Do you love working closely with other people and making them feel good about themselves? There are many opportunities that can lead to a rewarding career in beauty therapy or complementary therapies.

From a make-up artist to nail technician, beautician or cosmetic assistant - a qualification in beauty can open doors for employment in day spas, beauty salons and clinics as well as in the fashion, film and theatre industries. Wherever your passion lies, we have the training to help you get where you want to go. Take one of our Beauty Therapy courses and you will gain practical skills to help you excel in the workplace.

Now is a very exciting time to embark on a career in the beauty industry. Expanding into areas of health and wellbeing in addition to traditional beauty services, the beauty industry offers you the chance to make a positive impact on people from all walks of life.

  • Retail Cosmetic Assistant
  • Beautician
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Nail Technician
  • Beauty Therapist
  • Senior Beauty Therapist
  • Reflexologist
  • Remedial Massage Therapist
  • Shiatsu Therapist
  • TCM Remedial Massage Practitioner

Beauty Courses

^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
Free* Half price^ Infection control Skill sets VET Student Loans (VSL)
^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
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National ID: SHB40121
State ID: BHK1
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

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On campus

Learn the skills you'll need to master any look.

A Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy will give you the skills to work as a beauty therapist and provide a range of beauty therapy treatments and services, including lash and brow treatments, nail services, make-up, massage and waxing. Learn to communicate with clients to recommend treatments and services and sell retail skin care and cosmetic products.

You will also learn a broad range of skilled applications, including requirements to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practices, and some provision of leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of skills.

You will learn a range of beauty services including:

  • Make-up
  • Facial massage
  • Massage
  • Waxing
  • Nail technology services
  • Lash and brow treatments, and
  • Demonstrate and sell retail skin care and cosmetic products.

You will cover new areas of beauty therapy and gain hands on experience in a simulated work environment where you will perform simple tasks on real clients.

Certificate IV
National ID: SHB50121
State ID: BHK0
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Diploma of Beauty Therapy

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On campus

Make the world a more beautiful place with a Diploma of Beauty Therapy.

You will learn to apply a full range of face and body treatments. You will learn skills in a broad range of beauty therapy treatments and services that include facials, specialised facials, body massage, waxing, lash and brow treatments, make-up, aromatherapy, spray tan, lash extensions and skills in retail and sales operations. You will also learn about reflexology, Indian head massage, hot stone massage and micro-dermabrasion.

Our Diploma of Beauty Therapy course will give you the skills to start up your own business and to work in the industry. You will also learn the tips of small business promotion to be successful in a very competitive market.

National ID: HLTSS00065
State ID: AE114
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Retail)

Skills that will keep people safe.

This skill set provides those working in the retail industry with the skills and knowledge to confidently minimise the risk of infections in the workplace for themselves and customers.

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Blended Delivery

Keep yourself and your customers safe in the workplace.

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers in retail businesses to manage infection control. 

Skills can be applied to specific retail industry needs such as stand alone stores, shopping centres, cinemas and game arcades, petrol stations and convenience stores, supermarkets, retail areas within beauty salons, hairdressing salons, barbers and sporting facilities including gyms, markets and museums and galleries.

You will learn about following organisational infection prevention and control procedures including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks. 

As part of this course students will complete:

  • Course pre-reading requirements
  • 1 day workshop on campus
  • Workplace assessment - The lecturer will visit the student at their workplace at an agreed date/time.  

Gain these skills:

  • Introduction to Infection Control
  • Chain of Infection and Disease Transmission
  • Breaking the Chain of Infection
  • Contamination and Cleaning
  • Hazards, Risks, Responsibilities and Reporting

Maintain your ability to work safely and within government requirements; or, if you are a business owner - prepare your business for compliance by including your staff in training, raising their capability in ensuring the safety of staff and customers in your workplace.


Skill set
National ID: HLT52015
State ID: AWI6
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Remedial Massage

Use your hands for a relaxing career.

Work for yourself or as part of a larger health service as a qualified remedial massage therapist. In this course you'll learn the theory behind remedial massage and practice your skills on real clients.

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On campus

Turn healing hands into tools of trade.

When you complete the Diploma of Remedial Massage you can become a remedial massage therapist who works with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion. Remedial Massage Therapists may be self-employed or work within a larger health service.

In this qualification students will conduct and complete different types of massage including deep tissue, trigger point, manual lymph drainage myofascial and also includes specialised treatments working people with chronic health disease. Students will work on a variety of clients from the community.

On completion you will be eligible to apply for all private health care provider numbers (including Medibank) through nationally accredited massage associations. This gives your clients the ability to claim their massage treatment through their private health cover.

Please note:
This qualification is in transition, and the course code is subject to change.

National ID: SHB20121
State ID: BHJ6
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

A career in cosmetics starts here.

This entry level qualification is a great start to your career in the make-up and cosmetic retail industry. You'll learn workplace communication, client interaction, selling and demonstrating make-up and so much more.

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On campus
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Get into in a rewarding career making people look and feel their very best.

Gain the necessary experience to become a retail sales staff member who works across a range of tasks to sell and demonstrate beauty or cosmetic products, this can include in workplaces like beauty and hairdressing salons, retail outlets and department stores. This certificate will prepare you for the basics within the beauty industry. Retail staff follow known routines and procedures and work under direct supervision.  

You will also gain the skills to work as a freelance make-up artist or at a cosmetic counter, within a salon or a day spa.

Enhance your employment options by doing a dual qualification

At our Geraldton Campus this qualification is offered as a dual qualification with: 

SHB20216 | Certificate II in Salon Assistant(opens in a new tab)

This entry level qualification will give you the start you need to work in a hairdressing salon. You will obtain the skills, knowledge and confidence to get your career as a hairdresser underway and improve your opportunities for obtaining a hairdressing apprenticeship.

As a salon assistant you will be the first staff member to greet a client for their appointment. It is your job to provide them with excellent customer service and ensure that the hairdressers have what they need throughout each appointment. 


Certificate II
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