It contains 25 units of competency (13 core and 12 electives):

Unit Code              Unit Name

Core Units

SHBBBOS002       Provide body massage

SHBBBOS003       Provide body treatments

SHBBFAS001        Provide lash and brow services

SHBBHRS001       Provide waxing services

SHBBFAS003        Provide specialised facial treatments

SHBBFAS002        Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations

SHBBMUP002       Design and apply make-up

SHBBNLS001        Provide manicure and pedicare services

SHBBRES001        Research and apply beauty industry information

SHBXCCS001       Conduct salon financial transactions

SHBXIND001        Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

SHBXCCS002       Provide salon services to clients

SHBXWHS001      Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

Elective Units

SHBBBOS004       Provide aromatherapy massages

SHBBBOS005         Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments 

SHBBCCS002        Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments 

SHBBSPA003          Provide stone therapy massages 

SHBBSPA004          Provide Indian head massage for relaxation 

SHBBMUP001      Apply eyelash extensions 

SHBBNLS003       Apply acrylic nail enhancements 

SHBBNLS004       Apply nail art 

SHBBNLS005       Use electric file equipment for nail services 

SHBBBOS001       Apply cosmetic tanning products

SHBBINF001          Maintain infection control standards 

SHBBNLS002       Apply gel nail enhancements 

CRICOS Course Code: 106783E

National Qualification Code: SHB50115

Course Duration: 74 Weeks


The Diploma of Beauty Therapy is designed to reflect 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.


Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Beauty therapist

  • Beauty advisor

  • Make-up artist

  • Company representative

  • Beauty blogger/writer

  • Salon Manager


Students can enrol through direct entry at Diploma level or enrol after completion of a Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

  • Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent; 


  • Academic IELTS 5.5 overall, no less than 5.0 in each band,


  • Upper intermediate or EAP from approved ELICOS/ESL centre


  • Evidence of successful completion of a VET course at Certificate IV or above level in Australia.


​The course is 6 terms for 54 weeks. The course is planned and timetabled for 20 hours per week. Students are booked into our clinic according to our roster, which is outside your timetabled class times. Clinic hours generally fit into this timetable but additional booked hours may be necessary as the course progresses.

Classroom learning - There is approximately 16 hours (2 days) face-to-face learning in the classroom per week. Classroom learning includes lectures supported by presentations plus visual topic content, with practice time and group and oral work. Your materials are provided either in print or digital copy that can be accessed as part of the course. There is an extra cost for the textbook, please refer to the fees table.

Tutorial learning - There is 4 hours (a 1/2 day) face-to-face learning in the tutorial per week.

Simulated Work Environment - Over the duration of the course, students will complete a range of beauty services to demonstrate skills and knowledge of the course.


Diploma of Beauty Therapy has 2 intakes per year. There are 6 terms of 9 weeks. See the intake dates for more information on our full year Academic Calendar on the website.


Students are required to complete a range of tasks as part of the assessment requirements for each unit. To perform at your best, you will need to work on the assessments outside of class time. Assessments methods may include:

  • Practical demonstrations where you will be observed by one of our assessors in the simulated beauty salon environment

  • Knowledge based test which contain written short answer questions

  • Projects for you to investigate and complete in your own time.


AMBI recognises certificates and statement of attainment issued by other registered training organisation and the skills and knowledge that students may have gained through any previous studies and at workplace and life experiences. RPL and credit transfer can be applied at the time of enrolment or during orientation. A fee is payable for assessing your RPL status. This may affect the international student visa and shorten your course duration.  


Upon successful completion of all the required units of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification in SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy. Students who do not complete all required units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of a SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy.


Th Australian Massage and Beauty Institute is located at 86 Keppel St, Bathurst NSW 2795 Australia. Our facilities include classrooms, practical rooms, student clinic, printing and photocopying facility and a student common area. The college is Wi-Fi enabled and students can bring their own laptop computer or mobile device. Students wear the college uniform which is black trousers, black closed shoes and the AMBI T-shirt. All massage tables, products and related equipment are supplied by the college and supplied for the clinic practicum.