About the course

About the course

Our blended delivery beauty therapy course provides you with the flexibility to study in your own time and attend practical classes in the evening while undertaking shifts in our own fully functioning beauty salon. Specialising in a range of beauty treatments will prepare you for work in a 5-star resort, cruise ships and beauty salons. As part of this course you have the opportunity to sit your ITEC exams and become internationally accredited to work around the world.  

You’ll gain current beauty treatment knowledge and be guided to find your own beauty speciality. While learning how to practice the ancient healing methods of aromatherapy and massage, you'll advance your skills in performing traditional beauty therapy treatments such as tanning, eyelash extensions,  massage, specialised facial and body treatments and microdermabrasion incorporating a holistic approach, using a range of professional products and environmentally sustainable practices.

As part of our beauty therapy course, with guidance from our industry professional trainers, you'll improve your confidence gaining practical experience in our beauty salon.

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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

January and July

Part time: 18 months

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for employment opportunities in beauty salons, cruise ships and resorts.

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Entry Requirements

You must:

  • be at least 17 years of age
  • have completed Year 11 or equivalent
  • have sufficient literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete this 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.


VTAC and direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion of our beauty therapy course will enable you to gain industry experience after which you may apply for further studies in courses including the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Dermal Therapies) or the Diploma of Salon Management (SHB50216)

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

Fees & Finance Options

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

Government Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$7,836$15,240
Service Fee$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80
Material Fee$60$60
Retain Course Items$1,291$1,291
Total Course Estimate$9,427$16,831
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$9,427$16,831

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 2020 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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Course Structure

Completion of 25 units (including 13 core and 12 electives)

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