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Beauty Therapist

Make people feel beautiful inside and out by providing a range of treatments and therapies.

What's it like to be a Beauty Therapist?

Beauty Therapists provide a range of non-medical face, body and relaxation treatments customised to a client’s needs, and recommend appropriate products and after-care.

Beauty Therapist

Tasks and duties

  • Conducting skin analysis, manicures and pedicures
  • Performing facial or body massage and treatments
  • Removing facial or body hair through waxing or electrolysis
  • Applying make-up and advising clients on make-up application techniques
  • Making appointments, maintaining client records and handling financial transactions
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Some Beauty Therapists may choose to specialise in a particular stream of treatments, however most will perform a variety of tasks during a typical working day.

Beauty Therapists may work in a salon or spa. Other job opportunities for Beauty Therapists include working for cosmetic companies in a retail environment, or self-employment operating a private salon or mobile service.

What can I earn as a Beauty Therapist?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Beauty Therapist is between $50k and $60k
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How to become a Beauty Therapist


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To work as a Beauty Therapist, a formal qualification such as Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy (SHB40115) is required.

  1. Complete a qualification such as a Certificate III in Beauty Services (SHB30115) or a Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy (SHB40115) at a TAFE institution.
  2. Gain hands-on work experience, either during a practical component of a TAFE course, or external to study.
  3. Explore opportunities for further study, such a Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115), and to specialise in a particular stream, or consider moving into a management role.

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Diploma of Beauty Therapy

This qualification will prepare you to provide a range of beauty therapy treatments and services as a Beauty Therapist.

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Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

This certificate provides the skills and knowledge to provide beauty therapy treatments and services to clients.

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Certificate III in Beauty Services

This certificate gives you the skills to prepare for a role as a beautician providing a range of beauty services.

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How do Beauty Therapists rate their role?

Latest reviews from 26 Beauty Therapists surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.7
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
3.8
Job security
3.7
Pay / Salary
3.1
Variety of work
4.1

Latest reviews

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Nov 2018
Beauty therapy isn’t has glamorous as you may think!
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Beauty therapist
The good things
Helping ppl with concerns finding s pathway for them to take and seeing results.
The challenges
Having to work in a tight time frame for each client.
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Apr 2020
fun work but low pay rate
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
senior beauty therapist
The good things
there is always so much to learn which keeps it interesting. Free or discounted treatments and products for yourself.
The challenges
The pay is not good, especially considering the long hours, pressure and the fact most people will have a student loan to pay off.
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What are the job opportunities for Beauty Therapists?

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Projected job growthAlert

National increase over next 5 years *
19.7%
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