Course details

CRICOS course code: 089042K

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


The SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy is the benchmark qualification for those wishing to enter the industry as a fully qualified Beauty Therapist and entry to postgraduate studies as a specialist Dermal Therapist or Dermal Clinician.
The unique way in which we deliver this course also offers elly lukas graduates a broad choice of career outcomes and specialisations in the following areas :

• Beauty Therapist
• Spa Therapist
• Makeup Artist
• Massage Therapist
• Brow Specialist
• Skin Specialist

Completion of the Diploma at elly lukas is a pre-requisite for postgraduate entry into the Higher Education Degree programs at the Australian Dermal Science Institute.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are competent in a broad range of beauty therapy treatments and services which includes facial massage, body massage, hair removal, spa treatments, lash and brow treatments, make-up, aromatherapy, providing advice on beauty treatments and services, selling retail skincare and cosmetic products and coordinating a work team. Work would be undertaken as skilled beauty therapists in salons, spas and the wider beauty industry. This qualification is designed to reflect the role of those who work relatively autonomously. It involves the self-directed application of knowledge and skills with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques. Applications involve personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations. The work reflected in this qualification may include participating in teams, and group or team coordination.

Further study options / pathways?

elly lukas Diploma of Beauty Therapy graduates have exclusive access to the Higher Education Degree courses offered at the Australian Dermal Science Institute. These Degree courses are also recognized by the peak industry body and allow admission to the Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians.

As elly lukas has a separate Science Faculty, this enhanced delivery of the underpinning theoretical knowledge during your Diploma prepares you for transition into Degree studies for those who wish to specialize as Dermal Therapists or Dermal Clinicians.

Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy) – 2 years
Qualification outcome: Dermal Therapist

After completing the Associate Degree, students can continue their Dermal Degree studies for an additional year to complete the Bachelor Degree.

Bachelor Degree of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics) – 1 additional year after completing the Associate Degree.
Qualification outcome: Dermal Clinician

Many of our Diploma Graduates have also gone onto to complete Bachelor of Nursing Degrees at various Universities in order to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
28,900 Per Year
Read moreUniform, makeup & brush kit, protective clothing, shoes, tool kit, text book, unit books, orientation retreat & student amenities is 1,200
Dec 2023
Jan 2024
1 year
Full time
Elly Lukas Beauty Therapy College
345 Flinders Lane
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Minimum age (Diploma of Beauty Therapy) : 17 (on day of enrolment) or completion of year 11.

English language requirements:

Unless you are a citizen and hold a passport from UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand or Republic of Ireland you will be required to provide evidence of a minimum score achieved in an English language test taken in the 2 years before you apply for a student visa. These are IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 46 Cambridge English 162 or PTE 42


Elly Lukas Beauty Therapy College
345 Flinders Lane
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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