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Creative Industries

A career in the Creative Industries is incredibly rewarding, as you share your creativity with those around you.

SM TAFE has a wide range of fields that you can specialise in including beauty, fashion, hairdressing, screen & media and floristry.

Our courses are run by practicing designers with unparalleled experience and skills to ensure that each course remains current within industry standards. Our Creative Industries students have access to excellent facilities, based at our Bentley campus and you will gain exposure to current industry practices through exciting collaborative events opportunities. 

Plan your study pathway in Creative Industries.

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
State ID: GAB66
Industry Creative Industries

Advanced Floristry Design skill set

Extend your floristry industry skills with advanced design techniques for large events.

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Become a master of design.

Create large-scale floristry designs and work alongside WA's top professional floral designers. Work on large scale designs for some of Perth top events and gain real hands-on experience!  

We are the only WA floristry training provider in WA who delivers nationally recognised qualifications in floristry.

This skill set has been designed to enhance the skills of florists already qualified at AWP2 Certificate III in Floristry level or have been working in the industry.

 

Skill set
National ID: MST60119
State ID: BEP4
Industry Creative Industries
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Launch into a fashion career with the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. Learn how to build and prepare a graduate portfolio to get you ready for employment.

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Launch into a career in fashion

When you complete the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising at Bentley, you’re ready to work as a fashion designer, product developer, production manager, CAD operator, CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) operator, distribution coordinator, fashion/ textile and colour forecaster, garment finisher, pattern grader/maker, production consultant, or specialised construction machinist.

The Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course is the final year of three years of fashion study. Culminating in a professional showcase of student collections at an industry-attended fashion show, this course covers every aspect of a fashion cycle. Students and staff work together to build a graduate portfolio and professional profile to prepare graduates for employment.

See more on our award winning students and Bentley facilities facebook and instagram.

The fees and duration of study on this website for this qualification are for the final advanced diploma year only, students enter this qualification after completing the Diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: MST40519
State ID: BEP8
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Start a creative career in fashion with the Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. Learn the skills required to begin your career in the fashion industry.

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Do you want to work in the creative and energetic world of fashion?

The Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course immerses students in the ever-dynamic fashion industry. 

    See more on our award winning students and fashion facilities on facebook and instagram

    Certificate IV
    National ID: MST50119
    State ID: BEP9
    Industry Creative Industries
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

    Work your way towards a career in the fashion industry with the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. Learn skills in conceptual design development, fashion illustration, CAD patternmaking and grading and more.

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    Are you ready to get serious about a career in fashion?

    Do you aspire to a career as an assistant fashion designer, CAD operator, CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) operator, fabric and supply technician or patternmaker?

    The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course builds on student fashion skills. 

    See more on our award winning students and facilities facebook and instagram.

    This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

    Diploma
    National ID: MST50119
    State ID: AB80
    Industry Creative Industries
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

    Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Fashion Business)

    Master your skills in fashion business with the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Fashion Business). Learn about fashion forecasting and marketing and social media within the industry.

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    Are you one of the future fashionistas of our time? If you have an eye for style, a creative flair for visuals and a dream to work in the world of fashion, this advanced fashion business course will give you the job ready skills to make your mark in the industry. 

    SM TAFE has produced some of the most talented stylists, textile, clothing and visual merchandiser designers in Australia, and you can be guided by our expert team of lecturers who are fashion industry specialists, with strong employment connections to the local and international fashion scene. Learn creative business skills such as fashion forecasting and buying; visual merchandising and digital engagement; and marketing and social media.

    With your skillset you will graduate industry ready to work locally and overseas in fashion design, fashion production management, sourcing and buying, fashion event management, marketing and more – you could even own your label or become a social influencer in the fashion field.

    Take your creative expression to the next level and cultivate your career in fashion; this is your opportunity to join a fast-paced and timeless industry that can take you on an exciting journey on a local or global scale.

    To learn more about our award-winning students, fashion events and masterpieces, visit Fashion at SM TAFE on Facebook(opens in a new tab)  and Instagram(opens in a new tab) .

    Study in specialised facilities

    Fashion at Bentley campus has been Perth’s leading fashion design institution for over 50 years. With over 80 specialised industrial sewing machines and state-of-the-art digital equipment to master your skills, you can learn in simulated workplace design studios that represent a real-life work setting. Our courses also include live work design projects where students are involved in producing external design exhibits and Australia-wide fashion shows, meeting guest lecturers and industry excursions. 
    This course also includes an industry work placement which increases graduate employment outcomes and opportunities, and students can expect to gain employment in local, national and international fashion environments. 
     

