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Diploma of Beauty Therapy

SIB50115

  • Gain the preferred beauty qualification of spa & salon owners - a Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SIB50115)
  • Get qualified to run your own beauty therapy business or own your own salon
  • Study online & receive a beauty kit including: manicure, pedicure, waxing, make up supplies

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At a glance

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Provider

Australian National College of Beauty (RTO 0269)
Career Opportunities
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
Recognised by the Association of Professional Aestheticians of Australia, CIDESCO and ITEC.

Prerequisites

Year 12 or successful completion of a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test.

Location

NSW - Sydney

QLD - Brisbane

Online

Work placement

100 hours in total (optional)

Course length
Full-time: 52 weeks inc. scheduled breaks | Part-time: 2 years incl. scheduled breaks
Study mode

Online

In-class


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
Written & practical assignments, clinical training
Start date

Several intakes per year.

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Provider
Australian National College of Beauty (RTO 0269)

The Australian National College of Beauty (ANCB) is a respected name in the beauty industry and specialises in hands-on beauty training that prepares you for the real world.

Be supervised by trainers while you work with real clients who are paying for your services. The treatments you will be able to provide include facials, massages, tanning, hair removal, manicures, pedicures and more.

Think: Colleges Pty Ltd (RTO 0269) trading as Australian National College of Beauty
Payment options

Study now pay later – VET FEE-HELP

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Price
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What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Facial massage
  • Body massage
  • Lash and brow treatments
  • Selling retail and skin care cosmetic products
  • Nail technology services
  • Make-up
  • Aromatherapy
  • Waxing
  • Spa therapy

Work placement

This course includes a total of 100 hours of optional professional work placement in a clinic environment. ANCB can assist you in arranging your work placement.

The industry experience gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

Course structure

25 units

Core units

  1. SHBXWHS001 - Apply safe hygiene, health & work practices


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to follow safe practices to minimise risks to self, client and colleagues in a salon environment.

    It requires the ability to follow hygiene and skin penetration guidelines, clean the work area, use electricity safely, identify and report faults, use personal protection and work safely.

    This unit applies to workers in environments providing beauty treatments and hairdressing services. In these environments they work with limited supervision, and have responsibility for providing safe treatments for their clients.

  2. SHBXIND001 - Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in a personal services environment by integrating knowledge of workplace rights and responsibilities and organisational policies and procedures, and by using effective team and individual work practices to plan and organise daily work activities.

    This unit applies to workers in personal service environments including beauty and hairdressing salons, nail salons and spas. In these environments they make routine service decisions within a defined range in the context of organisational goals, customer service values and standards.

  3. SHBXCCS001 - Conduct salon financial transactions


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct financial transactions for the sale of products and services within a personal services environment.

    It requires the ability to operate point-of-sale equipment, handle cash, complete sales and reconcile takings.

    This unit applies to workers in personal service environments including beauty and hairdressing salons, nail salons and spas. In this environment they work within known routines and guidelines and use a limited range of equipment.

  4. SHBBMUP002 - Design & apply make-up


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply facial make-up products for day, evening or special occasions.

    It requires the ability to consult with clients, analyse face and skin, and to demonstrate and apply make-up products to suit client needs or make-up brief.

    This unit applies to beauty therapists, retail assistants, and make-up freelancers who work in beauty salons, retail cosmetic outlets, and settings that provide make-up services. In this environment they make routine service decisions within a defined range and have knowledge and skills of a variety of make-up products and application techniques.

  5. SHBBBOS002 - Provide body massages


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide full body relaxation massages.

    It requires the ability to establish priorities with clients, synthesise knowledge of anatomy and physiology and lifestyle factors to design body massage routines, and provide advice on body products and protection from environmental damage. Body massage can be a single treatment or form part of a series of treatments.

    This unit applies to beauty therapists who work in beauty salons, massage clinics and spas. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions.

  6. SHBBBOS003 - Provide body treatments


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide body treatments incorporating body massage techniques, electrical currents, body scrubs and wraps.

    It requires the ability to establish priorities with clients, synthesise knowledge of anatomy, physiology and skin, and operate specialised equipment with allied cosmetic products to design and provide body treatments addressing relaxation requirements. Body treatments can be a single treatment or form part of a series of treatments.

    This unit applies to beauty therapists who work in beauty salons and spas. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions.

  7. SHBBFAS002 - Provide facial treatments & skin care recommendations


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide facial treatments to meet client needs.

