Study Beauty Therapy Courses

“Better known as the Harvard meets Chanel of the beauty industry”
– Vogue Editor-In-Chief – Edwina McCann
The French Beauty Academy is Australia’s premier beauty Academy. We are your passport to a meaningful career and a world of possibilities. Not just an educational pathway to the best jobs in the world, our beauty therapy courses will help you unlock your passion and above all your dream career.


Our flagship beauty therapy course – the Business of Beauty (SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy / CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media) are offered from our state of the art campuses in Brisbane and Robina. These are industry’s premier beauty therapy courses for beauty mavens aspiring to a successful career as a world-leading therapist and beauty entrepreneur. Combining the practicals of Beauty Therapy (SHB50121) Diploma of Beauty Therapy with a strong focus on beauty business units and makeup. Upon graduation, our students understand exactly how to plan, staff and market their very own beauty business!


Our industry-leading campuses are based on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Adelaide., with our new Adelaide . To find out more about our offerings in each location, check out our Gold Coast beauty courses, Brisbane beauty courses, and Adelaide beauty courses pages.
In the pursuit of the best educational experience, our makeup courses and nail courses feature the latest in innovative practices and are taught by some of the industry’s most well-regarded and experienced instructors. While our revolutionary dermal and laser short course program includes all the required laser licensing to get you work ready. Above all these courses have been designed for those therapists with a deep passion for the skin furthermore allowing you to upskill in the rapidly evolving world of dermal and laser therapies.


Inspired by our own philosophy of service, we are committed to supporting each and every student on a personal journey to realising your amazing capabilities. By expanding your horizons and fulfilling your potential you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge but above all our service excellence program fosters self esteem, confidence and personal growth.


Learn more about our beauty and make up courses:

Flexible Ways to Study Beauty Therapy Courses

Full-time Study
Our SHB50121 Diploma Of Beauty Therapy & CUA51020 Diploma Of Screen And Media (Specialist Make-Up Services) is your passport to a career in a billion-dollar industry across fashion, media, the creative arts, travel, and retail. Our full-time on-campus option is only 3 days per week hence perfect if you learn best in a classroom environment. Gain practical experience, training in our student salon and work placement with one of our industry partners.

Full-Time Beauty Therapy Course Overview

 1 year – 3 days a week
Next start date:

April 2022

Brisbane, Adelaide & Gold Coast Campuses

Online Study
Always dreamed of a career in beauty, but can’t find the time? Our Online Study Mode allows you to study beauty therapy courses from home while managing work and family. Through our online leaning portal you will access all the theory components while your practical blocks are run face-to-face to ensure you receive the hands on experience.

Online Beauty Therapy Course Overview

Our unique flexible learning program allows you to obtain your Diploma of Beauty Therapy online while still acquiring the valuable hands-on experience required to be successful in the industry. Specific theory units will need to be completed online prior to each practical block.
1-2 years theory from home
Practical blocks: 
On campus
Next start date: 

April 2022

Brisbane, Adelaide & Gold Coast Campus

Masterclasses and
Short courses
Our shortcourses are the ideal way to upgrade existing qualifications, explore further career opportunities or act as a bridging course if you’ve been out of the industry. These classes will bring you up-to-date with the latest trends, techniques and technologies as you are introduced to the salon, spa and medi-spa environments.

Short Course and Masterclass Overview

These short, focused programs will also bring you up-to-date with the latest trends, techniques and technologies as you are introduced to the salon, spa and medi-spa environments. Beginners with an interest in beauty can take the very first steps in industry and explore their passion and expert makeup artist can build upon their skill set and expertise in particular areas of interest.


Australia’s Best Beauty Academy


With our 30 year history we continue to produce some of the best therapists in the world as a result under the guide of the best educators, our students flourish and are highly sought after by all the major industry recruiters and companies.


Campus and Equipment


With three state of the art campuses in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast our students are offered an  educational experience that is unparalleled. Our smaller class sizes also mean that you get individual attention and hands-on practical experience with industry leading technology on a daily basis. The educational experience is amplified by ensuring that all students who study beauty therapy courses have access to the latest and leading cosmeceutical products, skin and therapy devices and technology. An added benefit for French students is our very own laptop library that enables students to use our borrowing system for access to a laptop to complete their study both on campus and at home for the duration of the course.


We partner with the best in industry


The French has partnered with world leading partners across the beauty industry to ensure our students who study beauty therapy courses work with only the best most noteworthy some of our partnerships include: Mac Makeup, Steiner 6 Star Cruise Lines & Vogue