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Qualification Description

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.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

29 units must be completed:

- 20 core units

9 elective units, consisting of:

- 1 unit from Group A: Infection control

all units from any one of Group B, C, or D:

--- Group B: Electrolysis/Diathermy

--- Group C: Relaxation Massage

--- Group D: Spa Treatments

- remaining units from the list below, elsewhere in the SHB Training Package, or any other current training package or accredited course.


Packaging Rules for each specialisation:

  1. All units from Group B electives must be selected for award of the Diploma of Beauty Therapy (Electrolysis/Diathermy)