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RTO Code: 3113 CRICOS Code: 00124K (Melbourne) 02475D (Sydney)
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Program Overview

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge to start your beauty career. Our team of professionals will teach you how to provide treatments and ensure a safe work environment.

You will learn a range of beauty services which may include:

  • eyelash extensions
  • waxing
  • manicure and pedicare
  • lash and brow treatments
  • spray tanning
  • demonstrating and selling retail skin care and cosmetic products
  • safe hygiene and work practices
  • environmental sustainability.

The combination of classroom and practical exercises means you will graduate with skills needed to work as a competent and work ready beauty therapist.


Program Requirements and Prerequisites

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.


    Program Fees and Charges

    For more information on course fees, click HERE.

      Skills Recognition Online Tool

      If you have worked for a period of time and feel confident that you can do a particular job, but don't have a formal qualification, then Skills Recognition (RPL) will benefit you.

      A Skills Recognition online tool is available for this qaulification, which means that you can complete the process in your own time at your own pace. The online tool can be accessed here.


        Program Contact

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          Program Quick Guide

          This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as beauticians to provide a range of beauty services including nail, waxing, lash and brow and basic make-up services.
          These individuals possess a range of well-developed technical and customer service skills where discretion and judgement is required and are responsible for their own outputs.
          This includes client consultation on beauty products and services. Work is typically conducted in beauty, waxing, brow and nail salons.

            Program Structure

            To qualify for the SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services, students must complete a total of 15 (fifteen) units, consisting of:

            • 11 core units
            • 4 elective units, consisting of: 2 units from the SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services qualification and 2 units from the SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services qualification, elsewhere in the SHB Training Package or accredited course.


            SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services (C)

            SIRXCOM001A Communicate in the workplace (E)


            SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services (C)

            SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services (C)


            SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up (C)

            SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up (E)

            SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography (E)


            SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services (C)

            SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions (C)

            SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients (C)

            SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices (C)


            SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products (C)

            SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment (C)

            SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information (C)


            SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions (E)


            SHBBBOS002 Provide body massages (E)

            Pathway Opportunities

            Find out more about pathways and credits.


              Workplace Health & Safety

              Your health and wellbeing during your study with Victoria Polytechnic is of the highest importance to us.  It is important that you are aware of health and safety when you are attending workshops or practical labs at Victoria Polytechnic and in the workplace. Victoria Polytechnic requires students in this course to complete an course induction including Health and Safety and you are required to adhere to the Victoria University Health and Safety policy and procedures whilst on any Victoria University or Polytechnic campus.

              For more information click HERE.


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