    It requires the ability to establish priorities with clients, synthesise knowledge of anatomy and physiology, skin science, cosmetic chemistry and nutrition, and to design and provide facial routines and advice on products and protection of facial skin. Facials can be a single treatment or form part of a series of treatments.

    This unit applies to beauty therapists who work in beauty salons and spas. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions.

  8. SHBBFAS001 - Provide lash & brow services


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide lash and brow services that include shaping and colouring.

    It requires the ability to consult with clients, and select suitable products and equipment required to perform lash and brow services. Lash and brow services can be an individual treatment or form part of a series of treatments.

    This unit applies to beauty therapists who work in beauty salons and spas. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions.

  9. SHBBNLS001 - Provide manicure & pedicare services


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide services and advice to clients requiring hand, foot and nail care.

    It requires the ability to recognise relevant contraindications and conditions, to understand the structure and function of hands, feet and nails and the effects of treatments and products, and to select and provide services and advice to meet the objectives of the client. The services and advice can be on an individual basis or form part of a series of services.

    This unit applies to workers in beauty and nail salons, and spas. In this environment they make routine service decisions within a defined range but are responsible for the selection and provision of services to clients.

  10. SHBXCCS002 - Provide salon services to clients


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide a complete customer service experience.

    It requires the ability to communicate with clients face-to-face or by telephone, schedule appointments, attend and respond to client complaints, and assist clients with special needs.

    This unit applies to workers in personal service environments including beauty and hairdressing salons, nail salons and spas. In these environments, they make routine service decisions within a defined range.

  11. SHBBFAS003 - Provide specialised facial treatments


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide specialised facial treatments incorporating the use of ultrasonic, direct current, high frequency and micro current devices.

    It requires the ability to establish priorities with clients and synthesise knowledge of skin, performance of electrical machines and allied cosmetic products, and to design and provide treatments to address specific skin types and conditions. Not all equipment is used in each specialised facial treatment. Specialised facials can be a single treatment or form part of a series of treatments.

    This unit applies to beauty therapists who work in beauty salons and spas. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions.

  12. SHBBHRS001 - Provide waxing services


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide waxing services to remove unwanted facial and body hair.

    It requires the ability to consult with clients to select suitable wax products to provide waxing services. The waxing service can be a single service or form part of a series of services.

    This unit applies to beauty therapists who work in beauty salons and spas. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions.

  13. SHBBRES001 - Research & apply beauty industry information


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to access information and update knowledge of the beauty industry and relevant industry legislation.

    It requires the ability to research beauty industry trends, and its relationship to other industries, and how beauty therapists can use this information to enhance own work performance.

    This unit applies to beauticians, nail technicians, make-up artists and retail cosmetic assistants who work in beauty and nail salons and in beauty retail outlets. In this environment they make routine decisions within a defined range but are expected to be up-to-date with industry trends.

Elective units

  1. SHBBBOS004 - Provide aromatherapy massages


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide aromatherapy massages using blended aromatic plant oils.

    It requires the ability to establish priorities with clients, and synthesise knowledge of anatomy and physiology, skin science and lifestyle factors to select aromatic oils and massage techniques to meet client needs. Aromatherapy massage can be a single treatment, or form part of a series of treatments.

    This unit applies to beauty and spa therapists who work in beauty salons, massage clinics and spas. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions. They have knowledge across a range of aromatherapy massage techniques and blended oils.

  2. SHBBBOS005 - Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide relaxation treatments using reflexology techniques.

    It requires the ability to consult with clients, select products and techniques, and provide manual reflexology relaxation according to client needs and agreed treatment plan. Reflexology can be an individual treatment, or form part of a series of treatments.

    This unit applies to beauty and spa therapists who work in beauty salons, massage clinics and spas. In this environment they work in a team but make independent treatment decisions. They have knowledge across a range of reflexology relaxation techniques.

  3. SHBBCCS002 - Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to select and blend aromatic plant oils for use in face and body treatments to meet specific client needs.

    It requires the ability to establish priorities with the client, synthesise knowledge of aromatic plant oil chemistry and the therapeutic profiles of aromatic oils, and to select and blend aromatic plant oils.

    The unit applies to beauty and spa therapists who work in beauty salons, massage clinics and spas. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions.

  4. SHBBSPA001 - Work in a spa therapies framework


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to promote spa treatments and create and maintain a spa services environment.

