Courses for the beauty girl


The Bikini Waxer

They won’t let just anyone smear hot wax on people’s privates! There’s a lot of prep work that goes into becoming a professional waxing technician, including hands-on training and theoretical study.   

WHERE: Available at most beauty schools throughout Australia. We recommend Helene Abicair for Melbourne-based students.

ENTRY CRITERIA: No prior study is required.

STUDY OPTIONS: Short course must be completed on campus.

INVESTMENT: Expect to pay around $850, which should also cover all materials used in class.

WHAT YOU’LL GET: An accredited certificate in waxing, which can also be obtained as a part of the Diploma in Beauty Therapy.  A certificate in waxing is a pre-requisite to getting your Brazilian waxing certificate.


The Spray Tanner

Just because you can handle a spray bottle doesn’t make you a professional tanner. This course will equip you with the necessary practical skills and business training, including learning how to analyse different skin types and understanding the key chemical, dihydroxyacetone (DHA), and how it works. 

WHERE: TAFE or beauty school. Try The Celcius Academy (08 8274 1111) in South Australia. 

ENTRY CRITERIA: No prior study is required. 

STUDY OPTIONS: A three-hour training session must be completed on campus.

INVESTMENT: Courses start at around $100 and you will need to purchase your equipment as well.

WHAT YOU’LL GET: An accredited certificate in spray tanning. 


The Beauty Therapist  

Want the theoretical and practical know-how to work as a beauty therapist? The right course will equip you with the skills to work in a commercial salon, or even start your own.

WHERE: Industry leader Ella Bache offers a Diploma of Beauty Therapy. To graduate, you also need to complete 150 hours of work experience. They also offer an online version, known as the Stellar Distance Learning Program, which can be completed remotely.

ENTRY CRITERIA: You must be over 16 and have completed Year 10 or equivalent (except if you are over 21).

STUDY OPTIONS:  This course runs for 12 months over three terms, each 13 weeks in duration. The 150 hours of work experience fits within the course.

INVESTMENT: $16,800, which includes your uniform and equipment. The course is VET FEE-HELP enabled.

WHAT YOU’LL GET: Diploma of Beauty Therapy.