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SIB50110 – Beauty Therapy Diploma
Diploma in Beauty - Full Course


TAFE NSW Course Number: 18934
National Course Code: SIB50110
Training Package: SIB10 Beauty
Related Pathways: Beauty
We are just finalising the details regarding enrolment under the Smart and Skilled reform and should have this course ready from November 2014.

If you would like to discuss other options that are available please call us on 131 870 otherwise check back with us in November for enrolment into this course.

Course description

In our Diploma of Beauty Therapy course you will learn the skills to apply advanced beauty therapy treatments, including aesthetic aromatherapy, use of essential oils, epilation and make-up for photography. You may choose from electives in the specialist beauty workplace training and assessment or small business management areas.

You must complete all 22 core units plus eleven (11) elective units of competency to receive the qualification.

People considering enrolment in beauty courses need to be aware that skills development will require students to practise on each other and that industry dress codes will apply. This will necessarily involve touch but will always be practised and applied in accordance with industry codes of practice and ethics.

Details will be provided to intending students during pre-enrolment information sessions or to enrolled students by the teacher.

We highly recommend you complete a personalised career and study profile to confirm this course is right for you, you will find the Career Voyage link under Need Help Deciding below.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...
If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

What are the entry requirements? (including Recognition of Prior Learning)

There are no formal educational requirements for this course.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

Under 17 and wanting to leave school?

Under 17 and wanting to leave school?

If you are under 17 and want to leave school, your options have been affected by a recent change in NSW law. From January 2010 you must complete Year 10 and then continue in either full-time education, training, paid employment or a combination of these options until you’re at least 17 years of age. More information about options for school students under 17 is available from the NSW Department of Education and Communities - The new school leaving age.

What kind of work could I do?

Beauty therapist with specialist skills, beauty trainer, beauty salon manager.

What further study is available once I finish this course?

You may be eligible for advanced standing in this course, depending on your previous workplace training and assessment and units of competency completed in other small business management courses. You may gain entry into the Vocational Graduate Certificate in Intense Pulsed light and Laser Hair reduction.

Pathway to university or higher education

Thinking of studying next year? Not sure if you should go to TAFE or uni? Let us help you decide. At TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute we offer you the flexibility to fast-forward your career with Pathways.

Choosing to study at TAFE before going on to uni can see you graduating and entering a competitive workforce sooner — and not with one, but two, nationally recognised qualifications! For more information visit wsi.tafensw.edu.au/uni

What are the units I am required to complete?
  • SIBBBOS401A – Perform body massage
  • SIBBBOS402A – Provide body treatments
  • SIBBCCS301A – Apply the principles of skin biology to beauty treatments
  • SIBBCCS302A – Advise on beauty services
  • SIBBCCS403A – Recognise body structures and systems in a beauty therapy context
  • SIBBCCS404A – Work in a skin therapies framework
  • SIBBCCS405A – Develop treatment plans
  • SIBBCCS406A – Use electricity in beauty therapy treatments
  • SIBBCCS407A – Interpret the chemical composition and physical actions of cosmetic products
  • SIBBCCS408A – Promote healthy nutritional options in a beauty therapy context
  • SIBBFAS302A – Provide lash and brow treatments
  • SIBBFAS404A – Provide facial treatments
  • SIBBFAS405A – Provide advanced facial treatments
  • SIBBHRS301A – Perform waxing treatments
  • SIBBNLS201A – Work in a nail services framework
  • SIBBNLS202A – Provide manicure and pedicare services
  • SIBXCCS201A – Conduct financial transactions
  • SIBXCCS202A – Provide service to clients
  • SIBXFAS201A – Design and apply make-up
  • SIRXCOM001A – Communicate in the workplace
  • SIRXIND001A – Work effectively in a retail environment
  • SIRXOHS001A – Apply safe working practices
  • BSBSUS201A – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • HLTIN402B – Maintain infection control standards in office practice settings
  • SIBBBOS506A – Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
  • SIBBHRS502A – Perform female intimate waxing treatments
  • SIBBSKS506A – Apply micro-dermabrasion to improve skin appearance
  • SIBBSPA501A – Work in a spa therapies framework
  • SIBBSPA502A – Plan spa programs
  • SIBBSPA503A – Provide spa therapies
  • SIBBSPA504A – Provide stone therapy massage
  • SIBBSPA505A – Provide Indian head massage for relaxation
  • SIBXRES501A – Investigate new products and services

This is an accredited AQF qualification offered under VET FEE Help conditions. Participants will need to wear black pants, shirts and fully enclosed leather shoes to class to meet OHS requirements of the industry.

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.

I would like to talk to someone before I enrol

Rachael Hanlon email rachael.hanlon@tafensw.edu.au (02) 9208 6244

We are committed to enhancing all students' prospects to reach their potential and achieve a positive future. We recognise that for some students additional support services are fundamental to ensure success. We have the following expert support services available at each College which you may access by calling 131870 to make an appointment: Counselling and Career Development, Disability, Aboriginal, Multicultural, Outreach, Adult Basic Education and Open Learning Centre Support Services.

Need help deciding?

Our free online career and study planning tool can help.

You will receive a personalised career and study profile based on your responses. If you would like to discuss your results in person, please contact our Counselling and Career Development Unit by calling 131 870 to make an appointment. To get started click the link below:

Not sure what to study? Complete your FREE personal Career Profile

Registration Information & Conditions

Course Commencement and Confirmation

  • Courses will commence subject to a sufficient number of participants.
  • Course fees must be paid prior to course commencement. For courses where VET FEE-HELP is available please see the VET FEE-HELP page for enrolment conditions.
  • When there is only one date for a course, additional courses may be offered where there is a demand. You can register your interest in attending the course by contacting the relevant college.
  • Courses may also be delivered on demand.


No Concessions are available on WSI PLUS courses.

Recognition of Prior Learning

All students in TAFE NSW are entitled to apply for recognition in the course or qualification in which they are currently enrolled.

Refunds and Cancellations

Refund and cancellation conditions vary depending on the course you are enrolled in. For full details on refunds and cancellations please see Withdrawing and Refunds.

* Temporary visa holders and international students – specific conditions apply. For further information, please contact the college.

About WSI PLUS Courses

WSI Plus courses are run on a commercial basis and are specially designed to meet your immediate training needs. They are competitively priced to ensure that you get top quality training for a reasonable investment.

Important information for 2015

From 2014 there will be a staged implementation of Smart and Skilled, including the introduction of an entitlement to government subsidised training from 1 January 2015. For more information on Smart and Skilled and how it may affect the fees you pay in 2015, please visit www.training.nsw.gov.au/smartandskilled/index.html.

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