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SHB30121

Certificate III in Beauty Services

Set yourself on the path to a career in beauty with this entry-level qualification. This course is a minimum requirement to work as a beauty therapist or make-up artist.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus TAFE at School Apprenticeships and traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$760
Subsidised
$760
Full Fee
$6,410
TAFE at School Full Fee
$4,340
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Course overview

Kick start your beauty therapy career with this entry-level qualification. This course is a minimum requirement to work as a beauty therapist or make-up artist.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the beauty therapy industry is currently experiencing very strong growth with around 25,000 job openings expected over the next five years. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who are reliable, well presented, and interact well with others.  

You will learn a core set of skills including lash and brow services, how to design and apply make-up, manicure and pedicure services and providing salon services to clients. You'll be guided by our expert teaching team who maintain strong industry connections.

Successful completion of this course will give you the practical skills you need to start work as beauty therapist or make-up artist.

What can I do?

  • Beautician
  • Beauty Consultant
  • Make Up Artist

Course outcome:

SHB30121 Certificate III in Beauty Services

Further study options

At TAFE Queensland we believe in providing quality pathways to further education opportunities. Give yourself the best chance to continue to advance your career with further study options that will open up more exciting employment opportunities in the world of beauty services.

Real-world learning environments

At TAFE Queensland, you won't be confined to a classroom. With industry-standard learning facilities, including a beauty salon that is open to the public, you'll receive practical, real-world experience.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 4 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBBOS007
    Apply cosmetic tanning products
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBBOS007
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to select and apply cosmetic tanning products.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply cosmetic tanning products

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBCCS005
    Advise on beauty products and services
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBCCS005
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to advise clients on a range of professional beauty products and services.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Advise on beauty products and services

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBFAS004
    Provide lash and brow services
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBFAS004
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide lash and brow services that include shaping and colouring.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide lash and brow services

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBHRS010
    Provide waxing services
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBHRS010
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide waxing services to remove unwanted facial and body hair.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide waxing services

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBMUP009
    Design and apply make-up
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBMUP009
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply facial make-up products for day, evening or special occasions.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Design and apply make-up

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBNLS007
    Provide manicure and pedicare services
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBNLS007
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide services and advice to clients requiring hand, foot and nail care.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SHBBNLS011
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide manicure and pedicare services

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBNLS011
    Use electric file equipment for nail services
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBNLS011
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use electric file equipment in conjunction with artificial nail applications.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use electric file equipment for nail services

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBRES003
    Research and apply beauty industry information
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBRES003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to access information and update knowledge of the beauty industry and relevant industry legislation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Research and apply beauty industry information

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXCCS007
    Conduct salon financial transactions
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXCCS007
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct financial transactions for the sale of products and services within a personal services environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct salon financial transactions

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXCCS008
    Provide salon services to clients
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXCCS008
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide a complete customer salon service experience.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide salon services to clients

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXIND003
    Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXIND003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in a personal services environment by integrating knowledge of workplace rights and responsibilities and organisational policies and procedures, and by using effective team and individual work practices to plan and organise daily work activities.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXWHS003
    Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXWHS003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to follow safe practices to minimise risks to self, client and colleagues in a salon environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

  • UNIT CODE
  • SIRXOSM002
    Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
    UNIT CODE :
    SIRXOSM002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source information on, and work according to, a range of ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms for business purposes.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms

  • UNIT CODE
  • SIRXSLS001
    Sell to the retail customer
    UNIT CODE :
    SIRXSLS001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to deliver quality customer service and sell to retail customers. It requires the ability to determine customer needs, match products and services to their needs, and facilitate a sale.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Sell to the retail customer

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3.5 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
25 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Part time 3 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
11 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Classroom
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
Hervey Bay
12 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
Gympie
22 Jan 2024
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
10 Jul 2023
up to 6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
10 Jul 2023
up to 6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
30 Jan 2023
18 months
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,340
Ipswich
07 Feb 2023
6 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,340
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
07 Feb 2023
6 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,340
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Mooloolaba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Bundaberg
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Hervey Bay
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3.5 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
25 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Part time 3 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
11 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Classroom
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
Hervey Bay
12 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
Gympie
22 Jan 2024
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
10 Jul 2023
up to 6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
10 Jul 2023
up to 6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
30 Jan 2023
18 months
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,340
Ipswich
07 Feb 2023
6 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,340
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
07 Feb 2023
6 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,340
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Mooloolaba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Bundaberg
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Hervey Bay
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3.5 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
25 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Part time 3 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
11 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Classroom
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
Hervey Bay
12 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
Gympie
22 Jan 2024
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
10 Jul 2023
up to 6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
10 Jul 2023
up to 6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $760
  • Subsidised: $760
  • Full fee: $6,410
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
30 Jan 2023
18 months
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,340
Ipswich
07 Feb 2023
6 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,340
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
07 Feb 2023
6 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $4,340
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Mooloolaba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Bundaberg
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Hervey Bay
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that students have basic literacy, numeracy and computer skills or equivalent to Year 10, turned 16 or have relevant experience and/or qualifications that indicate likely success in completing the course.

South Bank campus only
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 2 Working at Level 3 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.

Resources required

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.

Need to know

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

 

Key Activities

  • 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

 

Industry Requirements 

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.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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