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Beauty Therapy


There’s no doubt that the area of Beauty Therapy is an exciting and growing profession, which offers stability, career fulfillment and a wide variety of job roles.

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45,500 professionals predicted to be employed in Australia by 2022

If you’re thinking about a career in beauty, you need to be a people person, a great communicator, business-minded and creative. A love of trying out new products and treatments is also an advantage. With potentially moderate but flexible hours, you’ll also need to be hard working and dedicated to your craft.

There are a wide variety of roles available in this sector. In fact, just some of the areas you could choose to specialise in are roles such as beauty therapist, nail technician or salon manager. Not only are there lots of opportunities to develop your skills over time, but the demand for people within the beauty industry across Australia is also expected to rise over the next few years. Below is everything you need to know about starting your career.

If you’d like to provide beauty therapy treatments in a salon, here is everything you wanted to know about this exciting profession. Beauty services are a terrific place for business entrepreneurs to make their mark for their clients and with the right study and training behind you – you can be a success in many exciting specialisations of beauty therapy.


There's no doubt that the area of Beauty Therapy is an exciting and growing profession, which offers stability, career fulfillment and a wide variety of job roles.

  • Future job growth
    Strong growth expected
    *Up to 29,000 job openings over the next 5 years. *Source
  • Occupation size
    There are 35,400 workers in this (or similar) professions.*Source
  • Regions
    Most regions
    Job roles for this profession can be found in most areas of Australia.*Source
  • Full time
    Beauty therapists
    Average of $35,000 - 55,000 per annum
  • Full time
    Hairdressing salon managers
    Average of $52,500 - 60,800 per annum
  • Full time
    Nail salon managers
    Average of $52,500 - 60,801 per annum
  • Considerations
    Your salary will be based on previous experience, where you are working and the type of role you take on.
Age range
  • 34 years old and younger
  • 35-54 years
  • 55 years and older
Education levels
  • Below Certificate III
  • Certificate III and IV
  • Diploma and above

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

Study with Upskilled

Thinking of joining this exciting profession? Upskilled’s beauty therapy courses are delivered online, giving you the flexibility of organising your study around your life. You can also study at your own pace, and work at the same time if you choose to.

Among other things, you'll be trained on how to work effectively in a retail environment and participate in environmentally sustainable work practices as you provide services to your clients. Good communication skills and how to listen to your clients is also covered.

You’ll also learn skills such as how to advise on beauty services, how to manage a salon, and how to build relationships with customers.

Your online course includes comprehensive student support to help you throughout your study. Once you've completed your course, you'll graduate with a government-accredited, nationally recognised qualification that will boost your chances of employment, or give you the skills to open your own business. Discover more about this profession, and enjoy the flexibility and creativity that a career in beauty can offer.

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