Certificate III in Beauty Services



The Certificate III in Beauty Services is the perfect introduction into the Beauty Industry. Become a highly employable beautician with the latest industry skills and techniques.

Learn core salon subjects such as lash and brow treatments, cosmetic tanning, makeup and mani pedis, and then choose from elective subjects such as eyelash extensions and intimate waxing.

This course has been designed for those wanting to develop skills and knowledge to understand how the beauty industry operates and ensure graduates are salon ready upon completion.


Study Option Duration Start Date
Flexible delivery monthly intake: call us on 07 3891 5696 12 months July 01, 2019 ENROL

Students can chose between two streams, a specialisation in Beauty services for those who want to continue their career in the beauty services industry. And a specialisation in Makeup for students wanting to specialise in Makeup and becoming a makeup artist.

The Beauty Services specialisation is providing a pathway into our Diploma of Beauty Therapy. The Makeup specialisation is providing a pathway into our Diploma of Cinemagraphic Makeup and Diploma of Screen and Media.


Core subjects
Manicure and pedicure services Salon services Beauty industry insights
Makeup Health and hygiene Waxing
Lash and brow treatment Organisational requirements Cosmetic tanning
Advise on beauty products and services    
Beauty stream
Female intimate waxing Eyelash extensions Small business marketing
Social media marketing    
Makeup stream
Photographic makeup Eyelash extensions Creative makeup
Airbrushed makeup    


Start any time with our flexible delivery options. The flexible mode of delivery maximises practical skill development in an operational beauty salon. Students will attend the campus for practical workshops, which will include demonstrations by industry experts, hands on practical experience and undertaking the assessable practical observations. Students participate in online learning activities for the knowledge learning with the support of a trainer and assessor.


The course duration is 45 actual teaching & workshop weeks. Including term breaks and other holiday breaks such as the Christmas period, the total course duration may vary and be up to 1 year. Students may progress through the course quicker and shorten their study duration accordingly.


Offered at our Brisbane campus. Please contact us on 07 3891 5696 for further information.

All learning materials and resources will be provided, this includes a uniform and a professional makeup brush kit.

This qualification consists of 15 units of competency. These units have been selected in consultation with industry and in accordance with the Training Package rules of this qualification.  Students have the choice of electives by selecting either the Beauty stream or Makeup stream depending on where their interests are. For more information about the course recognition please visit training.gov.au

SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services
ELECTIVE UNITS - Beauty stream
SHBBHRS002 Provide female intimate waxing services
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions
ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for engagement and collaboration
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
ELECTIVE UNITS - Makeup stream
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBMUP005 Apply airbrushed Makeup
SHBBMUP006 Design and Apply creative Makeup

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. Minimum age requirement of 15 years of age.

Successful graduates from the Certificate III in Beauty Services course can become,

  • Beauty consultans
  • Cosmetic counter personnel
  • Waxing therapists
  • Lash and brow specialists
  • Eyelash extention technicians
  • Cosmetic tanning specialists
  • Beauticians
  • Freeelance makeup artists
  • Salon owners



The Australian Academy of Australian Makeup continues to support students after their studies are complete. Through the AACM Alumni Network we provide ongoing opportunities for work experience, employment and networking. Our trainers also continue to mentor past students.

The Certificate III in Beauty Services is for students aiming to enter the beauty services industry and is funded by the Queensland Governments under the Certificate III Guarantee program available for eligible applicants.


You may receive a subsidy towards your certificate III qualification if you:


- Are 15 years or older and no longer in school

- Living in Queensland full time

- Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits

- And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.


Student eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee program will received funding of $2,280 as non-consessional student and you will pay a student co-contribution fee of only $4,420.

Students eligible for concessional funding will receive $3,040 and will pay a student co-contribution fee of only $3,660. You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.


The student co-contribution fee can be paid directly to AACM using one of our weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment plan options. Our campus staff can talk you through the available options. Please refer to our course fee, withdrawal and refund policy in our policy section.


For more information visit:

Queensland Government Certificate 3 Guarantee

Certificate 3 Guarantee student fact sheet

Certificate 3 Guarantee disadvantaged learners fact sheet


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Standard Payment Plan Options

The interest free, surcharge free payment option for you. After deducting your 10% = $670 enrolment deposit from the total course fees, the following standard payment options are available to you.

Weekly: 26 Instalments $232 each

Fortnightly: 13 Instalments $464 each

Monthly: 6 Instalments $1,005 each


Personalised Payment Plan Options

If our Standard Payment Plan options are not suitable for you or you may not be eligible for Study Loans, we may be able to set you up with a personalised payment plan option. After deducting your enrolment deposit from the course fees, you may be able to tailor your repayments flexibly to fit your personal circumstances and affordability. Your may set your own weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayment amount, paying on an extended payment duration. Have in mind, that we won’t be releasing your portfolio, statement of attainment or qualification until your course is paid off.

Weekly, fortnightly and monthly minimum limits apply, please discuss this with us directly. To be able to offer you this flexibility, a additional 10% surcharge of the course fees you want to defer through the Personalised Payment Plan applies. A fair deal, following our vision to make education affordable and worthwhile. Please familiarise yourself with the PPP Terms & Conditions.


School Based Students - Concession Fees

If you are still at school, please call us to enquire about our concession fees.


“Very professional and the teachers are great, with lots of experience, which has made me much more confident. The course is a great mixture of practical and theory lessons. I am so happy I decided to study here.”

Malean K

Ready to start an exciting career in the makeup industry?