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Beauty Therapy

Do you love working closely with people and making them feel good about themselves? There are many opportunities that can lead to a rewarding career in the beauty or complementary therapies field.

National ID: S0124P
State ID: S0124P
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Advanced Cosmetic Tattooing Techniques

Build on your cosmetic tattooing skills and knowledge with this advanced short course.

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Want to build on your cosmetic tattooing skills and knowledge? 

Become an advanced cosmetic tattooist with this short course.

Short course
National ID: SHB30115
State ID: AWO7
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Beauty Services

Gain the skills and knowledge to work across a broad range of positions in the beauty industry. Train in a student beauty clinic.

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Ready to give your career a makeover?

Gain the skills and knowledge to work across a broad range of positions in the vibrant and exciting beauty industry.  

At SM TAFE your fees are inclusive of all training products and equipment for the entirety of your course. You will receive a take home makeup brush kit to start you on your makeup journey. Additional purchases include a beauty tunic, text book and linen for class use.

Gain these skills:

  • lash and brow treatments
  • manicure and pedicure design
  • apply makeup
  • lash extension
  • waxing
  • tanning
  • perform client consultations
  • advise on beauty products and services
  • acrylic nails and drill use

Be trained by industry specialists in our well-equipped beauty clinic rooms, using a wide range of professional products and technologies, including Dermalogica skin care, and MAC, Crown, Kryolan and LA girl makeup.

Good news!

This course is going to update to a new version in 2023. This means that students starting in 2023 will enrol in the new units developed to meet current and future industry needs. Please note that the fees shown below are indicative only and may change.

Certificate III
National ID: SHB40115
State ID: AWO5
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

Learn the skills and beauty treatments to become a beauty therapist. Train in a student beauty clinic.

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Are you ready for a beautiful career?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy you will be looking at a career as a beauty therapist in a beauty salon, cruise ship or even your own home salon.

Be trained by industry specialists in our well-equipped beauty clinic rooms, using a wide range of professional products and technologies, including Dermalogica and Medik8 skin care, and MAC, Crown, Kryolan and LA girl makeup.

At SM TAFE your fees are inclusive of all training products and equipment for the entirety of your course. You will receive a take home makeup brush kit to start you on your makeup journey. Additional purchases include a beauty tunic, text book and linen for class use.

Gain these skills:

  • facials and specialised facials
  • body massage and aromatherapy massage
  • body treatments
  • waxing
  • lash and brows
  • makeup application
  • spray tanning
  • eye lash extensions
  • retail and sales operations
  • manicure and pedicure
  • infection control and safe hygiene

You will also have the opportunity to apply your skills in our Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics.

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This course can provide a pathway to higher qualifications such as Diploma of Beauty, dermal science and nursing.

Speak with a coordinator or program manager if you do not meet the eligible entry criteria.

Good news!

This course is going to update to a new version in 2023. This means that students starting in 2023 will enrol in the new units developed to meet current and future industry needs. Please note that the fees shown below are indicative only and may change.

Certificate IV
National ID: SHB50115
State ID: AWO6
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Learn the dermal science behind beauty therapy including laser skin and hair removal.

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Are you interested in the science behind beauty?

Are you interested in a rewarding career as a beauty therapist? This diploma opens graduates to a range of employment opportunities such as working in a spa salon, a beauty salon, cruise ships, or working at home for yourself. It is also a pathway to Advanced Dermal Science qualifications.

This course provides theory training in IPL and LASER units which gain you the Laser Safety Officer Certificate required to work with these modalities in industry. South Metropolitan TAFE is proud to be the first TAFE in Western Australia to offer this certification

Be trained by industry specialists in our well-equipped beauty clinic rooms, using a wide range of professional products and technologies, including Dermalogica and Medik8 skin care, and MAC, Crown, Kryolan and LA girl makeup.

At South Metro TAFE your fees are inclusive of all training products and equipment for the entirety of your course. You will receive a take home makeup brush kit to start you on your makeup journey. Additional purchases include a beauty tunic, text book and linen for class use.

Gain these skills

  • microdermabrasion
  • specialised skin peels with Medik8 and Dermalogica
  • IPL and laser safety protocols (laser safety Officer Certificate)
  • facials and specialised facials
  • body massage and aromatherapy massage
  • body treatments
  • waxing
  • lash and brow treatments
  • aromatherapy
  • spray tanning
  • lash extensions
  • skills in retail and sales operations
  • reflexology
  • Indian head massage
  • hot stone massage
  • Infection control and safe hygiene
  • Blending and application of aromatherapy oils

On completion of this course you will gain the Laser Safety Officers Certificate required to perform IPL and laser treatments in a salon or clinic.

Work in specialist, open to the public clinics on campus

You will have the opportunity to apply your skills in our Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics.

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This course is a VET Student Loan eligible course. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible. To find out if you are eligible or to see the list of eligible courses visit our Student Loans page.

Speak with a coordinator or program manager if you do not meet the eligible entry criteria.

Good news!

