Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Female beauty technician performing facial treatment on female client.
Get serious about a beautiful career!

If you would like to gain high level skills as a massage therapist, beautician, waxing technician, spa therapist, laser technician or dermal treatment specialist, or even start your own beauty salon, this is the course for you!

Through this nationally recognised training, you'll become a qualified beauty therapist. In addition to gaining business skills and knowledge, you'll learn how to deliver a wide range of specialist beauty treatments using a range of equipment and tools.

Depending on your training provider, you'll be able to select specialist units in body massage, lash and brow services, facials and skin care treatments, waxing, makeup application and design, manicures and pedicures, piercings, and more. You can also gain specialist skills in electrolysis, relaxation massage, or spa treatments.

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Industry: Health and Beauty | Health, Beauty and Fitness | Creative Industries |
National course code: SHB50121 | WA State ID: BHK0

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.

If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

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.

Are you ready to make the world beautiful?

If you are passionate about the beauty industry and would like to obtain the most comprehensive, internationally recognised qualification available this course could be the perfect one for you!

You will gain the skills to start up your own business and to work in industry. You'll also learn the essentials of small business promotion to be successful in a very competitive market. Once qualified you could find yourself working at a day spa or salon.

We have two live clinics conveniently located in Perth and Joondalup. The course delivered in Joondalup will introduce you to a broad range of the beauty salon services and is run at our McLarty Avenue campus.

A valuable part of our course is ongoing practical demonstration of your skills, so you will be need to bring live models to class as required.

This course is also offered as a part-time evening course each semester.


Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)

This course provides theory training in IPL and LASER units required to work with these modalities in industry. Along with a dermal science and advanced skin care treatment focus.

Be trained by industry specialists in our well-equipped beauty clinic rooms, using a wide range of professional products and technologies, including Dermalogica and Medik8 skin care, and MAC, Crown, Kryolan and LA girl makeup.

At South Metro TAFE your fees are inclusive of all training products and equipment for the entirety of your course. You will receive a take-home makeup brush kit to start you on your makeup journey. Additional purchases include a beauty tunic, textbook and linen for class use.

On completion of this course, you will gain a Laser Safety Officer Certificate. This certificate is recognised by the Radiological Council of Western Australia under the Radiation Safety Act This certificate is a prerequisite for laser licensing in Western Australia, Queensland and Tasmania, and is required to gain licensing for use by non-medical practitioners to use laser for cosmetic procedures.

Study in specialist facilities

Gain hands-on experience in our student Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics(opens in a new tab) which offer the chance to operate in a ‘real life’ beauty clinic, hairdressing salon or remedial massage clinic whilst developing your practical skills under the guidance of qualified practitioners and lecturers. Follow the clinics on Facebook(opens in a new tab) for exciting news and updates.

Our Mandurah campus(opens in a new tab) has undergone major re-development with new purpose-built training facilities including simulated hair and beauty training facilities, with a hair salon and dedicated training spaces for beauty and massage therapy.

The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.