Harness your skillset in your chosen stream of electrolysis and diathermy to make people feel good in their own skin. Graduate with the expertise to forge a successful career in the beauty industry as an electrolysis technician or a beauty therapist.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Design and perform electrolysis treatment for hair reduction
Assess client's dilated capillaries and conduct diathermy treatment
Establish client treatment priorities
Conduct skin analysis, design and perform facial treatments to achieve client objectives
Provide expert lash and brow services including shaping, chemical treatments, tinting and recommendations
Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions within all beauty treatments
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Confidence gained through real world experience including waxing, permanent hair reduction, manicures, make-up services, facials and massage
Experience in assessing individual client concerns and providing treatments accordingly
A portfolio of work to show potential employers
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:
Closed-in protective footwear and clothing that is clean and professional for the industry
Computer skills and are able to work on your laptop, iPad or smartphone that can connect to the internet
Strong communication skills to consult with your clients and your team
A collaborative team spirit
Attention to detail to exceed client expectations
An openness to practising your skills on your peers and members of the public
An openness to allowing your peers to practise their skills on you
Comfort massaging head, feet, hands and body
A willingness to follow strict hygiene and work, health and safety principles
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 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.
If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.
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: Electrolysis and diathermy specialist , Senior beauty therapist, Beautician (Small Business) and Salon manager
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
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 Diploma of Beauty Therapy (Electrolysis/Diathermy) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 29 Units of competency, including 20 core and 9 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
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