Upgrade your qualifications

Many people trained in beauty therapy a long time ago and have qualifications that are now not recognised. You can apply to upgrade your old qualification to the latest SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy or upgrade a certificate VI to SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

You can apply for RPL for units you have experience in but may not have a formal qualification for. Your old qualifications will be mapped to the new qualification, and you may need to complete some units to reach the new standard.

Refer to units under Diploma section.

Cost is $7,500 for the upgrade unit. VET Student Loans is available to qualifying students.

As a general guide therapists with a Diploma may need to complete or prove RPL. Those with a Certificate IV would normally need to complete the following units:

SHBBBOS004Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBCCS002Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments
SHBBSPA001Work in a spa therapies framework
SHBBSPA002Provide spa therapies
SHBBSPA003Provide stone therapy massages
SHBBSPA004Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
SHBBHRS002Provide female intimate waxing services
SHBBINF001Maintain infection control standards
SHBBMUP003Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP004Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBSKS005Provide micro-dermabrasion treatments
SHBBBOS001Apply cosmetic tanning products

Upgrade from SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy to SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

If you have a SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, you may find the better jobs are offered to girls with the Diploma. This will also enable you to enter the Bachelor of Dermal Sciences program at Victorian University.

You can upgrade your Certificate IV by completing an additional 8 units, (normally from the list above) which can be done by a combination of distance learning and short practical workshops. Cost $7,500.

Course Name
Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Course Code

6 months

Blended online, and face to face
Attendance Choices
Day, Evening, Online

Bella Vista
North Strathfield

Starting Dates

Start any time

Program Fees

$7,750 VET Student Loan enabled for qualifying Australian citizens