94%of our graduates secure employment during their studies or on completion of the studies within the sector* industry - we work with professionals and companies to make sure that our courses are current and meet professional and industry standards.* 2014 CNB Alumni survey
90%of students agreed that the College provides excellent teaching and support - our support services and teaching standards have been evaluated as being of a high standard.
90%of our students agreed that our facilities and teaching resources are fit for the twenty-first century - our modern facilities allow our students to use equipment and technology that is used by industry professionals and to gain valuable experience before graduating.
91%of our students said that they would strongly recommend the College of Natural Beauty to others – you will become part of an institution and growing alumni network of highly motivated and successful industry professionals.
Established in 1992, the College of Natural Beauty has become Australia’s leading beauty therapy training institution; internationally recognised for comprehensive beauty training, eminent teaching staff, well equipped facilities and exceptional graduates.
Award winning College Director, Heddy Macaulay and her team of beauty and natural health trainers ensure a unique, caring and employable student journey.
Please refer to the College Professional Appearance Policy for all professional standards, personal grooming and presentation requirements:
The opportunity to study at the College of Natural Beauty is open to everyone, no matter what your background, level of education (for most qualifications*) or ethnicity and we encourage people from diverse backgrounds or with disabilities to apply for admission.
To obtain a Diploma in Beauty you need to meet the following entry requirements:
This is done through two short tests as a part of your enrolment process.
*Some qualifications have pre-requisite levels of education and literacy and numeracy
Supporting Knowledge in Lifelong Learners
At College it's possible that you may be expected to write, listen and grasp concepts at a more advanced level than you may have experienced before. To help you prepare and ensure you're armed with the necessary skills to succeed we've developed the SKILL program.
SKILL is a short task (ACER) to assess your strengths and development areas and it's only 20 minutes. SKILL, gives both the College and you an opportunity to identify areas where you might want additional support and development. This task helps us tailor the support offered to you to help meet your individual learning needs.
Once complete, you will receive a summary which will help you identify the different types of ongoing support options available to you, which will help you improve the areas you specifically might want to develop. You're only 20 minutes away from your personalised support program!
We highly recommend that all students undertake the SKILL program to help give you the greatest chances of success; however if any of the concerns listed below apply to you, we ask that you do complete the initial SKILL task so we can better support your learning outcomes.
You can't really study for SKILL. The format for SKILL and the kinds of questions you'll be asked here are meant to give a really clear understanding of your current learning needs, so no additional studying is necessary.
You'll be emailed your summary and support options available to you (immediately) after you've taken the SKILL task. LLN results will be retained by the RTO for at least 5 years.
If English is your second language you may want the additional support that the SKILL program can provide you. SKILL results are presented in more detail than IELTS (e.g. there are three scores for writing rather than just one) and you also receive recommendations for the most suitable follow-up options to develop your academic English, so it can be a really powerful resource to help support your academic studies.
To help you know whether you might need this additional support you're welcome to download a table to check if your English language score indicates this program might be right for you.
The fee structure is straight-forward and uncomplicated. Our payment plans are interest free and students simply pay for the subjects they are studying.
Payment plans are also available where students can pay off the balance of their fees over the duration of their course.
Fees are subject to change throughout the life of the course (usually annually). Fee changes will be published on this website and in other relevant documentation with appropriate notice. Any fee changes will apply from the beginning of the following trimester or in line with the publicised date.
Students requiring to re-sit or re-submit an assessment will incur a charge after their first attempt - there will be a charge of $200 for practical assessments and $50 for theory re-submission.
Contact one of our enrolment advisers on 1300 704 396 for more information on fees.
Please note: if you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, an additional fee loading of 30% will apply.
Please ensure you have read and understand the College's Fees Policy which is available here.
Summary of cancellation fees (Certificate Level Courses Only):
The beauty industry is thriving and is the third largest in the world.
The industry is constantly growing and evolving as techniques and technologies emerge and consumer expectations continue to rise. College of Natural Beauty graduates enjoy exciting career opportunities within the beauty and holistic health industry. Beauty Therapy is an inspired career choice as demand for therapists for hotels and resorts continue to grow. See the world aboard a luxury liner, work in a sensuous day spa or open your own salon.
To ensure our graduates are industry ready we teach everything you need to know. Our public clinic allows students to work in a real life salon environment, perfecting skills, gaining confidence and learning about the realistic aspects of the industry. It is this level of expertise that secures over 90% of our graduates positions within the industry.
Our courses have no pre-requisites, so you are not limited by your Year 12 subject selections.
At CNB, many of our new students commence studies with a great deal of life experience. This brings diversity and wisdom to the classroom which enhances the learning experience for all. Making the decision to undertake study and start a new career, or return to study after an extended period of time is an important decision and is one that will transform your life!
