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Are you a people person? Want to help others look and feel their best? Turn your passion into a successful career with our online beauty therapy and makeup course.

Whether you already work in the beauty industry or you’re looking for a career change, this flexible online training programme will give you the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in this fast-growing profession.

Explore our course breakdown below or enroll now to get started.

  • Course Outline

    When you enroll in our beauty therapy and makeup course, you will complete the following units of study:

    1Apply knowledge of nutrition to beauty therapy treatments
    • Identify the body’s systems
    • Identify nutrient needs and health problems
    2Apply knowledge of skin biology to beauty treatments
    • Identify the main functions of the skin and hair
    3Apply knowledge of skin science to beauty therapy treatments
    • Apply knowledge of skin science and disorders to beauty therapy treatments
    • Promote skin health and care
    4Demonstrate retail skin care products
    • Prepare client for skin cleansing
    • Cleanse face
    • Apply skin-care products
    • Advise on further product use
    5Design and apply make-up for photography
    • Cleanse face
    • Analyse face
    • Analyse context
    • Apply make-up
    6Design and apply make-up
    • Cleanse face
    • Analyse face and design make-up
    • Select products and equipment
    • Apply make-up
    • Apply false eyelashes
    7Design and apply remedial camouflage
    • Cleanse skin
    • Analyse treatment area
    • Select products and equipment
    • Apply remedial camouflage
    8Develop a treatment plan for beauty therapy treatments
    • Determine client requirements
    • Analyse client characteristics
    • Identify contra-indications
    • Develop a treatment plan
    9Investigate new products and services
    • Analyse market
    • Plan product and service range
    • Maintain supplier relations
    • Negotiate supply of goods
    • Monitor quality control
    • Introduce product range
    • Maximise profit
    10Conduct financial transactions
    • Operate point of sale equipment
    • Perform point of sale transactions
    • Sales
    • Reconcile takings
    11Plan & Provide the spa program
    • Demonstrate knowledge of spa principles
    • Determine the spa program
    • Prepare a client for spa treatment/s
    • Perform spa treatment/s
    • Perform aftercare treatment
    12Provide aesthetic aromatic massage
    • Prepare client for aromatic aesthetic treatments
    • Select product
    • Perform massage techniques
    • Apply aromatic aesthetic treatment products
    13Provide superficial lymph drainage massage
    • Confirm treatment plan
    • Perform superficial lymphatic drainage massage for the face
    14Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
    • Apply reflexology relaxation techniques
    15Provide body treatments
    • Prepare for treatment
    • Perform body massage
    • Provide aftercare
    16Provide facial treatments
    • Prepare treatment area
    • Perform massage
    • Apply skin care products
    • Advise on further treatments
    17Provide lash and brow treatments
    • Chemically treat eyelash and eyebrows
    • Shape eyebrows
    • Provide aftercare advice
    18Provide manicure and pedicure services
    • Prepare client for manicure/pedicure service
    • Perform a basic manicure/pedicure service
    19Apply gel nail enhancement
    • Prepare client
    • Remove artificial nails
    • Apply/refill artificial nails
    • Provide aftercare advice
    20Apply Nail Art
    • Apply nail art
    • Provide aftercare service
    • Promote and sell nail art
    21Apply knowledge of nail science to nail services
    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Skin and nail disorders
    • Apply nail and skin treatment products
  • How Will You Benefit?


    There are a whole range of benefits associated with our online beauty therapy courses. For example, you will: 

    • Fast track your career as a beauty therapist and makeup artist
    • Study a course that has been designed in consultation with senior beauticians and makeup artists
    • Learn at your own pace, meaning you can fit your beauty training around existing commitments  
    • Have your own personal tutor to answer questions and provide advice
    • Save time and money by studying remotely
    • Save 10% on your course fee by paying upfront, or choose our interest-free weekly payment plan

    Start reaping the benefits by enrolling today!

  • Career Prospects

    Get paid to help people look and feel their best. It certainly is a positive and social career move you can look forward to.

    With people leading more busy lifestyles, it is now more than ever that they are investing in their overall physical beauty and well-being. Spas, beauty salons and freelance beauty and make-up professionals are obtaining more and more clients who provide regular repeat services on a short or long-term basis.

    If you envision yourself in the glamorous and exciting world of beauty therapy and make-up, then endless possibilities await you as a beauty therapist.

    According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment in the beauty therapy industry is set to grow by 20% in the coming years. In comparison to other occupations, it has stronger growth prospects for obvious reasons.

    Lucrative opportunities also exist for independent operators who, for example, service the bridal and school formal industries. It is a service that will always be needed.

    Be a part of this growing and exciting industry by enrolling into our Beauty Therapy course now!

  • Course Levels Explained


    Our beauty therapy and makeup course leads to the awarding of a Diploma. This qualification recognizes the graduate’s capacity for initiative and judgement across a broad range of technical and management functions. Graduates typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organizing others in the workplace.

  • Prerequisites

    There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into our beauty therapy and makeup course.

    So if you want to advance your career, simply enroll in this course today.

