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Honoured to be announced as the Small Training Provider of the Year 2023 in the Victorian Training Awards

Next intake : 10th September 2024

Learn from the Leaders


Welcome to Australia’s specialist centre for Beauty, Spa and Dermal Therapy education. Over the past 70 years we’ve trained more beauty & spa graduates than any other College in Australia and, because we work with a wide range in the industry from Laser Clinics, Luxury Spas, Dermal Clinics, Brow Bars & makeup studios together with leading salons & franchises – our education is independent and highly regarded by the industry, which means our graduates can choose from a wider variety of career opportunities – such as Clinics, Salons, Luxury Resorts, Cruise Ships, Laser Clinics, Make-up Studios, Advanced Skin Clinics, Spas, Dermal Therapy and Management or Entrepreneurial opportunities.

Our facilities are uniquely world class. There is nothing like our Melbourne city campus. A whole building with state-of-the-art specialised training rooms, including makeup studios, spa suites, laser & dermal faculty, science laboratory and even a rooftop skygarden to relax in between classes.

If you’re ready to begin your career with the best beauty course in Melbourne – at elly lukas we not only train you for real jobs, but empower you with globally recognised qualifications that will open doors and create opportunities for you anywhere in the world as well as exclusive Dermal Therapy Bachelor & Associate Degree pathways for those seeking Dermal Therapist or Dermal Clinician careers.

Information Sessions : Every day (Monday to Friday) at 10am – click to book an info session
Next Saturday Information Session: Saturday 20th July 2024 commencing at 11am (until 12:30) click to book an info session

Next Dual Diploma (SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy & SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management) intake – September 2024

An approved 2024 Skills First Victorian Government Funded Provider – 2024 Government Funded Places available.

Education to Empower

Being the most skilled Beauty or Spa Therapist is only the beginning. Apart from critical skills that our students gain in our world class facilities, it’s the way in which we empower our students to gain the confidence and experience necessary to become a 6-star Therapist that sets elly lukas apart from the rest.

Our students are able to gain invaluable hands-on experience learning with the latest equipment within world class facilities. When you visit our college for a tour, you’ll see why our facilities are regarded by industry leaders as one of the best in the world.

Internationally Recognised

Elly Lukas is one of the few colleges in the world and the only college in Australia registered to offer 3 internationally recognised Beauty & Spa Therapy qualifications (CIDESCO, ITEC & CIBTAC). This means that in addition to the nationally approved SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy, our students can also obtain prestigious and globally recognised qualifications that can open the door to international careers.

Why Elly

“If you are serious about your career, this is the only college to study at”
Kathryn Moore : CEO Spa Connectors.

Where do we start? There are so many aspects about elly lukas that are so unique. Take our incredible learning environment to start with. You’ll be learning within a whole city building in Flinders Lane which features a state-of-the art Spa facility, Laser & Science Faculty and even a rooftop skygarden to enjoy in between classes.

Achieve your Dreams

Salon, Spa, Clinic, Make-up , becoming a business owner, entrepreneur, Laser or Dermal Therapist – what’s your career goal? If you love working with others, have a passion for the industry and a driving ambition to take your career to the next level – then you’re in the right place. Whilst students join our college for many different reasons, they all have one thing in common – a burning desire to go places in life and are willing to put in the hard work and commitment required to do so.

Dermal Therapy

Our diploma graduates have 2 exclusive pathways to Dermal Therapy careers for those who wish to specialise as Dermal Therapists or Dermal Clinicians.

Only elly lukas diploma graduates can apply to the Australian Dermal Science Institute for the Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy) or the Bachelor Degree of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics).

Unrivalled Opportunities

Access to industry leaders and tours to some of Australia’s most luxurious Spas, Clinics and Resorts, such as Hayman & Hamilton Islands, inspires our Students to take their careers to the next level. Leading Salon, Spa, Clinic and Resort employers regularly contact our College with employment opportunities for both Students and Graduates.

Exceptional Career Education since 1954

The Beauty of Experience

Established in 1954, the Elly Lukas Beauty Therapy College has helped shape the beauty and spa industry in Australia over the past 70 years. We are recognised as leaders and innovators in the beauty, spa, make-up and massage therapy industries. As one of the largest providers of Beauty & Spa Therapy education in Australia, our award winning college provides exceptional standards of industry relevant training combined with a uniquely supportive learning environment.

Beauty, Spa & Makeup Career Courses

SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

The SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy course is the benchmark course for anyone considering a career as a Beauty or Spa Therapist, or further study as a Dermal Therapist/Dermal Clinician. The Diploma is a government-funded & VET Student Loan eligible course with an increased VET Student Loan cap now available for eligible applicants. 

Dermal Therapy

If you are passionate about advanced skincare and want to work with the latest Laser, IPL and other medical grade devices, performing the most up to date advanced treatments such as skin rejuvenation, body contouring, chemical peels, skin needling, and cosmetic tattooing, as an elly lukas diploma graduate you’ll have 2 dermal degree pathways to choose from to qualify as a Dermal Therapist or Dermal Clinician.

VET Beauty courses

Still at school in Year 11 or 12 and want to obtain a VET Beauty qualification as part of your VCE or VM studies?
 Our award winning VET in Schools program enables students to take the first step towards a career in the Beauty, Make-up, Spa or Dermal Therapy industry whilst completing Year 11 or 12 secondary education.

Why Are We Different?

We’re not part of a laser clinic chain or spa franchise which means our Graduates aren’t trained to only get a job within one franchise / chain. As an independent College, we get to work with all of the leading employers throughout Australia and indeed the world. That means our Students have the broadest possible career opportunities and can choose from a wider variety of career pathways – such as Salon, Clinic, Spa, Luxury Resort, Cruise Ship, Laser, Makeup, Advanced Skin, Dermal Therapy and Business Manger or Owner with a diverse range of employers – not just one.

Education that Inspires

There’s nothing boring about an elly lukas education. We take your learning out of the classroom with exclusive access to the top levels of the industry in incredible locations. It’s our belief that incredible skills and knowledge are not enough…it’s how and where you implement those skills that makes the difference.

Our goal is to not only provide you with exceptional training, but to also empower you with the ability and confidence to fulfil whatever career outcomes you seek. It’s for these reasons that you’ll see such a variety in our graduates’ success stories.

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Take the first step to start your career journey and find out more about our inspiring education. Say hello and request a course guide or make a time to visit for a college tour and meet with our Course Advisors [every day Monday to Friday] at 10.00am.

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