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Top 3 skills you will achieve:

  • Use natural therapies in beauty treatment
  • Management and leadership
  • Provide specialised treatments

Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Get the knowledge and skills to provide a full range of advanced beauty, spa and natural therapy treatments. This course can also put you on the path to managing or owning your own salon.

Course Overview

Course Code:S781 (National ID: SIB50110) 
Careers:Spa/Beauty Therapist, Spa/Salon Manager 

6 months, once you complete the Cert IV

How:Full time 
Where:PERTH CAMPUS - Building 2
30 Aberdeen Street

Intake:Semester 1 
International study available:Yes 
Online study available:No 
Uni pathway available:No 

About the course

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This course will see you learn how to apply a full range of advanced face and body treatments including microdermabrasion.

You will gain skills in aromatherapy, using essential oils and spa treatments.

This course is run by beauty therapy lecturers who have vast industry experience.

Training takes place in Central's new, state of the art facilities, which include a working beauty salon/day spa equipped with industry standard equipment. You will gain skills in managing a clinic.

You can choose to study this course as a traineeship and earn money while you gain on the job skills.

View our brochure to see the career pathways for our beauty therapy courses.

Where this course can lead you

Job prospects in this industry are generally high with a large number of salons and day spas spread throughout metropolitan areas. Central will give you the beauty therapy skills to work in the industry or start your own business.

The Diploma of Beauty Therapy gives you the skills to work in a role in the high end of the industry.

Your Diploma of Beauty Services prepares you for roles such as:

  • AF399C444E3C4C2E82A51928D373AF3F">Salon Manager/ Owner
  • AF399C444E3C4C2E82A51928D373AF3F">Beauty Therapist
  • Skills you will gain from this course

    Central's beauty therapy qualifications provide you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.

    By the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Apply the full range of advanced facial and body treatments

    • Use aromatherapy techniques and the use of essential oils

    • Undertake advanced beauty treatments
    • Manage a clinic

    • Use natural therapies such as reflexology in beauty therapy spa treatments

    Connected with industry

    Central has it's own beauty clinic managed and operated by our own students under the guidance of qualified staff. It is open to students, staff and the public and provides excellent work experience opportunities for beauty therapy students.

    Central's focus on industry relevancy means practical course content geared towards getting you a career. Together, with our industry partners we are able to put you in touch with prospective employers.

    We ensure beauty therapy professionals are our lecturers. So you’ll be gaining the best experience possible from the people who have done exactly what you want to do.

    Course Structure

    Description:Complete 33 units: 22 core and 11 elective units 

    Available Groups

    Title: Semester 2

    Description: On completion of the Cert IV In Beauty Therapy at Central, students may enrol into the Diploma of Beauty Therapy. Students must complete all the of the units below and will include completed units from the Cert IV to meet the requirements for the award of the Diploma.

    NumberNational IDTitle
    D1021BSBSUS201AParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    D4752SIBBBOS402AProvide body treatments
    D4753SIBBBOS403APerform aromatherapy massage
    D4754SIBBBOS504AApply aromatic plant oil chemistry to beauty treatments
    D4755SIBBBOS505ABlend and apply a range of aromatic plant oils for beauty treatments
    D4756SIBBBOS506AUse reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
    D4762SIBBCCS406AUse electricity in beauty therapy treatments
    D4764SIBBCCS408APromote healthy nutritional options in a beauty therapy context
    D4769SIBBFAS405AProvide advanced facial treatments
    D4791SIBBSKS506AApply micro-dermabrasion to improve skin appearance
    D4792SIBBSPA501AWork in a spa therapies framework
    D4793SIBBSPA502APlan spa programs
    D4794SIBBSPA503AProvide spa therapies
    D4795SIBBSPA504AProvide stone therapy massage
    D4796SIBBSPA505AProvide Indian head massage for relaxation

    Information for international students

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    Requirements for this course

    An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent is required. Equivalent to Australian Year 10 is required for entry into this course.

    Studying as an international student at Central

    apply nowCentral is one of Australia's largest VET colleges, and trains around 1700 international students from more than 85 countries each year. In 2010, we were the first winner of Western Australia's International Training Provider of the Year award and were again given this award in 2011, 2013 and 2014.

    Our campuses are conveniently located near the centre of Perth's CBD, making them easy to access via public transport. Central boasts excellent state of the art facilities and resources and a friendly, safe and secure learning environment.

    As a graduate, you are ensured direct pathways to further qualifications at Western Australian universities, or alternatively, the job ready skills you need to succeed in your career straight away.

    We offer a dedicated International Centre which is focused on servicing International students, helping you with your personal and academic needs. Staff offer friendly, specialised support and guidance from your initial contact through to your graduation, to ensure that your experience at Central is enjoyable and rewarding.

    Visit our international pages to find out more about studying at Central and life in Perth.


    Find out from international students about their experiences studying at Central.
    Find out about applying to study at Central as an International student.


    Courses available to international students at Central are delivered in partnership with Education and Training International RTO Provider No: 52395 CRICOS Provider Code: 00020G


    Getting into this course

    Entrance Requirements

    In order to gain entry into this course you must demonstrate basic maths and well developed communication skills.

    This conversion table explains the grades you need to have obtained at a high school level to meet this entry level requirement.


    The Application Process

    This course is delivered full time.

    Find out about applying for a full time course 


    Apply for this course online at Education and Training International (ETI)


    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Do you have existing skills? Whether obtained through paid or voluntary work, training or other experiences, you may be able to fast track your study by applying for recognition of prior learning, often referred to as RPL.

    Find out more here

    Fee information

    Domestic full time students

    Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

    Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

    Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

    Tuition fees:

    Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

    Full course approximate tuition fee based on the 1 semesters it takes to complete full time: $2869

    Resource fees:

    The resource fees cover the materials and services required to complete a unit.

    Approximate resource fee for the full course: $851

    Paying your fees:
    Both tuition and resource fees for the upcoming semester should be paid in full at the time of enrolment.
    Find out how and where to pay for your course

    Financial assistance:

    Most Diploma and above students are eligible for VET FEE-HELP.  This is a Government loan program that helps you with your fees so you can pay them off slowly by instalments.

    Find out more about VET FEE-HELP

    These fees are current for courses begining in Semester 1, 2015 and should be used as a guide only for other semesters.

    International students:
    The total course cost for international students is $5,600 (1 semester) + resource & materials fees. You will need to pay your course fees to ETI when you accept your offer.


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