  • Course Length

    Students typically complete their studies within 24 weeks.

    Diploma Level24 weeks

    Studying with ICI means you get to dictate how quickly you complete your course. With no assignment deadlines, you choose how long it takes to graduate.

    If you want to complete your online makeup course or beauty course as soon as possible, you can fast track the process and graduate in a matter of months. Alternatively, if you would prefer to take your time, you have up to three years to finish the learning programme. It’s up to you.

  • Study Mode: Online Learning

    Our beauty therapy and makeup course is carried out entirely online via distance learning. Sometimes called correspondence learning, this approach is perfect for anyone who needs to fit their studies around commitments such as a job or family life. You are not locked into a timetable, so you can work through the material as quickly or slowly as you wish.

    Another key benefit of online learning is the fact that you can study wherever you are in the world and you won’t incur the hassle or expense of having to attend classes in person. With ICI, you’ll have a personal tutor who is there to answer any of your questions and provide advice and support whenever you need it.

    As well as being highly convenient, our online beauty therapy and makeup course has been designed in collaboration with beauty industry experts to be highly engaging and relevant.

  • Recognition & Accreditation

    Our beauty therapy and makeup course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC).

    Like all ICI courses, it has a practical emphasis. As well as teaching you the theory behind this dynamic industry, it will give you the practical knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

  • Already in the Profession or Industry?

    Already working in the beauty industry? Maybe you have a role in a salon, spa or other similar setting. Our online beauty therapy and makeup course is for you. It offers you the chance to consolidate your existing knowledge and update your skills in this fast-paced and ever-changing industry.

    With so much competition in this profession, it’s essential that you stand out to potential clients. Advancing your professional development by completing this Diploma will help you shine, and it will give you added confidence in your abilities too.

  • What Do I Get?

    All the materials you need to complete our beauty therapy and makeup course are included in the course fee. Once you enroll, you will receive:

    • All required study materials and course notes
    • Assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
    • A tutor who will answer all your course and career questions and provide guidance.

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    • A graduation certificate officially recognising your completion of studies and qualifications
    • Transcripts indicating the units completed
    • A letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
    • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification (For example: John Smith, EDipFS)
    • Job search assistance: discover more about our Graduate Career Services Programme.
  • Cut Off Date

    Friday, 6th October 2023 is the next enrollment cut off date. Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

    Your enrollment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course it’s at your own pace and you determine when you finish.

    Don’t miss out. Enroll today!

Course Investment & Payment Plans

SAVE 10%
One off payment
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Weekly Instalment Plan
$49 x 28 weeks
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How do I get started?

Click on one of the Enroll Now buttons above and you could be working on your first lesson – and towards a new career as a beauty therapist or makeup artist – in a matter of days!

How Does Online Studying Work?

As an ICI student, you’ll be able to train at home in your spare time, learning in the easiest possible way. There are no classes or lectures to attend, and no need to leave your job or change your schedule.

How does it work?
Enrol, Study at Home, and Graduate

ICI is committed to the successful completion of your course. The typical ICI student experience goes like this:

  1. The Enrolment Process
  2. Begin Your Studies
  3. Getting Help When You Need It
  4. Getting Assessed
  5. Graduation
1The Enrolment Process

Select the course that interests you. The International Career Institute website offers course overviews, course outlines, course fees, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enrol in a program, simply complete the online enrolment form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrolment adviser.

2Begin Your Studies

On enrolment students receive a welcome email and letter with instructions on how to login into your course and access your course and tutorial support. You will not be required to purchase any further materials. Courses are divided into modules with assessments located at the end of these modules. Assessments (written assignments) are based on what you have been learning about. No exams are involved.

Study at your own pace

One of the many great benefits of our courses is their modular format creates an easier and more effective way for you to learn. And with no need to follow a fixed timetable, you get to study and submit assignment for each module at your own pace.

3Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your course, just contact one of our industry based tutors. Contact details are provided in your welcome email and letter. Your tutors are industry professionals who are ready to answer any questions about the course, assessments and industry for which you are training for.

4Get Assessed

At the end of modules you are asked to complete assignments. With no fixed assessment dates ICI students can submit their assessments at any time. This allows students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their needs. Assignments can be submitted via the student portal or email directly to the tutor.

Your assignments and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Grading scale
Lesson Grade (%)Letter EquivalentRating
100 - 80AOutstanding level of achievement
79 - 60BHigh level of achievement
59 - 50CSatisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40DMarginal level of achievement
0 - 39FFailed to complete course requirements

You must pass all modules and achieve a minimum of a C or higher in all studies to graduate. Should you not pass an assignment you are able to retake assessments as many times as you need (free of charge) in order to improve your results. Full tutorial support is available to guide you towards successfully completing your course.


Graduates of the Institute are eligible for assistance under the Graduate Career Services Program which includes assistance in job searches (by career and region), preparing cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more. As part of your graduation package, we offer a Certified Professional Resume Writer free of charge to help you compose your resume. All graduates receive a certificate of completion at the relevant level (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma / Executive Diploma), transcripts and a letter of recommendation.