Beauty Therapist

Provides skin analyses, facial therapies, skin-care treatments and body treatments such as massage to clients.
Training time 5 months - 2 years
Average pay $30,871
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 8,600

What does a Beauty Therapist do?

  • discussing client needs, analysing skin characteristics and advising on suitable skin care, treatments and application of make-up
  • applying general cosmetic and corrective make-up
  • performing manicures and pedicures including decorative nail art, application of artificial nails, nail repair, and other specialised hand and foot treatments
  • performing facial and body treatments such as massages
  • treating unwanted hair through waxing, bleaching, tinting, depilation and electrolysis
  • evaluating beauty therapy processes and products
  • receiving bookings, arranging appointments and maintaining client records


  • Electrologist (Hair Remover)
  • Manicurist
  • Nail Technician

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics
Certificate III in Beauty Services
Certificate III in Nail Technology
Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction