Diploma of Beauty Therapy

A beautiful career is waiting for you. Our most popular, industry-recommended, and internationally recognised beauty course. Develop the skills to be qualified in this in-demand trade with global employment opportunities and a variety of industry fields and specialist areas.



Demi International Beauty Academy offers nationally recognised training in the Diploma of Beauty. Our training rooms and functioning beauty clinic are located in MaroochydoreToowoombaChermsideCairns, Southport, and Ipswich. We have worked very closely with Industry Experts and Employers to create a Beauty Diploma that meets industry needs and teaches you not only the foundations but also the latest industry trends. We do this to provide you with the best possible chance of having your dream career.

A Diploma of Beauty SHB50121 completed with Demi International also provides further higher education pathways into degrees such as Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Digital Media and Communication, Bachelor of Business with the University of Southern Qld and Southern Cross University.

Your journey starts here…

Get started on your journey to excel in an industry that is predicted to continue to grow over the coming years. Learn the foundation skills you will need to start your career in a life-long trade. Skills that will help you on your way to becoming a beauty specialist.

We are an ITEC approved training centre, making this course recognised in 39 different countries internationally. Nationally it is the highest qualification available in beauty. You will learn everything the industry requires to employ you as a beauty therapist including all the knowledge about the skin and body, how it functions and how to work with each client. You will also learn the practical skills you will need to successfully perform beauty services and package treatments like facials, skin treatment, massage, waxing, mani & pedi, and makeup.

The exciting thing about a career in beauty is that it is always evolving and after you graduate you may even decide to work in related fields with the opportunity to upskill. Injectables, advanced or paramedical skin-care, anti-ageing and beauty product development, laser hair removal, and body piercing.


Tuition Fees

The course tuition costs are $17,100 of which up to $16,221 can be covered by VET Student Loans*. The balance ($897) can be covered by a payment plan of $19.90 full time/$14.56 part-time per week inc. direct debit fees.

*If you apply for a VET Student Loan you may need to undertake an LLN Assessment.

Total VSL repayments: $19465.20

There are 3 flexible payment options available, VET Student Loans (for eligible students), Money3 Loans, Interest-Free Direct Debit Payment Plan – Self Funded. See our Funding Options for more information.

What’s Included

Course Units


SHBBFAS004 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBHRS010 Provide waxing services
SHBBHRS011 Provide female intimate waxing services
SHBBNLS007 Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBNLS011 Use electric nail file equipment for nail services


SHBBCCS005Advise on beauty products and services
SHBXCCS008 Provide salon service to clients
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments
HLTINF005 Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments
SHBBRES003 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXCCS007 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXIND003 Comply with organisation requirements within a personal services environment
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer


SHBBSSC001 Incorporate knwoledge of skin structure and functions into beauty therapy
SHBBSSC002 Incorporate knowledge of body structures and funcitons into beauty therapy
SHBXCCS005 Maintain health and wellbeing in a personal services environment
SHBXCCS006 Promote health nutritional options in a beauty therapy context


SHBBFAS005 Provide facial treatments and skincare recommendations
SHBBFAS006 Provide specialised facial treatments
SHBBSKS009 Provide Micro-dermabrasion treatments


SHBBBOS008 Provide body massages
SHBBSPA007 Provide stone therapy massages
SHBBSPA008 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation
SHBBBOS009 Provide aromatherapy massages
SHBBBOS010 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments


SHBBMUP009 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP010 Design and apply make-up
SIRXOSM002 Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms

What you’ll learn.

You will learn everything from the basics of salon treatments like waxing and Mani & Pedi treatments to more complex treatments like facials, advanced skin-care treatments, and body treatments including massage. You will also learn how to treat your client safely and hygienically to maintain a beauty industry standard. You will learn what industry timeframes for treatments are and how to make sure you complete treatment on time. You will gain knowledge about products and skin care and how to prescribe the best skin-care regime for individual clients, how to resolve problems with the skin and the body, and how to relax care for, and nurture your clients so they can unwind.

Delivery Schedule

Our Diploma of Beauty Therapy has 4 intakes a year January, April, July and October. Each term runs for 10 weeks and matches the Qld Public School Terms. Classes are weekdays 8.30am-4.30pm. Full-time is two days a week on campus over 12 months. Part-time is 1 day a week on campus over 18 months.

