This course is an excellent option for those students wishing to enter the Hair & Beauty industry when they are not sure of their career path. The course is as part of a VCAL Intermediate. Successful completion credits students with a full pre-apprenticeship in Hairdressing and subject credits toward the Certificate III in Beauty.
Year 11 completed for VCAL Senior (Yr 12)
Year 10 preferred for VCAL Intermediate (Yr 11)
Literacy, Numeracy evaluation and interview
Students must successfully complete the selection criteria
How do I Apply?
Apply directly to Chisholm
Is There An Interview?
Applicants will be interviewed
Industry subjects that allow students to attain the skills of a first year apprentice, practical skills for styling, removal of chemicals and basin services. Additional studies in maths, communications, personal development skills, employment skills and work placement.
Subjects / Modules
WRRCS1B Communicate in the Workplace
The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to perform telephone duties and effectively communicate with clients and other staff in the workplace.
WRRER1B Work Effectively in a Retail Environment
The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate professional behaviour and communication in the salon/store environment.
WRRLP1B Apply Safe Working Practices
The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to maintain a safe, secure, hygienic workplace for staff, clients and others
WRRM2B Perform Routine Housekeeping Duties
The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to apply personal hygiene practices, tidiness and cleanliness in the workplace.
WRRM1B Merchandise Products
The purpose of this module is to provide the knowledge and skills to arrange and present product displays within the salon/store. It includes the setting and maintenance of displays and checking, maintaining and labelling or pricing stock.
WRRS1B Sell Products and Services
The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the sales techniques and key selling skills from approaching the client to closing the sale.
WRBCS201B Conduct Financial Transactions
The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to perform operations at the point of sale area.
WRBCS203B Provide Service to Clients
The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to deliver service to clients including receiving clients, making appointments and responding to client complaints
WRBFS201B Demonstrate Retail Skin Care Products
The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to cleanse skin and apply skin care products for the purpose of retail cosmetic sales.
WRBFS202B Design and Apply Make-up
The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to design and apply make-up techniques for domestic street wear, business, pleasure, social, time of day and special occasion.
WRBFS203B Design and Apply Make-up for Photography
The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to design and apply suitable make-up techniques for photography.
WRBFS204B Design and Apply Remedial Camouflage
The purpose of this module is to provide participants with the competencies required to design and apply remedial camouflage techniques for clients with special needs.
WRBCS202A Apply Techniques to Update Beauty Industry Knowledge
WRRM6A Create a Display for Small Business
BSBEBUS301A Search and Assess On-line Business Information
NUM021 Numeracy Skills Module
This module aims to builds student’s confidence to explore mathematics beyond its familiar and everyday use. Students will develop mathematics skills that are both important in their industry area of choice, create strong pathways into further study and increase their general confidence in this subject. The mathematics covered includes measurement, graphs and statistics, use of maps and directions and an understanding of the use of formulas and other problem solving strategies.
LIT022 Oral Communication Module
Oral Communication skills are an important part of all subject areas. The VCAL program allows for
communication skills to be built into every aspect of a student's program in order to develop the skills they will need for employment and further study as well as for general confidence. The Oral Communication module
• Practise job interviews
• Speaking with industry employers
• Working in teams
• Presentation skills
• Inspirational and informative speakers
LIT021 Literacy Skills Module
Building general reading and writing skills is an important part of VCAL. Literacy classes are developed around student’s vocational and personal interests. Vocational (industry) and literacy teachers work together to create a program that involves and engages a student on many levels. They will work on workplace documents, reports, resumes, communication skills and more.
PDS021 Personal Development Skills Module
The Personal Development Skills module is about developing each student’s skills, knowledge and attitudes towards one another and their community. Examples include leadership, team building and community projects using a broad range of engaging activities.
WRS022 Work Related Skills Module
The module is designed to
• Development key employability skills such as good communication skills, teamwork, using initiative, problem solving, planning and organising
• Give students the opportunity to experience relevant work placement in industry
Berwick TEC also offers students an edge when seeking employment by offering additional industry relevant qualifications and training. These include First Aid and Course in Construction card where applicable.
To be advised
(Concessions on tuition fees may be available to holders of valid Centrelink Benefits Cards unless otherwise stated.)
Communication Self Management
Team Work Using Technology
Learning new skills Using initiative
Planning and organising Solving problems
Further Options (& Articulation)
Certificate III in Hairdressing - Apprenticeship
Certificate III in Beauty
Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, they may apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).
There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
• Previous study
• Skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course.
Support is available to students in a range of areas including Study Skills, Personal Counselling, Careers Advice and Disability Support. Contact Student Advisory Services for more details.