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Health, Beauty and Fitness

Care when they need it most.

If you’re eager to work collaboratively with people in your career, and want to make a positive difference, big or small, in your clients’ lives, the health, beauty, and fitness industries are almost always in demand. This is because not only will you be coming into the workforce with relevant knowledge and practical skills, but you are also coming in with the goal of providing empathetic and humane service.

Wanting to go into further study after getting your qualification from Central Regional TAFE? Regardless of your age or Year 12 results, we have arrangements with Australian Universities that ensure our students who have achieved Diploma qualifications in our campuses can go on to study related Bachelor’s Degrees at partner universities, oftentimes with guaranteed credits.

Not only will starting your learning and development at Central Regional TAFE provide you with practical, industry-relevant skills from the beginning, you will also have the opportunity to study further and apply the theoretical principles you will learn at University to your daily practice as you come into the workforce.

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The health industry is not just hospital care it includes, primary health care, dental assisting and technology, radiographers, massage therapists, osteopathy and pharmacy support, just to name a few. No wonder this sector is the largest employer! 

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Reasons to study in this industry

  • Nurses are regarded as one of the most trusted professions.
  • Hairdressers and beauticians are often voted the happiest jobs in the world. 
  • If you’re a people person, the retail and beauty sector provides many interesting and varied career pathways with the ability to evolve as you go, or even own your own business.

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If you’re passionate about helping individuals attain their best selves, then you may be wanting to look into our Beauty training courses. Attain government-standard qualifications and the confidence and capacity to help your clients feel and look great! We offer courses ranging from beauty therapy, makeup, hair, and nails skill sets, to retail cosmetics, to ensure that you are well-equipped with appropriate and deep knowledge on the beauty industry as you come into the workforce. 

Our courses focus not only on theoretical knowledge, but also hands-on training that will provide you with a breadth of practical experience that will be valuable no matter where you are in the industry.

Beauty Courses

Do you like working with other people? Are you good with your hands and have an eye for beauty? A career as a hairdresser or barber might be a good fit for you! 

As a hairdresser, barber or salon assistant, you’ll provide important services to people from all walks of life. Your daily work as a hairdresser or barber can be emotionally rewarding and fulfilling as you use your skills to help other people look and feel good. Whether you want to work in a salon, start your own business one day, or find flexible opportunities as a freelance hairdresser - we have the training to help you get where you want to go. Your future starts here.

Hairdressing Courses

Ready to embark on a journey towards a challenging and rewarding career as a nurse? At Central Regional TAFE, we offer some of the best enrolled nursing courses in WA. When you train with us, you’ll get a personalised learning experience, practical training for the real world and support from highly skilled lecturers.

Pursue a career in nursing and you will play a vital role in caring for those in need and providing comfort to people in all walks of life. If you are a compassionate, empathetic person who can rise to a challenge, this could be the career for you.

Nurses are always in demand and thanks to a growing population the health sector is set to grow in the coming years. Get qualified and you can join hundreds of thousands of other nurses in Australia, providing essential services to the community.

Nursing Courses

When it comes to health, allied health, first aid, pharmacy support, and pathology, these are all important skills and qualifications that are highly necessary in the health industry. Whether you plan to work in a hospital, aged care, or are wanting to upskill to increase your chances of career progression, you will be provided with the right tools and knowledge. You’ll learn how to assess and manage client care, develop skills in palliative care, critical care, and perioperative nursing with our cutting edge programs that simulate industry environments. 

Specialising in pathology, sterilisation, optical dispensing and pharmacy support can open up a new career with a wide range of opportunities for employment. And if you complete our enrolled nursing program, you can also go on to further study and attain a Bachelor of Nursing afterwards, all the while with hands-on experience in your skillset.

Health Services Courses

Eager to help clients achieve fitness goals in a healthy and appropriate way? Studying a certificate in fitness can help you attain your goal in helping others with their health and fitness. With our offered course, you’ll graduate with the qualification and skills to conduct medical screening, fitness level assessments, and an understanding of how to analyse, put together, and instruct customised fitness programs for the individual, as well as group exercise programs for a number of clients. Whether you choose to specialise in personal training, or want to focus on working with various groups to help a greater number of clients with their fitness, your fitness career starts here.

Fitness Courses

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Free* Half price^ Infection control Online Skill sets VET Student Loans (VSL)
^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
^ Online availability varies at each campus. Some qualifications may require practical training and assessments to be done in person.
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Industry Education and Community Services
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Administer Medication

Safely administer medicine to your patients

This short course is aimed to upskill those working in disability or aged care to safely prepare and provide medications.

