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Key details

Duration

1.5 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and units selected and how long individual students take to reach the required competency level.

Intake

Locations

Alice Springs, Palmerston
Not available to international students.

Course code

SHB20121

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of retail sales personnel involved in a defined range of tasks to sell and demonstrate beauty or cosmetic products. They follow known routines and procedures, and work under direct supervision.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a retail sales consultant in any business that sells beauty or cosmetic products and services. This can include beauty and hairdressing salons, retail outlets and department stores.

Career opportunities

Possible occupations relevant to this qualification include:

  • Retail sales consultant in a Beauty or Cosmetic Store

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Fees

2023 course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $810.00, and for students who are not eligible is $12,600.00.

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"Study with the Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster"
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Why study at CDU?

"Study with the Northern Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities - Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses"

What will I study?

To achieve SHB20121 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics a total of fifteen (15) units of competency must be completed comprising nine (9) Core and six (6) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 540.
 

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
SHBBCCS004Demonstrate retail skin care products25
SHBBCCS005Advise on beauty products and services30
SHBBMUP009Design and apply make-up45
SHBXCCS007Conduct salon financial transactions25
SHBXIND003Comply with organisational requirements within a personal service environment45
SHBXIND005Communicate as part of a salon team30
SHBXWHS003Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices40
SIRXIND003Organise personal work requirements20
SIRXOSM002Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms50
 Total nominal hours for core units310
Elective units of competency (Select 6)
SHBBINF002Maintain infection control standards75
SIRRINV001Receive and handle retail stock35
SIRXOSM003Use social media and online tools35
SIRRMER001Produce visual merchandise displays35
SHBBBOS007Apply cosmetic tanning products20
SHBBFAS004Provide lash and brow services30
 Total nominal hours for elective units230
 Total nominal hours for the qualification540

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

School students that must be 15 years of age or older and complete a Department of Education (DoE) VSS Expression of Interest Form (EOI), and contains the parent/guardian and school approval for the school student to participate in an Adult Training environment.

All the lessons included theory and practical. We got to train with real clients in a busy environment and I got so much out of that.

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Alumni Awards finalist Loan Nguyen

Hands-on practical lessons, experienced instructors, and all the resources that CDU provides will absolutely bring your skills and knowledge up to scratch–you won’t believe how much you’ll learn during the process.

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Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Alice Springs, Palmerston

Study Mode: On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
SALES AND PERSONAL SERVICES
Occupation types
Sales Assistant (General)
Area of study
Hair and Beauty Services, Business and Retail Services, Business

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: 1800 061 963 (free call).

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