Discover Australia's exciting beauty services industry and become a qualified beautician. In this highly practical course led by industry professionals, you'll learn a range of treatments and customer service skills to set you up for success.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Provide nail services, including manicures and pedicures
Provide waxing, lash and brow services
Apply tanning products
Design and apply basic makeup looks
Employ sales techniques to help your customers
Understand the financial and organisational requirements in the salon industry
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Credit toward a full qualification
A nationally accredited Certificate III qualification
A sound understanding of business requirements in the salon industry
The ability to provide waxing, tanning, lash and brow beauty services to clients
Confidence to design makeup looks for your clients
Experience in engaging with customers and advising them about products and services
Exposure to real industry-standard salons, equipment and tools
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A passion for the beauty industry
An openness towards performing practical beauty services on a diverse range of clients
The comfort to have fellow students practice their beauty skills on you
Comfort practicing your new beauty skills on peers and clients
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Beautician, Beauty retail cosmetic consultant and Product specialist or sales advisor
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Beauty Services does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Beauty Services qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 18 Units of competency, including 14 core and 4 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.