Diploma of Salon Management

Ready for an industry management role?
Take that next step from Therapist to Manager/Owner.

Demi International’s Salon Management Course is nationally recognised and designed to upskill beauty therapists, hairdressers, barbers, and massage therapists in how to manage a salon or clinic. We work very closely with industry experts and employers to understand their specific needs for a salon manager. The Diploma of Salon Management is designed to meet these needs and increase your employment outcomes. Completing a Diploma of Salon Management with Demi International through our MaroochydoreCairns, ChermsideToowoomba, and Southport, or Ipswich academies provides further higher education pathways into degrees such as Bachelor of Business with the University of Southern Qld and Southern Cross University.

International Students
Please note International Students visiting Australia on a Student VISA (subclass 500) can enrol with Demi International RTO: 32542 third party training partner of International College of Queensland RTO: 1749 CRICOS: 01941B.
All training is completed on Demi International campuses. Course delivery, prices and locations may differ for International students, please Download the ICQ Brochure for International Students. All other visas may be enquired through Demi International for eligibility assessment.

Gain a significant advantage over your peers as you head towards a new career in management. Learn the skills and knowledge to run large spas, salons and clinics, wellness retreats and businesses in the personal services environment.

Your journey starts here…

It may have been a while since you were in beauty school or learning your trade. You’ve been on the floor for a while now and the manager’s role excites you. It’s probably time to step up! In this comprehensive salon management training course, you will learn everything from how to manage client expectations in beauty salons and how to manage salon staff to introducing sustainability into a business and how to market for a small or large scale beauty day spa, hair salon, health retreat or remedial massage clinic.

Demi International offers a variety of flexible payment and funding options dependent on your eligibility for the [SHB50216] Diploma of Salon Management.

For more information about course costs, speak to a Course Advisor.

All students will be required to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable enrolment fee of $250* at enrolment, which can be paid by Zip Pay, Afterpay, Credit Card, or Eftpos. This secures a place in the course.

The [SHB50216] Diploma of Salon Management is VET Student Loan (VSL) approved for eligible students.

For more course information, Download the Course Brochure

*Fee information is correct at time of publication. Fees are subject to change at any time. Various factors can affect a fee change. Please request the latest fee information from our Course Advisor team.

Course Units

The [SHB50216] Diploma of Salon Management is delivered exclusively Online, with flexible, teacher-guided independent study full time at 15 hours per week.

You will complete course modules in;

For full breakdown of entry requirements, course units and career pathways, Download the Course Brochure

What you’ll learn.

You will learn how to build the right team and how to manage the team for the success of your salon or clinic. You’ll learn the skills you need to contribute to the growth of the business such as marketing and business planning. You’ll gain an understanding of how to manage and improve the daily operations of your salon or clinic including sustainability practices.

Delivery Schedules

Our Diploma of Salon Management has 4 intakes a year January, April, July and October. Each term runs for 10 weeks and matches the Qld Public School Terms. A live virtual lecture is held each week during the term. Full-time face-to-face students can complete clinic management supervised hours at one of our fully functioning salons and clinics MaroochydoreChermside,  Toowoomba, Ipswich or Cairns. Students wishing to complete their training while working will need to complete 36 hours of supervised clinic management. All students have access to one-on-one support sessions during each term.

Why Choose Demi International Beauty Academy

Our Diploma gets you Job Ready - Salon Day

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

As students training in management, you will take a superior role in the Salon or Clinic under the supervision of your trainer who will continue to provide you with Salon Management tips. Hands-on in a fully functioning salon or clinic.

You may already be working in a salon and have the support of your manager or boss to study management. Talk to us about your options to complete your practical training in your workplace.

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Payment Options

Learn now and pay later with flexible payments and loans

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

Meet your Instructors

It’s really important to us that we give you the best education possible. Our instructors are experts in their regions. Together they have over 30 years of working in the industry in a variety of fields, including business and specialty training. Our trainers and assessors are highly qualified, they all meet the Australian Governments guidelines for Registered Training Organisations.

Sandra Smith

Sandra Smith

I have been a nail technician for 7.5 years. My true passion in the industry is nail art, 3D art, fantasy work as well as extreme nail shapes, sculptures and creating an illusion with nail products, and pushing it beyond its limits. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and feel that in a classroom my energy and passion for the industry is infectious, giving students the courage to also believe in themselves, to create beautiful work. I wish to show students, how they can think outside the box and break boundaries. In 2021 I achieved a 1st place win in the NZ nail competition and two 1st place wins in Antalya (Turkey) World Cup Nail Championship.


Stephanie Eastwood

Being in the beauty industry for over 10 years has allowed me to obtain much knowledge from working with industry leaders to owning two businesses specialising in spa works and skin clinic. I have extensive knowledge in dermal/laser therapies, spa therapies and cosmetic tattooing all in which has allowed me to train many people to become industry leaders within my previous businesses. I have a true passion for people to learn and succeed.

Melissa Johnson

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.

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