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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.

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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.
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: 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, spray tanning, eye lash extensions and make-up services. You’ll be trained using professional product ranges such as Dermalogica skin care, 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(opens in a new tab) 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(opens in a new tab)  has undergone major re-development with new purpose-built training facilities 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
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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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 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(opens in a new tab) 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. 

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

Our Mandurah campus(opens in a new tab) has undergone major re-development with new purpose-built training facilities 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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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. Along with a dermal science and advanced skin care treatment focus.

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, textbook and linen for class use.

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.

Study in specialist facilities

Gain hands-on experience in our student Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics(opens in a new tab) 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. Follow the clinics on Facebook(opens in a new tab) for exciting news and updates.

Our Mandurah campus(opens in a new tab) has undergone major re-development with new purpose-built training facilities including simulated hair and beauty training facilities, with a hair salon and dedicated training spaces for beauty and massage therapy.

Diploma
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: SIS30321
State ID: BHE5
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 have a passion for the power of exercise and see your future in fitness? The Certificate III in Fitness is the first qualification you need if you want to kick-start your career in this thriving industry.

Build your practical technique in our state-of-the-art onsite gymnasium at Murdoch and be guided by our expert professional lecturers in the field. On completion of the course, you’ll be job ready to become a gym instructor or group exercise instructor at a gymnasium or recreation centre.  

A gym instructor welcomes new members to the gym and develops specially tailored programs to achieve fitness goals, whilst a group exercise instructor leads a class through a specialised exercise routine or bootcamp. 

Learn about the function of exercise instruction, assessing fitness levels and how to deliver fun, high-energy, group exercise sessions and design effective training programs for a range of age groups. 

The length of the course provides you the time to develop a strong skillset, while face-to-face training means graduates are highly regarded in the fitness industry for their depth of knowledge and well-practised skills. You can study on campus full-time (3.5 days per week), or, on-campus (2 days per week) with other work completed online, at your own pace.    

Study in specialist facilities

Learn in our state-of-the-art, fully equipped onsite gymnasium that reflects current industry practices and simulates a real-life commercial gym, featuring resistance machines, cable machines, free weights, cardio machines, shower and locker facilities. 

 

Certificate III
National ID: SIS40221
State ID: BHE3
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 helping others reach the best version of themselves by achieving their fitness goals? The Certificate IV in Fitness gives you the skills and knowledge you need to become a qualified personal trainer (PT) or group personal trainer. 

This rewarding career provides job versatality and you can work as a trainer both indoors and outdoors in gyms, council run leisure and community centres, client workplaces and homes, or online. You can be employed by a gym or be self-employed owning your studio or providing one-on-one or group training, even doing personal training as a second job and setting your own hours. 

In this advanced fitness course you will learn how to run your own business and manage client relationships, and how to develop and deliver personalised exercise programs for a range of groups from teens to seniors, athletes and people with disabilities. You will be able to apply the skills of functional anatomy and strength and conditioning techniques to your training programs.

Our courses are widely respected in the fitness industry and you can build your technique in our new functional training centre at Murdoch and be trained by our expert lecturers with strong industry connections. 

Study in specialist facilities

Industry trends are changing and advancing, and to ensure our training facilities are cutting-edge, in November 2022 we opened a brand-new functional training centre for Certificate IV in Fitness students. The centre includes a multi-rig with 8 cells, barbells, weight plates, rowers, spin bikes, kettlebells, deadballs, dumbbells, plyometric boxes and benches to teach the technique of exercises such as squats, pull-ups, benchpress, deadlifts, shoulder press and more. 

Students also learn in a dedicated outdoor personal training centre space to develop skills in teens’ personal training, childrens’ programs and outdoor personal training. 
 

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.

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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 qualification reflects the role of a variety of workers who use a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge to provide assistance to health professional staff for the care of clients. Health services assistance involves the worker in direct client contact under supervision.

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 (assisting in Nursing Work in Acute Care) (AIN) 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 units for the Assistant in Nursing Specialisation for acute care settings.

Certificate III
National ID: HLTSS00065
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.

Skill set
State ID: S0367P
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Lash and Brow Design

Create beautiful lashes and brows when working as a stylist in the beauty industry

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Learn the art of creating beautiful eyes and brows with our Lash and Brow Design course. This course has been designed to meet the beauty industry demand for lash and brow stylists to work in the industry.

Students will learn the latest techniques and skills from qualified beauty trainers.

Short course
State ID: GAD10
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

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.

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 SHB40121 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy qualification.

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Skill set
State ID: GAD11
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 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.

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Skill set
National ID: HLT54121
State ID: BGW5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*

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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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.

Entry to the Diploma of Nursing is very competitive. It is recommended that you discuss your application with a career development advisor.  If you are unsure if you meet the requirements or if you have any questions please contact us.

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Diploma
National ID: 52895WA
State ID: BGS66
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*

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. 

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

Certificate IV
National ID: HLT52021
State ID: BIP6
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Diploma of Remedial Massage

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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.

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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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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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 underwent exciting developments with new purpose-built training facilities 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: 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.

Certificate III
National ID: HLT47015
State ID: AWN1
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services

Learn to manage a sterilisation department, for workers in the sterilisation industry.

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Step into a health care supervisory role

When you complete the Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services you will be better equipped in the management of a sterilisation department.

This course covers a range of varied activities performed in a sterilising service or department and is for managers and supervisors working in a sterilising department.

Certificate IV
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.

Short course
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