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Beauty & Makeup

Become a qualified Beauty Therapist. You’ll learn to apply a range of treatments and services, and practice your skills in our campus salons, so that by the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to show off your skills in a professional salon.

Take your passion for beauty and makeup to the next level

Go from YouTube tutorials to professional makeup artistry with a qualification in Beauty. You’ll learn the latest techniques and treatments, from nail services and brow treatments, to skincare and makeup. Become and expert in beauty therapy, and gain the skills to work in a salon, spa, or professional photography setting.


Get a recognised qualification with one of our accredited courses. We offer a range of courses in different areas, so no matter what your goals are, we have a course for you.

Certificate III in Beauty Services (SHB30121)

Kickstart your career in the beauty industry with the Certificate III in Beauty Services.

Certificate III in Make-Up (SHB30221)

The Certificate III in Make-Up will prepare you for a career as a Specialist Make-Up Artist.

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy (SHB40121)

The Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy gives you the skills to work in the beauty industry as part of a busy salon team.

Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50121)

The Diploma of Beauty Therapy gives you the skills and knowledge to work in the beauty industry as a Senior Beauty Therapist or Beautician.

"GOTAFE had a fairly relaxed environment which helped me learn and enjoy my time there. The trainers made the subjects relatable to me, which kept me interested. I also loved the open salon days as it gave us the skills to work with real clients."


Why study with GOTAFE?

Real-life training environments

Our Trainers are all industry-qualified beauty therapists, with extensive experience in the processes and techniques you'll use day-to-day in the salon.

Get hands-on experience in our campus spa and training salons. Our campus spa includes a Vichy Shower, and allows you to practice a wide range of treatments with real clients.

Your training will provide the skills and knowledge employers are looking for, and you'll graduate with both a recognised qualification, and the practical experience to match.

A world of opportunity

Whether you choose to stay local, or take your career elsewhere, you'll have the skills to take you where you want to go. The Beauty Therapy industry has been growing steadily, with the number of Beauty Therapists expected to increase by over 6000 in the next five years. There's no better time to join this booming industry.

Our Trainers have established networks in the hair and beauty industry, meaning employers often approach them to recommend students for job openings. We receive almost daily requests from employers looking for talented, passionate Beauty graduates.

We're focused on supporting you to land your dream job. Study with us, and start your career off on the right foot.

See what our students have to say

Find out what it’s like to study Beauty & Makeup with GOTAFE. Get a feel for our campuses and see what our students have to say.