This course is going to update to a new version in 2023. This means that students starting in 2023 will enrol in the new units developed to meet current and future industry needs. Please note that the fees shown below are indicative only and may change.

Diploma
State ID: GAB38
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Cosmetic Tattooing skill set

Become a certified cosmetic tattooist on completion of this industry-relevant course.

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Want to work as a certified cosmetic tattooist?

Gain these skills:

  • eye liner tattoo
  • eye brow tattoo
  • eye brow design
  • lip line tattoo
  • tattoo pigment
  • skin analysis
  • fitzpatrick types
  • colour theory for cosmetic tattoo application
  • Plus gain knowledge in infection control and topical anaesthetic application
Skill set
National ID: S0280P
State ID: S0280P
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Eyelash Extensions

Learn the basics of lash extensions with this short course for the beauty industry.

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This course has been designed to meet the beauty industry demand for lash extensions to work in the industry.

Students will learn the latest techniques and skills from qualified beauty trainers who are currently working in the beauty industry. This course requires fine hand and eye coordination and attention to detail.

Gain these skills:

  • apply, refill and remove eyelash extensions for added length and thickness of natural lashes

This course delivers Classic Lash training only. Students who have completed this course or equivalent are able to enrol into the Volume Eye Lash Extensions course which includes Volume and Hybrid Lashes.

Short course
State ID: GAC24
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Makeup (Makeup Artistry) skill set

This course enables you to work as a freelance makeup artist or in a hair or beauty salon performing makeup.

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This course enables you to work as a freelance makeup artist or in a hair or beauty salon performing makeup.

Gain these skills

  • design and apply day makeup
  • evening, bridal and photographic makeup
  • how to analyse face shapes
  • apply colour principles and design
  • contouring and highlighting techniques
  • eyeshadow shading techniques to create fashion, bridal and photographic designs

This course also covers current makeup trends, latest design techniques and how to consult with clients to meet their needs at a commercial level.

This course enables you to work as a freelance makeup artist or in a hair or beauty salon performing makeup. On successful completion of this course students will have achieved national recognised units of competence which are part of the SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy qualification.

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Skill set
State ID: GAB52
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Nail Technology skill set

Learn the skills and knowledge to apply, maintain and remove acrylic and gel nails, and advanced nail art.

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Develop the practical skills and knowledge to care for and enhance the appearance of nails

Learn the skills and knowledge to apply, maintain and remove acrylic and gel nails, apply advanced nail art and the use of the electric drill. You will learn how to consult with clients, select suitable products and techniques and apply nail enhancements that include overlays, refills, tips and French.  

Gain these skills

  • apply gel nail enhancements
  • apply acrylic nail enhancements
  • apply nail art
  • use electric file equipment for nail services
  • apply advanced nail art
  • apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

On successful completion of this course students will have achieved national recognised units of competence which are part of the SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology qualification.

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Skill set
National ID: CUA51020
State ID: AC68
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-Up Services)

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In this hands-on qualification you will learn everything from core makeup discipline through catwalk, screen, theatre and bridal, learn hairstyling for makeup artists, special effects makeup techniques including prosthetics and wig styling.

Understand the complexities of working across the creative industries with in class, real world scenarios. Be involved in live work events such as theatre productions which allows South Metropolitan TAFE students to graduate industry ready!

Diploma
National ID: S0153P
State ID: S0153P
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Skin Needling Workshop (Collagen Induction Therapy)

Advance your employability skills and build your treatment menu with our skin needling workshops. Explore this growing treatment trend today.

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Advance your employability skills and build your treatment menu with skin needling

Skin needling is also referred to as Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI), Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), Dermal Rolling or Dermal Stamping. It is a growing treatment within salons and dermal; clinics due to its visible results. This course involves learning to create a microscopic pin-prick wound with a needle device creating tiny channels into the epidermis engaging the body’s natural wound healing response. Skin needling is a procedure for the reduction of wrinkles, thin skin density, hyper-pigmentation, photoageing, scars, and stretch marks. Skin needling leaves the epidermis intact without damage to the stratum corneum. It promotes wound healing while encouraging an even deposition of collagen and elastin.

This course is essential for anyone wishing to perform Skin Needling and advance their aesthetic skin treatment knowledge.

Gain these skills

  • the wound healing process
  • skin needling depths and different interactions
  • treatment Indications and contra-indications
  • consultation process
  • treatment parameters and protocols

Students will receive a Certificate of Attendance on completion.

Short course
National ID: S0312P
State ID: S0312P
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Volume Eyelash Extensions

Learn to apply Hybrid and 3D Volume eyelash extensions professionally.

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This short course will train students in how to apply, Hybrid and 3D Volume  eyelash extensions for added length and thickness of natural lashes. This course has been designed to meet the beauty industry demand for lash extensions to work in the industry.

Students will learn the latest techniques and skills from qualified beauty trainers who are currently working in the beauty industry. This course requires fine hand and eye coordination and attention to detail.

Students are required to show evidence of completion of a classic lash extension course prior to enrolling into this short course, and be current and practiced in classic lash application and removal.

Students will receive a Certificate of Participation on completion of this course.

Short course
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