Beauty Therapy & Makeup Courses In Brisbane | Our Top 17


Do you have the desire to make people look and feel their best? Are you creative and want the challenge of doing awesome movie makeup? Always had a thing for playing with hair and now you want to get paid for it?

Here in Australia, the beauty therapy and makeup industries are booming but before you can jump in with both feet you have to get the right training…

Below you will find Our Top 17 spots right here in sunny Brisbane to get all the skills you need to go out and get that dream job.

(If you are interested in this list, you will no doubt be interested in our list on the top day spas in all of Brisbane.)

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Bellevue Beauty Training Academy | Woolloongabba

Established over 30 years ago, Bellevue Beauty Training Academy, offers training in the beauty industry that will result in a nationally recognised qualification.

Just starting out? Start with the basics… A comprehensive diploma course combining theory and practice, and plenty of real-world salon experience will enable you to graduate as a knowledgable and confident therapist.

A full time course for one year will set you back $14,000, including academy fees and can be paid through payment plans.

College of Natural Beauty | Fortitude Valley

Are you keen to learn a more natural approach? The College of Natural Beauty take a unique holistic approach in their teachings and focuses on promoting a harmonic connection between the body and nature.

For the duration of your course you will learn advanced techniques in beauty therapy. Your tuition also includes Indian head massage, reflexology, aromatherapy and spa therapies.

An eleven month diploma course costs $13,545. This fee also covers your uniform, resource pack and various therapy kits.

The Beauty House Academy | Milton

With a combined 80 years experience in the industry, the staff at The Beauty House Academy, use their wealth of knowledge to train graduates that are the complete package in all aspects of the industry.

Over a total of 33 units, which includes 11 elective options for you to choose from, you will be professionally tutored in all areas of beauty therapy including presentation, elocution, merchandising and business skills.

$18,519, for the Diploma of Beauty Therapy course. Uniforms and admin fees are additional costs.

Australian National College of Beauty | Fortitude Valley

The staff at The Australian National College of Beauty, will prepare you for your future career by nurturing your passion for beauty and imparting the necessary skills to attain nationally recognised qualifications.

Need flexibility to fit your schedule? Australian students can complete the theory units of their course online. Become a professional by studying the application of face and body treatments backed up by extensive knowledge of chemistry, anatomy, biology and physiology.

Course pricing can be accessed by contacting the course and career advisors direct or by obtaining a printed copy of the course guide.

Queensland School of Beauty Therapy | Toowong

Want proven results? An industry leading school, The Queensland School of Beauty Therapy, has a notable track record for end-of-course employment rates.

In addition to the extensive diploma course you have three course options for specialised areas. Choose from focused training in salon, electrical or spa treatments depending on which areas of the industry you are most interested in.

Full time, part time or correspondence with practical training courses can be selected. Contact the school direct for current course prices.

Beauty Skills Academy | Stones Corner

For twenty-one years, the goal has been to continually improve the standard of graduating beauty therapists. The Beauty Skills Academy, do this by giving personalised and professional training to their students.

Want to own, operate or manage a salon? You will learn the skills necessary to fulfill that career dream as well as latest industry techniques and practices during this thorough diploma course.

Total cost is $15,000, which can be paid weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

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National Academy of Beauty | CBD

Not your usual classroom… Purpose built state-of-the-art facilities designed to be flexible and dynamic. The National Academy of Beauty, have created an environment ideally suited to assist you in your training.

A ‘Diploma of Specialist Makeup Services’ course entails all aspects of makeup application, special effects, air brushing and industry methods.

Once students have successfully completed their Diploma, they may go on to study a Bachelor of Creative Arts. (Not offered at National Academy Of Beauty).

Australian Institute of Creative Design | Fortitude Valley

The Australian Institute Of Creative Design is an independent registered training organisation that prides itself on their friendly and creative atmosphere, small class sizes and high quality education, all overseen by industry professionals.

Want to do movie make-up? Course involves training in all areas of makeup artistry, professional photo shoots with prints to add to your portfolio, fashion parades and upon conclusion graduates have the option to sit the ITEC exam.

Thirty-six week diploma course conducted three days per week is $12,000. Vet Fee-help is available.

