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Health, Beauty and Fitness

Having a passion for working with people to make positive changes to their lives means a career in Health, Beauty and Fitness could be your ideal vocation.

These qualifications provide you with a range of skills to work in a variety of roles providing direct services for clients that include: Nursing, beauty therapy, group fitness instructor, personal trainer, hairdressing, barbering, health services, remedial massage, sterilisation services.

The Health, Beauty and Fitness industry is becoming an increasingly interesting field to work in. Also, our Mandurah and Murdoch campuses allow beauty and massage students to get hands-on practical experience during their study in open-to-the-public clinics.

Looking for literacy and numeracy entry pathways to health courses?
Please visit our English, Languages and Foundation Studies area for courses to help you get ready for a health career.

Plan your study pathway in Health, Beauty and Fitness.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
National ID: S0324P
State ID: S0324P
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Advanced Bridal Makeup and Hair

Learn to apply makeup and hairstyles for brides in this short course.

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Cutting edge hair and makeup skills - a perfect marriage!

This advanced makeup and hair course with a focus on bridal hair and makeup is taught by industry leaders in makeup artistry and hair styling in our state-of-the-art facilities at the Murdoch campus. We use only professional products such as MAC, Kryolan, Crown and Dermalogica skincare. Pick up skills quickly with this intensive 6-week short course.

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Location: Murdoch Campus
Date: Wednesdays 3 November to 8 December, or 18 May to 21 June
Time: 6pm – 9pm

At night Murdoch campus has free parking and security is present on the premises.

Short course
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.

Gain these skills:

  • tattooing corrections with camouflage pigments
  • eyebrow – ombre design
  • feather touch eyebrow design 
  • full lip shading technique 
  • advanced eyeliner technique
  • colour theory – study of pigments with different fitzpatrick skin types
  • learn the history of pigments and safety of pigments
  • learn about allergies associated with pigments
  • marketing

Next dates for delivery

Semester 2 2021

Mandurah: Tuesdays 2 November to 7 December, 6pm - 9pm

Murdoch: Wednesdays 3 November to 8 December, 6pm - 9pm

Semester 1 2022

Mandurah: Tuesdays 17 May to 21 June, 6pm - 9pm

Murdoch: Wednesdays 18 May to 22 June, 6pm - 9pm

Short course
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: 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 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:

  • 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.

This course provides you with a pathway to higher qualifications such as Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy or Diploma of Beauty Therapy. Gaining a Certificate III in Beauty Services will allow you to pathway directly into the Diploma of Beauty Therapy and access VET Student Loans. 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.

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 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:

  • 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 hygeine

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 into dermal science and nursing. 

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.

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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his 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.

Diploma
National ID: S0272P
State ID: S0272P
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Brow Lamination

Learn the latest techniques in brow styling trends with this course specialising in lamination.

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Advance your employability skills and build your treatment menu

Brow lamination is an on trend technique for redefining eyebrows through straightening and lifting  by a specialised chemical process. This treatment is fantastic for those clients who have unruly/wiry hair or clients who need the appearance of more volume to their brow.  

This course gives you skills in the latest brow trends and is an excellent add on to our brow and lash styling short courses. Along with the eye lash extension course, you will learn all the necessary skills to be a lash and brow queen!

Next dates for delivery

Semester 2 2021 - single evening course

Murdoch Term 4 2021:

  • Monday 29 November, 6pm – 9pm
Semester 1 2022 - single evening course

Mandurah & Murdoch Term 1 2022:

  • Monday 4 April, 6pm – 9pm

Mandurah & Murdoch Term 2 2022:

  • Monday 20 June, 6pm – 9pm
Short course
National ID: S0301P
State ID: S0301P
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Brow Stylist

Become a brow stylist and learn the latest eyebrow techniques from beauty experts.

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This course has been designed to meet the beauty industry demand for brow stylists 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:

  • brow styling
  • shaping & basic waxing
  • tinting
  • lash lifting
  • henna

Next dates for delivery

Mandurah & Murdoch Term 1: Mondays 14 February - 28 March
Mandurah & Murdoch Term 2: Mondays 2 May - 13 June

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Short course
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

Next dates for delivery

Mandurah: Tuesdays, 6pm to 9pm, 15 February to 10 May

Murdoch: Wednesdays, 6pm to 9pm, 16 February to 11 May

Skill set
State ID: AE188
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Cross-Sector Infection Control Skill Set

Get Skills Ready with infection control skills for all industries.

