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Duration

0.5 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 6 months full-time or 2 years part-time. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units. Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Alice Springs, Palmerston
Alice Springs, Palmerston

Course code

SHB30115

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as beauticians to provide a range of beauty services including nail, waxing, lash and brow as well as 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.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Beauty include:
>Beautician
>Skin Care Retail Assistant
>Beauty Consultant

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.

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy or SHB50115 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

Fees

2022 indicative course fee:
This course is free for eligible students who receive an NT Domestic Subsidised place or between $7,590.00 - $9,315.00 for Domestic Full fee places. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of units.

International tuition Fees

The annual tuition fee for commencing students in 2022 is AUD $7,500.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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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

What will I study?

To achieve SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services a total of fifteen (15) units of competency must be completed comprising eleven (11) Core and four (4) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below. The electives offered may vary between campuses.

Course structure

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 506 - 621.
 
Code
Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS
SHBBBOS001
Apply cosmetic tanning products
16
SHBBCCS001
Advise on beauty products and services
30
SHBBFAS001
Provide lash and brow services
15
SHBBHRS001
Provide waxing services
85
SHBBMUP002
Design and apply make-up
45
SHBBNLS001
Provide manicure and pedicare services
50
SHBBRES001
Research and apply beauty industry information
20
SHBXCCS001
Conduct salon financial transactions
25
SHBXCCS002
Provide salon services to clients
40
SHBXIND001
Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
45
SHBXWHS001
Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
40
 
Total nominal hours for core units
411
ELECTIVE UNITS (select 4)
SHBBFAS002
Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations *
120
SHBBHRS002
Provide female intimate waxing services
20
SHBBMUP001
Apply eyelash extensions
30
SHBBMUP003
Design and apply make-up for photography
30
SHBBMUP004
Design and apply remedial camouflage makeup
30
SHBBNLS004
Apply nail art *
15
 
Total nominal hours for elective units
95-210
 
Total nominal hours for the qualification
506-621
 
* Alice Springs only
 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To enter SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services, it is preferred that the candidate has completed:

  • Year 11 or equivalent education, completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and an interview.
  • Successful completion of a pre-enrolment Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and interview is essential for success in this program

A Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 165.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency 
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 42 with no less than 36 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 46 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

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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: Combination on campus and online

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

This qualification is available to international students at Alice Springs and Palmerston campus (CRICOS Course No. 094486F). Please refer to VET International for the course and fee information.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
SALES AND PERSONAL SERVICES
Occupation types
Beauty Therapist
Area of study
Hair and Beauty Services

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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How to apply for international students

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Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

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CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Alice Springs
094486F
Palmerston
094486F

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