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Key details

Duration

1 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of One (1) year Full-Time. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Alice Springs, Palmerston
Alice Springs, Palmerston

Course code

SHB50115

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as beauty therapists to provide a broad range of beauty therapy treatments and services including facial treatments, body massage and treatments, hair removal, lash and brow treatments, nail and make-up services. This includes consultation with clients to provide beauty advice, recommend beauty treatments and services, and sell retail skin-care and cosmetic products.

These individuals work relatively autonomously, and are accountable for personal outputs. Their work involves the self-directed application of knowledge and skills with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques. Work is typically conducted in beauty salons and spas.

Work is typically conducted in beauty salons and spas.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as SHB50115 include:
>Beauty Therapist

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Fees

2022 Course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $4,856.00, and for students who are not eligible is $18,210.00.

VET student loans

Eligible students may access a VET Student Loan to pay for their course fees (up to capped amounts). The 2022 VET Student Loan schedule can be found here.
Determine your eligibility using the VET Student Loan Eligibility Tool on the myskills website.

 

International tuition Fees

The annual tuition fee for commencing students in 2022 is AUD $15,000.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster

What will I study?

To achieve a Diploma of Beauty Therapy a total of Twenty Five (25) units of competency must be completed comprising Thirteen (13) Core and Twelve (12) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 1214.

CodeModule/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS
SHBBBOS002Provide body massages120
SHBBBOS003Provide body treatments120
SHBBFAS001Provide lash and brow services15
SHBBFAS002Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations120
SHBBFAS003Provide specialised facial treatments115
SHBBHRS001Provide waxing services85
SHBBMUP002Design and apply make-up45
SHBBNLS001Provide manicure and pedicare services50
SHBBRES001Research and apply beauty industry information20
SHBXCCS001Conduct salon financial transactions25
SHBXCCS002Provide salon services to clients40
SHBXIND001Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment45
SHBXWHS001Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices40
 Total nominal hours for core units840
Group B Electives - Relaxation Massage all of Group B
SHBBBOS004Provide aromatherapy massages40
SHBBBOS005Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments30
SHBBCCS002Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments35
SHBBSPA003Provide stone therapy massages25
SHBBSPA004Provide Indian head massages for relaxation23
General Electives
SHBBMUP004Design and apply remedial camouflage makeup30
SHBBMUP003Design and apply make-up for photography30
SHBBHRS002Provide female intimate waxing services20
SHBBSKS005*Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments20
SHBBINF001Maintain infection control standards75
SHBBBOS001Apply cosmetic tanning products (unnamed)16
SHBBMUP001Apply eyelash extensions (Unnamed)30
 Total nominal hours for elective units374
 Total nominal hours for the qualification1214

 

PRE REQUISITE UNIT

* SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

To gain entry into SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy candidates require:

  • a year 12 or equivalent education, and have completed SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Therapy
  • successful completion of a pre-enrolment Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and interview.

Students are required to participate in a twenty (20) day internship within a Beauty Salon. This can either be
done one (1) day per week during the course or twenty (20) days at the end of your course.

Please note that this is compulsory in order to obtain your Diploma in Beauty Therapy Qualification. Lecturers
will assist students to organise their internships.

To ensure you have the right skills and support to succeed in your course, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy
(LL&N) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your
goals.

International Students

Please refer to https://www.cdu.edu.au/international/how-apply for information regarding international student applications.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 165.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency 
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 42 with no less than 36 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 46 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

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Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Alice Springs, Palmerston,

Study Mode: On campus, online or both

International Students

This qualification is available to international students at Alice Springs and Palmerston campus (CRICOS Course No. 094485G).

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
SALES AND PERSONAL SERVICES
Occupation types
Hair Or Beauty Salon Manager
Area of study
Hair and Beauty Services

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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How to apply

How to apply for domestic students

CDU VET has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU VET courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

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To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Alice Springs
094485G
Palmerston
094485G

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