Certificate III in Beauty Services

Course Code SHB30115
Locations Warrnambool
Study Mode Full-time, Part-time, On Campus
Length Day class - 6 months
Evening class - 12 months
Commencement Day class: July 2019. Night class: May, August 2019
Timetable Day Class: 3 days a week
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 9am - 4.30pm

Evening Class: 2 evenings a week
Tuesday & Wednesday 6pm - 9pm
Course Overview
Introduction

If you love all things beauty related then this course is for you. In this hands-on course, you will learn a variety of skills and the knowledge to become a professional beautician capable of providing a range of beauty services including nail services, waxing, lash and brow treatments, tanning, and makeup application.

The Certificate III in Beauty Services at South West TAFE will allow you to get essential hands-on practice in a real salon environment in our dynamic and vibrant Pure Academy Salon.

What will I Learn?

The Certificate III in Beauty services will give you skills and knowledge in a variety of beauty streams including: 

  • make-up application
  • waxing
  • lash and brow tinting and shaping
  • eyelash extensions
  • spray tanning
  • manicures and pedicures
  • nail art techniques
  • interacting and providing services to clients

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

The Certificate III in Beauty Services provides a variety of opportunities to gain employment across the beauty industry:

  • Manicurist
  • Make-up artist 
  • waxing specialist 
  • salon beauty worker 
  • beauty consultant 
  • department store/ pharmacy cosmetic consultant 
  • freelance beauty worker 
  • cosmetic or beauty equipment sales representative 
  • spray tan specialist
  • working in a hair salon, resorts, day spas, cruise ships, or own your own business.

Pathways

This course provides a pathway for further study at South West TAFE in the Certificate IV of Beauty Therapy and the Diploma of Beauty Therapy. You may also choose to complete the Certificate III in Make-up or the Certificate III in Nail Technology.

Placement

There is no work placement required for this course. You will complete all practical tasks and assessments on clients whilst working in the Pure Academy. The fully functional salon at Pure Academy will give you the opportunity to become confident with your skills and help you become job ready to industry standards.

Information Session

Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts. 

Find the next info session near you

Course Requirements
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

Students are required to obtain a police check prior to starting the course. The impact of any disclosures will be considered on a case by case basis.

To enrol in this course you must be 16 years of age or older and have completed year 10 or equivalent.

Course requirements

To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 15 units: 11 core and 4 elective. 

Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products 16 $35.00
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services 15 $65.00
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services 85 $40.00
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up 45 $320.00
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices 40 $15.00
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services 30 $10.00
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services 50 $65.00
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information 20 $10.00
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions 25 $10.00
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients 40 $10.00
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment 45 $10.00

Elective Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20 $0.00
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography 30 $20.00
SHBBNLS004 Apply nail art 15 $45.00
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions 30 $160.00
Pre-training review

The pre-training review assists SWTAFE staff to determine whether this course is the most suitable for you at this time, and also identify any support needs you may require once you commence your studies. It takes about an hour to complete. Once you apply for your chosen course a link to the pre-training review will be emailed to you.

Skills Recognition

Your current skills, knowledge and experience can contribute to help you get a qualification. Learn more about skills recognition and how it may benefit you here.  

Unique Student Identifier

If you are studying nationally recognised training in Australia, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains your training records and results for training completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide you with easy access to your training records and results throughout your life and this will assist you when applying for a job or enrolling in further study. You are required to have a USI at the time of enrolment – especially if you want to use VET Student Loans to defer your fees. To apply online or get more information go to www.usi.gov.au.

Assessment

This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

Fees
Booklist

Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books. You can choose where to purchase these items from. You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE

Course Fees

Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:

  • Tuition fee
  • Consumables/material fee

There are 3 different rates of Tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:

  • Government subsidised
  • Government subsidised (concession)
  • Full fee

The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. 

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Student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $2,025.00
Concession rate $405.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy) $3,545.00
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Fee type Indicative Course Fee
Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee $874.60
Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees

Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay. Final costs will be determined at enrolment.  

Which fee applies to me?

Skills First Exemptions
Government eligibility exemptions for TAFE via Skills First funding gives you greater access to study with TAFE at an affordable price.

The good news is, that there are now a reduced number of criteria for you to meet in order to be eligible for a Government subsidy. If you don’t meet those criteria you will be a full fee paying student.

Government Subsidised Fee
You meet all Skills First eligibility criteria but DO NOT hold a current healthcare or pension card, OR you are eligible for a Skills First exemption.

Concession Fee
You meet all eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. It’s important to

note that the concession rate is only applicable for Certificate l to Certificate lV courses and students who have declared their ATSI origin.

Full fee
Full fees only apply to the few students who do not meet the Skills First eligibility criteria, do not qualify for an exemption or are enrolling in course that is not government subsidised.

Check your fees eligibility here.

How do I pay my fees?

Unless an alternative fee payment method is approved, your course fees are required to be paid upfront and in full at the time of enrolment.  If your personal circumstances mean that payment in full is not possible, then you may be able to pay your fees by

  • Payment Plan
  • Centre Pay
  • VET Student Loan (Diploma & Advanced Diploma only)

SWTAFE offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with enrolment fees.

Next Steps
Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.

Careers and Course Advice

Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.

Our Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre is here to support you. Whether you’re exploring career options, transitioning from school to the workforce or looking to study after school we’re here to help you. Call, email or drop in.

Call 5564 8515 or email skillsandjobscentre@swtafe.edu.au

Apply Now

Apply now for a place in our next course intake. Places for courses are limited, so it’s best to get in soon so you don’t miss out. You’ll need to complete an application form  which you can do online here or by speaking with our Customer Service team.  We invite you to come and see us at one of our campuses in Warrnambool, Colac, Portland or Hamilton and a team member will ensure you are taken care of.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please chat to our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911.