    It requires the ability to prepare spa work areas, recommend suitable spa therapies to clients, monitor the spa environment, complete shutdown of treatment rooms and equipment, and promote environmentally sound spa practices.

    This unit applies to beauty and spa therapists who work in day, destination and resort spas. In this environment they work in a team but are responsible for individual client recommendations and for maintenance of the spa area.

  5. SHBBSPA002 - Provide spa therapies


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide wet and dry spa therapies to meet client needs.

    It requires the ability to consult with clients, and select, provide and review hydrotherapy, wraps, herbal packs, sauna and other signature spa treatments. Spa therapies can be an individual treatment or form part of a sequenced series of treatments.

    This unit applies to beauty and spa therapists who work in day, destination and resort spas. In this environment they work in a team but make independent treatment decisions and have knowledge across a range of spa products and treatments.

  6. BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planning


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and develop an integrated business plan for achieving business goals and objectives.

    It applies to individuals who operate a small business that operates independently, or as part of a larger organisation. Individuals in this role interpret business information and numerical data competently.

  7. SHBBBOS006 - Provide superficial lymph massage treatments


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to provide superficial lymph massage for the treatment of specific skin and body conditions. It requires the ability to interpret a treatment plan, and to select and apply a range of superficial lymph massage techniques.

    This unit applies to beauty therapists with knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system, the role of the lymphatic system in wound healing, inflammation and oedema and the biology of acne conditions. They provide treatments in beauty therapy or medical cosmetic clinics. Treatment may be performed post-operatively under medical supervision. They exercise judgement in planning and implementing an appropriate treatment program.

  8. SHBBHRS002 - Provide female intimate waxing services


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide waxing services to remove unwanted hair from female intimate areas.

    It requires the ability to consult with clients to plan services to apply and remove hot and strip wax safely. Female intimate waxing can be an individual service or form part of a series of services.

    This unit applies to beauticians and beauty therapists who work in beauty or hair removal salons. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions; demonstrate sensitivity, maturity and confidentiality in their client interactions; and have knowledge across a range of waxing techniques and waxing products.

  9. SHBBINF001 - Maintain infection control standards


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain infection control during skin penetration treatments and to review clinic compliance with the applicable state or territory and local council requirements.

    It requires the ability to identify, manage and control infection risks to clients, self and work colleagues.

    This unit applies to beauty therapists who work in beauty therapy salons, clinics or in cosmetic medical clinics. These therapists work autonomously and make independent treatment decisions.

  10. SHBBMUP003 - Design & apply make-up for photography


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and apply make-up for photographic shoots in natural and artificial light.

    It requires the ability to select products and tools to apply photographic make-up in response to a brief from a client or stylist engaged in a photo shoot.

    This unit applies to beauty therapists and make-up artists who work in beauty salons, make-up studios and photography shoot settings requiring make-up services. In this environment they work as part of the creative team, make informed creative decisions and have knowledge and skills across a range of specialised make-up products and application techniques.

  11. SHBBSKS005 - Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use pre-set systems using crystals and vacuum suction to exfoliate the skin of the body or face.

    It requires the ability to establish priorities with the client and synthesise knowledge of skin science and effects of treatment on skin structure, and to design and provide a safe and effective treatment. Micro-dermabrasion treatment can be an individual service or form part of a series of services.

    This unit applies to beauty therapists who work in beauty salons. In this environment they work in a team but exercise judgment in selecting and providing an appropriate treatment.

  12. HLTHPS010 - Interpret & use information about nutrition & diet


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret and use basic information about nutritional principles and healthy diet. It does not include the provision of therapeutic nutritional or dietary advice to individual clients or the recommendation of ‘practitioner only’ nutritional products.

    This unit applies to individuals working with clients within the limits of the Australian dietary guidelines. They make referrals to other health professionals or accredited practising dietitians when those limits are exceeded.

    The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australia/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Support and delivery

Studying with ANCB

You can access support from ANCB’s staff over the phone or via email.

Both online and on-campus students have access to the student portal, and an extensive library of text books, industry articles and reference materials.

Recognition

This Diploma of Beauty Therapy is accredited by the Association of Professional Aestheticians of Australia (APAA), meeting membership requirements. ANCB is also one of the few colleges recognised by international bodies CIDESCO and ITEC. 

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – VET FEE-HELP

If you are eligible, you can pay for this course through the Australian Government’s VET FEE-HELP loan scheme.

This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

To understand more about payment options or find out if you’re eligible for a funding entitlement, contact a SEEK Learning Consultant.

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