& Beauty

Passionate about hair and beauty? Can’t get enough of the latest looks from the catwalk to the makeup counters at your favourite store? The job prospects in this industry just keep growing, so why shouldn’t you be part of it?

GOTAFE’s hairdressing and beauty therapy courses are run in your local area by experienced trainers. We have state of the art facilities where you can try latest techniques and products. And we work with local salon owners to make sure you’re learning what customers want. With our courses, you’ll be able to:

  • Work in our training salons with real clients
  • Learn beauty therapy techniques in our 8 bed spa facility
  • Go to face to face workshops
  • Watch demonstrations of products and techniques
  • Enjoy presentations and mentoring from local business experts

Working in a people service industry requires commitment and strong communication skills. Graduates of our hairdressing courses sometimes feel like counsellors! Are you ready to be the next Napolean Perdis or run a successful local salon?

We receive almost daily requests from businesses looking for passionate, energetic, and reliable people. Our focus is supporting you to make sure you are one of our graduates who wins their dream job.


This course will give you the best overview of life in the salon. Learn the basic skills required to assist Hairdressers to provide the best care to your clients. Be prepared and practise tasks under direct supervision from our Trainers and qualified Hairdressers.
You’ll be fully prepared to work as a Salon Assistant or continue on with further study to become a Hairdresser.

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This qualification reflects the role of barbers who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of barbering services to clients. They use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.

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Kick start a career in the beauty industry.

This course is perfect if you enjoy interacting with and pampering customers. You will learn how to provide a range of beauty services which may include make-up, waxing, nail treatments, lash and brow treatments, tanning and demonstrating and selling retail skin care and other cosmetic products.

Designed for those looking to work in beauty therapy salons and in the wider beauty industry.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

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GOTAFE courses in Hairdressing will give you the practical experience and skills required to move into a career in Hairdressing. This will enable you to be an employee, self-employed or work as a colourist or stylist providing a full range of services for both male and female clients.
This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as hairdressers working as part of a team in a hairdressing environment, and who are competent in communicating in the workplace, consulting with clients, selling products and services, and designing and applying a broad range of technical hairdressing services on clients.

Topics covered include:

  • Colouring techniques
  • Advanced styling techniques and ladies cutting
  • Long hair designs
  • Men’s cutting
  • Maintaining and ordering stock
  • Salon management
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Do you get a buzz out of making clients feel relaxed and revitalised? Turn your passion into a career with the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy. People with this qualification work in jobs across the beauty industry, treating clients to an indulgent day spa session, right through to travelling the Pacific on a Cruise Ship.

Learn from the experts in our on-campus spa facility while you apply those skills to your workplace. We’ll teach you the latest techniques and treatments:

  • Lash and brow treatments
  • Nail technology services
  • Waxing
  • Make-up
  • Body massage and aromatherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
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Do you dream of running your own salon? Maybe you’d love to work in TV as a session stylist, or with a professional photographer. Gain a shot at showing off your creative flair and individuality. Study a Certificate IV in Hairdressing at GOTAFE. We give you access to our training salons so you can work with real clients, and support and mentor you all the way.

Gain expert knowledge and superior skills including:

  • Specialist cutting
  • Hair design and colouring
  • Complex colour correction
  • Hair extensions
  • Chemical reformation
  • Trichology
  • Make-up application
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Fulfill your ambition to be a beauty specialist and advance your career. Follow in the footsteps of past GOTAFE graduates and work for world renowned beauty brands in large department stores. As the Beauty industry continues to grow, demand for dedicated professionals increases, so your career options are looking up.

The Diploma of Beauty Therapy will give you skills and knowledge to:

  • Work well in a team
  • Provide advice to clients
  • Perform a range of beauty services
  • Sell retail skin care and cosmetics
  • Provide advanced facial treatments
  • Give advice on retail skin care and cosmetic products
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From studying beauty therapy,

to managing the top Napoleon Perdis
Department for Australia in Myer Melbourne



Meet Loretta