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International Students

Over the past few decades we’ve welcomed many international students from throughout the world who have travelled to Melbourne to begin their Beauty & Spa career journey with us. The SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy is an international student approved course and is conducted full time for one year.

As well as being an approved international student course, the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy course leads to the CIDESCO, ITEC & CIBTAC Diplomas – which are internationally recognised. Eligible international students can receive a student visa to study in Melbourne.

Agents : elly lukas does not appoint Agents – International Students may apply directly to the college. International Students must be over 18 years of age to attend elly lukas.

Application process for international students.

1. Thoroughly research your options and requirements to study in Australia. https://www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au

2. Contact the college via email study@ellylukas.edu.au to request a course guide and all relevant application requirements.

3. If in Melbourne, make a time to visit the college and meet with a Course Advisor.

4. If overseas, email the college to make a time for a phone/video call with a Course Advisor.

5. Once you’ve provided all of the required documents and enrolled, we will send you an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment so that you can commence your student visa application process at your local Australian Embassy or Consulate. Please allow around 2 to 4 months for the application process.

International Accredited Qualifications

Internationally Recognised

elly lukas is the only Beauty and Spa Institute in Australia registered to offer 3 internationally recognised qualifications in addition to nationally recognised qualifications.
Over the past few decades we’ve welcomed many international students from throughout the world who have travelled to Melbourne to begin their Beauty & Spa career journey with us.


Admission requirements

Student visa – for the latest student visa information please refer to the Australian Government Department of Immigration website.

English language requirements:
Unless you are a citizen and hold a passport from UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand or Republic of Ireland you will be required to provide evidence of a minimum score achieved in an English language test taken in the 2 years before you apply for a student visa. These are IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 46 Cambridge English 162 or PTE 42

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What are the tuition fees & how are they paid?

SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy.
Tuition fee : $28,900
Materials & equipment : $1200

The materials and equipment fee is paid upon enrolment.

The tuition fee is paid via 2 x installments each of $14,450. The first payment is made upon course commencement and the final payment is paid upon commencement of the final Semester of the course.

Am I eligible for Government Funding?

No – International Students are not eligible for Government Funding or Vet Student Loan

What are the materials, uniform & equipment cost?

Uniform, makeup & brush kit, protective clothing, shoes, tool kit, text book, unit books, orientation retreat & student amenities is $1,200
Prior to enrolment, you’ll be provided with an itemized equipment & materials list and can choose to provide your own tools and equipment if you wish.

What are the payment options?

Tuition fees are paid in 2 x instalments. The first payment is made at course commencement and the final payment is made upon commencement of the final Semester of the course. You can pay with credit or debit card or via bank transfer.
Materials, uniform & equipment cost is paid prior to course commencement (usually on enrolment).

What career options are available?

Beauty Therapist
Spa Therapist
Makeup Artist
Massage Therapist
Brow Specialist
Skin Specialist

Further study options / pathways?

elly lukas Diploma of Beauty Therapy graduates have exclusive access to the Higher Education Degree courses offered at the Australian Dermal Science Institute. These Degree courses are also recognized by the peak industry body and allow admission to the Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians.
As elly lukas has a separate Science Faculty, this enhanced delivery of the underpinning theoretical knowledge during your Diploma prepares you for transition into Degree studies for those who wish to specialize as Dermal Therapists or Dermal Clinicians.
Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy) – 2 years
Qualification outcome : Dermal Therapist
After completing the Associate Degree, students can continue their Dermal Degree studies for an additional year to complete the Bachelor Degree.
Bachelor Degree of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics) – 1 additional year after completing the Associate Degree.
Qualification outcome : Dermal Clinician
Many of our Diploma Graduates have also gone onto to complete Bachelor of Nursing Degrees at various Universities in order to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

How much do I have to pay to get started?

There is no cost or obligation to participate in course observation.
Should you decide to enrol – payment of your materials, uniform, amenities & equipment cost ($1200) is paid prior to course commencement (usually on enrolment).