Certificate III in Beauty Services

National Code: SHB30121
TAFE SA Code: TP01353


Begin your career as a beautician, retail beauty consultant, or beauty salon assistant with this nationally recognised qualification. You will develop skills in make-up, waxing, tanning, nail services, and eyelash and brow treatments as you enhance your natural talents. Choose from our wide range of electives to tailor your course to your own career. Learn the latest techniques in our on-site beauty clinics that replicate the real workplace environment.

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24 months 
Beauty Therapist
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Course Admission Requirements

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 24 month course
$620 - $635
$2,480 - $2,538
$362 - $370
$1,447 - $1,481
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Beautician, retail beauty consultant, beauty salon assistant.

    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 (SHB30121)
    This course covers advising on beauty products and services, tanning, waxing, make-up, nail services, financial transactions and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 14 core units and 4 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Advise on beauty products and services 30
    Apply cosmetic tanning products 20
    Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices 40
    Comply With Organisational Requirements Within a Personal Services Environment 45
    Conduct salon financial transactions 25
    Design and apply make-up 45
    Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms 50
    Provide lash and brow services 30
    Provide manicure and pedicare services 60
    Provide salon services to clients 30
    Provide waxing services 100
    Research and apply beauty industry information 20
    Sell to the retail customer 20
    Use electric file equipment for nail services 30


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply eyelash extensions 40
    Design and apply make-up for photography 30
    Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up 35
    Greet and prepare clients for salon services 10
    Maintain infection control standards 75
    Pierce ear lobes 20
    Provide female intimate waxing services 24
    Use social media and online tools 35
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