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Certificate III in Beauty Services

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  • Objectives
    Certificate III in Beauty Services will equip you with relevant and comprehensive skills and knowledge to successfully enter Beauty Therapy and related cosmetic industries. Certificate III in Beauty Services covers basic levels of skin biology and science, temporary epilation, eyelash and brow tinting, nail grooming services, manicure and pedicure, make-up services and retail customer service skills. Certificate III in Beauty Services offers elective options in Nail Technology. You will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Beauty Services on successful completion of all required competencies.
  • Entry requirements
    If you would like to study the Certificate III in Beauty Services you must apply directly to the Gordon institute of TAFE. You will need to complete a direct entry application form, which is available from course information. Please refer to the Gordon’s website www.gordontafe.edu.au or contact course information for guidelines and current direct entry application information. There are no specific entry requirements for the Certificate III in Beauty Services. You should be able to read and write documents and understand maths concepts equivalent to Year 10. You may also be required to attend an information session and your skills may be evaluated at this time. Note: If you cannot read and write documents and complete maths work to the level required you may be accepted to the course, but you may be enrolled in additional subjects to help you build the skills needed to successfully complete the program.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate III in Beauty Services
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate III in Beauty Services . The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
    Title     Approx. Hours

    Certificate III in Beauty Services
    Provide manicure and pedicare services     30
    Conduct financial transactions     25
    Apply techniques to update beauty industry knowledge     20
    Provide service to clients     30
    Apply knowledge of nail science to nail services     15
    Apply knowledge of skin biology to beauty treatments     15
    Advise on beauty services     30
    Provide lash and brow treatments     15
    Provide temporary epilation and bleaching treatments     95
    Communicate in the workplace     50
    Work effectively in a retail environment     40
    Apply safe working practices     18
    Merchandise products     30
    Perform routine housekeeping duties     18
    Sell products and services     18
    Electives – Nail stream
    Apply gel enhancement     30
    Apply nail art     15
    Demonstrate retail skin care products     25
    Design and apply make-up     40
    Design and apply make-up for photography     30
    Co-ordinate work teams     36
    Certificate III in Beauty Services is a part-time 35–week course. Students can expect approximately 6–9 hours of class attendance each week over three nights. Student intakes are generally in February.

    Selection Criteria
    Students who meet the above entry requirements will be accepted to study the Certificate III in Beauty Services in date order of their application.

    If applications exceed course vacancies then selection criteria will apply. Application preference will then be based on an interview, where you will be asked to demonstrate conceptual and technical abilities as well as outline your experience or knowledge of the industry.

    Links and options exist between various levels of study. Accredited pathways exist enabling students to move between courses within the Gordon and to other higher education institutions.

    Certificate III in Beauty Services

        * Pharmacy
        * Department Store
        * Basic Beauty Salon employee

    Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
    Diploma of Beauty Therapy (fee for service)
    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
    Gordon Institute Support Services

    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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