Certificate III in Beauty Services



Certificate III in Beauty Services


Payment Plans available from only $XXX per week


Blended delivery, Part-Time

Brisbane campus


  • There are no formal entry requirements for this course
  • Minimum age requirement of 15
  • We encourage you to attend an interview and tour of the academy prior to enrolment


Start your theory any time

Block sessions rolling monthly


12 months with our blended delivery option.

Approx. 7 hours per week structured self-paced online studies

Block training sessions at the AACM Beauty Training Salon on campus will allow practical skills development and observation of treatment services on paying clients.

It is possible to fast track your studies depending on how often you attend and progress through the units, developing the required practical skills meeting industry standards.


  • This is a nationally recognised qualification SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services
  • Ask about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer options to reduce your study time and costs
  • This course is taught in our flexible blended delivery option at our Brisbane campus and you will have access to learning materials online

This is what it’s all about

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 beauty salon subjects such as lash and brow treatments, cosmetic tanning, makeup and mani pedis, and 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.

This is what you get

  • All in class learning materials and all consumables, no hidden costs
  • Access to our online learning portal for all your digital learning resources
  • A professional makeup brush kit
  • An AACM uniform t-shirt
  • On successful completion you will receive a statement of attainment and your nationally recognised qualification certificate

Successful graduates from the Certificate 3 in Beauty Services can become successful

  • Beauty Consultant
  • Makeup Artist
  • Freelance Beautician / Makeup Artist
  • Self-employed Salon Owner
  • Waxing Therapist
  • Beautician
  • Nail Salon Operator
  • Lash and Brow Artist
  • Eyelash Extension Artist

Start studying any time with our flexible blended delivery option. Theory elements of each unit will be completed online under the guidance of our expert trainers.  You will have access to industry relevant and interactive learning materials via Canvas, our online learning portal.  This will enable you to study at your own pace.

You will attend the campus for practical block training sessions to develop your practical skills and for observation of treatment services on paying clients.  Attendance at the block sessions is a compulsory requirement as it ensures completion of the minimum 240 in-salon training hours required for this course.

Based on your individual pace, you may be able to progress through the course quicker and shorten your study duration accordingly.

Through our AACM Alumni Community we provide ongoing opportunities for work experience, employment, networking and lifelong learning. We continue to mentor and support graduates, opening up our industry network, contacts and opportunities. AACM Alumni receive special offers on AACM courses and continue to receive discounts and benefits from our industry partners.

The Alumni Community is providing our graduates a platform to discuss techniques, share their experience, enhance their network, connect with members, publish news and to share job opportunities where available. AACM is regularly contacted for work experience and paid opportunities and we advertise these exclusively to our Alumni Community.

This is what you will learn

This course is offered with a specialisation in Makeup for students wanting to becoming a professional makeup artist.

The Makeup stream is providing a pathway into our Diploma of Screen and Media in Specialist Makeup Services.

  • Manicure and pedicure services
  • Salon services
  • Beauty industry insights
  • Makeup
  • Health and hygiene
  • Waxing
  • Lash and brow treatment
  • Eyelash extensions
  • Organisational requirements
  • Cosmetic tanning
  • Advise on beauty products and services

To achieve the Certificate III in Beauty Services, a total of 15 units must be completed. These units have been selected in consultation with industry and in accordance with the Training Package rules of this qualification. You have the choice of electives by selecting either the Beauty stream or Makeup stream depending on where your interests are. For more information about the course recognition please visit training.gov.au. Please note that we may alter the unit selection from time to time to meet industry expectations and stay with the pulse of time.

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
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBMUP005 Apply airbrushed makeup
SHBBMUP006 Design and apply creative makeup
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography

Your Payment Options

Study Loans is Australia’s first dedicated private student loan provider. They offer highly competitive rates, allowing you to borrow all or part of the course cost through a responsible funding method. You simply pay-as-you-go with simple terms and conditions. The loan option is available for students as well as parents/guardians.

Visit Study Loans today: Study Loans

Key facts:
– Study Loans is funding education only, they understand your needs
– Very competitive offer
– Convenient weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments
– Up to 48 months loan terms
– Loans from $2,001 to $15,000

Eligibility as a student taking out the loan: Student Fact Sheet
– Australian citizen or permanent resident
– Employed in a full-time, part-time or casual job
– 18 years of age or older
– Demonstrate a capacity to service the loan

Eligibility as a parent taking out the loan: Parent Fact Sheet
– Australian citizen or permanent resident
– Employed or self-employed
– Demonstrate a capacity to service the loan

The interest free payment option for you paying your course off while you are studying. After deducting your $200 enrolment deposit from the total course fees, you can opt to pay in weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments.

Download our available options: AACM 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 (PPP). After deducting your $200 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 picture 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 surcharge of the course fees you want to defer through the Personalised Payment Plan (PPP) applies. A fair deal, following our vision to make education affordable and worthwhile. Please familiarise yourself with the PPP Terms & Conditions.

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 3 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;
  • permanently reside in Queensland;
  • are an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen; and
  • not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate III or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

Student eligible under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program will pay a reduced course fee set as the student co-contribution fee of only $X,XXX.

Students eligible for concessional funding will pay a student co-contribution fee of only $X,XXX. 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 are an adult prisoner 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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Key Dates

Commencement Date
Enquire about start dates, call us on 1800 22 26 28 or emails us info@aacm.edu.au
Online learning
Dive into your online learning materials straight away. Learn at your own pace using our online learning management system on your mobile, tablet or desktop computer.
On-campus training salon days
Contact us for information on our block session dates

Course Recognition

As a Registered Training Organisation under ASQA (RTO 31527), our certificate and diploma level courses are nationally recognized qualifications, which are issued to students after successful completion of a course. The programs are structured in line with National Training Packages, for more information about us and our courses please visit training.gov.au. For more information about our regulatory body, please visit ASQA.

Some short courses offered from time to time may not be recognized courses. Please visit the relevant course pages on our webpage to find our more or contact us to clarify.

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