Beauty, Wellness, Hair and Makeup

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Create an exciting future

Do you love experimenting with new hair and make-up looks and watch the latest styling trends? Are you creative, curious and a great communicator?


Sydney TAFE hairdressing and barbering courses will give you the knowledge and skills you need to become an expert in cutting, colouring and styling. Our make-up courses will give you the skills to work in a range of client scenarios including bridal, fashion, photography, television and events.


You could become a hairdresser, barber, stylist, make-up artist even run your own salon.

Sydney TAFE and your hair and make-up career

Sydney TAFE gives you the advantage whatever the stage of your career.

  • Leaving school? Ask your careers adviser about TAFE-delivered High School (TVET) courses. A TVET course allows you to combine senior high school and TAFE studies.
  • Launching your career? Our courses can take you from an apprenticeship through to owning your own business.
  • Time for a change? Sydney TAFE can offer you the chance to refocus your career, and create a new direction for your life.

Flexible and fast-track options

Sydney TAFE can recognise your knowledge and life/work experience so you finish your qualification faster.

If you are already working in the industry and want to build on your career, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) so you don’t have to study what you already know.

Sydney TAFE is always developing innovative ways to deliver its courses, including evening and online options.

Taran Jenkins: Certificate III in Hairdressing (Apprenticeship)

Time for a change

After running her own dance studio for more than five years, Taran Jenkins sought out a career change. She wanted to do to feed her creative side while taking on a completely new skill-set. She settled on hairdressing, starting her apprenticeship in the second half of 2012.

“I would highly recommend you come to Sydney TAFE. It’s a great beginning step in setting you up in a great career.”

From Sydney TAFE to a degree

If earning a university degree is part of your long term plan, a higher-level TAFE qualification can really help.

The Salon Management Diploma is recognised by Southern Cross University.

You can apply for credit for the work you have already completed at Sydney TAFE, potentially reducing your total university study time by a third!

Build new career skills

Sydney TAFE offers you the opportunity of adding value to your skill-set through other programs, including short courses in specialty techniques such as long hair, men’s hair, and beard design.


We offer entry-level courses in hairdressing, barbering and retail make-up, through to diploma-level courses in salon management and specialist make-up services.


You may be interested in other Sydney TAFE career areas

  • Beauty and Wellness
  • Fashion, Costume and Millinery
  • Business Management and Office Administration

A beauty career future

Do you love beauty treatments and luxurious day spas? Are you a good communicator interested in helping clients to look and feel their best?

Our wellness and beauty therapy courses will give you the knowledge and skills to become a beauty therapist, beautician, nail technician, massage therapist, skincare salesperson and more.

You’ll learn a range of skincare and beauty services such as facials, eyelash tinting and waxing, or choose to study massage and other therapeutic techniques. At Sydney TAFE a beautiful career awaits you.


Sydney TAFE’s industry partnerships make sure your course is always up to date, and provide you with opportunities and contacts.

Industry facts sourced from: Service Skills Australia Environmental Scan 2014; Job Outlook, Australian Government Department of Employment;

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