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Learn to control COVID-19 related infection for workers in all workplaces

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need infection control practices in all workplaces to protect workers from pandemic infection risk.

Gain these skills:

  • introduction to infection control
  • chain of infection and disease transmission
  • breaking the chain of infection
  • contamination and cleaning
  • hazards, risks, responsibilities and reporting

Maintain your ability to work safely and within government requirements; or, prepare your business for compliance by including your staff in training, raising their capability in ensuring the safety of staff and customers in your workplace.

Help using our online application

You will need to have the evidence requirements(opens in a new tab)  and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. When ready to apply, use our guide to self service application using Student Portal.

Student Portal application guide (2 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)    

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.

Next dates

Semester 1 2022

Mandurah Term 1: Wednesdays 16 February to 23 March 2022 | 6pm - 9pm

Murdoch Term 1: Tuesdays 15 February to 22 March 2022 | 6pm - 9pm

Mandurah Term 2: Wednesdays 4 May to 8 June 2022 | 6pm - 9pm

Murdoch Term 2: Tuesdays 3 May to 7 June 2022 | 6pm - 9pm

Short course
National ID: SIS30315
State ID: AWN5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Fitness

Work in the fitness industry straight away on completion of this certificate.

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Do you want to get physical?

In one semester you can gain a Certificate III in Fitness, and work in the fitness industry straight away. The Certificate III teaches you the skills and knowledge required to be a gym instructor and group exercise instructor.

You will be able to assess fitness levels, design effective training programs, and deliver fun, high-energy, group exercise sessions. You will also learn about anatomy, healthy eating, and how to work with older adults and children.

Our graduates are highly regarded in the fitness industry for having depth of knowledge, and well practiced skills that can't be developed during a short course or online.

Gain these skills:

  • Apply anatomy and physiology principles to fitness
  • Assess fitness levels 
  • Conduct health screening
  • Plan and deliver fitness, endurance, and group exercise programs
  • Provide first aid
  • Understand workplace safety and health

 

Certificate III
National ID: SIS40215
State ID: AWN7
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate IV in Fitness

Become a qualified personal trainer or launch your successful fitness career.

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Does your dream career involve a lot of exercise?

The Certificate IV in Fitness gives you the skills and knowledge you need to be a qualified personal trainer.

You will learn how to run your own business, work with teens, and conduct group and outdoor personal training. You will also learn how to apply the skills of functional anatomy and strength and conditioning techniques to your training programs.

Many of our graduates go on to have successful fitness careers, working as trainers in gyms, outdoors, or even owning their own studio.

Gain these skills:

  • apply anatomy and physiology principles to fitness
  • assess fitness levels
  • work with medical and allied health professionals
  • apply motivational psychology to health and fitness goals
  • conduct biomechanical posture screening
  • plan and deliver personal and group exercise programs
  • deliver exercise programs for seniors
  • understand workplace safety and health practice
Certificate IV
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.

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Certificate III
National ID: HLT33115
State ID: AWJ4
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Become a healthcare worker and enjoy a fast-paced and exciting career.


Do you have what it takes to care for people?

This course will prepare you to become a health care worker. This is an active, physical career which provides assistance to healthcare staff and clients.

This course includes online study. Computers are available in SM TAFE libraries to assist those who don't have internet or a computer access. You will need to have basic computer skills to be able to complete this course.

You will be required to have the following checks prior to work placement.

  • National Police Clearance (Form available at the post office. Needs to be completed and submitted to post office ASAP, see the Important Information tab on this page to find out more about how National Police Clearances work)
  • Working With Children Check (Form will be given to you at orientation)
  • Medical screening and immunisations (Form will be given to you at orientation)
  • Uniform is a requirement for this course (This requirement will be discussed on the first day. Uniform is navy blue scrub top and pants, with closed in shoes.)

Mandatory vaccination requirements

The Commonwealth Department of Health and the Western Australian Department of Health have advised that it will be mandatory for residential aged care workers to have a COVID-19 vaccination from 17 September 2021, this includes students undertaking work placements. 

You do not need to supply any vaccination evidence as part of your course application or enrolment.