Academy of Makeup | CBD

Smack bang in the heart of Brisbane, The Academy of Makeup, is Australia’s largest makeup training facility. With a New York feel and modern facilities, you can enjoy your surroundings whilst earning your government accredited qualifications.

Catwalk, photo shoots, film… It’s all covered in your diploma course structure. Training includes cultural design, period styling, special effects and a comprehensive work experience program.

$9,245 will secure your six month course during the day or after hours with a variety of study methods available.

Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy | CBD

For twenty years, Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy, has been offering education for amateurs and professionals alike. Every instructor in the Australian Creative Team is a working makeup artist and has operated at New York Fashion Week.

Open up your world of possibilities with the intensive 9 week non-accredited certificate course. Structured to teach you makeup artistry essentials as well as colour theory, brow shaping, eye design and trade secrets.

Contact the academy direct for pricing. You must be over sixteen years old to enrol in this course.

QC Makeup Academy | Online

Too busy? Full time job? The QC Makeup Academy has you covered. With almost thirty years experience in delivering online education, you can study at home in your own time.

Select one or more of their four courses in makeup or special effects. Innovative and instructional videos to assist you with your training and a student support system will help you navigate and excel in your course.

Prices start from $998 and get a 50% discount off your second and subsequent courses.


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Rejuvi Nails & Beauty | Sunnybank Hills

Educators operating under the solid belief, that in order to develop the skills required to confidently deliver a high quality service you must experience intensive, extensive, personal and visual training.

Rejuvi Nails & Beauty provide a Certificate II in Nail Technology that will give you the foundation you need to break into the industry and be successful. The course contains fifteen units and has a minimum requirement of eighty practical contact hours.

Complete the online form or contact staff for course pricing information.

Australian Institute of Applied Sciences | Stones Corner

In a cosy suburb of Brisbane you’ll find the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences. Nationally recognised vocational training courses are available at competitive prices.

Are you passionate about nails? This course is appropriate for anyone young or old, new to the workforce or looking for a change. Curriculum involves acrylic and gel nail enhancement, manicures, pedicures and training in salon functions.

This course is available online only but practical subjects will require you to be on campus. Contact staff for course pricing.

Jeanette Thomas Training Academy | Online

Be trained by an award winning nail technician, Jeanette Thomas, in your own home. Study as fast or as slow as your lifestyle allows, all with the support you need – online.

Learn about electric filing, nail art, acrylic and lots more in this course that you can complete in as little as six weeks if you study full time.

Enjoy your full nail technology course for $3,500, which includes a full course product kit worth $780.

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Brisbane School of Hairdressing | CBD

A private hairdressing college that has been teaching theoretical and practical hairdressing to students for over thirty-six years.

The Brisbane School of Hairdressing utilises the Pivot Point Learning System in this comprehensive course designed to offer a hands-on introduction to the hairdressing industry including working with clients in their busy salon located on campus.

Austudy and TCC approved. Prices on application and payment plans can be arranged.

Matters in Gray Training Organisation | Upper Mt Gravatt

The pride that the staff from Matters in Gray Training Organisation, feel about being a part of the hairdressing industry is clear to see. Their goal is to be the most highly respected educators in the country.

Work your way up… Start off with a salon assistant course. A great program designed to get you started in the industry and provide you with the first stepping stone on the way to becoming a fully qualified hairdresser.

Courses start from $2,700 + $100 for your resource pack which includes scissors, brushes, dryer, clips etc.

Queensland Hairdressing Academy | Stones Corner

Need flexibility? The Queensland Hairdressing Academy tailors your course to suit your budget and schedule. They have established themselves as a leader in the industry due to the extensive abilities and skills of their graduates.

For the duration of your course you will enjoy the latest advanced technology in a friendly and fun environment. Depending on your needs, there are various courses covering everything from beginners who are starting out to advanced techniques and skill updates.

Prices vary and it is best to contact the staff for full details.

If you are in Brisbane and looking to get into the beauty industry, the institutions and courses above will no doubt give you a major leg up in your endeavours.

Do you have a recommendation for a great beauty school in Brisbane? If so, let us know in the comments below.

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All information & pricing above was correct at time of publishing.

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