About the course

About the course

Our beauty therapy course is the ideal preparation for finding work as a therapist in a beauty salon, cosmetic clinic or a medi-spa.

In our course, you’ll be exposed to the most up-to-date beauty treatment knowledge and be guided in finding your own beauty speciality.

You'll learn about:

  • non-surgical procedures including microdermabrasion
  • permanent hair reduction
  • diathermy
  • specialised facial and body treatments
  • massage
  • waxing
  • facial treatments

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

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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

Full time: January and July 

Part time: April 

Full time: 12 months

Part time: 18 months (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)


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 employment opportunities as a beauty therapist in beauty salons, cosmetic skin clinics, medi-clinics, spa retreats and medi-spas

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Entry Requirements

You must

  • be at least 17 years of age
  • have completed Year 11 or equivalent
  • have sufficent literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to sucessfuly 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.


Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion will enable you to gain industry experience, after which you may apply for further studies in courses including the Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction (SHB60118) or a degree in a related field

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$7,804$15,178
Service Fee$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80
Material Fee$1,500$1,500
Retain Course Items$1,203$1,203
Total Course Estimate$10,747$18,121
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$10,747$18,121
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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Course Structure

Completion of 25 units (13 core and 12 electives)

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