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Let's celebrate the people who make us look beautiful

This program will prepare students for entry level work in the beauty industry. Students will gain hands on experience by completing your training in the TAFE Queensland beauty salon where students will perform tasks such as make-up, manicures, pedicures, waxing, cosmetic tanning, eyelash and eyebrow treatments, intimate waxing and lash extensions for real clients.

In addition to the beauty treatment skills, students will learn about basic skin structure and retail skills. This program is an excellent pathway to the Diploma of Beauty also offered at TAFE Queensland. Course details

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Cairns, Townsville (Pimlico)

Key dates and info


Full time: 5 months / 3 days per week

Course details


  • Full Fee $5,610
  • Subsidised $3,375
  • Concession $2,625

Cost details

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How to enrol

Key dates

Cairns Full time / 3 days per week Classroom
Townsville (Pimlico) Full time / 3 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements into this program.


Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Townsville (Pimlico)
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Townsville QLD 4812

Resources required

  • Students must present themselves in a professional manner, including coming to class in uniform, black pants and black enclosed shoes.  Students are required to purchase a uniform tunic.  Details will be provided upon enrolment.
  • As some resources may be online, it is recommended that students have access to a reliable Internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system, and a laptop with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations, however, Internet access at home is required.
  • Students will need to purchase a USB
  • Students are required to have their hair tied back and have short natural nails (no artificial nails).  All facial piercings are to be removed (and during certain practical classes body piercings will need to be removed). No jewellery to be worn with the exception of a pair of studs in the lower ear and a wedding ring



Cairns campus Full time: Delivery over 5 months attending 3 days per week. Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Thursday 10.30am - 4.30pm and Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm

Townsville (Pimlico) campus:  Full time delivery over 5 months attending 2 days per week. Monday 8:30am - 4:00pm; Tuesday 8:30am - 4:00pm; 
in E Block.



Students need to successfully complete 15 units to gain the qualification; 11 core and 4 elective units.

SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices Core
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment Core
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients Core
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions Core
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information Core
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services Core
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up Core
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services Core
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services Core
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services Core
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products Core
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography Elective
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions Elective
SHBBHRS002 Provide female intimate waxing services Elective
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland North has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 656 959. We're here to help.

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Full fee

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of eligible courses. The amount provided depends on the demand for skilled workers in your chosen industry.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

Give us a call to find out more.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional costs

Students are strongly advised to purchase a Lash Extension kit at $172.00. Order forms will be provided.


SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services.  This qualification is nationally recognised and has been designed to develop the skills and knowledge of those who wish to work in the beauty industry (pharmacy, retail outlet cosmetic counter, beauty receptionist) or as a beauty practitioner providing treatments, including manicures, pedicures, lash and brow treatments, applying make-up, waxing, lash extensions and spray tanning.

Units successfully achieved may be used as credit towards the Diploma of Beauty.

Job prospects

  • Beauty Therapist
  • Make-up Consultant
  • Manicurist/Pedicurist
  • Beauty Consultant
  • Pharmacy Sales Consultant

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:

Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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More info:


Cairns: Tropics Restaurant - S Block through Gatton St, Manunda
Pimlico: R Block (Refectory/Canteen), Corner of Hugh St & Fulham Rd, Pimlico


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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 11 April 2018

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1300 656 959

Industry endorsed

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