A beauty therapist (also known as an esthetician or beautician) provides skin and body care treatments such as facials, microdermabrasion, massage, waxing and hair removal, nail treatments, body wraps, make-up artistry and other forms of spa and body treatments.

Diploma of Beauty Therapy graduates work as professional beauty therapists in beauty salons, spas, resorts, cruise ships and may also work as make-up artists, beauty/skin care product representatives or nail technicians.

Learn from professional beauty therapists with extensive experience working in beauty salons and spas internationally. Our Diploma of Beauty Therapy covers specialised spa treatments, enabling students to gain work in this expanding industry. Students achieve experience by working in the student salon, providing beauty treatments to clients. The College takes only a limited number of students in each intake, to maintain an intimate working environment, giving students close hands-on interaction.

"The Beauty Therapy sector is predicted to grow by 29% over the next 5 years and is currently the second largest employer of personal services VET graduates.”
—Skills IQ

The College also offers the Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics and the Certificate III in Beauty Services, enabling students to complete qualification training part time. The Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics and the Certificate III in Beauty Services are also open to school students to complete as part of their higher school certificate.


The College is ITEC approved and offers international qualifications in beauty. Click here to view our ITEC registration details on the ITEC website.

ITEC is an international examination board that offers a variety of qualifications worldwide. This means that our curriculum meets the ITEC standards and prepares students for sitting the ITEC examinations. Students that successfully complete the international qualifications will be qualified to work on cruise ships and in over 33 countries around the world. More information about the ITEC qualifications available are coming soon.

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