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SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Code and Name

SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

CRICOS Course Code





· Local (Full-fee and VET Student Loans)

· International

Course Duration and Terms

· 52 weeks (42 academic weeks + 10 weeks holiday)


Term 1 = 12 academic weeks

Term 2 = 10 academic weeks

Term 3 = 10 academic weeks

Term 4 = 10 academic weeks

Scheduled Contact Hours and Timetable

20 hours per week for 42 weeks.

Class timetables may be from 7am to 10pm Monday to Sunday, subject to availability.

Additionally, students are expected to spend at least 10 hours of individual study per week on research, learning activities and assessment activities utilising the facilities and resources available at Perth College of Beauty Therapy.                                                                                                   

Please note: Timetables are subject to change at the discretion of Perth College of Beauty Therapy.

Delivery Mode

· Face to Face

· Online

Entry Requirements

· Higher School Certificate or equivalent; or

· AQF Certificate IV level qualification or equivalent or higher; or

· Language, Literacy and Numeracy test conducted at Perth College of Beauty Therapy.

Please note: 

· VET Student Loan (VSL) Students have additional entry requirements which are specified in the course brochure. 


· SHB60221 Advanced Diploma of Skin Therapy.

· Employment as a Beauty Therapist or Beauty Salon Manager.

Intake Dates

For course intake dates, click here.

Payment Options

· Full-Fee

· VET Student Loans

Please note:

· For VSL total tuition fees and unit of study fees, click here.

· VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements.

· A VET student loan gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Kick start your career and be well on your way towards your dream profession as a skilled Beauty Therapist. Work within a salon, skin clinic, day spa or run your own business. The Beauty industry provides a fun and flexible lifestyle, with endless opportunities and areas to excel in. You will learn the skills of advanced facials, body massage, manicure and pedicure, hair removal, spa therapies, lash and brow treatments and much more.

This course has 29 units of competency, which includes 20 core units and 9 elective units. Learners must complete all 29 units to complete this course.


Core Units of Competency
Unit Code Unit Name
SHBBSSC001 Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions into beauty therapy
SHBBSSC002 Incorporate knowledge of body structures and functions into beauty therapy
SHBBRES003 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXCCS007 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS008 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND003 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXCCS005 Maintain health and wellbeing in a personal service setting
SIRXOSM002 Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
SHBXWHS003 Apply safe hygiene, health, and work practices
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer
SHBBFAS005 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
SHBBFAS006 Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBMUP009 Design and apply make-up
SHBBCCS005 Advise on beauty products and services
SHBBNLS011 Use electric file equipment for nail services
SHBBNLS007 Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBFAS004 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBHRS010 Provide waxing services
SHBXCCS006 Promote healthy nutritional options in a beauty therapy context
SHBBBOS008 Provide body massages


Elective Units of Competency
Unit Code Unit Name
SHBBSPA005 Work in a spa therapies framework
SHBBSPA006 Provide spa therapies
SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards
SHBBSKS009 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
SHBBHRS011 Provide female intimate waxing services
SHBBBOS009 Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBCCS006 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
SHBBSPA007 Provide stone therapy massages
SHBBBOS010 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments



Learners that successfully complete this course will be issued with an Australian Nationally Recognised qualification:

  • SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Next Intake

Why Choose Us?

We have over 30 years of Beauty training experience

Our courses are driven by industry

Our Trainers are experts in their field

We have a fully equipped and resourced Beauty salon

Our graduates are highly regarded in industry

We are one of Australia’s longest running Registered Training Organisations (RTO Code: 0249)

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This course is Nationally Recognised in Australia and is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Want to know more?

Perth College of Beauty Therapy is one of Australia’s longest operating Registered Training Organisations (RTO Code: 0249). We focus on the student experience, ensuring to create a positive learning environment, conducive for learning. Our courses are driven by industry to make sure our graduates are job ready. These fundamentals, along with our expert Trainers and purpose built facilities have been the building blocks to our long term success.

Take the first step towards your new Career

and talk to one of our Course Admissions Officers today!

Phone: 08 9361 3111

Email: enquiries@perthcollege.com.au

339 Albany Highway, Victoria Park, WA 6100