Certificate III in Beauty Services

Course Code: SHB30115
Study Area:
Hair and Beauty

Start date: 15 July 2019 / February 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.

  • Bendigo TAFE City Campus
Course Structure
  • Study three days per week. Earn a nationally recognised qualification in five months.


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • This course may lead to employment as a: beauty therapist/consultant consultant in department store/pharmacy nail technician waxing technician freelance beauty consultant

  • 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 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. 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

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.

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
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Traineeship
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$3,232.32
Concession - average total course fee*$646.46
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:
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:

*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 13/06/2019 3:56 PM

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