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RTO Code: 3113 CRICOS Code: 00124K (Melbourne) 02475D (Sydney)
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Program Overview

Students who complete this course work relatively autonomously, and are accountable for personal outputs.
Their work involves the self-directed application of knowledge and skills with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques.
Elective units allow specialisation in areas such as Electrolysis/Diathermy, Relaxation Massage or spa treatments.

Program Requirements and Prerequisites

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.


    Program Fees and Charges

    For more information on course fees, click HERE.

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      If you have worked for a period of time and feel confident that you can do a particular job, but don't have a formal qualification, then Skills Recognition (RPL) will benefit you.

      A Skills Recognition online tool is available for this qaulification, which means that you can complete the process in your own time at your own pace. The online tool can be accessed here.


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          Program Quick Guide

          Take the next step in your career as a beauty therapist.

          This qualification has been designed for those wishing to manage their own beauty salon and employ staff.

          The course covers basic and advanced beauty therapy techniques along with business and management skills including:

          • facial treatments
          • lash and brow treatments
          • manicure and pedicare
          • make-up
          • waxing
          • body massage
          • body treatments
          • spa treatments
          • electrolysis treatments
          • advice on and selling of retail skin care and cosmetic products

            Program Structure

            Successful graduates of the Diploma of Beauty Therapy are required to complete a total of twenty-five (25) units, consisting of:

            • Thirteen (13) Core Units, and;
            • Twelve (12) Elective Units, consisting of:

            All units from Group A, B or C:

            • Group A - Electrolysis/Diathermy;
            • Group B - Relaxation Therapy;
            • Group C - Spa Treatments.

            The remaining units from Group D - General Electives, may be completed from elsewhere in the SHB Training Package, or any other current training package or accredited course.

            Click HERE for information on the units.

            Pathway Opportunities

            Find out more about pathways and credits.


              Workplace Health & Safety

              Your health and wellbeing during your study with Victoria Polytechnic is of the highest importance to us.  It is important that you are aware of health and safety when you are attending workshops or practical labs at Victoria Polytechnic and in the workplace. Victoria Polytechnic requires students in this course to complete an course induction including Health and Safety and you are required to adhere to the Victoria University Health and Safety policy and procedures whilst on any Victoria University or Polytechnic campus.

              For more information click HERE.


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