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Learn the secrets to pampering your clients with a wide range of beauty and skincare treatments. We give you hands-on training in facials, make-up, aromatherapy, reflexology, massage, manicures and pedicures, spa treatments, and professional hair removal and tinting. We are also one of the few providers to offer photographic makeup and spa treatments. Your training in an industry current and open-to-the-public salon will ensure you graduate job-ready and confident! Course details

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Cairns, Gold Coast - Southport, South Bank, Toowoomba, Townsville (Pimlico)

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Maria Kocsmarszki

Diploma in Beauty Therapy

My dream is to one day own my very own business and TAFE Queensland is giving me the education and skills for me to achieve this dream. I find the teachers friendly, helpful and willing to listen if there is a problem. And I like the fact that I can get my practical assignments done on campus which means I don’t have look for a place that will help in my practical training. After I finish my beauty diploma, there are many areas I could chose to specialise in such as make-up, facial treatments or massage. But I am considering continuing my studies and gaining a more in-depth knowledge about laser technology treatments for the skin.

Maria Kocsmarszki
Diploma in Beauty Therapy
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast



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Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
South Bank, Brisbane Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
28/01/2020
Southport, Gold Coast Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
28/01/2020
Cairns
Pimlico, Townsville
Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
28/01/2020
Toowoomba Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Location/s

Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Toowoomba
100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Townsville (Pimlico)
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Pimlico
Townsville QLD 4812

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations;

  • Black tunic (refer to additional costs tab)
  • Black dress pants, skirt or tailored skirt (length must be below the knees)
  • Black closed-in shoes (not canvas)
  • Students must purchase a USB

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

Timetable

South Bank, Brisbane:

View the timetable. Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 13 72 48.

Soutport, Gold Coast:

  • This course is delivered over 12 months at Southport, Level 2, Room 280 on Monday 1.00pm-5.30pm, Tuesday 8.30am-4.00pm and Wednesday 9.00am-4.00pm (subject to change).
  • Classes are delivered with a combination of theoretical and practical tutorials (including one day at a Day Spa).
  • Additional self-directed study (up to 10 hours per week) will need to be completed to enable you to achieve your Diploma.
  • Teacher contact, student centred and online learning.
  • Involves theoretical, practical and online assessments.
  • Involves massage.

Cairns and Pimlico, Townsville:

Cairns Campus: Full time over two semesters attending three days per week (Group 1 Monday - Wednesday 9:00am– 3:00pm; Group 2 Wednesday 9:00am – 3:00pm, Thursday 10.30am–4.30pm, Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm)
Pimlico, Townsville Campus: Full time over two semesters attending 3 days per week.  Either attending in Group 1 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (8.30am - 4pm) - E Block or with Group 2 attending Tuesday, Wednesday (8.30am - 4pm), and Thursday (10.30am - 4pm) - E Block.

Toowoomba:

Full-time: 1 year, 4 days per week

  • Semester 1 2016: Tuesday 9am - 5pm, Wednesday 9am - 5pm, Thursday 9:30am - 5pm and Friday 9am - 5pm
  • Semester 2 2016: Monday 10am - 5pm, Tuesday 9am - 5pm, Wednesday 9am - 5pm, Thursday 9:30am - 5pm

Please note: Timetables are subject to change.

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

  • Students will also be required to attend one week's work experience in a clinic/salon of their choice.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Important Information

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Students are required to have their hair tied back and have short natural nails (no artificial nails).  All facial piercings are to be removed (and during certain practical classes body piercings will need to be removed). No jewellery to be worn with the exception of a pair of studs in the lower ear and a wedding ring.

Students must present themselves in a professional manner, including coming to class in uniform, black pants and black enclosed shoes.

Southport, Gold Coast:

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast advises that, in undertaking this training, students will be exposed to some beauty products and machines that are unsuitable for use by epileptic people or people with certain nerve diseases or disorders, as they can cause seizures. TAFE Queensland Gold Coast will make reasonable accommodations for any such student who wishes to undertake this course, and will ensure that its teachers indicate prior to use if any of the materials/machines to be used in a particular class that they have these properties, so that students can identify to the teacher that they may be at risk if accommodations are not made, but also so that all students in class are aware of these particular risks when they enter the industry and can take appropriate precautions with their clients. Please note that these accommodations may require a student with these types of conditions to train, for whole or parts of some classes, in a different training area from other students and will mean that these students will not gain experience with these types of machines and products for use in industry. TAFE Queensland Gold Coast considers it critical for the safety of students with epilepsy or nerve conditions that they are aware of the training they will receive. For students who may be affected please contact either of the teachers Carolyn Allen or Maree Rissman on (07) 5581 8767 prior to enrolment to discuss.

