About the course

About the course

Our beauty course will provide you with hands-on learning in a variety of beauty techniques so you can work in a salon as a beautician.

In our beauty course you’ll learn about:

  • makeup techniques including day, evening and photography makeup
  • manicures, pedicures and nail art
  • eyelash extensions
  • cosmetic tanning
  • waxing and tinting services
  • communication and retail techniques

You'll also have the opportunity to put your practical skills to the test with real-world experience in our Beauty salon.

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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

Box Hill - March and July

Lilydale - April and August

Full time: 15 weeks

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

This course can lead to work in beauty salons and hairdressing salons that provide beauty services.

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Entry Requirements

You must:

  • be 17 years or mature-age
  • have successfully completed Year 11
  • have sufficient literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete the course
  • possess excellent people skills


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion of our beauty course will enable you to apply for our Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy or the Diploma of Beauty Therapy. You may receive credit for your previous study.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

At commencement of the course the following materials are required for you to purchase

  • manicure and pedicure kit $60
  • essentials pack $100
  • Certificate III in Beauty Services Makeup student kit $390
  • eyelash extension kit $130

Prices include delivery and are subject to change

Government Subsidised StandardFull FeeGovernment Subsidised Concession or Job Trainer
Tuition Fee$3,081$6,087$616
Service Fee$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83
Material Fee$825$825$825
Retain Course Items$85$85$85
Total Course Estimate$4,240$7,246$1,775
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$4,240$7,246$1,775

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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