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SHB50216: Diploma of Salon Management

Skills First government funded subsidised place

This course information is relevant to applicants who are eligible for a Victorian Government Skills First subsidised place.


Course Overview:


Ready to be a Beauty Boss?

The SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management qualification reflects the role of senior managers and small business owners of personal services businesses. They are responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operation of the business and for planning, monitoring and evaluating the work of the team. Salon managers also operate with significant autonomy to make strategic business management decisions.

If you’re ready to run your own business and combine hands-on practical beauty skills with management know-how to become a beauty entrepreneur or clinic / salon manager then the Diploma of Salon Management is your first step.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a salon manager in any type of personal service business including spas, luxury resorts, clinics, lash & brow bars or beauty salons.

Course Delivery:

Face to face on campus classes.


Full time 1 year :
2 days per week (plus Burst weeks & Clinic Days)
9.00am to 4.30pm

Course intakes: January, June & December each year

Government Funded Subsidised place

VET Student Loan Approved

Nationally Recognised

Internationally Recognised

Government Funded Subsidised place

VET Student Loan Approved



Eligibility applies for government funded subsidised places and VET Student Loan.

Application Process:

  • Click on the link to receive a course guide.
  • Click on the link to book in to attend an Information Session & college tour.
  • After the Information Session and college tour, complete the pre-training review and course observation (in which you observe current classes).
  • Applicants must demonstrate academic suitability and meet all eligibility requirements.
  • Complete and lodge your enrolment form and required documents. 

Meet Some of Our Diploma Graduates


Admission requirements

You can’t just turn up and enrol at elly lukas. We open our College and our classrooms to you so that you can really experience why our College is so unique in order to make an informed decision about your career future.

We know that the College you choose can have a major impact on your career success. It’s for this reason that you’re invited to attend our Information Sessions held at the College every day [Monday to Friday] at 10am until 11.30am.

After the Information Session you will be invited to make a time to participate in course observation. This is your opportunity to come and sit in to observe our award winning education in action.

It’s a little like test driving a car before you buy!

You’ll be able to experience our exceptional facilities, understand how our training is delivered and check out some of the treatments provided in the course. Whilst you are in our classroom, we ask that you dress in all black clothing, wearing closed toe shoes, refrain from using your mobile phone at any time and conduct yourself in a respectful manner.

If you like what see and are willing to put in the hard work and effort required to become a future leader in the Beauty, Spa & Dermal Therapy industry and wish to enrol, you then move onto the next step and complete a pre-training review during your meeting with our Course Advisor.

Minimum age (Diploma of Beauty Therapy) : 17 (on day of enrolment) or completion of year 11.

Am I eligible for Government Funding?

Eligibility Criteria includes

You must be:
an Australian citizen, or
an Australian permanent resident, or
a New Zealand citizen.

Physical location
You must be physically present in Victoria while participating in training and assessment.

Course limits
Skills First funding is limited to:
two courses at a time
two courses in a year.

It’s important to note, however, that there are some exemptions and exclusions to the criteria and limits to how many subsidised courses you can do. Use the below link for a full list of eligibility and exemptions.

What are the materials, uniform & equipment cost?
What are the payment options?

Tuition fees are paid in 3 x installments by the census dates over the course year.
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).

Provider Registration Code: 3789 VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements and a VET Student Loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Conditions of enrolment: contact us to obtain a copy of our fees, charges & refund policy. elly lukas College has policies and procedures relating to access and equity, student agreements, complaints, appeals and disciplinary processes, enrolment, orientation, assessment & certification, credits, skills recognition, excursions, field trips, uniform, equipment, non-smoking policy, professional presentation and grooming, Freedom of Information, Australian Privacy Principles and Electronic Transactions and attendance – which are publicly available from the College Administration. Students with disabilities are encouraged to visit the college to determine if the course requirements and career opportunities are suitable. Details are subject to change