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Diploma of Beauty Therapy (Fee for Service)

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  • Objectives
    The Diploma of Beauty Therapy offers advanced study in all aspects of beauty therapy. The course includes beauty treatments for the face and body, nails, make up, merchandising and business skills. The Diploma is designed for students who want to work as a beauty therapist or who want to manage their own beauty salon with employed staff. Diploma of Beauty Therapy students will have a range of future employment prospects. You may choose to work as beauty therapists, spa therapists or salon manager. You will be able to work in medial clinics, cosmetic surgeries and assist dermatologists. Specialising in the corporate marketing, buying or selling of retail products is also a possible career path. You will be eligible to receive the Diploma of Beauty Therapy on successful completion of all required competencies. These courses are based at the Gordon’s City Campus, Fenwick St, Geelong and are delivered by the School of Business and Management.
  • Entry requirements
    If you would like to study the Diploma in Beauty Therapy and you are not studying the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy you must apply directly to the Gordon Institute. You will need to complete a Direct Entry Application Form – this form is available from Course Information. If you are currently studying the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy you must apply directly to the Beauty Therapy department. You will be expected to have relevant language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills to study the Diploma of Beauty Therapy (Fee for Service). New applicants will be required to attend an information session and all applicants may be required to attend an interview. All applicants will also need the ability to maintain fee commitments, as detailed below.
  • Academic Title
    Diploma of Beauty Therapy (Fee for Service)
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Diploma of Beauty Therapy (Fee for Service). The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
     
    Title     Approx. Hours

    Diploma of Beauty Therapy
    Provide manicure and pedicare services     30
    Provide body treatments     100
    Conduct financial transactions     25
    Provide service to clients     30
    Apply knowledge of nail science to nail services     15
    Apply knowledge of skin biology to beauty treatments     15
    Advise on beauty services     30
    Develop a treatment plan for beauty therapy treatments     30
    Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to beauty therapy treatments     60
    Apply knowledge of skin science to beauty therapy treatments     50
    Apply knowledge of electricity to beauty therapy treatments     20
    Apply knowledge of nutrition to beauty therapy treatments     20
    Apply knowledge of cosmetic chemistry to beauty therapy treatments     30
    Investigate new products and services     50
    Design and apply make-up     40
    Provide lash and brow treatments     15
    Provide facial treatments     120
    Provide advanced facial treatments     110
    Provide temporary epilation and bleaching treatments     95
    Communicate in the workplace     50
    Work effectively in a retail environment     40
    Apply safe working practices     18
    Sell products and services     18
    Units for students already qualified at Certificate IV level (6 months)
    Investigate new products and services     50
    Provide the massage treatment     340
    Plan the massage treatment     20
    Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments     30
    Provide permanent epilation     145
    Design and apply make-up for photography     30
    Coordinate work teams     36
     
    Duration
    The Diploma of Beauty Therapy (Fee for Service) is studied full-time for 12 months*.

    Students continuing on from the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy will study full-time for six months.

    Students can expect approximately 30 hours of class attendance each week. Student intakes are normally in February, however students who have completed Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy over the previous 12 months may commence in July.

    * Selected units may be available on a part time basis. To check availability please contact Course Information.

    Selection Criteria
    Diploma of Beauty Therapy (Fee for Service) applicants will be assessed at an interview. Assessment will also be based on previous educational records, work and other relevant experience as identified on your application form.

    If there are more applicants than course vacancies then preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated knowledge of and interest in the beauty therapy industry.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
     
    Gordon Institute Support Services

    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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