Certificate III in Beauty Services

About this course

This qualification of Certificate III in Beauty Services reflects the role of individuals employed as beauticians to provide a range of beauty services including nail, waxing, lash and brow, and basic make-up services.

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This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as beauticians to provide a range of beauty services including nail, waxing, lash and brow, and basic make-up services.

These individuals possess a range of well-developed technical and customer service skills where discretion and judgement is required and are responsible for their own outputs. This includes client consultation on beauty products and services.

Work is typically conducted in beauty, waxing, brow, nail salons and spas.


Students successfully completing all the listed competencies will achieve Certificate III in Beauty Services. Students who successfully achieve some of the listed competencies will receive a Statement of Attainment for those units that they have demonstrated competency.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion participants will be qualified to seek employment in a range of environments including but not limited to:

  • Beauty salons
  • Waxing salons
  • Cosmetic counters
  • Nail bars
  • Brow bars

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for entry to this qualification, however FNTC has the following selection criteria for this course.  The participant will be required before enrolling to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment to determine what level of support the participant may need to assist them through their study program.

Program Duration

This program is offered by face to face delivery mode. Up to 12 months is allowed for a full time student, however some students may complete the course in less time.

Start Dates

There are three intakes annually for this course. Please enquire about availability via email or phone 07 4098 1228.

First intake: January 30th

Second intake: July 10th

Third intake: December 4th

How to Apply

Students must complete an enrolment form and return to Far North Training & Consultancy with appropriate documentation. For further information refer to Student Handbook.


Full Fee Paying: Qualification cost $3750.

Eligible students may take advantage of the Certificate 3 Guarantee, a new Queensland Government initiative. To see if you’re eligible, click HERE.

Refund Policy

Refunds must be requested in writing, seven days prior to withdrawal. For further details refer to the Student Handbook.

Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL)

If you are currently working in a Resort or Beauty Services facility then you may be entitled to Recognition of Prior Learning. RPL is a nationally recognised process which helps you gain credit towards a certificate based on the skills and experience you have gained from:

  • Previous learning
  • Work or industry experience (paid or unpaid)
  • Volunteering
  • Partially completed studies

Your experience is matched to current industry qualifications so you may gain credit towards or even recognition for a full qualification.

Core Units

  • SHBBBOS001
    Apply cosmetic tanning products
  • SHBBCCS001
    Advise on beauty products and services
  • SHBBFAS001
    Provide lash and brow services
  • SHBBHRS001
    Provide waxing services
  • SHBBMUP002
    Design and apply make-up
  • SHBBNLS001
    Provide manicure and pedicare services
  • SHBBRES001
    Research and apply beauty industry information
  • SHBXCCS001
    Conduct salon financial transactions
  • SHBXCCS002
    Provide salon services to clients
  • SHBXIND001
    Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
  • SHBXWHS001
    Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

Elective Units

  • SHBBHRS002
    Provide female intimate waxing services
  • SHBBMUP004
    Design and apply remedial camouflage make up
  • SHBBMUP003
    Design and apply make-up for photography
  • SHBBSKS001
    Pierce ear lobes