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TAFE

SHB30121 Certificate III in Beauty Services

Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 6 months. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and/or units selected and will vary depending upon how long a student takes to reach the required competency level.

Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Intake

On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2
Online - No

Locations

Palmerston
Alice Springs, Palmerston

Course code

SHB30121

Overview

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

These individuals possess a range of well-developed technical and customer service skills where discretion and judgement are 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.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

This course is suitable for trainees who have a Training Agreement (Traineeship) with an employer.

Career opportunities

Possible occupations relevant to this qualification 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 SHB50121 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Credit transfer, or advanced standing, is awarded based on previous relevant studies completed successfully within the past seven years.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process of advanced standing where credit is granted based upon the assessment of a student's prior formal, non-formal and informal learning (or a combination thereof) to determine the extent to which the student has achieved the required learning outcomes of a specified unit.
To apply for credit transfer or RPL, you must apply to study at CDU and submit the relevant supporting documents including:

  • HE113 Application for Exemption Form (PDF, 216.84 KB)
  • Official Academic Record (Academic transcript and award certificates)
  • Unit outlines or syllabus matching time-frame of studies. Unit outlines must be specific to the teaching period in which the unit was undertaken and must include:
    • aims/objectives
    • learning outcomes
    • assessment items
    • resources required and institutional identifiers (web links are not accepted, these must be converted to PDF prior to submission)

Please make sure you submit all the required documents with your application to ensure processing time is reduced.

 

Fees

2024 Fees

  Fee Type  2024 Course Fees
  Fee Free TAFE*  Free
  Full Fee  $10,410.00

*This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education and training is a joint initiative of the Northern Territory Government and Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retain or upskill.

Fee free places are available for eligible domestic students who are NT residents, limited places are available, so secure your place now.

Fees shown are indicative and subject to change annually. Actual course fees may vary depending on the units chosen. International non-student visa-holders; study eligibility needs to be verified before enrolment. Fees may vary depending on the visa type.

For further clarification and information on fees, payment options, instalment plans, and refunds, contact CDU on 1800 061 963 or refer to TAFE Fees and Payments.

International tuition Fees

The annual tuition fee for commencing student visa holders in 2024 is AUD $8,025.00.
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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Why study at CDU?

Study with the Northern Territory's largest training provider and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses
CDU Aquaculture students

Why study at CDU?

Study with the Territory's largest training provider 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 training provider and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses

What will I study?

To achieve SHB30121 Certificate III in Beauty Services a total of eighteen (18) units of competency must be completed comprising fourteen (14) Core and four (4) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 694.
 

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
SHBBBOS007Apply cosmetic tanning products20
SHBBCCS005Advise on beauty products and services30
SHBBFAS004Provide lash and brow services30
SHBBHRS010*Provide waxing services100
SHBBMUP009Design and apply make-up45
SHBBNLS007*Provide manicure and pedicare services60
SHBBNLS011Use electric file equipment for nail services30
SHBBRES003Research and apply beauty industry information20
SHBXCCS007Conduct salon financial transactions25
SHBXCCS008Provide salon services to clients30
SHBXIND003Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment45
SHBXWHS003Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices40
SIRXOSM002Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms50
SIRXSLS001Sell to the retail customer20
 Total nominal hours for core units545
Elective units of competency (Complete ALL 4 units)
SHBBINF002Maintain infection control standards75
SHBBHRS011*Provide female intimate waxing services24
SHBBMUP008Apple eyelash extensions40
SHBXCCS009Greet and prepare clients for salon services 10
 Total nominal hours for elective units149
 Total nominal hours for the qualification694

* SHBBHRS010 Provide waxing services is the pre-requisite unit for SHBBHRS011* Provide female intimate waxing services.

* SHBBNLS011 Use electric file equipment for nail services is the pre-requisite unit for SHBBNLS007* Provide manicure and pedicare services.

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To ensure you have the right skills and support in your course, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.

To gain entry into SHB30121 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

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Admission criteria

As part of the application process, it is important that you meet the minimum academic entry requirements. If you have any questions, please email the International team: international@cdu.edu.au. We look forward to helping you through the process of applying to study with us at CDU.

ProgramsEntry requirements
Certificate level programsA qualification equivalent to Australian Year 10
Diploma and advanced diploma programsA qualification equivalent to Australian Year 12

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.
 

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.

Loan

CDU student

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.

Pat

CDU student

Pat (vet)3

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.

Loan

CDU student

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.

Pat

CDU student

Pat (vet)3

Course details

Accreditation

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

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: Palmerston

Study Mode: On campus, online, both

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

International Students

This qualification is available to international students at Alice Springs and Palmerston campuses (CRICOS No. 112162F).

Additional information

Sector
TAFE
Industry groups
SALES AND PERSONAL SERVICES
Occupation types
Hair Or Beauty Salon Assistant
Area of study
Hair and Beauty Services

Contact details

Tourism, Recreation and Beauty Services
Location: Palmerston & Alice Springs Campuses
Phone: 08 8946 7800 (PAL) 08 8959 5312 (ASP) Student Central 1800 061 963
Email: vet.thr@cdu.edu.au

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You make CDU

Together we are a positive force for change in our communities and the world.

You make CDU

Our students choose to study with us because we share the same vision – to make a positive change. Whatever your motivation is, we can guide you in the right direction.

How to apply

How to apply for domestic students

CDU TAFE has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU TAFE courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

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

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like TAFE and undergraduate.

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Alice Springs
112162F
Palmerston
112162F

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