    Diploma
    National ID: SHB30516
    State ID: AZZ5
    Industry Creative Industries
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

    Certificate III in Barbering

    Learn how to become a barber while still working as hairdressing apprentice. This course is offered one day a week at our training salon.

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    Want to be a cut above the rest?

    Do you want to become a barber? This qualification is delivered on campus one day a week, so it allows you to study while working at a hairdressing salon as an apprentice. 

    Gain these skills:

    • sales, consultation and technical skills
    • broad range of barbering services to clients
    • using discretion and judgement to provide client services
    • taking responsibility for work outcomes

    You will be required to participate in our Student Training Salon that is open to the public, with real, paying clients. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a barber in any industry environment, usually a barber-shop or salon.

    Recognition of Prior Learning is available for this qualification to qualified hairdressers.

    Certificate III
    National ID: SHB30121
    State ID: BHJ8
    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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    Do you love all things beauty and have a great eye for style and glamour? This course is your first step to beginning your career in the vibrant and exciting world of beauty. 

    Be guided by our expert team of lecturers who are experienced industry professionals as you learn the fundamentals of providing a range of beauty treatments including nails, waxing, lash and brow, tanning and make-up services. Develop a range of practical skills such as providing manicures and pedicures, nail art, applying make-up for photography, eyelash extensions and spray tanning. You’ll be trained using professional product ranges such as Dermalogica skin care, and MAC, Crown, Kryolan and LA girl makeup. 

    In this course you’ll also grow your customer service skillset, learning to engage with clients and create a positive client experience from greeting and preparing on arrival through to advising on beauty products and treatments. 

    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 set to start you on your makeup journey. Additional purchases include a beauty tunic, textbook and linen for class use.

    Study in specialist facilities 

    Gain hands-on experience in our student Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics which offer the chance to operate in a ‘real life’ beauty clinic, hairdressing salon or remedial massage clinic whilst developing your practical skills under the guidance of qualified practitioners and lecturers. You can follow the clinics on Facebook(opens in a new tab) .

    Our Mandurah campus is also undergoing exciting developments with new purpose-built training facilities coming in 2023, including simulated hair and beauty training facilities, with a hair salon and dedicated training spaces for beauty and massage therapy.

    Certificate III
    National ID: SHB40121
    State ID: BHK1
    Industry Creative Industries

    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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    Does your talent lie in bringing radiance, relaxation and joy to others through the art of a beauty treatment? If you have a career dream to become a beauty therapist, this course will give you job ready skills to work at a day spa, a beauty salon, a resort or even on a cruise ship or in your own home salon.

    Be guided by our professional and passionate team of lecturers who are experienced industry specialists. You’ll learn how to provide a range of beauty treatments, including facials and specialised facials for glowing skin, as well as body massage and aromatherapy massage for ultimate relaxation. Develop your manicure and pedicure skills, gain skills in popular services such as waxing, lash and brow tinting and lifting, spray tans, eyelash extensions and professional make-up application.

    Grow an understanding of retail operations for the beauty industry and establish a customer service skillset, learning how to create a positive client experience and leave a lasting impression. Your skills will allow you to perform treatments independently and you’ll be trained in coordinating or managing the services within a beauty salon or a department within a larger store.

    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 set to start you on your makeup journey. Additional purchases include a beauty tunic, textbook and linen for class use. 

    Study in specialist facilities 

    Gain hands-on experience in our student Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics which offer the chance to operate in a ‘real life’ beauty clinic, hairdressing salon or remedial massage clinic whilst developing your practical skills under the guidance of qualified practitioners and lecturers. You’ll be trained using professional product ranges such as Dermalogica and Medik8 skin care, along with MAC, Crown, Kryolan and LA girl makeup. 

    Follow the clinics on Facebook(opens in a new tab) for exciting news and updates.  

    Our Mandurah campus is also undergoing exciting developments with new purpose-built training facilities coming in 2023, including simulated hair and beauty training facilities, with a hair salon and dedicated training spaces for beauty and massage therapy.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: SHB50121
    State ID: BHK0
    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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    Do you have an interest in the science of skincare and a creative flair for style and all things beauty? This advanced qualification will give you job ready skills to pursue your dream career as a beauty therapist or a beauty salon owner.

