National code: SHB30121

Certificate III in Beauty Services

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Beautician, Beauty retail cosmetic consultant and Product specialist or sales advisor

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Beauty Services does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Provide manicure and pedicare services SHBBNLS007

  • Conduct salon financial transactions SHBXCCS007

  • Provide lash and brow services SHBBFAS004

  • Apply cosmetic tanning products SHBBBOS007

  • ... 4

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

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

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