Mandatory vaccinations

Certificate III
National ID: HLT33115
State ID: AA72
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care)

Provide healthcare services in acute care settings as an assistant to a nurse or medical practitioner.

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Are you interested in working in acute care settings?

Health Services Assistance is a physically demanding career which provides assistance to professional healthcare staff for the care of clients.

You will have direct contact with clients and assist them with personal care, communication, mobility and rehabilitation. You will be required to implement programs and procedures to maximise client well being. Acting as an assistant to a nurse or medical practitioner, your working environment can be varied. You may need to work shift hours and will need to use equipment designed for manual handling. This course has a focus on mental health and includes Department of Health units for acute care settings.

Students can expect to attend campus for Tuesday and Thursday classes, 8am to 2.30pm.

Mandatory vaccination requirements

The Commonwealth Department of Health and the Western Australian Department of Health have advised that it will be mandatory for residential aged care workers to have a COVID-19 vaccination from 17 September 2021, this includes students undertaking work placements. 

You do not need to supply any vaccination evidence as part of your course application or enrolment.

Mandatory vaccinations

Certificate III
State ID: AE114
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Retail)

Learn to manage infection control in your retail workplace.

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Learn to control COVID-19 related infection in retail

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers in retail businesses to manage infection control.

Skills can be applied to specific retail industry needs such as stand alone stores, strip shops, shopping centres, cinemas and game arcades, petrol stations and convenience stores, supermarkets, retail areas within beauty salons, hairdressing salons, barbers and sporting facilities including gyms, markets and museums and galleries.

Gain these skills:

  • Introduction to Infection Control
  • Chain of Infection and Disease Transmission
  • Breaking the Chain of Infection
  • Contamination and Cleaning
  • Hazards, Risks, Responsibilities and Reporting

Maintain your ability to work safely and within government requirements; or, prepare your business for compliance by including your staff in training, raising their capability in ensuring the safety of staff and customers in your workplace.

Interested in non-retail infection control skills?

We have specific courses for selected industries, tailored to the infection control needs of those industries. Find out more by using the links to the other course pages below:

Help using our online application

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Skill set
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 new SHB30215 Certificate III in Makeup Services qualification.

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Next dates

  • Mandurah: Tuesdays 15 February to 10 May | 6pm to 9pm
  • Murdoch: Wednesdays 16 February to 11 May | 6pm to 9pm
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.

 

Next dates for delivery

Mandurah: Wednesdays 16 February to 18 May | 6pm to 9pm

Murdoch: Tuesdays 15 February to 17 May | 6pm to 9pm

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Skill set
National ID: HLT54115
State ID: AYZ3
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Nursing

Become an enrolled nurse today and make a difference in a range of healthcare settings. Train in a simulated hospital ward with state-of-the-art medical equipment.

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Future proof your career by joining one of the most in demand professions- nursing!

As an enrolled nurse you can make a difference in a range of health care settings including hospitals, health clinics, community organisations or residential care. 

You will train in our simulated hospital ward with state-of-the-art medical equipment.  This Diploma will teach you how to be an Enrolled nurse by providing skills and knowledge in human biology, chemistry, medical terminology, medicines and how to deal with a range of people from different backgrounds.

You'll gain skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.

Gain these skills:

  • Assist in the provision of preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing
  • Understand anatomy and physiology
  • Understand and implement infection control
  • Provide nursing care for the client
  • Understand legal and ethical parameters
  • Promote positive health
  • Understand health issues of Indigenous Australians
  • Contribute to the nutritional and mental health care of the clients

On completion of the Diploma of Nursing you can gain employment in the health industry. 

Entry to the Diploma of Nursing is very competitive. It is recommended that you discuss your application with a career development adviser. As part of an application for this course you will be required to sit and pass a 2 hour test on literacy and numeracy.

Mandatory vaccination requirements

The Commonwealth Department of Health and the Western Australian Department of Health have advised that it will be mandatory for residential aged care workers to have a COVID-19 vaccination from 17 September 2021, this includes students undertaking work placements. 

You do not need to supply any vaccination evidence as part of your course application or enrolment.

Mandatory vaccinations

 

Diploma
National ID: 52831WA
State ID: BCY91
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

Become a nurse! This course provides the academic knowledge for entry into the Diploma of Nursing.


