Beauty Services Training Package Development

Under the direction of the Personal Services IRC, SkillsIQ is preparing a Case for Change for proposed updates to the Beauty Services Training Package Products, within the SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package. The Case for Change proposes the development of two new Qualifications relating to Cosmetic Tattooing and the provision of Skin Rejuvenation Treatments, and general modernising of Beauty Training Package Products.

The Personal Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has responsibility for 13 Qualifications packaged in the SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package, five of which are Beauty-specific.

Case for Change

Industry feedback gathered, along with the IRC advice, has identified the need to update Beauty Training Package Products to ensure they align to the modern Beauty industry. A Case for Change has been developed under the guidance of the Personal Services IRC, that provides the strategic and evidentiary rationale for proposing updates to these Training Package Products.

The five following existing Qualifications specific to Beauty services are proposed for update:
• SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics
• SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-up
• SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services
• SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
• SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy.

This update will seek to ensure the Training Package Products reflect current industry practice by removing reference to obsolete equipment and methods and addressing skills gaps, e.g. specialised customer service in the spa industry; personal presentation; personal effectiveness; and emotional wellbeing. The Assessment Requirements within each Unit of Competency will also be clarified and strengthened through potential inclusion of a minimum number of practical assessments and/or work placement.

The development of two new Qualifications is proposed; one relating to Cosmetic Tattooing is proposed to include relevant underpinning knowledge, e.g. anatomy and physiology, wound healing, microblading/feathering, and the related underpinning skills and knowledge required to safely administer these treatments (e.g. colour principles and treating adverse effects). The other Qualification would cover the provision of various skin treatments (e.g. skin needling and chemical peels) and include modalities not addressed within the current SHB Training Package such as sonophoresis, Light Emitting Diode (LED) treatments and IPL and laser for skin rejuvenation.

Further information

For more information or to discuss, please contact Liz Petrovic at or on 02 9392 8100.