Certificate III in Beauty Services



Certificate III in Beauty Services


Pay only $120 per week



This course is taught online with block training for practical skills development hosted through our Brisbane campus. You will have access to learning materials via Canvas, our online learning portal, and industry expert trainer.


  • There are no formal entry requirements for this course
  • Minimum age requirement of 15


26 October 2020


Part Time – 12 Months

Approx. 7-10 hours per week structured self-paced online studies.


  • 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 online delivery option and you will have access to learning materials online

Ready to start an exciting career in the beauty and makeup industry?

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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 specialised subjects such as eyelash extensions and photographic makeup.

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

  • Access to our online learning portal Canvas for all your digital learning resources
  • Interactive live class sessions and presentations
  • Practical presentations with industry experts
  • Interactive forums and discussion groups
  • Ongoing online learning support from your trainers
  • Access to your dedicated Facebook learner group
  • Professional supplier makeup discounts
  • 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

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 120h in-salon training hours required for this course.

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

The Certificate III in Beauty Services is the ideal introduction to the beauty industry where you will learn the fundamentals of performing specific treatments and services.  Become a beautician with the latest industry skills and techniques with real-world salon experience.

  • Design and apply makeup
  • Cosmetic tanning
  • Photographic makeup
  • Remedial camouflage makeup
  • Manicure and pedicure services
  • Salon services
  • Waxing
  • Lash and brow treatment
  • Eyelash extensions
  • Beauty industry insights
  • Health and hygiene
  • Organisational requirements
  • 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.

We have an operational training salon that you will attend for block sessions where you treat paying clients under the guidance of highly skilled and industry-current trainers. This provides our students with the opportunity to develop skills to industry standards and improves employability outcomes.

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
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage makeup
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography

What is required?

You can use your own makeup and equipment or buy from one of our recommended suppliers. AACM can provide you with more details and can recommend suppliers. Each supplier offers Afterpay or Zip Pay options also. 

Additional resources are required to successfully complete all assessments and obtain your qualification.

  • Desktop, tablet or mobile phone to access our learning platform
  • Good internet connection, suitable to watch videos
  • Models to practice on and for assessments
  • Video recording device/smartphone for practical assessments

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.

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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 Certificate III in Beauty Services  is priced at $120 on a weekly basis including access to our learning portal, learning materials and online support. Please note, makeup products and student kits are not included and will need to be purchased in addition.

We refer to this as our subscription model, where you pay as you go while studying. The course fees can be paid by direct debit from a bank account or credit card.

Download our available options: AACM Payment Plan Options

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
  • Living in Queensland full time
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency
  • And don’t currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training).


Non-concessional fees:

If you are eligible, you will pay the following student co-contribution fee towards your course fees:

Per subject Number of subjects Total student co-contribution Deposit Remaining student co-contribution
$260 15 $3 900 $0 $ 3 900

The student co-contribution of $3 900 can be paid in 52 weekly instalments of $75 each.


Concessional fees:

If you are eligible, you will pay the following student co-contribution fee towards your course fees:

Per subject Number of subjects Total student co-contribution Deposit Remaining student co-contribution
$210 15 $3 150 $0 $3 150

The remaining student co-contribution of $3 150 can be paid in 52 weekly instalments of $60 each.


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
26 October 2020
Block Training
Please contact us to enquire about available black training 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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