About the course

About the course

This blended delivery beauty therapy course provides you with the flexibility to study in your own time and attend practical classes during the day, while undertaking shifts in our fully functioning beauty salon. Specialising in a range of beauty treatments, this course will prepare you for work in a 5-star resort, medi spas, skin clinics, 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 using your beauty skills.  

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 waxing, makeup and manicures and pedicures. 


Our Diploma of Beauty Therapy FASTRACK option allows you to complete the Diploma of Beauty Therapy in just 6 months. This course is designed for those who have previously completed a qualification in either Certificate III in Beauty Services or Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy. This FASTRACK option factors in the Credit transfers you have obtained and only includes the units that you need to complete to gain your industry recognised Diploma of Beauty therapy.

In both our Diplomas you'll also learn advanced treatment techniques such as spa, hydrotherapy and wet treatments, permanent hair reduction (electrolysis), diathermy, massage, specialised facial and body treatments, and microdermabrasion - all while incorporating a holistic approach using a range of professional products and environmentally sustainable practices.

Through supportive guidance from our industry professional trainers, you'll gain a huge amount of new skills and confidence learning in our on campus beauty salon.

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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

January (Elgar) and July (Lilydale and Elgar)

Full time : 12 months

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Career & Learning Outcomes

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

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Entry and Academic Requirements

International students must have completed an Australian Year 11 or international equivalent with a pass.

PLEASE NOTE: Box Hill Institute only accept enrolments from international students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

English Language Requirements

A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic) or approved equivalent.

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

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Annual Tuition Fee$17,857
Annual Service Fee$166
Annual Material Fee$1,500
Retain Course Items (Year 1)$190
Estimated Annual Fee$19,713

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 2022 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)

FASTRACK option units to complete vary depending on Credit Transfers availble

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