Course Description

Get qualified as an expert Beauty Therapist, sought-after by both clients and salons, or gain the skills to run your own salon with this nationally recognised qualification.

With the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy you will learn to perform the full range of beauty therapies ranging from facials, manicures, pedicures, and waxing, to spa experiences like Indian head massage, and more in-demand, advanced treatments like microdermabrasion.

You will also gain the skills to manage financial transactions, develop effective work habits, work within organisational requirements, maintain a professional appearance and support a team.

This Diploma offers the best of both worlds: it combines the flexibility of online study, with the practical experience of 155 hours of work placement in a beauty salon setting of your choosing, where you can put what you learn into practice.

Studying online with Open Colleges means you can fit learning around your life. There are no classrooms and no deadlines. You simply study when you want, at a pace that suits your life, and on any device you like (smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer). 

Extra benefits

As an Open Colleges beauty student you will also gain access to a number of high quality and in-demand professional industry kits that allow you to practice and perfect your skills. The kits include:

Course: Extra
  • Manicure and Pedicure Kit (valued at $162) 
  • Eyelash Extensions Kit (valued at $229)
  • Waxing and Tinting Kit (valued at $199) 
  • Makeup Kit (valued at $307)
  • Facial Kit (valued at $523) 
  • Body Kit (valued at $107) 


This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.

Potential career outcomes

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Salon Manager
  • Spa Therapist