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Beauty therapy diplomas tend to take about two years, depending on whether you do them full-time or part-time. These beautician courses qualify you to work in beauty salons and allow you to become registered as a beauty therapist. Short beauty courses are usually intended to top up initial qualifications or to give a taste of what the career entails. They don’t, as a rule, qualify you to become a professional practitioner. Online beauty courses don’t suit every area of specialisation, as some courses require practical training, but don’t let that deter you. You can always sign up for a part-time beauty course; so that you get the practical training you need without having to quit your job.
The TAFE diploma in beauty therapy is a comprehensive course that covers everything you need to know to open your own salon or become a salon manager. For example, you will find out how to establish contact with customers, read and interpret retail documents, observe safety and emergency procedures, complete basic reconciliation statements, motivate staff, manage complaints, tailor services to suit clients’ individual physiology, develop safe treatment plans that consider possible contraindications, provide nutrition and dietary advice, and how to apply first aid.
Beauty courses aren’t just for people who want to make a career out of making other people beautiful. They are also for people who simply want to know how to spruce themselves up for special occasions. For example, women can take a short course in how to apply makeup so that they can look good for their best friend’s wedding (maybe even their own wedding – that will save a couple of dollars), or for a very important business function. They could also find out how to give themselves their own manicures and pedicures. Of course, then they’d have to fend off all their friends who will want manis and pedis for free.
Use our course finder to narrow down your search for beauty courses by city and by area of specialisation. For example, you can look for nail technology beauty courses in Sydney. Search our site to find TAFE beauty therapy diploma courses, as well as short courses throughout Australia, including other major cities, such as Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Darwin and Cairns.