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On campus

Are you a carer looking to upskill? 

This short course is aimed for those currently working within the community care sector who may be required to administer medication.  You will gain the skills and required knowledge to confidently  prepare and provide medication assistance and documentation.   

 

Short course
National ID: HLT33015
State ID: AWK5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Help people action their recovery plans.

Assist Allied Health professionals including dieticians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists and podiatrists in providing the highest care to those in need.

Study modes:

Flexible
Online
Traineeship
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Embark upon your career in the health sector in this rapidly growing field.

Allied health specialties are set to grow by 22% over the next 3 years, experiencing the second-highest growth across the health sector.

You will learn how to recognise healthy body systems, interpret and apply medical terminology, assist with an allied health program, and communicate and work in health or community services. 

Successful completion of this course may qualify you to work as an assistant alongside allied health professionals, allowing you to specialise in dietetics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy, or podiatry services.

Certificate III
National ID: SHB30516
State ID: AZZ5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Barbering

Look sharp for a career that's a cut above.

It's a career that will never go out of style - complete this barbering apprenticeship and you'll be in demand in the growth industry area of men's grooming.

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Apprenticeship

Gain the skills you need to carve out a career in barbering.

If you want to help people look and feel their best, this Certificate III in Barbering Apprenticeship will provide you with the technical skills and knowledge required to work as a barber.

You'll learn the essentials needed to work in the men's grooming industry including: 

  • designing and creating haircuts,
  • designing and maintaining beards and moustaches,
  • shaving heads and faces
  • health, safety, hygiene
  • financial and retail skills to work in a salon
Certificate III
National ID: SHB40115
State ID: AWO5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

The power to transform is in your hands.

Start your beauty career in a fun yet professional learning environment at Central Regional TAFE. Try your hand at make-up, massage, waxing, lash and brow treatments and so much more.

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On campus

Learn the skills you'll need to master any look.

A Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy will give you the skills to work as a beauty therapist and provide a range of beauty therapy treatments and services, including lash and brow treatments, nail services, make-up, massage and waxing. Learn to communicate with clients to recommend treatments and services and sell retail skin care and cosmetic products.

You will also learn a broad range of skilled applications, including requirements to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practices, and some provision of leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of skills.

You will learn a range of beauty services including:

  • Make-up
  • Facial massage
  • Massage
  • Waxing
  • Nail technology services
  • Lash and brow treatments, and
  • Demonstrate and sell retail skin care and cosmetic products.

You will cover new areas of beauty therapy and gain hands on experience in a simulated work environment where you will perform simple tasks on real clients.

Certificate IV
National ID: SHB50115
State ID: AWO6
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
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Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Style is always in fashion.

If you are passionate about the beauty industry and would like to obtain the most comprehensive, internationally recognised qualification available, this course is the one for you.

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On campus

Make the world a more beautiful place with a Diploma of Beauty Therapy.

You will learn to apply a full range of face and body treatments. You will learn skills in a broad range of beauty therapy treatments and services that include facials, specialised facials, body massage, waxing, lash and brow treatments, make-up, aromatherapy, spray tan, lash extensions and skills in retail and sales operations. You will also learn about reflexology, Indian head massage, hot stone massage and micro-dermabrasion.

Our Diploma of Beauty Therapy course will give you the skills to start up your own business and to work in the industry. You will also learn the tips of small business promotion to be successful in a very competitive market.

Diploma
National ID: SHB30416
State ID: BAA1
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Hairdressing

Your career in hair starts here.

Cut, repair and style your way to a rewarding and expressive future. This apprenticeship with provide you with the skills you need to begin your career in an industry that can make anyone feel amazing.

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Apprenticeship

Complete the Certificate III in Hairdressing and be a cut above the rest.

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to cut hair using clippers or scissors, to shampoo, condition and rinse hair and dry and style hair using brushes, combs, rollers and other equipment. You will also learn skills to operate a cash register and computer, perform reception duties such as answering telephone calls, making appointments as well as writing up client record cards.

Certificate III
National ID: HLTSS00064
State ID: AE112
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set

Skills that will keep people safe.

This skill set has been designed for the healthcare sector; specifically for those working in aged care or disability support to further develop essential skills in keeping themselves and their clients safe.

Study modes:

Blended Delivery
Flexible
Online

Keep yourself and clients safe.

Health and community care workers have gone above and beyond to support and care for those that are most vulnerable in our community, and with this skill set they can continue to confidently provide the best care for clients and keep both them and themselves safe from the risks of infections.

