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    Beauty & Spa
    Career Courses

    Welcome to Australia's specialist centre for Beauty, Spa, Makeup and Massage Therapy education. Your global career in one of the world's fastest growing industries begins here.

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    SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

    The benchmark course that provides nationally & internationally accredited beauty, spa, makeup and massage therapy qualifications.


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    Real life leadership skills

    Exceptional skills training is not enough, we inspire our students to excel with the latest and greatest state of the art facilities and access to industry leading innovators - such as Spa Hayman.


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    Bachelor Degree pathway available

    Diploma graduates can obtain pathway entry to the Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics) or the Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy)


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    Become a MakeUp Artist

    If you have a passion for colour, fashion and trends - gain the skills to become a commercial & retail makeup artist.


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    Spa Management

    A global career awaits at leading luxury hotels and resorts world-wide with our internationally accredited ITEC Spa Management and CIDESCO Spa qualifications.


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    Quality Education

    If you are serious about your career, learn from the leaders in state of the art training facilities at elly lukas in order to become a leader and achieve excellence in the beauty, spa and wellness industry.


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    Your Dream Career starts here

    Our Graduates are highly sought after throughout the global spa, salon, beauty & wellness industries. To find out more information - contact us to arrange a tour of our unique facilities and career discussion with our course advisors.


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    Internationally Recognized Qualifications

    As well as Nationally Accredited qualifications, our Graduates can obtain up to 3 Internationally Accredited qualifications which are recognised globally.


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The beauty of experience


Established in 1954, the Elly Lukas Beauty Therapy College has helped shape the beauty & spa industry in Australia over the past 65 years. We are recognised as leaders and innovators in the beauty, spa and massage therapy industries. As one of the largest provider of Beauty and Spa Therapy education in Australia, our award winning College provides exceptional standards of industry relevant training combined with a uniquely supportive learning environment. This ensures that our students and graduates receive the finest education which enables both local and global employment opportunities and pathways.


You will find Elly Lukas graduates working in leading salons, spas, resorts, retreats, hotels, department stores, luxury cruise liners, with cosmetic surgeons or owning their own businesses throughout Australia and indeed around the world. We seek to empower our students with high quality learning that leads to job ready local and global outcomes. The College offers access to a number of local and international employment pathways, including Steiner U.K. who operate 150 spa's onboard luxury cruise liners and Australia-wide industry internships.


Students choose to study at elly lukas because they are serious about their careers and want to become leaders in the beauty and spa industry. Our superior facilities, experienced educators and global qualifications enable our students to go above and beyond and achieve excellence in their careers.


State of the art facilities


Our brand new state of the art facilities are centrally located in the heart of Melbourne's Flinders Lane precinct between Elizabeth & Queen Streets. A 5 minute walk away from Flinders Street Station and Tram stops, Queen Street bus stop and the Collins Street Tram stops. Southern Cross Station is a short 10 minute tram ride.


The purpose built facility allows our students to learn with the latest and greatest equipment including our Spa Studio with Vichy Shower, Steam Infusion and Hydrotherapy Tubs. Our new Make Up studio provides industry standard facilities for our students to develop their skills in a professional environment.


National and International qualifications


The College is one of the few institutions in the world to offer both nationally and internationally accredited beauty, massage and spa therapy qualifications through it's registration with CIDESCO, ITEC and CIBTAC. The College is also registered by the Australian Government to accept international students. As a student in the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy course, the education that you will receive meets both Australian and International standards. As a graduate, you will be equipped with exceptional skills supported by underpinning knowledge enabling you to take your career anywhere in the world - as far as your imagination allows.


The College is a member of the International Spa Association (ISPA), the Australasian Spa & Wellness Association (ASWELL) and the Australian Council for Private Education & Training (ACPET). Courses offered by the College are also registered by Centrelink, eligible students may apply for Youth Allowance or Austudy.


For further information regarding our international qualifications see :

www.cidesco.com | www.itecworld.co.uk | www.cibtac.com


Dermal Therapy Degree pathways


As the beauty industry continues to grow and develop, so to are the qualifications and skills needed to keep up to date with the latest treatment modalities. Elly Lukas Graduates are able to continue their learning and expand their qualifications with pathway entry into the Bachelor and Associate Degree courses. The Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics) and Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy) degree course provide Dermal Clinician and Dermal Therapist qualifications for those seeking specialisation in the Dermal Therapy, Advanced Skin Clinic, Laser & Cosmetic Clinics industries.


For further information in the Degree courses see : Dermal Science Institute




Registered to offer internationally recognised CIDESCO, ITEC, CIBTAC and Nationally Recognised Australian Qualifications -SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy , SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy , SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services & SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics.


Nationally Recognised Australian Qualifications





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Book in to attend an information session at our brand new City Campus. RSVP essential.
Phone (03) 9923 8888 or email rsvp@ellylukas.edu.au to confirm your attendance for any of the dates below (parents & friends welcome).




Are held at the College City Campus every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 10.00am until 11.30am


In addition, evening and Saturday information sessions are held on the following days :


Saturday 5th December 2020 commencing at 11.00am until 12.30pm

Saturday 12th December 2020 commencing at 11.00am until 12.30pm



SPA TASTER DAY(S) : Diploma of Beauty Therapy applicants only - RSVP essential


Wednesday 6th January 2021 9.30am to 4.30pm









Latest News

VET STUDENT LOANSEligible Diploma students can now obtain Commonwealth Government VET STUDENT LOANS assistance for part of their tuition fees. Click on the VET STUDENT LOAN link above for more information

Additional Makeup programs offered in 2020.All 2019 Makeup programs are fully booked - no further enrolment places are available in 2019. In response to significant demand for this program, additional places will be available in 2020. Interested applicants are advised to contact the College to make a time for an interview and tour without delay.


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