Course Type:
Accredited Course
Study Mode:
On Campus
14 months – 3 years
Starting Date:
Traralgon (Night): 8/5/2023
Traralgon Night): 8/5/2023
Bairnsdale (Day): 10/5/2023
Bairnsdale (Day): 10/5/2023
Bairnsdale, Traralgon

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Course Overview

Do you have a passion for all things beauty? Do you love making people feel special and cared for? Then this course is for you.

In the Certificate III in Beauty Services (Traineeship), you’ll learn practical skills in areas such as manicures and pedicures (gel and dip powder nail enhancements), waxing services, lash and brow treatments, cosmetic tanning, make-up application along with key salon skills in effective communication, reception duties and product and service advice.

You will also learn a range of different beauty techniques and skills to have the opportunity to work in a beauty salon as a beautician or within a retail environment.

You’ll be guided every step of the way by our beauty experts, who will make sure you feel comfortable and confident in your studies – while also letting your creativity shine!

Upon successful completion of the course, the opportunities for employment really are endless. You can find yourself working as a beautician at a beauty salon, a day spa, or even become self-employed. You’ll be able to put your skills into practice, gain hands-on experience while you think about your future study moves.

Those moves might mean studying a Certificate III in Make-Up, or a Diploma of Beauty Therapy. Both these courses are designed to add to your skillset and increase your future opportunities.

So, what are you waiting for? It's time to dream big, follow your passion and see where your future can go.

Did you know: The Victorian Government has now made Free TAFE courses even more accessible for new students enrolling for study in 2023. All Free TAFE courses at TAFE Gippsland are now available to people with higher-level qualifications and those who have completed a previous Free TAFE course and are looking to continue in their selected training pathway. Conditions and eligibility rules apply. Check out our Free TAFE information page for further details.


Intake Days
Traralgon (Night): 8/5/2023 Monday 5:00pm–9:00pm, Tuesday 5:00pm–9:00pm
Traralgon (Night): 8/5/2023 Monday 5:00pm–9:00pm, Tuesday 5:00pm–9:00pm, Wednesday 5:00pm–9:00pm
Bairnsdale (Day): 10/5/2023 Wednesday 9:00am–4:00pm
Bairnsdale (Day): 10/5/2023 Wednesday 9:00am–4:00pm, Thursday 9:00am–4:00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

  • Beautician or Beauty Therapist.
  • Beauty Salon
  • Day Spa
  • Cruise ships
  • self employed

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements:

  • 17 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.

Recommended entry requirements:

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

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



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 is arranged by: Institute

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Sample course units

SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer
SHBBBOS007 Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards
SHBBNLS011 Use electric file equipment for nail services
SHBBCCS005 Advise on beauty products and services
SHBBFAS004 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBHRS010 Provide waxing services
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
SHBBRES003 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXCCS007 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS008 Provide salon services to clients
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
SHBXCCS009 Greet And Prepare Clients For Salon Services


Assessment is competency based. A range of assessment methods will be used, including written tests, assignments, online quizzes, role play and practical demonstrations in the training salon