is essential.

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