The Best Course for Starting as a Salon Beauty Therapist

Use your skills and knowledge to work as a beauty therapist providing nail, makeup, tanning and waxing treatments.

  • Course Duration: 6 Months (Full-time)
  • Delivery: 2 x 10 week terms - 1 days a week face to face (Full-time) or 6 x 10 week terms - 1 day a week face to face (Part-time)
  • Teacher Directed Independent Study: Online 21 hours/week over 2 x 10 week terms (Full-time) or Online 15 hours/week over 6 x 10 week terms (Part-time)

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    For those wanting to start a career as a beauty therapist in a salon or as an owner/operator. This qualification provides you with all the resources you need in the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to take your first steps towards your career as a Beauty Therapist. Offer treatments in Nails, Makeup, Tanning and Waxing. You will also learn all about Sales and Service as well as Business and Marketing to help you kick-start your career.


    Students successfully completing this course may go on to further study by completing the Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115)  Students may also choose to add additional skills with the Certificate III in Nail Technology (SHB30315) and Certificate III in Makeup (SHB30215).

    • Trainers with over 30+ years industry experience

      On-campus you will be guided and supported by experienced trainers who are very approachable and full of up-to-date knowledge about the latest techniques and therapies.

    • No experience necessary

      You'll be taught everything you need to succeed. We have A 95% Completion and Job Placement if you complete a Diploma with Us.

    • Flexible face-to-face study options

      We offer flexible timings to allow you to become a highly skilled beauty therapist while juggling work, school and family commitments.

    • Flexible repayments

      Start now, pay later! We have a wide variety of payment methods to suit everyone. You may also be eligible for Government Funding. Please read Certificate III Guarantee for more information

    What you'll learn

    Practical Experience

    Our in-house supervised clinic allows you to practice your skills on a variety of different clients under the supervision of your trainer. You will learn how to run a clinic in real-time. You will grow in confidence as you learn to work with people and provide them with Nail, Makeup, Tanning and Waxing treatments You'll start with the Foundations of Beauty and learn all about Business and Marketing and Sales and Services.

    • Full Body Wax & Expert Brow Shaping
    • Lash & Brow Tinting and Enhancements
    • Manicures and Pedicures
    • Spray Tanning with a Professional Finish
    • Day, Evening, Bridal, Formal Makeup

    Demi International is intimately involved with Industry and we have experts in the fields coming into your classroom on a regular basis to give that special touch and enhance your training experience; you will learn from the best

    • High Fashion Photographers & Photoshoots
    • Makeup Artists
    • Brow Shaping Experts
    • Product Experts
    • Employers & Owners of Large Salons and Spas

    We have worked closely with industries biggest spas, salons and laser clinics to choose specialty subjects and build a course that potential employers are looking for. Studying with Demi International gives you confidence that employers have been involved in designing the course you will receive.

    • Pure Indulgence
    • Laser Clinics
    • RACV
    • Endota

    Career Outcomes

    • Work in Beauty Salons and Day Spas
    • Work as a Makeup Artist for Brides and Formals
    • Work in a Hairdressing Salon providing Beauty Treatments
    • Start your own business
    • Work in Retail - Priceline, Terry White Chemist

    Real-world examples of Demi Certificate III Beauty graduates’ careers (just to name a few):

    • Hairdresser and Beauty Therapist both as employee and owner/operator
    • Small Business Owner: Mobile services, Home Salon and Bricks and Mortar Business.
    • Priceline and Terry White Chemist: Makeup advisors and makeover artists
    • Further Study Pathway into the Diploma of Beauty Therapy



    We value a great education. Our instructors for the Certificate III in Beauty Services have over 30 years of practical experience working with clients in a variety of fields; most of our Trainers run their own successful businesses and have a wealth of knowledge and experiences to share with you. Each instructor holds more than one qualification in Beauty, Business & advanced Treatments. They are qualified trainers and assessors that meet the Australian Government guidelines for trainers.

    • Donna Chadwick

      Donna loves teaching. She’s been teaching for 26 years! She loves to pass on her knowledge, all with a quirky Lancashire sense of humour and a genuine love for her students.It is important to her that students are taught how to be prepared for the industry. She focuses on emulating this as much as possible in practical and clinic sessions. Experience has taught her this makes the transition from academy to industry true, realistic and seamless.

    • Ali Porter

      Making people feel good about themselves mind, body and spirit is Ali’s aim when she goes to work in her own salon B.lush Studios in CBD Toowoomba. Lashes and makeup are her top services.
      As an experienced Beauty Therapist, she has a keen interest in anti-ageing techniques and has worked with many Skin Care Companies over her years in salons.

    • Emma Fox

      Emma knew which industry she wanted to train in when she finished school. She wanted to have the knowledge and experience to treat skin conditions so that I could be part of the happiness that my clients would feel when they had the skin that they had always wanted. I’ve been in the industry for over 10 years now, I have never looked back!
      Emma's goal for all graduating students is to have them be able to walk out of class and have the knowledge, experience, and confidence to be able to start their career straight away.

    • Monica Verhaar

      Monica has a love and obsession with all things beauty and cosmetics.“I wanted to help others with their skin, and as I learned, this is the foundation for all good make-up applications and general health and appearance. My trial and error with my skin has made me an empathetic therapist and a passionate trainer for those enthusiastic to start a career in beauty.”

    • Chelcey Quinn

      Originally from Scotland, Chelcey arrived in Australia 8 years ago after following her heart.

      Chelcey began her career at 14 in her family salon. From there she progressed to Spa’s, managing salons and franchises. Chelcey also became a small business owner. For the last 8 years she has been working in the dermal side of the industry working with laser hair removal, advanced chemical peels, skin resurfacing, pigmentation and vascular treatments. Chelcey holds an open trainers full license with QLD radiation and health.

    • Nikki Wicks

      At Demi International I have found a job I really love. I get to combine my office administrations skills, student support services and training in beauty and makeup. I find being part of the student journey rewarding and satisfying as I watch them grow in confidence and in their skills, all the way to them landing their first job in industry.

      I believe the key to success is determination and confidence. You may suffer setbacks; however you really need to keep pushing in your pursuit for happiness.

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