SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Delivered as a Dual Qualification


Course Details
Course Name

Business of Beauty

Delivered as Dual Qualification
SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy &
CUA51015 Diploma of Screen Media


12 months


Robina Campus
12 November 2018
21 January 2019

Brisbane Campus
21 January 2019

Study load

Face-to-face classes
3 days a week
6 days industry experience
80 hours student salon training

Program fees

Vet Student Loans Approved. For course fees visit.

The French Beauty Academy Beauty Career Kickstart Fund enables students to study the Business of Beauty with no co-payment requirements.

Enquire to learn more about your financing your studies.

Please Note: VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements. A VET student loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Student Entry Procedure


At The French we offer a Beauty Therapy Diploma that is unparalleled.
At The French Beauty Academy we’re passionate about arming you with the knowledge and practical skills to not only ensure you are a world-leading therapist, but make your career dreams a reality. We’ve worked with industry and listened to your career goals to innovate a cutting-edge curriculum and a world-first, all encompassing beauty program that will give you the practical expertise, business knowledge and industry experience to equipped you for the very best jobs in industry.


You will learn from the best beauty educators in industry using leading technology and products such as MAC Cosmetics, Algologie and Caron. Our Beauty Therapy Diploma is your passport to a career in a billion dollar industry across fashion, media, the creative arts, travel, and retail.

SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy Overview

Graduating with two Diplomas delivered as a dual qualification, our unparalleled SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy and a CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media programs combine the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to be an exceptional beauty therapist with all important business understandings in areas like small business planning, OHS, HR and marketing and social media. Skills that are essential to successfully establish and market your own beauty business or secure management positions with leading salons and spas.


The SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy is the required qualification for people aspiring to a career in the beauty industry. The program encompasses essential scientific-based learning relating to skin biology, nutrition, physiology, anatomy and the chemical composition of cosmetic products, as well as the practical skills and techniques of waxing (including intimate waxing), massage, tinting, facials, manicure/pedicure, body treatments, aromatherapy, spa therapy and microdermabrasion. Students are trained in the fundamentals of operating a business and frontline retail selling.

SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy Practical Experience & Industry Networking

The SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy incorporates practical experience, in-salon training in our Student Salon in Robina, and a work placement with one of our industry partners. Students have the opportunity to meet industry experts through product knowledge days, guest speaker events and our twice-yearly Education Symposium.




The  SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy  is the required qualification if you’re aspiring to a career in the beauty industry. From waxing, massage, tinting, facials, manicure/pedicures, body treatments, aromatherapy, spa therapy and microdermabrasion to the science of skin biology, nutrition, physiology, anatomy and the chemical composition of cosmetic products you’ll be hands on learning the practicals of beauty therapy.

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media OVERVIEW

Delivered as a dual qualification with the CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media with a strong focus on beauty business units, you’ll become and even better therapist. Further advancing your makeup skills and gaining knowledge across fundamental business areas like small business planning, social media marketing, retail sales, recruitment and HR! We’ll apply these learnings to a beauty context so upon graduation you’ll understand exactly how to plan, staff and market your very own beauty business!



Read about some of the amazing job profiles of industry professionals & French Alumni who began their studies with a beauty therapy diploma.


Beauty Career Kickstart Fund
The French Family has established the Beauty Career Kickstart fund to help students make their beauty career dreams a reality and position themselves for employment as a world-leading beauty therapist in a trillion dollar industry.
This fund allows students to study the Business of Beauty with no VET Student Loans co-payment requirement providing a financial credit for the gap between the approved funding level and the course price increasing access to education for students wishing to begin their studies in beauty therapy.




Our stunning campus is one of a kind, offering students an educational experience that is unparalleled.

Our smaller class sizes 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 have access to the latest and leading cosmeceutical products.


The French has partnered with world leading partners across the beauty industry to ensure our students work with only the best.

Some of our partnerships include:

• MAC Cosmetics

• Vogue

• Steiner Cruise Liners

• Algologie

• Southern Cross University


Only at The French Beauty Academy will you experience our platinum-standard Service Excellence Program, designed to prepare students with a holistic personal and professional development curriculum encompassing grooming and presentation, etiquette and manners, language and communication skills, service standards and work ethic.

More importantly, it guides each student’s inner journey to self-knowledge, spiritual awareness and genuine concern for the welfare of others; ensuring that our graduates are the preferred choice for beauty, health and wellness practitioners in the salon, retail and medi-spa sectors.


  • The French beauty academy has been the best choice of my life, I have learnt not only how to be the best beauty therapist I can be but improving mental health and friendships, the teachers are amazing and so supportive, the knowledge that they give I honestly don’t know if... read more

    Renee Farrugia Avatar Renee Farrugia
    6 months ago

    The best learning environment, supportive and caring teachers who want only the best for you. And I made life long friends here! I would recommend anyone to attend the French Beauty Academy, this school has pushed me in the right direction and has set me up for life � #FRENCHIES

    Trinity Brackley Avatar Trinity Brackley
    1 year ago

    The French Beauty Academy has provided me with a learning environment where I feel safe and empowered. I have been able to achieve some amazing things within my time here, skills that 12 months ago I didn’t believe I could do.

    I have been able to learn practical skills, develop... read more

    Shiloh Young Avatar Shiloh Young
    6 months ago
  • I attended The French Beauty Academy’s Specialised Laser Technician course recently, and the experience was nothing less than fantastic! The course is very well structured, practical and engaging; and every single one of their instructors is extensively educated and experienced, professional, friendly and helpful. I highly recommend attending the course... read more

    Rose Niu Avatar Rose Niu
    7 months ago

    The French Beauty Academy is a place of beauty, love, support, friendship & sisterhood.

    I'm so glad I took the brave first step to join this year and to now have successfully graduated with a Diploma of Beauty Therapy and its all thanks to The French, the amazing educators &... read more

    Melissa Young Avatar Melissa Young
    9 months ago

    When I was first considering doing a Double Diploma of beauty therapy and screen and media I was going to put it off 6 months and then start, I decided to start In January and in only 3 months I can say with utmost confidence that this was by far... read more

    Matilda Whitten Avatar Matilda Whitten
    6 months ago
  • My experience at The French Beauty Academy has been amazing so far! The teachers are beyond helpful and the care they put into their students makes studying here a treat! The professionalism they portray and the skills they teach makes me want to learn and start my career in the... read more

    Tahlia Martin Avatar Tahlia Martin
    3 weeks ago

    Where do I start?! The french beauty academy has taught me many life skills that will carry me through what ever path in life I choose, it’s taught me strength, honour, integrity, personal development, how to achieve my goals, and many more things.

    It’s not just “beauty therapy” it’s much... read more

    Maxe O'Donnell Avatar Maxe O'Donnell
    6 months ago

    My experience studying at The French was nothing short of amazing and liberating. I learnt so much about myself through the entirety of the course and gained numerous interpersonal skills I can bring forward in future employment. Not only did I improve as a person but I grew into a... read more

    Brittegnie Pasquier Avatar Brittegnie Pasquier
    3 months ago
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