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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Gain high-level skills and become a trusted beauty expert with a Diploma of Beauty Therapy at Victoria University Polytechnic.

This course will further advance your beauty therapy skills and prepare you for management positions in salons and spas. You will be ready to work in-house or as an independent freelance professional.

We’ll ensure you know the theory and science behind treatments and equip you with knowledge of the most up-to-date beauty techniques. The course includes a practical placement in a salon of your choice where you can gain confidence and face-to-face experience.

This course provides training in basic and advanced beauty therapy techniques and services including:

facial treatments
lash and brow treatments
manicures and pedicures
body massage and treatments
spa treatments
electrolysis treatments
advice on and selling of retail skin care and cosmetic products.
You’ll also learn valuable and transferable business and management skills.

Campus Information

City King

Our City King Campus is close to Southern Cross Station(external link) - Melbourne's major railway station and transport hub. This campus offers mostly TAFE courses through Victoria Polytechnic(external link), including courses in massage, beauty, dermal therapies and hairdressing. It also has massage, beauty and dermal clinics open to the public, and a hairdressing salon.


  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The beauty, massage and make-up industry is growing. The Diploma of Beauty Therapy is the highest level of qualification in the beauty industry. Job prospects are good, with employment for beauty therapists expected to grow (JobOutlook(external link)).

As a qualified beauty therapist, you could find employment in spas and salons here or overseas. This qualification prepares you to manage your own beauty salon and employ staff. You could also work from home as a freelance beauty consultant.

Potential career options include:

  • salon beauty therapist
  • salon manager / owner
  • department store / pharmacy cosmetic consultant
  • spa therapist
  • health spa / resort manager
  • spa therapist on a cruise ship
  • beauty consultant for international cosmetic companies
  • freelance therapist / beauty consultant
  • cosmetic or beauty equipment sales representative
  • beauty editor/ journalist
  • beauty educator.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent.


  • IELTS: Overall score of 5.5 (no band less than 5.0).

  • Course Code: 089066B
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Under Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 17200 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A
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