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Diploma of Beauty Therapy SHB50115


Develop extensive advanced practical skills with our beauty therapy program designed and delivered by our highly experienced and qualified beauty therapy teachers.

This program provides training that offers rich individual development intended to accelerate your career and make you 'stand out' as a professional beauty or spa therapist.

This distinctive qualification involves training in a broad range of beauty therapy treatments which includes advanced specialised skin treatments, specialised make-up services and a range of spa and body treatments including:

- spa therapies
- stone therapy massage
- aromatherapy massage
- Indian head massage
- reflexology relaxation techniques

Students practice with clients in our commercial salons and graduate with the confidence and skills to interact and engage with proficiency. Graduates will be 'job ready' to practice and demonstrate the professional skills required for a beauty and spa environment.

Qualification: Diploma of Beauty Therapy SHB50115
Program No: DP-TH12
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 3 semesters full-time & part-time. Approximately 18 hours per week for 1 year (2 semesters) and 1 ½ days a week for the last semester.
Likely Job Outcome: Beauty and spa therapist, salon/spa owner or manager and other opportunities in health resorts and retreats including massage clinics.
Application Type: Private

Timetable Information

To help with the enrolment process print your timetable, or keep the window open, so that you can refer back to it for your course (program) code, course (program) name, and the Course Reference Numbers (CRNs).

Additional Information

Students are required to purchase a kit (approx. $100). Information about kit requirements will be provided on enrolment. Students are also required to purchase a uniform (approx. $100) and textbook (approx. $135). In addition to a uniform, students are required to wear professional attire to all classes, including closed toe shoes.

Students participate in student clinics to develop skills and confidence and will be required to perform services on other students and clients under supervision.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

By enrolling, CIT assumes you have checked and met these entry requirements. CIT staff will confirm either before (for all VET FEE-HELP qualifications) or within the first few weeks of classes.

You will need to communicate and work with others in a manner appropriate to the personal services industry. This industry requires its therapists to be presentable, well-groomed, organised and willing to learn new skills as technologies and trends change.


You may be eligible for VET FEE-HELP to apply for a Commonwealth Government loan to pay your tuition fees. For more information visit our VET FEE-HELP page. If you are planning on accessing VET FEE-HELP you will need to have a Tax File Number before applying and you will also need to meet the Academic Suitability requirements.

Before you apply/enrol

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes new students and re-enrolling students.

If you don't have a USI that's ok, you can apply right now. It only takes two minutes, just go to

Already have one? Great! Verify it in our student administration system now so your enrolment or graduation isn't delayed. (New CIT students will not be able to do this until they have been given their CIT number which will be given to you when you apply to study most CIT courses).

  1. Login to CIT Self Service
  2. Click on the link for USI
  3. Verify your USI

It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).

If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at

Subject Information

Due to technical reasons the subjects for this course are not currently available. For more information please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email

Related Courses

Certificate IV Beauty Therapy SHB40115
Certificate III Make-Up SHB30215
Statement Attainment training Professional Manicure and Pedicare Services [extract from SHB50115]
Statement Attainment training Brazilian Waxing [extract from SHB50115]
Non-Accredited Training Hair Styling for Make-up Artists
Non-Accredited Training Personal Make-up Style Workshop
Non-Accredited Training Make-up Artistry Workshops

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email