Certificate III In Beauty Services

Course Code: SHB30115
Study Area:

Start date: July 2020

Days: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

If you dream of commencing a career in the beauty services industry, then our Certificate III in Beauty Services course provides your perfect starting point through a combination of hands on practical skills and theoretical knowledge to turn your dream into a reality. There's a lot more to the beauty industry than mascara and makeup. Our nationally accredited course will get you job ready by training you in a range of quality beauty services and retail customer services. This course allows you to work independently and collaboratively within a team to deliver involved and distinct beauty services.


If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible to study this course for free or low-fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees and materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure
  • Study three days per week (Wednesday, Thursdays, Friday - 9:00am - 3.00pm or 4:00pm - some late classes may apply) 
  • Earn a nationally recognised qualification in five months.


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • This course may lead to employment as a: beautician,  beauty advisor in department store/pharmacy , waxing technician freelance beauty consultant, eyelash extension specialist, beauty advisor

  • There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course.

Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as beauticians to provide a range of beauty services including nail, waxing, lash and brow, and a range of 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 salons. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

How to apply
  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Students will be selected after a direct interview.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical

Learning options
  • Classroom based
  • Simulated beauty salon 
  • educator led interactive online classes

Key study areas

You will study the theoretical and practical aspects of Beauty services and will gain hands on skills which will be undertaken at our on campus beauty salon to further enhance your employability skills. Waxing , make-up, eyelash extension, manicure and pedicure services, lash & brow tinting and cosmetic tanning.

Further study opportunities
  • Students completing the Certificate III in Beauty Services can apply for and undertake the Diploma of Beauty Therapy.


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$3,521.70
Concession - average total course fee*$704.34
Full fee - average total course fee*$6,797.70
B.   Materials average fee**$1,153.20
C.   Consumables average fee**$1,196.30
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Traineeship
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$3,232.32
Concession - average total course fee*$644.28
Full fee - average total course fee*$5,978.70
B.   Materials average fee**$1,168.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

This page was last updated on 24/11/2020 10:57 PM

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