Many CNB courses may also be appropriate for current beauty therapists looking to upgrade their skills and knowledge with the latest techniques. Learn how you can increase your clientele by offering a wide range of modern treatments.
Speaking with a CNB enrolment adviser can help you consider which course might best suit your career and life goals.
Designed as an addition to our courses or as professional development for current beauty therapist looking to upgrade their skills, our short courses are ideal for those wanting to expand their range of treatments and increase their client base.
Short courses in specialist waxing, microdermabrasion, spray tanning and more are available.
Contact us on 1300 704 396 to speak with a CNB Enrolment Adviser today or view our short courses here.
The Educational Pathways department processes all advanced standing applications for the Australian College of Natural Medicine Pty Ltd (ACNM) trading as Endeavour College of Natural Health, FIAFitnation and the College of Natural Beauty.
As Australia’s largest educator in its field, ACNM has a role to provide students with educational pathways to further study. ACNM supports continuous learning from Vocational Education Training (VET) to Higher Education, and vice versa. Advanced standing can be granted from both these areas as well as between each of its pillars of Health, Fitness and Beauty.
Students regularly enquire with the Educational Pathways department to seek an educational pathway for previously attained qualifications or in recognition of prior learning. Listed below are some common examples of education pathway enquiries:
Please refer to the Educational Pathways pages located on our sister site Endeavour College of Natural Health. Current policies, procedures and forms related to Educational Pathways can be found on these pages. Your application seeking an educational pathway will be assessed once you have contacted the admissions team within the chosen area of study and organised your advanced standing application.
For enquiries relating to Educational Pathways and your specific circumstances, email email@example.com.
We understand that studying, in addition to personal and work commitments, can be stressful. The Student Services team offers assistance in coping with the study load, assessment requirements and making the most of campus life.
Students are supported by a Student Advisor throughout their time studying with the College. Our Student Advisors are available at our reception area or you can make an appointment for a chat.
Some students who experience difficulty with study or who have a learning difficulty may require additional assistance to successfully complete their subjects. In such circumstances, lecturers will provide additional learning support, and tutoring assistance can be accessed through the Training Team who will liaise with our Student Advisors.
The College believes strongly in supporting students in all aspects of study life. A special Student Assistance Program (SAP) can be accessed by all current students through the Student Services unit. The SAP provides access to a highly confidential counselling service for students.
The College of Natural Beauty is committed to creating a flexible and caring learning environment for all students to participate fairly and equally in their study.
The College of Natural Beauty's Access and Equity Program is designed to assist students with a disability or health condition, those identifying as ESL learners or with other needs enabling fair and equal participation in study.
All enrolled at the College of Natural Beauty students who identify with having special needs are eligible for the program. Specifically, students with a disability or medical condition will need to provide the relevant documentation from a specialist health practitioner that supports their application. Students who identify as having a language barrier or any other need for special adjustment are also welcomed.
The Access and Equity Program is a free service provided as a part by the Department of Student Services. The assigned Access and Equity Officer will conduct an interview with an applicant to establish their support needs.
The College of Natural Beauty can assist students in many ways, and can tailor a Plan that enables students to equally participate in academic and College life. This can include, but is not limited to, academic support, structured learning plans, adjustments to facilities and adjusted teaching and assessment practices. It does not, however, compromise academic standards.
The College offers no barriers to withdrawal, deferral and course extension, and provides a variety of options including cases of special circumstances whereby a VET student for reasons beyond their control is seeking to:
Special circumstances can include: Medical conditions, Family/personal problems, Employment related reasons, Course related reasons
Yes, during your personalised career session with our Enrolment Adviser you can discuss your study needs and expectations. We appreciate it can be difficult to balance the demands of study, work and family life so we offer flexible study programmes and options.
Our courses are practically based, involving hands-on activities, demonstrations and observations. To complement this there are theory workbooks and exams to ensure your level of competency of each topic.
There are no age limits on our qualifications. We have school leavers and mature career changers studying with us and appreciate this diversity this brings.
Yes, our payment plans are interest free. We are passionate about making your education accessible, freeing you to focus on achieving your study aspirations rather than being burdened by financial worries. We require a small deposit and then weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments.
Yes, the College is known for integrating sustainable beauty practices into its business and teaching about the merits of a natural approach to skincare and holistic beauty in a ‘low to no chemical’ learning environment. We source natural and organic skin, nail and body care ranges through its classes, student clinic and uses low chemical cleaning products.
Students will receive a Certificate or Statement of Attainment on completion of their chosen program, to the College of Natural Beauty’s required standards.