Are you ready for a life-saving and caring career?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies you'll be a step closer to a career as an enrolled nurse.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to ease comfortably into studying nursing. 

Gain these skills:

  • learn about anatomy, physiology, and microbiology
  • medical terminology
  • applied mathematics
  • physics and chemistry
  • study skills

The Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies provides the academic knowledge for entry into the Diploma of Nursing.

Study to suit busy lifestyles

Nursing study can be very competitive and finding time to study can be a challenge when you need to work, but we have found a way for you to do both with our part-time night courses at Bentley, Rockingham and now Mandurah campuses. Our part time options involve a blended delivery mix of online study and face-to-face at campus in our nursing facilities. 

 
Certificate IV
National ID: HLT52015
State ID: AWI6
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Remedial Massage

Want a hands-on career? A rewarding career in remedial massage could be just what you're looking for.

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Want a hands-on career?

Remedial massage therapists are in demand thanks to an increased trend for multi-disciplinary health care.

Our Diploma of Remedial Massage students learn from industry experts who are passionate about the body, healing and awakening students’ interest in the musculoskeletal system and treatment options to improve clients’ health and wellbeing.

You will train in a student massage clinic to meet the 200 hours of clinical supervised practice, which is located in the Murdoch health precinct next to Fiona Stanley and St John of God Hospitals.

You will learn several different types of massage including:

  • deep tissue
  • trigger point
  • manual lymph drainage
  • myofascial
  • PNF
  • pre and post-natal pregnancy massage
  • specialised treatments for people with chronic health disease.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in elite sporting events such as HBF Fun Run to apply sports massage treatments. Once you graduate you can work with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion. You will also learn specialised pregnancy massage so you can perform safe and accredited pre and post-natal massage. 

On completion you will be eligible to apply for all private health care provider numbers (including Medibank) through nationally accredited massage associations. 

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Is this the right course for you?

Have you got what it takes to be successful in this career? Our Core Skills guide lists the skills and attributes necessary to study and work in this field.

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Diploma
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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Ready for a stylish career?

When you complete the Certificate II In Salon Assistant you'll have skills to impress potential employers as a salon assistant, on your way to becoming a hairdresser.

You will have the opportunity to apply your skills in our  student Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics working on real clients.

Gain these skills in our salon:

  • shampooing
  • colouring
  • braiding
  • maintaining hairdressing tools
  • scheduling appointments
  • merchandising
  • workplace health and safety

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Certificate II
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, a growing treatment within salons and dermal clinics due to its visible results.

Skin needling is also referred to as Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI), Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), Dermal Rolling or Dermal Stamping. 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.

Next dates for delivery

Semester 1 2022

Mandurah: Starts Monday 13 June, 9am to 3:30pm

Murdoch: Starts Monday 20 June, 9am to 3:30pm

Short course
National ID: HLT37015
State ID: AWK3
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Sterilisation Services

On completion of the Certificate III in Sterilisation Services you will be ready for a career in a sterilisation department as an assistant or instrument technician.

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Are you ready for a spotless career that makes a real difference? 

When you complete the Certificate III in Sterilisation Services you will be ready for a career in a sterilisation service or department as an assistant, technician, or instrument technician.

This course covers a range of varied activities performed in a sterilising service or department.

This course is delivered by online study after a 3 day compulsory orientation. Computers are available in SM TAFE libraries to assist those who don't have internet or a computer access.

Students in this course will need to complete a 3 week compulsory work placement arranged by SM TAFE.

Mandatory vaccination requirements

The Commonwealth Department of Health and the Western Australian Department of Health have advised that it will be mandatory for residential aged care workers to have a COVID-19 vaccination from 17 September 2021, this includes students undertaking work placements. 

You do not need to supply any vaccination evidence as part of your course application or enrolment.

Mandatory vaccinations

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

Next dates

Mandurah Term 4: Wednesdays 1 December to 8 December | 6pm - 9pm

Murdoch Term 4: Tuesdays 30 November to 7 December | 6pm - 9pm

Mandurah Term 1: Wednesdays 30 March to 6 April | 6pm - 9pm

Murdoch Term 1: Tuesdays 29 March to 5 April | 6pm - 9pm

Mandurah Term 2: Wednesdays 15 to 22 June | 6pm - 9pm

Murdoch Term 2: Tuesdays 14 to 21 June | 6pm - 9pm

Short course
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