Diploma of Beauty Therapy

The Diploma of Beauty Therapy is an approved VET Student Loan course.

VET Student Loans

Demi International Beauty Academy is a registered training organisation approved to offer VET Student Loans to eligible students under the Higher Education Support Act 2003. The Diploma of Beauty Therapy is an approved course. VET Student Loans can be used to pay part of an eligible student’s tuition fees. To find out more please visit VET Fee Schedules page or contact us 07 5309 6635.

The Diploma of Beauty Therapy at Demi International Beauty Academy is your ticket to a successful career in an exciting and expanding industry. The Diploma course covers the common treatments available in Certificate IV and additional units in body treatments, female brazilians, micro-dermabrasian, aromatherapy and plant oils, reflexology, massage, advanced facials and spa treatments. You will develop industry required skills needed to enhance and expand your career. With expert guidance and support in a specialised, interactive learning environment you can relax and enjoy the essence of studying beauty therapy.


What Specialised Skills Will I Learn?
At Demi International we have hand selected the most employable subjects to be included in your Diploma – these units are high in demand by employers and open doors to all of our students internationally. There are no surprises, everything is included, uniforms, workbooks, textbooks, machinery, equipment and all stock, products and consumables for the entire year.

Spa therapies have been emerging in popularity over many years, and are now an essential part of the treatment repertoire. Most beauty therapy businesses provide relaxation and anti aging services. It is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today.

For those that wish to work in resorts, spas, cruise ships, boutique and lifestyle retreats, this is the program for you. You will cover spa treatments in a dry room setting, wet room setting/hydrotherapy with one of our Partner Spa’s on the Sunshine Coast, in Cairns and in Toowoomba and learn treatments from eastern and Ayurvedic influences including Indian head massage, Stone therapy massage, Reflexology, Body exfoliation, Wraps and Clays.

Aromatic chemistry is studied in depth allowing students to gain deeper knowledge and understanding of aromatherapy oils, their constituents and actions on the body. Students study a combination of massage techniques including aromatherapy massage; which supports the aromatic plant oil chemistry and blending/implementation of various oils.

Reflexology is a system of massage used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head linked to every part of the body. Indian head massage originated in India over 1000 years ago and is based on the ancient healing system of Ayurveda.

Students gain an in depth understanding of various relaxation and aromatic based treatments including the theoretical underpinning knowledge. Our program comprises of over 350 hours practical application in a supervised student salon on a weekly basis. This allows students to confidently work with clients in a variety of treatment outcomes, a variety of treatment and with a variety of clients.

Additional Workshops are available in the school holidays including Tanning, Laser therapies, Lash Extensions, Gel Nail Application, Acrylic Nail Technology.

You will learn about and use in all your treatments beautiful local products produced by Pure Indulgence called Yuva as well as Australian brands such as Arbre, ASAP and Pelactiv. Product trainers come to the school as part of your curriculum and conduct full product knowledge and training with the students regularly throughout the year.

During your course you will be gaining real work experience in our Student Salon, where you can perfect your beauty therapy skills and gain valuable experience in working in a salon environment as a team member.

Practical Experience
We pride ourselves on ensuring that our students are salon ready by the time they graduate. We do this by immersing our students in practical training as soon as possible in addition to work experience that each student participates in with 5 star Spas and beauty salons on the Sunshine Coast.

Practical training is integrated throughout your course to ensure you perfect your skills. Every new treatment you learn, you also put into practice straight away. Firstly in the classroom with your fellow students (yes, you receive endless facials, massages, man’s, pedis, and massages!), then your family and friends are invited to come into the college as models, and finally you perform these treatments in our student salon on paying clients.

Work Experience provides the opportunity for our students to practice and perfect the skills they learn on real clients in a real salon environment and learn in a safe, nurturing environment.
We have integrated work experience throughout your studies ensuring that all our students gain valuable real client experience including client bookings, Skin Diagnosis, retailing, in- store promotions, salon team work and even some salon management skills.

Course Duration and Study Options
Option 1: The course runs for 12 months and is a mixture of online* and one 9-5pm day (1) face to face attendance.
*Approx 15-20 hours of teacher directed online study in your own time each week would be required over 4 x 10 week terms.

Option 2: The course runs for 12 months with two 9-5pm (2) days a week face to face attendance. This option is ideal as the theory is delivered to you in class and this option also includes additional specialised units.
*Approx 10-15 hours of teacher directed online study in your own time each week would be required over 4 x 10 week terms.

Tuition Fees
Option 1: The course tuition costs are $12,800 of which up to $10,342 can be covered by VET Student Loans. The balance of $2,458 can be covered on a payment plan of $50.26/week inc. of direct debit fees.

Option 2: The course tuition costs are $16,400 of which up to $10,342 can be covered by VET Student Loans. The balance of $6,058 can be covered on a payment plan of $119.5/week inc. of direct debit fees.

Students who access Vet Student Loans are charged 20% loading from the Federal Government. The total debt to be incurred at completion of this Qualification will be $12,410.40. The debt will be repaid when your income is above the minimum repayment threshold through your income tax.

Additional Fees not included in Tuition Fees
All students will be required to pay a (non-refundable) equipment fee of $250 at enrolment to cover a uniform, tools, access to a an online learning management system LMS and an online textbook.
There are no hidden costs!

Payment Plans
Payment plans with varied options are available upon request.

RTO Entry Requirements
Students should have completed a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education for the completion of Year 12 or both:
The student is to be assessed as competent at or above Exit Level 3 in an Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Literacy and Numeracy Exam and also
The student must display the required level of competence Demi International reasonably believes is required for a Diploma level of Study. Younger applicants are welcome to apply and entry will be at the discretion of the RTO.

Linda MooreDiploma of Beauty Therapy