Certificate III in Beauty Services (SHB30115)

This course is perfect for anyone looking to become a qualified Beautician. Whether that’s joining a beauty salon, or starting your own business! Master your skills across a range of services including make-up, nails, waxing and brow treatments.

About this course


Certificate III in Beauty Services

Nationally recognised


National code



$4,995 (inc GST)

Payment plans

Choose a payment option to suit your budget and lifestyle:

  • Upfront payment (discounted)
  • Instalment plans – A direct debit solution. Make fortnightly or monthly repayments with Ezidebit.
  • Study Loans – Study Loans is Australia’s first dedicated private student loan provider. They offer highly competitive rates, allowing you to borrow all or part of the cost through a responsible funding method. You simply pay-as-you-go with simple terms & conditions. Take a look at their dedicated courses page about us to choose what you want to study with the help of Study Loans funding! Apply for finance.
Delivery mode

Blended delivery with practical assessment.

Includes access to Ivy College clinics, support workshops and interactive support webinars.

Course duration

12 months (approx. 24 study hours/week)
Self-paced (e.g. study faster, finish sooner)


Beauty kits included as course materials*

* Beauty kits are distributed as students’ progress through the course


A variety of assessment methods form part of this course including written assignments, practical observations and demonstrations and video demonstration. Students are also required to complete practical assessments with clients via work experience or Ivy workshops.

Start dates

Start anytime

Awarded by

Accredited Courses Australia Pty Ltd RTO Code 90535

  • Make-Up

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Design and apply make-up (SHBBMUP002)

  • Waxing/Lash and Brow

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Provide lash and brow services (SHBBFAS001)
    - Provide waxing services (SHBBHRS001)

  • Manicure and Pedicare

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Provide manicure and pedicure services (SHBBNLS001)

  • Nail art

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Apply nail art (SHBBNLS004)

  • Beauty Training Salon A

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices (SHBXWHS001)

  • Beauty Training Salon B

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Conduct salon financial transactions (SHBXCCS001)
    - Provide salon services to clients (SHBXCCS002)

  • Cosmetic Tanning

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Apply cosmetic tanning products (SHBBBOS001)

  • Retailing

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Advise on beauty products and services (SHBBCCS001)
    - Recommend products and services (SHBXCCS004)

  • Eyelash extensions

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Apply Eyelash extension (SHBBMUP001)

  • Photographic Make-up

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Design and apply make-up for photography (SHBBMUP003)

  • HR Beauty

    Unit of Competency Name:
    - Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services (SHBXIND001)
    - Research and apply beauty industry information (SHBBRES001)

For some subjects, students are required to complete some practical assessments with clients in a simulated or real workplace. This may be undertaken through the following methods:

Work Placements

Work placements are not a requirement of the course however Ivy will support students who wish to undertake a placement in order to meet the practical assessment component of the course. Students are responsible for sourcing a suitable work placement.

Ivy Clinics

Clinics are available for a range of times and locations throughout the year. Students will be advised of upcoming clinics at least one month in advance.

At the clinics you will:

(i) receive practical training on essential components of this course
(ii) develop and demonstrate the skills required of a qualified beautician
(iii) gain access to clients to meet the practical assessment component of this course, and
(iv) access personal support from your trainer.

Student Support Team

Our friendly Student Support Team are available to assist you with any student administration enquiry. You may access this support by either logging into myIVY, telephone or email. (i)

Trainer Support

At Ivy we believe there’s no such thing as too much support.

Your experienced trainer is available to offer help and advice at every stage of the course, starting with a welcome telephone call during orientation. Throughout your studies you may contact your trainer with any course-related query by logging into myIVY, telephone, LiveChat or video conference – based on your needs. As you may be juggling study with work or other commitments your trainer is also available to assist at designated times outside of business hours.

If you would like additional support you also have access to one-day workshops, where you can gain one-on-one support from your trainer. (i)

Technical Support

The technical support team is available to assist you with password resets, myIVY features and functionality and other general technical enquiries.  Simply raise a support ticket through myIVY or telephone during business hours. (i)

Student Networking 

You will have many opportunities to interact with your course peers, including supporting each other via online discussion forums. Friendly debates can often turn into excellent learning opportunities! If attending the workshops you will meet your peers in person and may develop and build relationships that last well and truly past your course end date.

For entry into certificate courses with Ivy, applicants will need to:

  • Be at least 16 years old;
  • Have a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Have a unique email address
  • Be able to access a computer with an internet connection.
  • Possess language, literacy and numeracy skills appropriate to the level of the qualification

There are no prerequisite requirements for this course.

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If you are an Australian citizen and meet the eligibility requirements, you may apply for VET FEE-HELP*. Study now, pay later.

Students are required to undertake a Work Placement and secure a suitable Workplace Supervisor within a salon environment. If needed, Ivy can assist students to secure an appropriate work placement.  Any student unable to access a work placement will be given the opportunity to practice, demonstrate and apply the required skills and knowledge at Ivy College workshops (utilising a simulated or real beauty clinic environment).

Study hours include reading and understanding course materials in myIVY, attending workshops, attempting practice activities, communicating with trainer, completing assessment tasks and work placement.

Prices subject to change

Job Outcomes


Beauticians are experts in therapeutic facial and body care. A beautician can be skilled in providing a range of services such as applying make-up, treating skin, nail art, waxing, and lash and brow treatments.

Manicurist /Pedicurist

A manicurist or pedicurist styles and shapes a person's nails. A cosmetic beauty treatment for the hands and feet, manicurists and pedicurists typically practice in a beauty salon, nail salon or start their own business.

Cosmetic Retail Assistant

Cosmetic retail assistants combine excellent make-up skills with a flair for providing personalised customer service. Often working towards retail sales targets, cosmetic retail assistants work as part of a team of beauty experts.

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