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What you could do with a qualification in Beauty Therapy

by brittany. Posted on December 27, 2019

Beauty careers are as rewarding as they are flexible. Less than half of all Australian Beauty Therapists work full time, and the job growth outlook is great for budding beauty professionals.

So what’s the key to turning your passion into your profession, and unlocking all the possibilities of a beauty career? The first step (which you may already know) is to study Beauty Therapy in Perth.

Once you’ve gained a qualification like a Diploma of Beauty Therapy, the world is your oyster.

Beauty qualifications in Perth

To really make your mark in the beauty industry, you will need formal education. A Diploma of Beauty Therapy is one of the best ways to start your beauty career journey – but it’s not the only way.

To become a Beautician based in a salon you can alternatively complete a Certificate III in Beauty Services. Studying this course will set you up with well-developed technical and customer service skills including client consultation on beauty products and services.

Beauty career options after graduation

Ok, so you’ve graduated with a Diploma of Beauty Therapy. Now what?

Depending on which course you complete, you will gain an incredible amount of knowledge and hands-on skills and learn all about how the beauty business works from industry experts.

Then it’s up to you turn your passions into a flourishing beauty career. For example, some of our recent graduates have gone on to careers as:

Salon owner/manager

As a salon owner, you call the shots. Many budding beauticians dream of owning their own business and the reality is certainly in reach with a Diploma of Beauty Therapy.

Spa therapist in a luxury day spa or hotel

Provide pampering services in premium settings, for clients who appreciate what you do. Spa therapists are responsible for massage treatments, manicures and pedicures, rejuvenating treatments and more.

Cruise ship spa therapists

Travel around the world providing spa therapy treatments to cruise ship travellers. One of the best beauty careers for people interested in travelling while working in a career they love.

Health spa managers, in Australia and overseas

From Perth, to Bali, Bondi and beyond, people travel from far and wide to visit renowned health spas.

Beauty educator (with some further training)

Great communication and a wealth of knowledge are essential if you want to become a beauty educator. Imagine being able to pass on your passion to the next wave of graduates.

Beauty blogger/vlogger/writer

Strike out on your own with a blog or YouTube channel, or write for well-known publications. If you’re passionate about beauty and a self-starting creative, you could make a career writing or making beauty videos.

Retail Manager or Buyer

More interested in the business side of beauty? Working in the retail industry, you help people find the products that will change their lives. You could even travel the world as a buyer.

Freelance beauty therapist

Freelance beauty therapists have the ultimate work/life balance and often specialise in a field they love, like wedding makeup or at-home spray tanning.

Where to start

If you’re thinking about studying beauty therapy in Perth, look for a college with a high quality hands-on teaching environment like ACBT.

Not only does our college provide direct access to experienced teachers, students also get plenty of practice with real clients in our state-of-the-art on campus salon.

Explore our range of courses to find out how you could be embarking on a fulfilling beauty career journey within a year.

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