SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Ready for a career in beauty therapy as a skin specialist or spa therapist?

The Diploma level qualification is the highest attainable qualification within the National Beauty Training Package. Not only will you graduate with the highest beauty qualification, you will graduate with in-demand skills as a expert-trained therapist with industry experience.

We ensure that you learn exactly what the industry needs including skin analysis, specialised facials, skin care recommendations, cosmetic tanning, body massages, microdermabrasion and more. Be one-step-ahead of the rest and land your dream job faster in the beauty industry.


In 12 months time, you could be working in the job of your dreams, achieving goals you never thought possible. We know that beauty therapy is more than just manicures and waxing. We create skilled skin therapists who can easily transition into the spa or clinical environment. We have a career path for you in the beauty industry.

The Diploma of Beauty Therapy is a fantastic place to start to get your skills and knowledge up to date. From there, there are multiple study options available within the beauty industry at ACTI. Want to own your own spa or lead a team of therapists? Want to advance to a laser or intense pulsed light hair removal specialist? ACTI can take you there.

Our beauty therapy training is designed to fit all beauty salon environments from salons and spas to clinics.

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The SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy has 25 units of competency which are made up of 13 core units and 12 elective units. We’ve selected all of the units you need to commence your career as a beauty therapist. This course covers microdermabrasion, specialised facials, skincare recommendations, cosmetic tanning, waxing, lash and brow services, massage and body treatments, reflexology, manicures and pedicures, makeup application, salon service, workplace health and safety, eyelash extensions, spa therapies, and more.


This course is delivered face-to-face at ACTI in Canberra. Our facilities are state-of-the-art and specially designed to meet the needs of this course. Our specialised equipment, quality skin care and fully functional treatment rooms all contribute to ACTI’s second to none learning experience. ACTI offers Distance Education and Mixed Mode learning options for students.

Full Time: 2.5 days per week

Part Time: 2 evenings per week or one full day

Distance Education & Mixed Mode: theoretical learning to be completed at home with practical training at ACTI.


We know that everyone’s schedules are different. ACTI’s course options allow flexibility to balance work, family and study commitments.

Full time and part time options are available. Study full time for 20 hours or 2.5 days per week for 12 months, or part time for 8 hours per week for 18 months. While learning hands on in the classroom, you’ll also compete training in our Student Salon where you will gain real-life industry experience providing treatments for paying clients. Enjoy the perks of school holiday breaks that align with the ACT school holidays.


ACTI’s Student Salon is where you will practice and refine your skills for paying clients. You’ll be providing services on a ‘not-for-profit’ basis and gain valuable experience treating real clients, while being guided by your educator.


Domestic Students: $16,500

International Students: $22,000

For more information on pricing, visit our Investment and Fees page.

*International student fees may be reduced for students that enrol directly with ACTI


In the beauty industry like many others, there are tools that are used to perform treatments.  To ensure health and hygiene students will be required to pay for a beauty kit of $1,500.  The beauty kit includes basic make-up, make-up brush kit, linen, scrubs, textbook and manicure and pedicure equipment.  Any part of the beauty kit can be replaced at cost by the student.


You’ve made the decision to kickstart your career in the beauty industry and we would love to have you at ACTI. Click here to apply to enrol in our SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy course. We have full time and part time positions available, commencing in February 2021.


We’d love to help! Send an enquiry here and our Enrolments team will happily help you.


ACTI courses are in high-demand and spaces are limited. Our students must demonstrate that they hold a suitable level of language, learning and numeracy skills to complete this course.


We will put you straight onto the waiting list if this course is at capacity.


You may be eligible to receive ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ (RPL) if you have previous work experience or training. This will allow you to be deemed competent in certain areas, which will exempt you from some elements of the course including assessments. All RPL applications must occur prior to course commencement. For more information, please contact our Enrolments team at or 1300 799 415.


Open doors that you never thought possible. As a diploma-qualified beauty therapist, you could work in day spas, beauty salons, hotels, resorts, clinical environments, cruise liners, or health retreats, in sales or marketing, in training, or own your own business – the options are endless.

Further education may include completing the Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed light and Laser for Hair Reduction or higher education Health Science degrees.


SHBBBOS006 Provide superficial lymph massage treatments

SHBBSPA004  Provide Indian head massages for relaxation

SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages

SHBBBOS004  Provide aromatherapy massages

SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments

SHBBBOS005  Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments

SHBBSKS005  Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments

SHBBHRS002 Provide female intimate waxing services

SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products

SHBBINF001 Maintain infectious Control

SHBBMUP003 Design and apply makeup for photography

SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services

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

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