Diploma of Beauty Therapy

The highest, nationally-recognised beauty therapy course in Australia. 



Why choose this course?

The Demi International Diploma of Beauty Therapy is our most popular beauty course offering the highest national accreditation in Australia.

Globally respected and recommended by industry professionals, this course will arm you with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the beauty industry, no matter where you work.

Study full-time or part-time at one of six world-class campuses in Maroochydore, Toowoomba, Chermside, Cairns, Southport, and Ipswich. Student clinics operate at each location to give you hands-on experience in a real-world salon setting. 


What you'll learn…

Learn the fundamentals of beauty therapy and perfect your craft across a broad range of industry fields and specialist areas, including:

  • Foundation waxing, nail, lash and brow treatments
  • Specialised facial treatments and advanced skincare
  • Body and spa treatments, including massage
  • Makeup design and application
  • Salon services including safety, hygiene and marketing 
  • Health, wellbeing and anatomy training
  • Product recommendations and beauty industry information & trends

Pathways to higher learning 

Unlock credits and pathways to higher learning for degrees, including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Digital Media and Communication, and Bachelor of Business with the University of Southern Qld and Southern Cross University.

Course Fees

Course tuition fees for the [SHB50121] Diploma of Beauty Therapy total $17,667 including GST.

Vet Student Loans

Students who are eligible for a VET Student Loan (VSL) will receive $16,788 toward the total balance of course fees, leaving a gap of $897. 

Pay off the gap fee with an automatic, flexible payment plan, as follows:

  • Instalments of $19.90 per week for full-time students 
  • Instalments of $14.56 per week for part-time students

• For eligible students only; you may need to sit a Literacy Numeracy Assessment if Year 12 or higher education has not been completed.

Total VSL repayments: $20,145.60.

Other payment options:

Not eligible for a VSL? We offer a range of payment options to help you cover the gap fee plus material expenses. Give us a call to explore the best solution for you. 

What’s Included

Course Units - Study Your Way

Units are delivered across 12 months (full-time) or 18 months (part-time), as follows:

Face-to-face learning

Flexible, teacher-guided independent study


SHBBCCS005 – Advise on beauty products and services
SHBXCCS008 – Provide salon service to clients
SHBXWHS003 – Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBBINF002 – Maintain infection control standards
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


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


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


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


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


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

Our Campuses

Study at one of six world-class campuses across Queensland, learning from expert beauty trainers in a hands-on, inclusive environment.


794 Gympie Road,
Chermside QLD 4032

Sunshine Coast

9/31-33 Plaza Parade
Maroochydore QLD 4558

Gold Coast

2/83 Scarborough Street
Southport Qld 4215


132 Grafton Street
Cairns QLD 4870


18 Duggan Street
Toowoomba City, QLD 4350


Ipswich Riverlink Shopping Centre
North Ipswich, Queensland 4305

Career Outcomes

Job options

The Beauty Therapy Diploma paves the way for you to enjoy a rewarding career in a range of beauty industry roles, like:

Earning potential

As a qualified beauty therapist, you can earn an average salary of $63,000 per year in Australia. Earning potential increases for highly specialised fields like cosmetic tattoo and injectables.

Higher learning pathways

When you’ve successfully completed the SHB50121 Diploma, you can enjoy pathways to higher learning, including our SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management and various Bachelor degree courses.

Secure your place today

Enrol online in less than 10 minutes, with a few simple steps:

When that’s done, we’ll send you everything you need to get started, including a welcome email, your Canvas login, and a payment plan setup link.

You will be invited to an Orientation Day at your campus, scheduled a few weeks before your course begins. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow students, explore the grounds and collect your uniform in preparation for your first day.

Need more information?

Our friendly course advisors are here to help. They can talk you through how the course is delivered, what you’ll learn and what you need to bring, along with funding and payment options.

When you’re ready to enrol, your course advisor will step you through the application and deposit process, send across relevant paperwork and links, then arrange your orientation and uniform collection.

Contact (03) 5309 6635 or arrange a callback here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is the Diploma of Beauty Therapy the highest qualification in beauty therapy?
    Yes, it is the highest national qualification available in Australia. This is a globally recognised course.
  2. Can I work as a beauty therapist outside of Queensland?
    Graduating from the Diploma of Beauty Therapy allows you to work as a beauty therapist across Australia, and overseas.
  3. What are the key differences between the two beauty courses – Diploma of Beauty and the Certificate III in Beauty Services?
    While both courses include the same core subjects, the Diploma of Beauty Therapy includes training for a range of beauty treatments including facial, skincare and massage.
  4. I am an international student, can I enrol in the Diploma of Beauty Therapy?
    You can but unfortunately not with Demi International. Please feel free to visit the International College of Queensland

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Graduate Testimonials


Hayley Beare

I highly recommend Demi International as a training facility for beauty. The Toowoomba staff, Ali and Nikki, are incredible trainers and industry professionals. Their skills and knowledge 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 beauty therapy qualification.



I have enjoyed my time at Demi International. I started my diploma 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 beauty therapy instructors 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.

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 beauty and inspiring the next generation of therapists to achieve their career goals.


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 business B.lush Studios in CBD Toowoomba. Lashes and makeup are her top services.
As an experienced beauty professional, she has a keen interest in anti-ageing techniques and has worked with many Skin Care Companies over her years in salons.


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 and provide beauty advice so together with you she can educate our clinic clients.


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 professionals. 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. 

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. 

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Payment Options

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At Demi International, we offer a range of payment solutions to make learning affordable and paying easier

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