SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy - International

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Next intake To be advised
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DurationFull-time: 12 months

Course description

Would you like to become a qualified beauty therapist working in a salon, day spa, resort spa, or international spa? This diverse beauty therapy course equips you with advanced skills and knowledge to work at a senior level in the industry.

You’ll develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge in beauty therapy fundamentals, and business marketing and planning, as well as advanced spa therapy treatments including waxing, lash and brow tinting, manicures and pedicures, facials, massage, including hot stone and Indian head massage, aromatherapy, and reflexology. Your will gain valuable hands-on experience at our practical clinic The Studio, at the Geelong City Campus. Our Diploma program is well-regarded in the industry. In fact, our graduates have achieved 100% employment rate for the last two years!

Work placement/industry experience

Work experience is not required in this course but recommended, with an option to undertake 80 hours of placement, organised by the student. *If undertaken, please note that you may be required to travel outside of your usual training location to attend work experience. This may include other regional areas or suburbs of Melbourne.

How often do I attend?

FT - 4 days per week | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday | 9.00am - 4.00pm

How often do I attend?

FT - 4 days per week | Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday | 9.00am - 4.00pm

Possible career outcomes

  • Entry into 2nd year with CPL to the Bachelor of  Dermal Science at Victoria University
  • Senior beauty therapist
  • Beauty therapy salon manager/owner
  • Spa therapist/manager/owner
  • Beauty trainer
  • Beauty sales representative 

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19
While The Gordon is permitted to deliver face-to-face teaching in compliance with current Government guidelines and COVIDSafe restrictions, many courses will utilise a blend of remote and on-campus learning. Find out more about delivery changes here.

Applications & attendance

Intake
Please contact Customer Service on 5225 0800 to discuss upcoming intakes.

 

Note: Students are required to undertake some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside of class time.

Please refer to our key dates and orientation webpage here.

We reserve the right to close course intakes early. Many courses have limited places and high demand. Early applications are recommended. We reserve the right to cancel intakes and courses if there are insufficient student numbers.

  • Applicants must be aged 17 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 to meet the academic requirements for the course. 
  • To be eligible to apply for a VET Student Loan applicants will be required to: 
    • undertake an independent assessment test to ensure they possess Level 3 in reading and numeracy, or
    • provide their Year 12 certificate, or
    • provide evidence of completion of a Certificate IV or above. 
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

Academic:
Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent

English:
IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 (or equivalent); or completion of Australian Year 12; or a qualification undertaken in Australia at Certificate IV or higher and completed within the past 5 years; or university studies in Australia of at least 2 years duration.

*Applicants from specified countries may be exempt from English Language Requirements for admissions purposes. Such students will still need to provide evidence of meeting minimum English requirements for visa purposes. Check the list of exempt countries for more information.

Age/other requirements:
You must be 18 years or over at the time of course commencement.

  • Applicants must be aged 17 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 to meet the academic requirements for the course. 
  • To be eligible to apply for a VET Student Loan applicants will be required to: 
    • undertake an independent assessment test to ensure they possess Level 3 in reading and numeracy, or
    • provide their Year 12 certificate, or
    • provide evidence of completion of a Certificate IV or above. 

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Code Hours
Apply safe hygiene health and work practices SHBXWHS001 40
Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment SHBXIND001 45
Conduct salon financial transactions SHBXCCS001 25
Design and apply make-up SHBBMUP002 45
Provide body massages SHBBBOS002 120
Provide body treatments SHBBBOS003 120
Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations SHBBFAS002 120
Provide lash and brow services SHBBFAS001 15
Provide manicure and pedicare services SHBBNLS001 50
Provide salon services to clients SHBXCCS002 40
Provide specialised facial treatments SHBBFAS003 115
Provide waxing services SHBBHRS001 85
Research and apply beauty industry information SHBBRES001 20
Electives Code Hours
Apply cosmetic tanning products SHBBBOS001 16
Apply eyelash extensions SHBBMUP001 30
Design and apply make-up for photography SHBBMUP003 30
Market the small business BSBSMB403 50
Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments SHBBCCS002 35
Provide aromatherapy massages SHBBBOS004 40
Provide Indian head massages for relaxation SHBBSPA004 23
Provide spa therapies SHBBSPA002 80
Provide stone therapy massages SHBBSPA003 25
Undertake small business planning BSBSMB404 50
Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments SHBBBOS005 30
Work in a spa therapies framework SHBBSPA001 10

 

Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by The Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga. If you have completed any units previously, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. Find out more about RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on work                
  • Written assignments     
  • The Studio Salon Assessments  
  • Team projects  
  • Industry placement
FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Standard Tuition AUD $6.15 per hour 1259 AUD $7,743.00 AUD $9,720.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $12.92 per hour 1259 AUD $16,266.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $990.00
Excursions AUD $300.00
Equipment Levy AUD $50.00 once
Materials 2 AUD $3,045.00 once
Education Levy AUD $188.85

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees only. The current years maximum loan cap is $16,077

Payment plans may be available for students who are not eligible for a VET Student Loan.

Fees are based on current year and are subject to change for future years. Fees are charged upon course offer and must be paid to obtain the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Contact the international office for detailed information or see fees, payments and refunds. More information.

Total tuition fee:

Total approx. materials and courses expenses:

$1,538

  • Bachelor of Dermal Sciences - Vic Uni (guaranteed pathway)

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 20/09/2021 2:02:40 PM
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