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When working as a beauty therapist in Australia, you can earn a good living thanks to an average salary of between $60k-$70k per year. Anyone with the required beauty therapist qualifications can enjoy a rewarding career in an industry that's one of the fastest-growing in the country. That's exactly what we look at here as we highlight the beauty therapist qualifications you need. 

What is the role of a beauty therapist?

The day-to-day working life of a beauty therapist is typically extremely varied, with many different services being provided. Amongst your daily duties, you'll find:

  • Providing makeup/skincare services for clients
  • Delivering makeup & skincare advice
  • Employing electrolysis and waxing for hair removal
  • Skin assessments (face & body)
  • Managing customer appointments
  • Greeting customers upon arrival
  • Pedicures & manicures

When working in the role for real, you'll use your beauty therapist qualifications to make your clients look and feel amazing. It can be demanding being on your feet all day, of course, but the sociable nature of the job is just one of the many reasons why it’s a very popular career choice. 

What qualifications do you need to be a beauty therapist?

To work as a beauty therapist in Australia, you must take a Certificate III in Beauty Services or a Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy. The great thing about these Technical & Further Education (TAFE) courses is that they typically offer a practical component in the form of a work placement. This offers you great hands-on experience that will prepare you well. 

However, these are not the only beauty therapist qualifications that can help you realise your professional ambitions. If you're working in another profession, you can take OCA short courses that help you retrain or even start your own business. For instance, amongst our selection of Beauty, Leisure & Lifestyle Courses, you’ll find our great value Beauty Business Bundle Kit

A Lot of Learning For Your Bucks! 

This great bundle offers an amazing 12 certificates for one affordable price. Coming with dedicated mentoring support, our Beauty Business Bundle even offers students a makeup and eyelash extension kit. The 12 industry-recognised beauty therapist qualifications included give you everything you need to start working or even starting a business in the industry. 

You'll learn the full scope of knowledge, including, but not limited to:

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  • Safe hygiene, health & work practices
  • Full classic lash application
  • Preparing & monitoring budges
  • Lash mapping, lash growth, styles, curls, lengths etc
  • Prepping/using salon equipment
  • Managing customer service
  • Facial anatomy & skin tone
  • Customer interaction
  • Patch testing

The full list of topics covered in this fantastic and immersive set of courses is an extensive one that's far too long to detail here fully. However, rest assured that students get everything they need to feel confident about working as beauty therapists in Australia. 

A Great Learning Option For Time-Poor Professionals

Additionally, this OCA training has no joining criteria and can be taken at a pace, time and location of your choosing. Delivered entirely online, you only need a smartphone and a spare 10 minutes to enjoy one of the many modules and acquire the next piece of your job knowledge.

It's a revolution in professional learning, so if you have a passion for making others look and feel great, it's one of the most convenient and affordable ways to get industry-recognised training under your belt. 

Get the Beauty Therapist Qualifications You Need With OCA

Beauty is just one of more than 20 industries covered by our training library. Each course is split into easily-digestible video modules that make learning new professional skills a cinch. Time is often a barrier to learning for ambitious professionals, but our learning can be easily arranged around your day. 

Forget everything you know about traditional text-based learning, as what we offer is superior. Take a look at our Student Study Demo, and you’ll see that everyone gets the support of an expert industry mentor with content created to meet the needs of what the sector currently requires. It’s an insight that not many others outside the industry get.

To see our full course library, you only need to head over to where you’ll also see that we offer flexible payments that make our cost-effective learning even more affordable. We’re on a mission to make learning accessible to everyone in Australia.

To speak to a member of our friendly team about your learning requirements or help with enrolment, call us at 1300 611 404 today, and we’ll give you the guidance you need. Alternatively, to get in touch outside our regular working hours, email [email protected], and we’ll respond immediately.

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