Why Choose Demi International Beauty Academy

Established in 2012 we have had a long history with the industry, building our reputation as the most trusted provider for beauty training in regional Qld. We have experts regularly visit the class to teach you the latest trends in skincare, lash, brow, and makeup treatments. We have designed our course with the industry to ensure we meet the requirements of industry employers. Including Pure Indulgence, Laser Clinics, RACV, Endota, Noosa Springs.

Our Diploma gets you Job Ready - Salon Day

We have a fully functioning salon at each of our campuses. The salon is open to the public, who can book online for salon treatments with you.

You get to practice what you have learnt on real paying clients, learn to run a salon and salon reception and you will work with a variety of clients and situations. This means you don’t have to go elsewhere to find a placement to complete your practical training. In our fully functioning salon, you are 100% supervised as you grow in confidence and build your expertise.

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Call us on (07) 5309 6635. We are available weekdays 9am – 5pm (AEST).

Graduate Testimonials


Hayley Beare

I highly recommend Demi International as a training facility for beauty therapy. The Toowoomba staff, Ali and Nikki, are incredible trainers and industry professionals. Their knowledge and skills from being in the industry for many years are absolutely invaluable and made the learning experience more informative and useful. By Ali encouraging me to continually practice the skills I had learnt each week, I gained confidence with my skills which led me to securing employment in a leading salon half way through my qualification.



I have enjoyed my time at Demi International. I started my diploma of beauty therapy at another school on the Sunshine Coast and felt as if I was going around in circles and not learning anything. I made the decision to move to Demi International mid way through the year to finish my diploma and it was the best decision I made for myself. I would recommend anyone of any age to study with Demi International.

Meet your Instructors

Train with the best to be the best. Our instructors for the Diploma of Beauty Therapy have over 30 years of collective experience working with clients in a variety of fields; many of our trainers run their own successful businesses and have a wealth of knowledge and experiences to share with you. All our trainers hold more than one qualification in Beauty, Business & Advanced Treatments. As qualified trainers and assessors, they meet the Australian Government requirements for accredited training.


Chelcey Quinn

Sunshine Coast Campus

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 trainer’s full license with QLD radiation and health.


Donna Chadwick

Sunshine Coast Campus

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 practice and clinic sessions. Experience has taught her this makes the transition from academy to industry true, realistic and seamless.


Ali Porter

Toowoomba Campus

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.

Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson

Toowoomba Campus

Melissa’s skillset is a testament to her passion. Ranging from cosmetics counter management for Clinique and Revlon to working as a Beauty Therapist for Ella Bache, Esteem Medi Spa and Laser Clinics Australia.

Skin health and integrity is Melissa’s passion! So it made sense that the next step in her career was to join the Demi International team teaching the Diploma of Beauty Therapy and inspire the next generation of therapists to achieve their career goals.


Theresa Azzopardi

Cairns Campus

Theresa believes empathy and compassion are important qualities in the classroom, creating the right environment for confident and well-skilled Beauty Therapists. When she is not training students at Demi International Cairns she works in a local Cairns Spa, doing what she loves, taking care of others beauty needs.

Jodie Buchanan

Jodie Buchanan

Sunshine Coast Campus

I’ve got over 15yrs experience in the industry.  I specialise in facials and skin. I’ve worked in a waxing and tanning salon in Brisbane for a few years. I also worked with Envy Hair design and Spa in Gympie, Living Valley, the health retreat in Kin Kin, Ella Bache in Noosa and now Noosa Body & Skincare. 


Rebecca Clues

Brisbane Campus

For the past 8 years, Rebecca has been employed as a Dermal & Laser Therapist, she holds a full license through Radiation Health Queensland. Performing advanced treatments such as Laser Hair Removal, Vascular Laser treatments, laser pigmentation, Skin needling, clinical peels, and laser rejuvenation.
Skin is her passion and she loves to share her knowledge so together with you she can educate our clinic clients.

Rebecca’s ultimate goal is to provide students with the skills to be the best they can be within the Beauty industry.

Beauty trainer

Angelina Quanchi

Cairns Campus

Angelina has been in the beauty industry for over 14 years. She has worked in Day Spas, beauty salons and Cosmetic Clinics alongside cosmetic nurses and surgeons. Prior to moving to Cairns she owned her own beauty salon in Victoria as well as working as a Beauty Trainer. Angelina has delivered a range of Beauty programs from Vet in schools to the Diploma of Beauty Therapy. 

Ready to


Call us on (07) 5309 6635. We are available weekdays 9am – 5pm (AEST).

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