Academy of Beauty Therapy


Established in 1979 and operating continually since then, Papillon Academy is the oldest and most successful International Beauty Therapy Academy in Tasmania.

We build salon experience into our training as our Academy is adjacent to a fully operational beauty salon, staffed by leading professional Tasmanian Beauty Therapists.

Papillon Academy of Beauty Therapy is a Registered Training Organisation with the national VET regulator

Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA to deliver training and assessment in the SHB Beauty Training Package.

Papillon RTO Provider No is 1412.

We assist in placing our graduates in paid employment.

We are proud to be Tasmania’s first Cidesco Academy, the international link to working overseas. Not only will your qualification be recognised within Australia your CIDESCO qualification is recognised worldwide.

We have an affiliation with Steiner, who recruit therapists to work on-board luxury cruise ships worldwide.

For more information please visit the Steiner website


What our students have to say

"Going to Papillon was the best decision I've made. I have made lifelong friends and memories, learnt more than I could imagine and succeeded in getting my dream job. I am truly grateful for all the support and knowledge from the Papillon teachers and team. 2016 is a year I won't forget." Jana Negus 2016 Diploma


"I was lucky enough to spend a year at Papillion, my year here was full of fun times and challenging times, I have grown so much as a person and now work in a profession I love so much. Best year and best bunch of girls that are life long friends now" Samantha Campbell 2016 Diploma


"I have thoroughly enjoyed my year of training and study at Papillon. The help and support through the year from my trainer and peers was outstanding and I could not have met a greater group of girls. My training has allowed me to obtain my dream job and has set me on the path for an exciting future in the beauty industry."  Laura Chandler 2014 Diploma


"I have so many good memories and achievements from my year at Papillon it was the best thing I have done to achieve my dream career" Monique Gregory 2014 Diploma

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