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Certificate III of Beauty Services (International)

Course ID
Rapid Creek
On Campus

Dreaming of working in an industry to make people look and feel beautiful? Then a beauty therapy course can help you turn your passion into an exciting career. A Certificate III in Beauty Therapy is perfect for those looking to focus on specific beauty treatments, such as the art of nail technology and is a fantastic choice for those interested in advancing beyond entry-level positions.

Duration: 52 weeks (two semester)

Semester 1: On-campus Tuition Semester
20 weeks
On-campus classes: 21 hours per week
Paid work rights: up to 24 hours per week

Semester 2: Industry Placement Semester
20 weeks
No on-campus classes during Industry Placement
Paid work rights: up to 49 hours per week

12 weeks
Paid work rights: unlimited

Interested? View the course guide, apply, or request more information on the Contact Us page.

​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 are 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. 


How you study

In this 52 week course you will undertake 40 weeks of the most up-to-date theory and practical training on campus.

Course structure

Packaging rules:

●  18 units must be completed:
●  14 core units
●  4 elective units, consisting of:

    • ○  1 unit from Group A: Infection control
    • ○  at least 2 units from Group B: General electives
    • ○  up to 1 unit from the list below, elsewhere in the SHB Training Package, or any other current


Core Units

SHBBBOS007 Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBCCS005 Advise on beauty products and services
SHBBFAS004 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBHRS010 Provide waxing services
SHBBMUP009 Design and apply make-up
SHBBNLS007 Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBNLS011 Use electric file equipment for nail services
SHBBRES003 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXCCS007 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS008 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND003 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment SHBXWHS003 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SIRXOSM002 Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer


Elective Units

SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards (Gr A)
SHBBMUP008 Apply eyelash extensions (Gr B)
SHBBMUP010 Design and apply make-up for photography (Gr B)
SHBBFAS005 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations (Other)

Career opportunities

Skin Care Retail Assistant
Beauty Consultant


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