Hairdressing & Beauty

Passionate about hair and beauty? 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 qualification is part of the Free TAFE for Priority Courses Initiative, tuition fees will be waived for eligible students in 2019. Discover if you are eligible at

This course is designed for those wishing to work in the Hairdressing Industry as a Salon Assistant.
The student will learn to provide a range of Hairdressing services under supervision . These services will include , Basin services , basic colour application and removal, scalp massage and drying hair to shape. Students will also be given the communication skills to work with clients when preparing them for senior staff.

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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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The SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Specialist Make-Up Artist

This qualification reflects the role of those wanting to pursue a career in the beauty industry as a make-up artist.

You will learn to design a range of make-up techniques from Basic Make-Up application through to advanced creative Make-Up techniques along with air brushing.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

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This course involves learning practical and theory skills to perform services within the Hairdressing Industry.
Students will learn all current trends in cutting, colouring and communication within the salon.
Students will be able to transfer these skills to the Hairdressing Industry and continue to grow within the industry.

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Barbering has taken off around the world, so make sure you stay on trend with GOTAFE’s Certificate III in Barbering.
Master men’s grooming techniques, from cut-throat razors to bespoke haircuts and facial architecture.
Get comfortable with our speciality Barbering chairs as well as growing your sales and consultation skills.
This qualification is delivered on campus or as an Apprenticeship.
If you’re already a qualified Hairdresser and looking to upskill, we’ve got you covered. Simply attend a series of workshops and we’ll credit you for your existing experience.
The SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Barber.

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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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Fulfil 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