Apply your creativity and customer service skills to a career in the hair and beauty industry

If you're interested in becoming a beauty therapist, hairdresser, barber, nail technician or makeup artist, TAFE SA can help you get there with our hair and beauty courses. You’ll enjoy a real-world salon experience and get the chance to make connections in the industry.

TAFE SA courses prepare you for a career in hairdressing, barbering and beauty including hair cutting, styling and colouring, body treatments, spa therapy, facials, massage and nail technology.

Learn It. Work It.

Learn it at TAFE SA with a wide variety of courses across Hair and Beauty, so you too can work it like Zoe.

Apply now for 2020.

Zoe Vanstone
Mahiki Hair


Course Areas

Course Types

Hair and Beauty Courses for School Students

At TAFE SA students can get a taste of the hair and beauty industry while they are studying Year 10, 11 or 12 through the vocational education and training (VET) for schools program.

The Hair and Beauty VET for Schools program helps students:

  • develop practical, industry-specific skills 
  • develop an understanding of the world of work 
  • gain a nationally recognised qualification.

VET study also counts towards the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and is the perfect pathway into further Hair and Beauty study at TAFE SA, or it can prepare students for employment or gaining an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Certificate III in Barbering

Keep everything trim and tidy – become a barber.

Sustainable Salons

TAFE SA is proud to be signed up to the Sustainable Salons initiative and we have pledged to recycle 95 per cent of all our salon waste. As an organisation which is developing the hairdressers of tomorrow, it is important to us that we educate them not only on how to be great hairdressers, but also on how to be environmentally responsible ones.

You can find more information on the sustainable salons initiative on their website.


Hair and Beauty Mobile Training Salon

TAFE SA’s new Hair and Beauty mobile training salon is delivering hair, beauty and makeup training throughout metropolitan and regional South Australia.

The Hair and Beauty mobile salon can come to you offering flexible and demand-driven training options that meet the needs of students, schools and employers.

Training Salons

TAFE SA has hair and beauty salons that are open to the public. Our students and apprentices practice their skills under supervision in our well-equipped salons, providing hair, nail, tanning, waxing, facial and massage services at very reasonable prices. For more information, check out our price list.

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