Hair & Beauty

Course Description

The St Patrick’s Technical College Hair & Beauty program prepares you for work as an apprentice beauty therapist, hairdresser, barber, nail technician or makeup artist.

You will learn to apply treatments to hair including mixing and applying semi-permanent colours and drying hair to shape. The course also covers nail technology, lash and brow tinting, brow shaping and waxing.

You will also develop your customer service skills and retail maths skills.

The pre-vocational components of this course are delivered in the training salon at TAFE SA Elizabeth Campus.

This program is part of the StPatsTech School of Community Services, Hospitality & Lifestyle. To see the other pathways available in this sub-school, visit the Programs page.

Course Structure

All students at StPatsTech study a nationally-accredited technical / vocational qualification while completing the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

Industry Focused SACE
> Essential Mathematics
> Scientific Studies
> Business Innovation

Work Ready Skills
> Essential English
> Integrated Learning: Skills for Life
> Work Experience
> Cross Disciplinary Studies
> Community Connections: Health and Wellbeing

Vocational Training
> Certificate II in Salon Assistant (SHB20216) – Year 11
> Certificate III in Beauty Services (SHB30115) – Year 12 Option or
> Certificate III in Make-up (SHB30215) – Year 12 Option

Our fully integrated courses mean you don’t sacrifice your high school education while undertaking vocational training, either through one of our certificate courses or through our School-based Apprenticeship program.

All subjects at St Patrick’s Technical College are specifically written with reference to your technical training while the vocational qualification is industry relevant and provides pathways into apprenticeships and traineeships.

Curriculum Information

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Certificate II in Salon Assistant (SHB20216) - Year 11

tafe-logo-with-rto-codeCourse content includes: Interacting with clients, providing hairdressing services.

TAFE SA (RTO Code 41026) is responsible for the quality of accredited training and assessment provided and for the issuing of all qualifications and statements of attainment for this course.

See below for full list of competencies associated with this AQF qualification.

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Certificate III in Beauty Services (SHB30115) - Year 12 Option

Course content includes: Interacting with clients, providing beauty services.tafe-logo-with-rto-code

TAFE SA (RTO Code 41026) is responsible for the quality of accredited training and assessment provided and for the issuing of all qualifications and statements of attainment for this course.

See below for full list of competencies associated with this AQF qualification

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Certificate III in Make-up (SHB30215) - Year 12 Option

Course content includes: Interacting with clients, providing make-up services.tafe-logo-with-rto-code

TAFE SA (RTO Code 41026) is responsible for the quality of accredited training and assessment provided and for the issuing of all qualifications and statements of attainment for this course.

See below for full list of competencies associated with this AQF qualification.

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Integrated Learning

Students apply their knowledge and skills to a real-world task, event, learning opportunity, or context, which leads to a specific purpose, product, or outcome. The subject draws links between aspects of students’ lives and their learning. Students develop and demonstrate their collaboration, teamwork, and self-awareness, and evaluate their learning.

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Essential English

Our literacy program prepares students to communicate effectively within the workplace. This subject provides students with skills required to enhance their oral and written skills. Students learn techniques to improve their employment opportunities, their ability to work in a team and their effectiveness to communicate with customers and clients. Areas such as the planning and writing of job applications, procedures when writing curriculum vitae and the appropriate use of email and other electronic communications are also studied in this course.

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Essential Mathematics

Our numeracy program enables students to develop the mathematical skills necessary to ensure their success and is both practical and theoretical in nature. Students study units of measurement, measuring devices, length, perimeter, area and volume. These units also include components in costing, quoting and scale drawing. These units are fundamental to the success of all students completing a trade and give students a clear understanding of the relevance between mathematics and their chosen career pathway.

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Research Project

In the Research Project, students have the opportunity to study an area of interest in depth. They use their creativity and initiative, while developing the research and presentation skills they will need in further study or work.

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Scientific Studies (Hairdressing)

Science for Hairdressing aims to equip learners with an understanding of the scientific principles underlying hairdressing and to encourage learners to develop safe and hygienic salon work practices.

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Skills for Life

The Skills for Life program provides students with meaningful and positive experiences as part of the College’s Catholic community. It aims to develop students knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the dignity of the human person, living in relationship and the nature of freedom and responsibility. It helps students to recognise how they can impact and make a difference in their community and to develop skills and values in relation to what is meaningful and significant to their lives.

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Work Studies

In Work Studies students develop knowledge, skills, and understanding of the nature, type and structure of the workplace. They learn about the value of unpaid work to society, future trends in the world of work, workers’ rights and responsibilities and career planning. Our extensive Work Experience program is a key component of this subject allowing students to develop and reflect on their capabilities, interests, and aspirations.

Pre-Vocational Competencies

SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant  (Year 11)
Code Unit Title
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
SHBHBAS001 Perform shampoo and basin services
SHBHDES001 Dry hair to shape
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS003 Greet and prepare clients for salon services
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
  Electives
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHDES002 Braid hair
SHBHIND002 Research and use hairdressing industry information
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services
SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services  (Year 12 Option)
Code Unit Title
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicure services
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon service to client
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
  Electives
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBBSKS001 Pierce ear lobes
SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-up  (Year 12 Option)
Code Unit Title
SHBBMUP005 Apply airbrushed make-up
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBBMUP006 Design and apply creative make-up
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
  Electives
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer

Work Experience

St Patrick’s Technical College is focused on helping you move into the workforce. Our Work Ready Skills program gives you the edge when it comes to applying for a job.

Embedded in all the subjects that make up the Work Ready Skills program you’ll discover the key skills that employers are looking for and how you can develop them:

  • People skills
  • Reliability
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Positive attitude and work ethic
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Digital literacy
  • Problem solving

To help you develop these skills and introduce you to potential employers, the College conducts an extensive Work Experience program. Year 10 & Year 12 students have six compulsory WEX blocks scheduled during term time, and Year 11 students have seven compulsory WEX blocks scheduled during term time.

Apprenticeship

As part of your program at St Patrick’s Technical College, we’ll support you to move into an apprenticeship as soon as you’re ready.

Automotive-Course-CaricatureSt Patrick’s Technical College is the School-based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT) specialist.

A SBAT is a mix of academic, vocational education, training and employment.

Through your SBAT at StPatsTech, employment skills and real-world experience are an integral part of your school program.

Our apprenticeship program is the only one of its kind in South Australia. We allow you and your employer maximum flexibility so you both get the most out of your SBAT.

Career Pathways

Certificate II in Salon Assistant (SHB20216) – This course suits students who are interested in working in a salon environment as a Hairdresser or in the Beauty industry as a Beauty therapist.

Certificate III in Beauty Services (SHB30115) – This course suits students who are interested in working as beauticians to provide a range of beauty services including nail, waxing, lash, brow, tanning, and ear piercing services with possible career pathways including beautician, retail beauty consultant, and beauty salon assistant.

Certificate II in Make-up (SHB30215) – This course suits students who are interested in working as make-up artists to design and apply make-up for a range of purposes and occasions across the beauty, fashion, media, and entertainment industries.