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Top 3 skills you will achieve:

  • Providing manicures and pedicures
  • Understanding of skin biology
  • Providing brow treatments

Certificate III in Beauty Services

Start your path to success in beauty therapy with this qualification. Throughout your studies you'll gain the knowledge and skills to provide a variety of basic beauty treatments and services to clients.

Course Overview

Course Code:S779 (National ID: SIB30110) 
Careers:Beauty Therapist 
Duration:Duration may be flexible. 
How:Apprenticeship/Traineeship, Work based 
Where:PERTH CAMPUS - Building 2
30 Aberdeen Street

International study available:No 
Online study available:No 
Uni pathway available:No 

About the course

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This course will provide you with skills in the application of beauty treatments and services as well as customer service and selling beauty products. You also have the option of studying this course as a traineeship, where you'll gain on the job skills and earn while you learn.

The course is run by beauty therapy lecturers who have vast industry experience. Training takes place in Central's new, state of the art facilities, which includes a real beauty salon equipped with industry standard beauty therapy equipment.

View our brochure to see the career pathways for our beauty therapy courses.

Where this course can lead you

Job prospects in this industry are generally positive with a high number of salons, day spas, department and specialist stores spread throughout metropolitan areas. Central will give you the beauty therapy skills to become an beauty therapy employee or start your own business.

Your Certificate III in Beauty Services prepares you for roles such as:

  • Beauty Therapist

  • Nail Technician

  • Retail Cosmetic Consultant

  • Make-up Artist

Your Certificate III in Beauty Services opens the door for further qualifications at Central such as the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy.

Skills you will gain from this course

Central's beauty therapy qualifications provide you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Provide effective customer service

  • Communicate effectively

  • Demonstrate retail skincare

  • Sell beauty products

  • Conduct financial transactions

  • Provide lash and eyebrow treatments

  • Provide waxing treatments 

  • Provide manicures and pedicures

  • Design and apply make-up

  • Apply nail art and extensions

  • Establish and operate a small business

Your Certificate III in Beauty Services gives you the skills to begin an exciting career in beauty therapy or for further study at Central. The Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy will increase your skills in beauty therapy such as make-up application, skin care and body treatments.


Connected with industry

Central has its own beauty clinic managed and operated by our own students under the guidance of qualified staff. It is open to students, staff and the public and provides excellent work experience opportunities for beauty therapy students.

Central's focus on industry relevancy means practical course content geared towards getting you a career. It also means you have an opportunity to network with real professionals who could increase your chances of employment during or after study.

We ensure beauty therapy professionals are our lecturers. So you’ll be gaining the best experience possible from the people who have done exactly what you want to do.

Course Structure

Plan:S779 - CU1109 - PSC 
Description:Complete 20 units: 9 core and 11 elective units 

Available Groups


Description: Central Institute of Technology offer the units listed below. Please note: previously completed units may count towards this qualification. Please discuss with the teaching area to determine eligibility.

NumberNational IDTitle
D4757SIBBCCS301AApply the principles of skin biology to beauty treatments
D4784SIBBRES201AResearch and apply beauty industry information
D4797SIBXCCS201AConduct financial transactions
D4798SIBXCCS202AProvide service to clients
S6118SIRXCLM001AOrganise and maintain work areas
S6120SIRXCOM001ACommunicate in the workplace
S6140SIRXIND001AWork effectively in a retail environment
S6168SIRXOHS001AApply safe working practices
S6191SIRXSLS001ASell products and services


Description: Complete four (4) elective units if selecting Group A General Beauty

NumberNational IDTitle
D4758SIBBCCS302AAdvise on beauty services
D4765SIBBFAS201ADemonstrate retail skin care products
D4766SIBBFAS302AProvide lash and brow treatments
D4770SIBBHRS301APerform waxing treatments


Description: Complete seven (7) elective units. For Traineeships - Elective units are to be negotiated between Central Institute of Technology, employer and employee.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

An apprenticeship or traineeship is a structured employment based training program that allows you to have a job and be paid while you learn. In most instances practical experience at work is combined with complementary off-the-job training provided by Central Institute of Technology. 

Apprenticeships lead to trade certification and nationally recognised qualifications.

Traineeships focus on entry level training in non-trade areas and lead to nationally-recognised qualifications. Some school based traineeships are available to year 11 and 12 students who combine part time work with secondary studies via an approved training schedule. Apprenticeships and Traineeships are not available as an option for  International students.

Please Note: The process for actually getting into an apprenticeship/traineeship (which involves finding an employer) is very different to the application process for normal study.  

For more information about apprenticeships or traineeships please contact Central Institute of Technology'sTraineeship, Apprenticeship and Workplace Training (TAWT)  on 6211 2035, visit the Department of Training and Workforce Development Apprenticeship Office (the Apprenticeship Office)

Getting into this course


Entrance Requirements

In order to gain entry into this course you must demonstrate basic maths and communication skills.

This conversion table explains the grades you need to have obtained at a high school level to meet this entry level requirement.


The Application Process

This course is delivered as a traineeship or work based training, and applying for the course is different with each option.

Find out more information about the process to apply, enrol and pay.



Find out about applying for a course as a trainee.


Work based:

To find out more about work based training, please contact:

Helen Rodino (Beauty Therapy Traineeships / Employment-Based Co-ordinator and Lecturer)
Mobile: 0434 322 380


Recognition of Prior Learning

Do you have existing skills? Whether obtained through paid or voluntary work, training or other experiences, you may be able to fast track your study by applying for recognition of prior learning, often referred to as RPL.

Find out more here

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