Certificate III in Beauty Services


Code: SHB30121

Mode of Delivery: Traineeship


Course Duration: 14 months

Commencing in: 2024

2024 Intake

Night class

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
15/04/2024 Traralgon Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00pm-9:00pm
15/07/2024 Traralgon Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00pm-9:00pm

Day class

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
16/05/2024 Bairnsdale Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
29/07/2024 Bairnsdale Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
11/09/2024 Bairnsdale Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm

About this course

At TAFE Gippsland we are passionate about delivering high quality and effective training programs that focus on practical skills, hands on learning and industry experiences.
Our expert trainers will guide every step of the way, making sure you feel comfortable and confident in your studies – while also letting your creativity shine. You’ll learn a range of different beauty techniques such as manicures and pedicures (gel and dip powder nail enhancements), waxing services, lash and brow treatments, cosmetic tanning and make-up application, as well as key salon skills like effective communication, reception duties and product and service advice.
A move into further study might see you take up a Certificate III in Make-Up or a Diploma of Beauty Therapy to add to your skillset and increase your opportunities.
So, what are you waiting for? It's time to dream big, follow your passion and see where your future can go.

Career Opportunities

Beautician working within a Beauty Salon
Self Employed
VDSS Skillset-
Once you have successfully completed the Hair & Beauty Skill Set you will have a greater understanding of both the Hair and Beauty Industries and be able to pathway into one of our Hair & Beauty Qualifications with multiple unit credits! On completion of this skillset course learners will be able to continue on their studies within the Beauty Industry or Hairdressing Industry by enrolling in SHB30121 Certificate III Beauty Services, SHB30211 Certificate III in Makeup, SHB40121 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy (Traineeship), SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy or SHB30416 Certificate III Hairdressing.

Opportunities for Further Study

SHB30121- Certificate III in Beauty Services (Full Qualification for VDSS students completing Hair and Beauty Skillset)
SHB40121 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Skills or Knowledge gained

Students obtain skills in all aspects of beauty services for clients including:
Spray Tanning, Manicures and Pedicures, Gel and Dip Powder Nail Enhancements, Lash and Brow Treatments, Waxing and Make-Up.
Students will also gain knowledge of the Beauty Industry and products along with customer service, infection control standards and reception skills.
VDSS Hair & Beauty Skillset- Students obtain skills in the below services;
Shampoo and Massage techniques
Hair styling & Blow waving
Braiding Hair
How to apply Hair colour
Manicure and Pedicures
Eyebrow Waxing
Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting
Makeup for all occasions
How to provide exceptional customer service
Personal Presentation tips
Resume Writing and Interview Skills
Communication & Employability Skills
Customer service and reception duties

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

-16 years of age.
-Applicants are required to have an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills, which will be evaluated prior to course intake. Pre Training Review and interview will be required prior to enrolment.
-All assessments are mandatory to be completed on "live" models. It is the responsibility of the student to organise models for all practical assessments.

Recommended entry Requirements:

Learners with excellent people skills and a genuine interest in the Beauty Industry

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Beauty Services.

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: Yes

Students are required to complete at least 38 hours in a Commercial Salon Environment for unit SHBBHRS010 Provide waxing services completing a minimum of 12 waxing services

Placement to be arranged by: Institute

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $881.25 $4,406.25 $8,988.75
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $2,075.00 $2,075.00 $2,075.00
Total $2,956.25 $6,481.25 $11,063.75
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Sample course units

SHBBBOS007 Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBCCS005 Advise on beauty products and services
SHBBFAS004 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBHRS010 Provide waxing services
SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards
SHBBMUP009 Design and apply make-up
SHBBMUP010 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBNLS007 Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBNLS008 Apply gel and dip powder nail enhancements
SHBBNLS011 Use electric file equipment for nail services
SHBBRES003 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXCCS007 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS008 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXCCS009 Greet And Prepare Clients For Salon Services
SHBXIND003 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXWHS003 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SIRXOSM002 Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.