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VCE VET Hair and Beauty

The VCE VET Hair and Beauty program is drawn from a national training package and offers portable qualifications which are recognised throughout Australia. These qualifications provide students with a broad range of skills and knowledge to pursue a career or further training in the hairdressing and beauty services industry.

The VCE VET Hair and Beauty program does not offer scored assessment.

Qualifications

SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics: provides a pathway to work as a retail sales consultant in beauty or cosmetic products and services, including beauty and hairdressing salons, retail outlets and department stores.

Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to five VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level.

SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant: develops basic skills and knowledge to assist with client services in the hair and beauty industry, and provides a pathway into a hairdressing apprenticeship.

Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to four VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level.

SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services: provides skills and knowledge to work as a beautician, providing a range of beauty services including nail, lash and brow, and basic make-up services. Develop a range of technical and customer service skills where discretion and judgement is required, including client consultation on beauty products and services.

Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to four VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level, and a VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence.

SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up: provides skills and knowledge to undertake roles as make-up artists designing and applying make-up across the beauty, fashion, media and entertainment industries. Skills are developed for work in make-up studios, retail cosmetic counters, fashion and media sets, and photography studios.

Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to five VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level, and a VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence.

Program material

The VCE VET Hair and Beauty program booklet contains information relating to the qualifications approved by the VCAA for delivery to VCE or VCAL students.

It includes advice on the units of competency making up the program and the credit available for VCE and VCAL students.

It also provides advice on Structured Workplace Learning, the ATAR contribution and Pathways to further learning.

The 2022 VCE VET Hair and Beauty program booklet will be available shortly.

View VCE VET Hair and Beauty program booklet (pdf - 395.72kb).

The program booklet should be read in conjunction with the SHB Training Package.

Structured workplace learning recognition

The VCAA provides recognition for Structured Workplace Learning for students undertaking VCE VET programs.

The VCAA strongly recommends that students undertake 80 hours of SWL over the duration of the VCE VET Hair and Beauty program. The VCAA mandates a minimum of 40 hours of SWL for students undertaking the Certificate II in Salon Assistant. Where the training package requires work periods/shifts, this can be used to satisfy the VCAA SWL placement requirements for the program.

Workplace Learning Record booklets for VCE VET Hair and Beauty are available.

View SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics workplace learning record booklet (docx - 360.72kb).

View SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant workplace learning record booklet (docx - 486.69kb).

View SHB20116 SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services workplace learning record booklet (docx - 477.71kb).

View SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up workplace learning record booklet (docx - 531.48kb).

ATAR contribution

Students who receive a VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence for any of the VCE VET Hair and Beauty qualifications will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest study score of the primary four studies).

The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). For more information, visit VTAC.