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 25 Units:
Core Competencies: 13
Elective Competencies: 12

TAFE Queensland International

Core Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages Core
SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments Core
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services Core
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations Core
SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments Core
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services Core
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up Core
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services Core
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information Core
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions Core
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients Core
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment Core
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices Core

South Bank, Brisbane

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up Elective
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards Elective
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography Elective
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions Elective
SHBBSKS005 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments Elective
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services Elective
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages Elective
SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments Elective
SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation Elective
SHBBSPA001 Work in a spa therapies framework Elective
SHBBSPA002 Provide spa therapies Elective
SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages Elective

Southport, Gold Coast

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages Elective
SHBBBOS005 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments Elective
SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments Elective
SHBBHRS002 Provide female intimate waxing services Elective
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards Elective
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services Elective
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up Elective
SHBBSKS005 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments Elective
SHBBSPA001 Work in a spa therapies framework Elective
SHBBSPA002 Provide spa therapies Elective
SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages Elective
SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation Elective

Cairns and Pimlico, Townsville

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages Elective Relaxation Massage
SHBBBOS005 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments Elective Relaxation Massage
SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments Elective Relaxation Massage
SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages Elective Relaxation Massage
SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation Elective Relaxation Massage
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services Elective General
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions Elective General
SHBBHRS002 Provide female intimate waxing services Elective General
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards Elective General
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography Elective General
SHBBSKS005 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments Elective General
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products Elective General

Toowoomba

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography Elective
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services Elective
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products Elective
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards Elective
SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages Elective
SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation Elective
SHBBBOS005 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments Elective
SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments Elective
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages Elective
SHBBSPA001 Work in a spa therapies framework Elective
SHBBSPA002 Provide spa therapies Elective
SHBBSKS005 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
South Bank, Brisbane $20,000 1 Year
Southport, Gold Coast $20,000 1 Year
Cairns, North $20,000 1 Year
Townsville, North $20,000 1 Year
Toowoomba, South West $20,000 1 Year

Additional costs

South Bank, Brisbane:

A professional equipment kit and a black tunic top are included in your fees.

Also note that Occupational Health and Safety standards require that students adhere to a minimum dress standard, that is, black trousers and fully enclosed black shoes must be purchased at the student's expense.

Soutport, Gold Coast:

Incidental/Resource costs are IN ADDITION to the course fees and must be purchased externally. To ensure students purchase the correct products they are encouraged to obtain their resources directly from our recommended suppliers. Students are required to have all resources on commencement of their course.

Incidentals/Resources required: Uniform $160.00 (2 tunics at $80.00 each), Make-up Kit ($205.00) and Beauty Kit ($295.00). Black pants can be purchased from the supplier directly for $52.00 or students can purchase elsewhere. Incidental/resource costs are subject to change and are an approximation only.  It is recommended that kits should only be purchased one week prior to the start of study as commencement of the course is subject to minimum numbers.

Please contact the following suppliers:

Beauty Kit Supplier
Professional Salon Brands, 5 Distribution Avenue, Molendinar QLD 4214. Ph: (07) 5564 6720 (Monday to Thursday 8.00am-5.00pm and Friday 8.00am-3.00pm. Closed on Saturday and Sunday).

Make-up Kit Supplier
Crown Brush, 1/9 Central Drive, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220. Ph: (07) 5593 7757 (Monday to Friday 9.00am-4.00pm)

Uniform Supplier
Glenise Kay Designs, 2 Balranald Court (Cnr. Mildura Drive), Helensvale Ph: (07) 5519 9062.  To book a fitting contact Bronwyn or Glenise between 9.00am-4.00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Prices are GST inclusive.

Carins and Pimlico, Townsville:

You will need to purchase Manicure/Pedicure set, Make-up kit, textbook and uniform at a cost of $560.00. If you would like a second uniform, you will need to pay an additional $55.00.

To ensure students are in TAFE North beauty uniforms students will need to go to the below supplier to be fitted for uniforms prior to the course commencement. Students will need to source their own black pants, no leggings.

  • Uniform Supplier, Cairns: Ambition Uniform, 242 Spence St, Bungalow QLD 4870, Phone:(07) 4031 2110, hours of operation 9am – 5pm

Toowoomba:

You will be required to purchase a Beauty Tunic and/or TAFE Queensland South West Polo Shirt. The teaching team will discuss this with you at Orientation.

These items can be purchased from Totally Workwear in Ipswich or Fastlane in Toowoomba at a cost of approximately $55 for the tunic and $23 for the polo shirt.

 

 

Outcome

SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy 089056D 

Job prospects

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Spa Therapist
  • Salon Owner/Manager
  • Beauty Consultant
  • Massage Therapist
  • Make Up Artist

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Maria Kocsmarszki

Diploma in Beauty Therapy

My dream is to one day own my very own business and TAFE Queensland is giving me the education and skills for me to achieve this dream. I find the teachers friendly, helpful and willing to listen if there is a problem. And I like the fact that I can get my practical assignments done on campus which means I don’t have look for a place that will help in my practical training. After I finish my beauty diploma, there are many areas I could chose to specialise in such as make-up, facial treatments or massage. But I am considering continuing my studies and gaining a more in-depth knowledge about laser technology treatments for the skin.

Maria Kocsmarszki
Diploma in Beauty Therapy
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 23 August 2017

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