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Health, Beauty and Fitness

Do you have a desire to make people look and feel their best on the inside and out? Take the leap towards a career in the health, beauty and fitness industries.

This broad and exciting study area encompasses qualifications in beauty therapy, hairdressing, enrolled nursing, fitness and sport development

NR TAFE’s hair and beauty salons in Broome and Karratha are equipped with all the tools students need to build practical skills in the hair or beauty industry. The refurbished training salons encompass modern hairdressing, beauty therapy, massage, spray tanning and manicure stations.

Our industry standard Health and Community Training Centre at Pundulmurra offers students the opportunity to gain hands-on, practical experience in a simulated hospital wing. The facility encompasses a hospital ward, a nurses’ station, patient examination and treatment rooms, classrooms and a viewing area for lecturer observation of practical assessments.

Tap into your passion for fitness and the outdoors. Our qualifications in fitness and sport development can set you on a path to becoming a qualified personal trainer, sports coach, facility coordinator or manager.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.
National ID: K2032P
State ID: K2032P
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid

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Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Health Services

Make a real difference to the people in your community. Become an Accredited Mental Health First Aider.

In any one year, approximately 1 in 5 Australians aged 16-85 have a common mental illness. Evidence suggests that Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people experience this at a higher rate. Mental Health First Aid training will teach you practical skills to assist adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Learn practical first aid skills such as:

  • Recognise common mental health problems affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Provide initial support using a practical, evidence-based Action Plan
  • Seek appropriate professional support
  • Respond in a crisis situation

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

What's covered?

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
  • Mental health crises covered
  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
  • Aggressive behaviours

This is a 14-hour educational course, not a therapy or support group.

Join us from 8.00am - 4.00pm
Short course
National ID: SHB30115
State ID: AWO7
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Beauty Services

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Beauty Therapy

Make people look and feel their best everyday with a career in the beauty industry!

The Certificate III in Beauty Services guides participants through a range of beauty treatments and services, including waxing and nail care. This course has been specifically designed to develop participants' skills in customer service, product sales and financial transactions, allowing treatment to be applied in a professional manner.

Participants will learn how to perform a range of beauty services, including:

  • Waxing
  • Tanning
  • Manicure and pedicures
  • Nail art
  • Brow treatments

Students will have the opportunity to develop more advanced skills of their choice through the selection of elective units.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate III
National ID: SHB40115
State ID: AWO5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Beauty Therapy

Make people look and feel their best everyday with a career in the beauty industry!

If you would like to work at a beauty salon, day spa or run your own beauty business, then this course is perfect for you.

Participants will develop skills in:

  • Facial massage
  • Lash and brow treatments
  • Nail art
  • Make-up
  • Waxing
  • Body massage and treatments
  • Retail product sales and advice

This course comprises both theory and practical study and will be conducted in the classroom and onsite in a practicing hair and beauty salon. Participants who complete the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy will have the skills necessary to provide customers with a professional range of beauty treatments and services.

Certificate IV
State ID: AE161
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Infection control
Skill sets

COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Health Services

Are you looking to take part in infectious disease training during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The online COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set is suitable for new and existing workers who need to upskill or undertake infectious disease training due to risks associated with their role. 

This course is suitable for:
  • aged care workers
  • disability support workers
  • Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
  • home and community care workers
  • at home carers
Please note:
  • To complete this course, it is not a prerequisite that you must be currently employed in Industry.  This COVID-19 Skill Set stands alone and can be completed separately if desired. However, students may be enrolled in either the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support or the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support and have a current work placement. Alternatively, students who are not enrolled in either qualification may be employed in an aged care or home and community care facility.  
  • There is practical assessment component to be completed in your workplace or placement, but this can be simulated if needed at NR TAFE – please talk with your local lecturer.
  • This skill set is self-paced, online  and completely flexible and all theory components are available online/can be completed in your own time outside of work hours.
  • Face-to-face delivery will be required for one of the three units in this skill set. The remaining two units are to be completed by the student online. Please contact us to discuss alternative arrangements.
Students can start at any time within the course dates listed.
Skill set
National ID: CHCSS00114
State ID: AE116
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Infection control
Skill sets

Entry into Care Roles Skill Set

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Study modes:

Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Health Services

Learn how to provide entry level support and basic client care for a range of roles within the aged care and disability support sectors!

