About the course

About the course

If you’re interested in a career in beauty, this VCE VET beauty program is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required as a beautician to provide a range of beauty services including nail, waxing, lash and brow and basic make–up services.

You will develop beauty techniques such as waxing, manicure and pedicures, make up application, cosmetic tanning, lash and brow services.

You will also learn the communication and retail techniques necessary for a career in beauty, all while putting your practical skills to work in a real simulated work environment.

After successful completion you will possess a range of well developed technical and customer service skills where discretion and judgement is required. This includes client consultation on beauty products and services.

Course Details


Qualification Issued on Completion

SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services

Course Length and Classes

Part time: 2 years

VETDSS courses follow the same term structure as Secondary Schools

Wednesday 1:30pm–6:00pm

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Entry Requirements

This course can only be completed as part of your secondary school studies in years 10, 11 and 12.


On successful completion of this course,  you may be given credits when applying for the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy (SHB40115) or the Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115) that specialises in spa treatment.

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Career Outcomes

This course may lead to work in beauty salons and hairdressing salons that provide beauty services.

Contribution to VCE, VCAL & ATAR

On successful completion of this program, you will be eligible for:

  • recognition of up to four units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence
  • Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence for Certificate III in Beauty Services (SHB30115) or Certificate III in Make–Up (SHB30215) from the VCE VET Hair and Beauty program will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest study score of the primary four).
  • The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).
  • Further information on the ATAR can be found on the VTAC website
  • The VCE VET Hair and Beauty program does not offer scored assessment.

Structured Workplace Learning

The VCAA strongly recommends 80 hours of structured workplace learning (SWL) placement over the duration of the program.


Please contact your secondary school regarding fees for this program

Uniform Requirements

You will be required to wear a black Box Hill Institute tshirt to all classes, along with black pants and black closed toe rubber soled shoes.

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