You will learn about following organisational infection prevention and control procedures including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

As part of this course students will complete:

  • Course pre-reading requirements
  • 1 day workshop on campus
  • Workplace assessment - The lecturer will visit the student at their workplace at an agreed date/time.  
Skill set
National ID: HLTSS00065
State ID: AE114
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Retail)

Skills that will keep people safe.

This skill set provides those working in the retail industry with the skills and knowledge to confidently minimise the risk of infections in the workplace for themselves and customers.

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Study modes:

Blended Delivery
Flexible
Online

Keep yourself and your customers safe in the workplace.

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers in retail businesses to manage infection control. 

Skills can be applied to specific retail industry needs such as stand alone stores, shopping centres, cinemas and game arcades, petrol stations and convenience stores, supermarkets, retail areas within beauty salons, hairdressing salons, barbers and sporting facilities including gyms, markets and museums and galleries.

You will learn about following organisational infection prevention and control procedures including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks. 

As part of this course students will complete:

  • Course pre-reading requirements
  • 1 day workshop on campus
  • Workplace assessment - The lecturer will visit the student at their workplace at an agreed date/time.  

Gain these skills:

  • Introduction to Infection Control
  • Chain of Infection and Disease Transmission
  • Breaking the Chain of Infection
  • Contamination and Cleaning
  • Hazards, Risks, Responsibilities and Reporting

Maintain your ability to work safely and within government requirements; or, if you are a business owner - prepare your business for compliance by including your staff in training, raising their capability in ensuring the safety of staff and customers in your workplace.

 

Skill set
State ID: AE456
Industry Education and Community Services
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Skill sets

Introduction to Direct Support Skill Set

Get started in a rewarding career helping others

Gain the basic skills to work in the community services sector.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus

Do you want to make a positive difference in the lives of others?  

This introductory skill set will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to get started in a rewarding career within the community services sector. You will gain the basic skills to provide support to people in a range of health care setting 

  • Determine and respond to person support needs
  • Follow infection prevention and control procedures
  • Complete manual tasks safely 
  • Communicate and work in the health or community services sector
Skill set
National ID: CHC43315
State ID: AWK8
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate IV in Mental Health

Make a career out of understanding mental health.

Learn to improve the mental health of others and help people put practices in place to keep them safe. Your skills will be in demand across health-care industries, respite care, clinical settings and more.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
Online
Traineeship

Make a career of caring when it matters most.

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery-oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community-based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.

Certificate IV
National ID: HLT54115
State ID: AYZ3
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^
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Diploma of Nursing

Make a career of caring when it counts.

Become a desirable candidate for any workplace in the health profession with this course. Learn theory in the classroom and valuable practical experience in simulated wards and clinics to prepare you for a career in caring.

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On campus

Your future in Nursing starts here.

A Diploma of Nursing from Central Regional TAFE will see you work as an enrolled nurse in a range of health care settings including hospitals, health clinics, community organisations or residential care. It is a diverse, challenging and rewarding career, as nurses make a real difference to the comfort and care of patients every day.

By working in our simulated hospital wards and outreach clinic, you will gain knowledge and skills that will enable you to assess and provide nursing care to clients, including how to observe and measure vital signs, and assist patients with everyday activities. You will develop essential effective communication skills and learn to work with and care for people from different backgrounds.

Diploma
National ID: 52831WA
State ID: BCY91
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^
Online

Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

Your career in health starts here.

This course will give you sound knowledge about the human body, health, math and chemistry as well as study skills to support further learning.

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Set yourself up for a life-saving and caring career.

When you complete the Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies you'll be a step closer to a career as an enrolled nurse.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to ease comfortably into studying nursing. You will learn about anatomy, physiology, and microbiology, medical terminology, applied mathematics, physics and chemistry, as well as study skills.

The Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies provides the academic knowledge for entry into the Diploma of Nursing.

Certificate IV
National ID: 52895WA
State ID: BGS66
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Set yourself up for a life-saving and caring career.

When you complete the Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies you'll be a step closer to a career as an enrolled nurse.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to ease comfortably into studying nursing. You will learn about anatomy, physiology, and microbiology, medical terminology, applied mathematics, physics and chemistry, as well as study skills.

The Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies provides the academic knowledge for entry into the Diploma of Nursing.

Certificate IV
State ID: KAC64
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Provide First Aid Skills Set

Be ready for almost anything.

These essential first aid skills will prepare you for emergency health situations at home, in the workplace or beyond. Learn about first aid, manual handling, risk management, poisons and more.

