VET Studies
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Beauty Services

Chisholm Institute of TAFE RTO 0260


VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students.  They enable students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification as well as contribute towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate. Classroom learning is combined with structured hands-on training and practice in industry.

Course Code and Title

SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services


  • Venue: Chisholm TAFE: Frankston, Dandenong and Mornington Peninsula campus
  • Time: The course is delivered over a full day. The day of delivery will vary from venues

Structured Work Placement

Students need to complete at least 40 hours of structured work placement in industry as part of the course. This should be organised in consultation with the course provider. Structured Workplace Learning complements the structured training undertaken at the school/Registered Training Organisation. 
It provides the context for:

  • Enhancement of skills development
  • Practical application of industry knowledge
  • Assessment of units of competence as determined by the training organisation
  • Increase of employment opportunities and marketability

Special Requirements

  • Students are required to:
  • Wear closed-toe shoes.
  • 80% attendance is required for successful completion of the program.

Entrance at Chisholm is via an occupational appraisal. Application appraisal forms will be posted to student after application is received online. This form must be returned directly to the Hair & Beauty department. Students are selected for the course according to their aptitude rating on the occupational appraisal for beauty services.

Contribution to the VCE and VCAL

VCE: Attainment of units of competency/modules at AQF level III or above provides credit at Units 3 and 4 level. 90 nominal hours of training is required for each VCE Unit. Where available, a Units 3 and 4 sequence may be awarded on satisfactory completion of 180 nominal hours at AQF level III, according to the guidelines above. VCAL: Up to 200 hours of accredited training for the first year of the program; Up to 390 hours of accredited training for the second year of the program.

Further information on the increment process can be found on the VCAA website:

This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand.

Units of Competency may include

  • Conduct financial transactions
  • Provide manicure and pedicare services
  • Sell products and services
  • Apply safe working practices
  • Apply techniques to update beauty industry knowledge
  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Apply knowledge of nail science to nail services
  • Work effectively in a retail environment
  • Apply knowledge of skin biology to beauty treatments
  • Provide lash and brow treatments
  • Advise on beauty services
  • Perform routine housekeeping duties
  • Merchandise products
  • Apply nail art
  • Establish business and legal requirements
  • Design and apply make up
  • Pierce ears

To view the latest Units of Competency and course information go to

Hair and Beauty Get VET Video Link

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