Our cookies

We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience with personalized content, relevant ads and enhanced functionalities. By allowing all you agree to the use of cookies as per the cookie policy and remember you can manage your preferences anytime.

What will I learn?

Become a confident and qualified beauty therapist and stand out to employers with CIT's Beauty Therapy Diploma. This qualification will prepare you to become a professional in the industry and features a specialisation in spa therapies, enabling you to work in 5-star resorts, wellness day spas or beauty salons. In this hands-on course, students practice with clients in our commercial salons.

You will learn about spa and body treatments including spa therapies; stone therapy massage, aromatherapy massage, Indian head massage, reflexology and relaxation techniques. Through our partnerships with Dermalogica and Kryolan you'll have access to a world-recognised skin care range, industry experts and the latest beauty industry techniques.

Course Subject:

Core: complete all 13 subjects

  • SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
  • SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
  • SHBBFAS001 Provide lash & brow services
  • SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
  • SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
  • SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages
  • SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments
  • SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments & skin care recommendations
  • SHBBFAS003 Provide specialised facial treatments
  • SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicure services
  • SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
  • SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
  • SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health & work practices

Electives: complete 12 of 15 subjects

  • SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
  • SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
  • SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages
  • SHBBBOS005 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
  • SHBBSPA001 Work in a spa therapies framework
  • SHBBSPA002 Provide spa therapies
  • SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages
  • SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
  • SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
  • BSBSMB403 Market the small business
  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
  • BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
  • SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions
  • SHBBHRS002 Provide female intimate waxing services
  • SHBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products

Job outcome:

Work as a beauty and spa therapist, salon/spa owner or manager in 5-star resorts, health retreats, wellness day spas and massage clinics.

Pathway to Further Study:

Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115) = 80 credit points (1 year) towards TU's Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics)

CRICOS

089063E

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$13,700.00 (7,45,375) per year
Course fee: AUD $6,850 per semester; Textbooks: AUD $125; Material fee: AUD $1,250
Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

CIT Reid Campus,

37 Constitution Avenue,

CANBERRA,

Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic requirements:

Year 12 Certificate or equivalent

Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry.

English requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0)
  • TOEFL iBT - 46
  • PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band)
  • Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162
  • Successful completion of CIT's English for Study and Life (Upper Intermediate)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

ADD TO MY FAVOURITES