    This course is regarded by the industry as being the most comprehensive training in beauty therapy and is also a pathway to Advanced Dermal Science qualifications.

    You’ll be guided and supported by our team of expert lecturers who are industry professionals, as you learn the complete range of face and body treatments as well as specialised skin treatments. Gain skills in how to provide facials, makeup, massage, waxing, lash and brow treatments and manicures/pedicures. In addition, you will build knowledge of reflexology and hot stone massage.

    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, textbook and linen for class use.

    Study in specialist facilities

    Gain hands-on experience in our student Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics which offer the chance to operate in a ‘real life’ beauty clinic, hairdressing salon or remedial massage clinic whilst developing your practical skills under the guidance of qualified practitioners and lecturers. You’ll be trained using professional product ranges such as Dermalogica and Medik8 skin care, along with MAC, Crown, Kryolan and LA girl makeup. Follow the clinics on Facebook(opens in a new tab) for exciting news and updates.

    Our Mandurah campus is also undergoing exciting developments with new purpose-built training facilities coming in 2023, including simulated hair and beauty training facilities, with a hair salon and dedicated training spaces for beauty and massage therapy.

    Diploma
    National ID: S0468P
    State ID: S0468P
    Industry Creative Industries
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

    Cosmetic Tattooing

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

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    Want to work as a certified cosmetic tattooist?

    In this course you will learn skills in eyeliner, eyebrow and lipliner tattooing using a tattoo machine (microblading is not included in this course). Health and hygiene regulations for this industry are included in this course and you will be taught by an industry leading tattoo artist. A tattoo machine is included in the cost of your course. 

     

    Short course
    State ID: GAD09
    Industry Creative Industries
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

    Eye Lash Extensions skill set

    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

    On completion of this course students will obtain a statement of attainment for SHBBMUP008 Apply Eye Lash Extensions..

    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.

    Skill set
    National ID: SFL30115
    State ID: AWP2
    Industry Creative Industries

    Certificate III in Floristry

    With this floristry qualification you'll be a leader in floral design work.

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    Are you ready for your career to bloom?

    Do you have creative flair and an eye for detail? This floristry qualification will set you on the path to becoming a 'budding' leader in floral design work. 

    We teach you more than just about the flowers, once you have mastered the basic commercial skills, we show you how to execute custom-made, cutting-edge, large and small scale design briefs. 

    Our lecturers have a wealth of industry experience, a passion for flowers and offer a supportive training environment for you to gain a National Qualification, and expose you to the exciting  industry of professional floristry.

    Murdoch has new, specialised facilities dedicated to creative art and design.

    To see some of the incredible work created by our floristry students and lecturers visit our Floristry Facebook page @floristrysmtafe

    90% of surveyed students were highly satisfied with this course.

    Certificate III
    State ID: GAC82
    Industry Creative Industries

    Floristry Construction 1 skill set

    Explore your creativity with this perfect introduction to the world of floristry.

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    Let your love of flowers bloom!

    Explore your creative side with a step into a floristry career pathway.

    You will learn the skills and techniques professionals use in creating displays in this introductory course to the floristry industry.

    This course is one of a series of skill sets designed to be a pathway to a rewarding floristry career.

    Skill set
    State ID: GAC83
    Industry Creative Industries

    Floristry Construction 2 skill set

    Explore your creativity with this perfect introduction to the world of floristry.

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    Explore your creative side with a step into a floristry career pathway

    You will learn the skills and techniques use in creating floral arrangements/designs using different vases/vessels. This course is one of a series of skill sets designed to be a pathway to a rewarding floristry career.

    Skill set
    State ID: GAC84
    Industry Creative Industries

    Floristry Construction 3 skill set

    This course is one of a series of skill sets designed to be a pathway to a rewarding floristry career.

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    Explore your creative side with a step into a floristry career pathway.

    You will learn skills and techniques use in creating wired wedding work, preparing quotes for clients and interpreting design briefs. This course is one of a series of skill sets designed to be a pathway to a rewarding floristry career.

