- Students practice competencies on each other under supervision and will be required to sign a consent form for this purpose prior to enrolment.
How to Apply
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are competent in a prescribed range of beauty therapy treatments and services, including facial massage, lash and brow treatments, nail technology services, make-up, waxing, body massage, and aromatherapy; as well as providing advice on and selling retail skin care and cosmetic products.
Work would be undertaken as skilled beauty therapists in the beauty therapy services stream of the beauty industry.
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Certificate III in Beauty Services
9 core units: apply the principles of skin biology to beauty treatments; research and apply beauty industry information; conduct financial transactions; provide service to clients; organise and maintain work areas; communicate in the workplace; work effectively in a retail environment; apply safe working practices; sell products and services; 4 general beauty units: advise on beauty services; demonstrate retail skin care products; provide lash and brow treatments; performing wax treatments; plus 7 elective units
Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
17 core units: perform body massage; apply the principles of skin biology to beauty treatments; advise on beauty services; recognise body structures and systems in a beauty therapy context; work in a skin therapies framework; develop treatment plans; provide lash and brow treatments; provide facial treatments; perform waxing treatments; work in a nail services framework; provide manicure and pedicure services; conduct financial transactions; provide service to clients; design and apply make-up; communicate in the workplace; work effectively in a retail environment; apply safe work practices; plus 8 elective units: provide body treatments; perform aromatherapy massage, use electricity in beauty therapy treatments, interpret the chemical composition and physical actions of cosmetic products; promote health nutritional options in beauty therapy context; provide advanced facial treatments; sell products and services; apply cosmetic tanning products; and participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this Qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for this funding please answer the following questions:
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession