About the course

About the course

If you love to make people feel good about themselves, our beauty therapy course is the perfect way to become a beauty therapist.

In this course you’ll learn a range of treatments and services. Guided by industry professionals, you’ll be taught a variety of skills, including:

  • facial treatments
  • eyelash extensions
  • cosmetic tanning
  • makeup techniques including day, evening and photography makeup
  • aromatherapy and hot stone massage
  • waxing, lash and brow treatments
  • manicures and pedicures
  • massage and body treatments

You'll also develop the skills and knowledge to effectively communicate with clients to recommend treatments and services whilst working in our beauty therapy salon and day spa, and understand how to sell retail skincare and beauty products.

Once you graduate, as a qualified beauty therapist you’ll be ready to work independently, with limited guidance from others, to perform routine and non-routine activities and solve non-routine problems.

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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

March, April and July

Full time: 9 months (30 weeks)

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

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion of our beauty therapy course you can apply for a range of beauty therapist employment opportunities in beauty salons, day spas and hairdressing salons (that offer beauty services)

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Entry Requirements

You must be:

  • at least 17 years of age or a mature-age applicant
  • have successfully completed Year 11 of education or equivalent
  • have sufficient literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete the course


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 will enable you to apply for our Diploma of Beauty Therapy in which you may receive credit transfers for units you have completed.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

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 IV in Beauty Therapy 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$3,767$10,133$721
Service Fee$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83
Material Fee$884$884$884
Retain Course Items$190$190$190
Total Course Estimate$5,090$11,456$2,044
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$5,090$11,456$2,076

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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