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On campus

Be prepared for an emergency.

Gain the knowledge and practical skills to provide first aid treatment for a wide range of emergencies until the arrival of professional medical help.

This training meets the Level 2 Workplace First Aid standard as determined by WorkSafe (Western Australia).

This course will cover:

  • First aid and emergencies
  • Legal, workplace and community factors
  • Risk management,
  • Assess the scene and casualty,
  • Maintain hygiene,
  • Use manual handling techniques,
  • Bleeding, burns, wound and injuries
  • Environmental impact 
  • Poisons
Includes the below units of competency:

HLTAID009   Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

HLTAID010   Provide basic emergency life support

HLTAID011   Provide first aid

Skill set
National ID: HLT52015
State ID: AWI6
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Remedial Massage

Use your hands for a relaxing career.

Work for yourself or as part of a larger health service as a qualified remedial massage therapist. In this course you'll learn the theory behind remedial massage and practice your skills on real clients.

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On campus

Turn healing hands into tools of trade.

When you complete the Diploma of Remedial Massage you can become a remedial massage therapist who works with clients presenting with soft tissue dysfunction, musculoskeletal imbalance or restrictions in range of motion. Remedial Massage Therapists may be self-employed or work within a larger health service.

In this qualification students will conduct and complete different types of massage including deep tissue, trigger point, manual lymph drainage myofascial and also includes specialised treatments working people with chronic health disease. Students will work on a variety of clients from the community.

On completion you will be eligible to apply for all private health care provider numbers (including Medibank) through nationally accredited massage associations. This gives your clients the ability to claim their massage treatment through their private health cover.

Diploma
National ID: SHB20116
State ID: AZZ4
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

A career in cosmetics starts here.

This entry level qualification is a great start to your career in the make-up and cosmetic retail industry. You'll learn workplace communication, client interaction, selling and demonstrating make-up and so much more.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Get into in a rewarding career making people look and feel their very best.

Gain the necessary experience to become a retail sales staff member who works across a range of tasks to sell and demonstrate beauty or cosmetic products, this can include in workplaces like beauty and hairdressing salons, retail outlets and department stores. Retail staff follow known routines and procedures and work under direct supervision.  

You'll also gain the skills to work as a freelance make-up artist or in conjunction with a photographer or cosmetic surgeon in the area of Remedial Camouflage Make-up, at a cosmetic counter, within a salon or a day spa, and prepares you for the basics within the film industry.

Enhance your employment options by doing a dual qualification

At our Geraldton Campus this qualification is offered as a dual qualification with: 

SHB20216 | Certificate II in Salon Assistant(opens in a new tab)

This entry level qualification will give you the start you need to work in a hairdressing salon. You'll obtain the skills, knowledge and confidence to get your career as a hairdresser underway and improve your opportunities for obtaining a hairdressing apprenticeship.

As a salon assistant you will be the first staff member to greet a client for their appointment. It's your job to provide them with excellent customer service and ensure that the hairdressers have what they need throughout each appointment. 

Certificate II
National ID: SHB20216
State ID: BAA3
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate II in Salon Assistant

Make a career out of making people feel great.

This course is perfect for getting your foot in the salon door, and getting to know various roles before you specialise later down the track. Walk-ins welcome.

Study modes:

On campus
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Get ahead in a stylish career and be confident in any salon situation.

This entry level qualification will give you the start you need to work in a hairdressing salon. You'll obtain the skills, knowledge and confidence to get your career as a hairdresser underway and improve your opportunities for obtaining a hairdressing apprenticeship.

As a salon assistant you will be the first staff member to greet a client for their appointment. It's your job to provide them with excellent customer service and ensure that the hairdressers have what they need throughout each appointment.  

You'll learn to:

  • Shampoo, colour and braid hair
  • Maintain hairdressing tools
  • Schedule appointments
  • Maintain salon presentation and merchandising techniques
  • Adhere to workplace health and safety

Enhance your employment options by doing a dual qualification

At our Geraldton Campus this qualification is offered as part of a dual qualification with the below course:

SHB20116 |  Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics(opens in a new tab)

This entry level qualification is a good start to your career in the make-up and cosmetic retail industry. You'll learn basic skills in workplace communication, client interaction, demonstrating and selling make-up and retail skin care products, and performing routine salon or store functions. Gain the necessary experience to become a retail sales staff member who works across a range of tasks to sell and demonstrate beauty or cosmetic products, this can include in workplaces like beauty and hairdressing salons, retail outlets and department stores.

Certificate II
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