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Certificate III in Beauty Services

  • National Course Code: SHB30115
  • TAFE NSW code: SHB30115-01V02-21MUS-221

Location – Muswellbrook


Full Time



Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

23.2 Hours per week


18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate III in Beauty Services prepares you for a career as a qualified beautician in a salon environment. Learn a wide range of practical skills and develop your ability to consult with clients both in a TAFE NSW beauty salon and as part of your work experience.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Perform waxing
  • Do manicures and pedicures
  • Apply lash and brow treatments
  • Apply a cosmetic tan
  • Apply and create make-up looks
  • Provide salon services to clients
  • Ensure safe and hygienic health and work practices


Develop the attributes that help you get ahead:

  • Communication skills to connect with clients
  • Customer service, collaboration and consultation skills
  • Problem solving strategies to meet client expectations


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised Certificate III qualification
  • A strong foundation to kick start your beauty career


Expand your opportunities with these further study options:

  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction

Or learn a specialty with:

  • Certificate III in Nail Technology
  • Certificate III in Make-Up

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


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


Work experience is not mandatory for this qualification, however this is a highly practical course. To get the most out of your study, expand your network and get real world experience, we strongly recommend you undertake 72 hours of work experience with a suitable industry employer.

You will need to organise your own work experience. If you can't secure work experience, you'll need to complete 72 hours of clinic work in an on-campus, TAFE NSW simulated environment. This will happen during your normal class time on a day nominated by your teacher.

Whether you are enrolled full-time or part-time, it is recommended that you start your work placement one week from your course start date.


To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Willingness to follow strict hygiene and work, health and safety principles

  • Comfort massaging body parts including head, feet, hands and torso

  • Openness to work with a diverse range of clients

  • The ability to practise your skills on your peers and members of the public, and comfort having your peers to practise on you

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course:
Students are required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy screening process to determine the level of learner support required (if any) to successfully complete the course. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the teaching section prior to enrolling in this course.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to attend all classes,
  • complete all class and unsupervised activities, assessment activities, and teacher directed tasks.

In addition, you will be required to work on clients and be prepared to have treatments done on yourself. You will be required to supply models for skills practice and assessments.

Your learning resources and assessments are provided online using the Moodle platform. Therefore, you will need access to a personal computer or laptop with a webcam and microphone and reliable internet connection. You are welcome to use the TAFE NSW library services network for this.

Work Placement:
Students will undertake simulated work placement in the TAFE clinic/salon as part of their course.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is a full time, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 19.2 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including online revision, private study, assignment preparation and research.


This qualification is for job seekers wishing to enter the Beauty Industry as a Beautician in a Beauty or Hairdressing salon. It can also be a pathway to a Beauty Therapy apprenticeship or the Diploma of Beauty Therapy.


We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled for Monday 1.00pm to 5.00pm (online), Thursday and Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


You will need to purchase specialist equipment in order to develop your skills outside of scheduled class times prior to starting class. Detailed Student Equipment Lists will be provided at the orientation session or first day of class, along with suggested industry suppliers.

The cost for specialist equipment for this course is approx. $450 which you will retain on completion of your training.

Students are also required to wear closed in protective footwear and plain black pants or black skirt below the knee. A uniforn/tunic can be purchased, this information will also be covered in the orientation session.


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBSKS001 Pierce ear lobes

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

59 Maitland Street, Muswellbrook
Phone 131 601

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