There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to Domestic Students:
It is recommended that you meet one of the following requirements-
- successful completion of at least Year 12, Certificate IV or equivalent; or
- be of mature-age
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:
- English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - View a list of all English Language tests accepted by TAFE Queensland International
- Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.
Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place. TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).
Due to the high volume of applicants wishing to undertake this program, Greater Brisbane has introduced a selection criteria ranking process which requires all applicants to undertake a Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) maths and english assessment to determine current level of literacy and numeracy.
Applicants who receive an Exit Level 3 Working at Level 4 score (or higher) on the BKSB will receive a higher ranking than students with a lower score. The BKSB identifies any areas you may need additional support to achieve your goals and ensure you have the right skills and support to be successful in your course.
It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.
You are responsible for meeting the minimum standard of dress. This includes having access to and wearing a black shirt, black tailored pants (no leggings, jeans, skirts or shorts), and enclosed black shoes.
You may also be required to purchase an equipment kit that contains items required for performing beauty services.
Please note: the purchase of this kit may incur additional costs of $350 to $550. More details will be provided at enrolment or during orientation session.
Greater Brisbane only
You will be required to purchase TAFE Queensland branded uniforms (navy pants and top set), this may incur additional costs of up to $100.
You will need to supply your own comfortable/flat white shoes and beauty kits. More details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation.
The Robina campus will be a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) campus for general learning. Students are able to access discounted pricing for device purchases via JB Hi-Fi. TAFE Queensland will have some portable devices available for short term loan and there will also be a limited number of desktop computers located on-site that students will be able to access. For all the details visit the BYOD page on our website.
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Personal Abilities and Key Activities
Important personal abilities required. The learner should:
- Be well groomed at all times
- Have time management/organisational skills
- Be physically resilient
- Be tolerant of working in confined spaces
- Be sensitive to client’s personal space and requirements
- Have strong communication skills
- Be comfortable with physical contact with clients
- Be tolerant of late and changeable work hours
- Ability to sit, stand and bend for reasonable periods of time
- Ability to deal with clients and give full attention, taking time to understand and ask questions as appropriate when dealing with client services or complaints (active listening)
- Ability to handle and control tools, electrical equipment and perform massage routines (manual dexterity)
- Ability to be exact and accurate and work within time constraints (efficiency)
- Ability to perform mathematical functions such as measuring, calculating quantities and costs
Practitioners in this industry are required to work closely with their clients while they provide personal beauty services. This could include removing body hair by waxing, performing massage routines relative to treatment, performing skin analysis, providing advice, recommending and selling of cosmetic products and performing reception duties such as telephone answering, appointment making and client enquiries. As a result the Practitioner is expected to respect the client’s privacy, maintain confidentiality and provide personal beauty services with absolute professionalism.
Students are required to have their hair tied back and have short natural nails (no artificial nails). All facial piercings are to be removed (and during certain practical classes body piercings will need to be removed). No jewellery to be worn with the exception of a pair of studs in the lower ear and a wedding ring.
Students must present themselves in a professional manner, including coming to class in uniform, black pants and black enclosed shoes.
TAFE Queensland advises that, in undertaking this training, students will be exposed to some beauty products and machines that are unsuitable for use by epileptic people or people with certain nerve diseases or disorders, as they can cause seizures.
TAFE Queensland will make reasonable accommodations for any such student who wishes to undertake this course, and will ensure that its teachers indicate prior to use if any of the materials/machines to be used in a particular class that they have these properties, so that students can identify to the teacher that they may be at risk if accommodations are not made, but also so that all students in class are aware of these particular risks when they enter the industry and can take appropriate precautions with their clients.
Please note that these accommodations may require a student with these types of conditions to train, for whole or parts of some classes, in a different training area from other students and will mean that these students will not gain experience with these types of machines and products for use in industry.
TAFE Queensland considers it critical for the safety of students with epilepsy or nerve conditions that they are aware of the training they will receive. For students who may be affected please contact us prior to enrolment to arrange a discussion with your teacher.
This qualification has been replaced by SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy as of 15 December 2021. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 14 December 2022.