(Certificate 3 Guarantee Program)

Funded by the Queensland Government


Brisbane Campus:

Level 6 119 Charlotte St Brisbane QLD 4000 

Course Duration

Full-time: 30 weeks

(Including Term Break: 4 weeks)

MIA On-Campus Student Clinic: 40 hours

Face-to-Face Delivery

Co-Contribution Fee

Non-Concessional students: $495

 Concessional students:


Course Description

SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services, the qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as beauticians to provide a range of beauty Services including nail, waxing, lash and brow, and basic make-up Services.

These individuals possess a range of well-developed technical and customer Services skills where discretion and judgment is required and are responsible for their own outputs. This includes client consultation on beauty products and Services. Work is typically conducted in beauty, waxing, brow and nail salons.

Entry Requirements

  • MIA will conduct a pre-confirmation of enrolment, LLN assessment with applicants to ensure their suitability, to undertake and successfully complete the course.
  • Minimum requirement is year 10 completion of secondary schooling or equivalence

Course Structure

The program comprises of the following 15 units of competency:

Core Units

SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products

SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and Services

SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow Services

SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing Service

SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up

SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicure Services

SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information

SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions

SHBXCCS002 Provide salon Services to clients

SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal Services environment

SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

Elective Units

SHBBHRS002 Provide female intimate waxing Services

SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography

SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up

SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock

On successful completion of the program, learners will be awarded with SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services.

Delivery Methods


This program is designed for classroom based training. In classroom training, it is face-to-face delivery for students to attend and complete in-class activities, presentation, practice exercises and discussions. Delivery has been timetabled to ensure you can develop the theoretical skills and knowledge and have the opportunity to develop practical skills in a clinic environment. Individual learning includes home/work study, the completion of assignments and Individual reading and research.

Student Clinic

On successful completion of the theoretical components, you will complete your training in our student clinics (40 hours) in order to allow you to apply practical skills, under supervision.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods will be used to assess students’ knowledge and skills. Trainer will explain these in detail before any assessment takes place. Assessment methods may include and not limited to:

  • Written Assessment (Questions and Answers).
  • Case Study/Role Play
  • Practical Demonstration/On-Site Observation


An application can be made for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) when the student believes that they have already attained the necessary skills and competencies elsewhere (work, other study etc.) or have an equivalent qualification or part of a qualification. MIA recognises the AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other RTOs and grants credit for these towards an award where applicable. The application for RPL and/or Credit Transfer should be lodged prior to or immediately after the enrolment.

Study Outcome

After achieving SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services, individuals could progress to higher level of education such as SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy. This qualification provides a pathway to work in any sector of the beauty industry, possible job roles may include but not limited to:

  • Beautician
  • Make-up Consultant
  • Manicurist/Pedicurist
  • Beauty Consultant
  • Pharmacy Sales Consultant

Co-Contribution Fee

Non-Concessional students: $495

Concessional students: $270

Please refer to MIA’s Certificate 3 Guarantee enrolment form and student handbook for MIA’s policy on fees and refund * No fees will be charged for units granted as Credit Transfer (Outcome Identifier Code 60) or transitional gap training for transferring participants to superseding units of competency (Outcome Identifier Code 65).

Additional Information

The following information may also assist you to know further about this program and government funding program information: * MIA’s Enrolment form for Certificate 3 Guarantee Program (including Refund Policy) * the Queensland Government's Certificate 3 Guarantee Fact Sheet and further information on their Certificate 3 Guarantee website (

Eligibility for the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program

  • 15 Years of age or older
  • No longer at school
  • Not currently enrolled in and/or not hold a certificate III or higher qualification (not including qualifications
  • completed at school and foundation skills training)
  • Queensland resident: Australia citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen residing in
  • Queensland.
Acceptance is subject to eligibility criteria and availability. Please see the Queensland Government's Certificate 3 Guarantee Fact Sheet and further information on the Queensland Government’s Certificate 3 Guarantee website.