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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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Wah Yudi, Diploma of Hospitality

After travelling throughout Australia Wah decided to settle in what he considers Australia’s most liveable city, Brisbane. After pursuing his love of hospitality at TAFE Queensland he plans on returning to Bali to run his own café and share the knowledge he’s learnt with others.

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Lisa, Diploma of Nursing

Lisa decided to follow in the footsteps of her sister to become a nurse. Once she completes her nursing diploma at TAFE Queensland North, Lisa plans on working as an Enrolled Nurse while completing her Bachelor of Nursing to become a fully qualified Registered Nurse.



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Diego, Diploma of Business and Commerce

After visiting Australia in 2012 Diego decided to come back to study business at TAFE Queensland. In the future, he hopes to continue these studies at university. He enjoys living on the Gold Coast and spends his spare time surfing, bike riding, and visiting the regions’ world famous theme parks.

Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

CRICOS 03020E | RTO 0275

089056D South Bank Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
09/07/2018
29/01/2019
08/07/2019
28/01/2020

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

CRICOS 03037G | RTO 0083

089057C Southport Full Time Classroom 03/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
28/01/2020

TAFE Queensland North

CRICOS 02012B | RTO 0542

089045G Cairns
Townsville (Pimlico)
Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
04/02/2019
15/07/2019
03/02/2020

TAFE Queensland South West

CRICOS 02011C | RTO 0526

089044G Toowoomba Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: 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.

TAFE Queensland | All 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

TAFE Queensland 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.

TAFE Queensland 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.

For further information please contact the Beauty Team on (07) 5581 8384.

TAFE Queensland North:

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)
Townsville (Pimlico) 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.

TAFE Queensland South West:

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

TAFE Queensland | All Locations:

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.

TAFE Queensland 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

TAFE Queensland 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

TAFE Queensland 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
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography 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

TAFE Queensland North

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
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning Elective General - Cairns Only
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions Elective General - Pimlico Only
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
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up Elective General
SHBBSKS005 Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments Elective General
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products Elective General

TAFE Queensland South West

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
SIBXFAS202A Design and apply make-up for photography Elective General
SIBBFAS303A Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up Elective General
SIBBBOS403A Perform aromatherapy massage Elective General & Relaxation Massage
SIBBBOS504A Apply aromatic plant oil chemistry to beauty treatments Elective General & Relaxation Massage
SIBBBOS506A Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments Elective General & Relaxation Massage
SIBBBOS505A Blend and apply a range of aromatic plant oils for beauty treatments Elective General & Relaxation Massage
SIBBSPA505A Provide Indian head massage for relaxation Elective General and Relaxation Massage, Spa Treatments
SIBBSPA504A Provide stone therapy massage Elective General & Spa Therapies
SIBBSPA501A Work in a spa therapies framework Elective Spa Treatments
SIBBSPA502A Plan spa programs Elective Spa Treatments
SIBBSPA503A Provide spa therapies Elective Spa Treatments

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 $19,500 1 Year
Southport, Gold Coast $16,500 1 Year
Cairns, North $16,500 1 Year
Townsville, North $16,500 1 Year
Toowoomba, South West $16,500 1 Year

Additional costs

TAFE Queensland 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.

TAFE Queensland 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.

TAFE Queensland North:

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

TAFE Queensland South West:

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

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

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.

Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.

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 which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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.

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

Last updated on 20 March 2017

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