    Next dates of delivery:

    • To be confirmed
    Skill set
    National ID: SHB30416
    State ID: BAA1
    Industry Creative Industries
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

    Certificate III in Hairdressing

    This course is all you need to become a qualified hairdresser today.

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    Are you ready for hair stylish career?

    When you complete the Certificate III in Hairdressing you will be a cut above the rest as a hairdresser.

    Gain these skills:

    • cut hair using clippers or scissors
    • shampoo, condition and rinse hair 
    • dry and style hair using brushes, combs, rollers and other equipment
    • operate a cash register and computer
    • perform reception duties such as answering telephone calls, making appointments, and write up client record cards

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

    Follow the clinics on Facebook and Instagram

    Certificate III
    State ID: GAD11
    Industry Creative Industries

    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 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.  

    On successful completion of this course students will have achieved national recognised units of competence which are part of the SHB40121 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy qualification.

    Follow the clinics on Facebook(opens in a new tab) .

    Skill set
    National ID: SHB20216
    State ID: BAA3
    Industry Creative Industries
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

    Certificate II in Salon Assistant

    Get the skills to impress potential employers as a salon assistant, on your way to becoming a hairdresser.

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    Do you have an eye for style and a career dream to become a hairdresser? 

    This course will make you job ready for employment as a salon assistant, on your way to becoming a hairdresser or colour technician. 

    The role of salon assistant is an integral position in a hairdressers, helping to ensure the smooth running of the salon and client satisfaction on a day-to-day basis. You’ll learn a range of skills to support hairdressers in taking a client through their entire experience, from providing a warm welcome, performing shampooing, colouring, braiding, hairdrying, maintaining tools and work areas to a high standard and conducting financial transactions. 

    Learn from our highly experienced team of passionate lecturers and gain a skillset to become employed as a salon assistant in either a local or boutique hairdressing salon, at a spa, or even at a luxury hotel or resort.

    Study in specialist facilities 

    Gain hands-on experience in our student Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics working on real clients and developing your technique as well as your interpersonal and communication skills with customers whilst learning the working environment of a salon. You can follow the clinics on Facebook.

    Our Mandurah campus is also undergoing exciting developments with new purpose-built training facilities coming in 2023, including new simulated hair and beauty training facilities, with a hair salon and dedicated training spaces for beauty and massage therapy.

    Certificate II
    National ID: CUA51020
    State ID: AC68
    Industry Creative Industries
    VET Student Loans (VSL)

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

    Learn to style make-up and hair for film, fashion, television and theatre

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    Lights, camera, action! Do you have a dream to become a stylist to the stars? SM TAFE is launching this new make-up qualification to help you begin your journey as a specialised make-up artist and/or hair and wig stylist in the fields of film, fashion, television and theatre.

    During this course you will be trained by industry specialist Manuao TeAotonga who has recently worked on Disney Australia’s touring production of Frozen, and designed makeup for famous musicals such as The Addams Family (Zealous Productions), The Little Mermaid (HAMA Productions), Wizard of Oz (HAMA Productions), and more.

    Manuao is one of Perth’s leading make-up artists and he also performed on the stage for over 30 years around Australia, with his love of make-up leading him to work behind the scenes transforming the stars.

    Become a face and hair beauty expert as you learn professional make-up techniques for catwalk, screen, bridal, as well as hair and wig styling, along with the art of special effects make-up to create the characters you see on the big screen and stage.

    This qualification is the highest in Australia for this field – become job ready to begin your career as a professional creative makeup artist.

    Study in specialised facilities

    Gain hands-on experience in our specialised student Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics working on clients and briefs, developing your style, technique and your own creative flair. Follow the clinics on Facebook.

    South Metro TAFE students graduate industry ready, with involvement in live events such as theatre productions to build practical on-the-job skills, and in this course you will be offered real-life work experience in the creative industries field, which may include fashion, screen and theatre.
     

    Diploma
    State ID: GAD12
    Industry Creative Industries
    Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

    Skin Needling skill set

    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.

    Skill set
    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 make fans and apply 3d to 5d hybrid and volume lashes 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 must have completed a classic lash course prior to enrolling, including the application, infill and removal of classic lash extensions. Please visit Eyelash Extensions for information on our classic lash course.

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

    Please note: those wishing to study our Tuesday nightly course at Murdoch in Semester 1 will need to attend Tuesday 13 June, Monday 19 June and Tuesday 20 June.

    Short course
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