Chisholm graduates experience a range of employment opportunities in the Beauty industry. The Certificate III in Beauty is recognised as an entry level qualification with graduates gaining positions as Beauticians, Nail Technicians and Retail Cosmetic Consultants. Chisholm Institute offers flexible client focussed training. All units can be studied individually, however to achieve the Certificate III qualification all six units must be satisfactorily completed.
Full-time or part-time
Full-time: Six months
Part-time: 18 months
February, April, July and October
Year 11 preferred or mature age
Direct to Chisholm Institute Short Course Centre
Unit 1: Communications, Business & Retail Studies
BSBSBM404A Undertake Business Planning
WRRCS1B Communicate in the Workplace
WRRER1B Work Effectively in a Retail Environment
WRRM1B Merchandise Products
WRRS1B Sell Products and Services
WRBCS201B Conduct Financial Transactions
WRBCS203B Provide Service to Clients
WRBCS202A Apply Techniques to Update Beauty Industry Knowledge
WRBCS306B Advise on Beauty Services
Students will be required to attend lectures at the Institute for 45 hours as well as completing assignment and research work to the equivalent of 110 hours. A practical placement component will enable the student to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the workplace. The practical placement component for Certificate III in Beauty consists of 150 hours industry placement. The hours and learning outcomes will be recorded in the student’s logbook.
Unit 2: Manicure, Pedicure, Nail Science, Apply Safe Work Practices, Housekeeping Duties, First Aid
WRBBS201B Provide Manicure and Pedicure
WRBCS204A Apply Knowledge of Nail Science to Nail Services
WRRLP1B Apply Safe Working Practices
WRRM2B Perform Routine Housekeeping Duties
This unit provides the knowledge and skills to prepare clients and perform basic manicure and pedicure services. Students will learn the basic anatomy of skin and the function of the lower arms and legs and the effects of treatment products as well as the basic safety and emergency procedures, occupational health and hygiene regulations, first aid and salon cleaning requirements.
Unit 3: Nail Enhancement (Artificial Nail Applications) and Nail Art – 60 hours
WRBBS202A Apply Gel Nail Enhancement
WRBBS203A Apply Acrylic Nail Enhancement
WRBBS204B Apply Nail Art
Students will gain the knowledge and skills to prepare clients and perform the application of gel and acrylic nails. Removal of artificial nails, refills and nail art are integral components of this unit.
Unit 4: Make Up & Ear Piercing – 54 hours
WRBFS202B Design and Apply Make-up
WRBSS201B Pierce Ears
Students will learn to prepare clients and design and apply make-up for day, evening, bridal and
photography. Product knowledge and selection and client consultation, support the practical
applications. Students will prepare clients and perform ear piercing services in accordance with
occupational health and hygiene regulations.
Unit 5: Waxing A (Temporary Epilation) and Lash and Brow Services – 54 hours
WRBSS302B.1 Provide Temporary Epilation and Bleaching Treatments
WRBFS305B Provide Lash & Brow Treatments
This unit provides the knowledge and skills to prepare clients and perform epilation services using strip wax. Lash and brow treatments include tinting, eyelash perming, extensions and brow shaping.
Unit 6: Waxing B (Temporary Epilation) and Skin Biology– 54 hours
WRBSS302B.2 Provide Temporary Epilation and Bleaching Treatments
WRBCS305A Apply a Knowledge of Skin Biology to Beauty Treatments
This unit provides the knowledge and skills to prepare clients and perform epilation services using hot wax. Students will also study the structure and function of hair. Preparation and application of bleaching treatments is also undertaken in this unit.
Theory and practical tests and assignments.
Beauty Technician, Retail Consultant
Certificate III in Nail Technology, Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, Diploma in Beauty Therapy, Make Up Artistry
Skills Recognition including RPL
There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
• Previous study
• And/or skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course
Contact the department for further details
* Cost are accurate at time of printing and are subject to variation