This skill set is for individuals who use introductory care practices to support fully qualified carers within an aged care or disability support environment. The support provided in client care will be predominantly non-direct. 

The Infection control Skill Set has been primarily designed for delivery online. Students are expected to start and complete the online theory component of the course using the Blackboard learning platform within one week from the start date, and the practical activities associated with the training are expected be completed within 3 weeks after the completion of the online component. The practical components required can be achieved through observation of your skills in a workplace setting, or through a video submission, or alternatively through a demonstration of your skills at one of our nominated campuses.

Nominated campuses include: Broome, Karratha, Kununurra and Pundulmurra (South Hedland).

Once you are enrolled your lecturer will be in contact with you prior to starting the scheduled course.

Skill set
State ID: IAD99
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^
Skill sets

First Aid and CPR Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Health Services

Learn how to provide first aid and perform CPR in emergency situations.

Throughout this course, participants will learn how to:

  • Respond to an emergency situation
  • Apply appropriate first aid procedures
  • Communicate details of the incident
  • Evaluate the incident and their own performance
  • First aid codes of practice and workplace procedures
  • ARC guidelines relevant to the provision of CPR
  • Legal, workplace and community considerations
  • Operating an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) 
  • Conveying incident details to emergency service personnel
  • Debriefing and welfare

This course consists of practical components that must be completed on the floor. Please wear comfortable and appropriate clothing.

This course covers a vital set of lifesaving skills, don’t delay, get trained today!

Skill set
National ID: SIS30315
State ID: AWN5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Fitness

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Fitness

Take the first step in your fitness career.

The Certificate III in Fitness provides participants with the skills to work as a fitness instructor, planning and conducting fitness programs and group exercise regimes. Participants will learn about the role of fitness instructors and gain an overview of work in the industry.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific groups or individuals
  • Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
  • Provide health screening and fitness orientation
  • Provide healthy eating information
  • Maintain equipment for activities
  • Analyse risks and respond to emergency situations

As part of this qualification, participants are required to undertake a supervised work placement where there will be able to apply the skills and knowledge learned.

Certificate III
National ID: SIS40215
State ID: AWN7
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate IV in Fitness

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Fitness

Take the next step in your fitness journey. Become a personal trainer.

The Certificate IV in Fitness enables participants to work as a qualified personal trainer. Upon successful completion, participants will have specialist skills to train individual or groups of clients on a one-on-one or group basis to improve health-related components of fitness.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training
  • Provide leadership and guidance to clients and other staff
  • Deal with unpredictable situations applying defined guidelines and procedures from the fitness industry and relevant organisation
  • Monitor and manage business activities in order to operate efficiently and profitably

This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diversity of fitness industry businesses including fitness centres, gyms, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces.

As part of this qualification, participants are required to undertake a supervised work placement where they will be able to apply the skills and knowledge learned.

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

Certificate III in Hairdressing

Study modes:

Apprenticeship
On campus

Sub study areas:

Hairdressing

Ready to enter into a stylish hairdressing career?

The Certificate III in Hairdressing is the minimum trade-level qualification required to practice hairdressing in Australia. Delivered in conjunction with a hairdressing apprenticeship, students will learn all facets of the hairdressing industry.

The following areas are covered in this course:

  • Colouring​​​​​​
  • Cutting
  • Styling
  • Hair treatments
  • Client consultation
  • Selling products and services
  • Working as part of a team
  • Making financial transactions

Upon completion, students will possess a range of well-developed skills using discretion and judgement while being responsible for their own workload.

Please note: This course must be undertaken as part of an apprenticeship.

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

Infection control Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Health Services

The skill set has been designed for the healthcare sector; specifically those working in aged care or disability support.

The Infection Control Skill Set has been primarily designed for delivery online. Students are expected to start and complete the online theory component of the course using the Blackboard learning platform within one week from the start date, and the practical activities associated with the training are expected be completed within 3 weeks after the completion of the online component. The practical components required can be achieved through observation of your skills in a workplace setting, or through a video submission, or alternatively through a demonstration of your skills at one of our nominated campuses.

Nominated campuses include: Broome, Karratha, Kununurra and Pundulmurra (South Hedland).

Once you are enrolled your lecturer will be in contact with you prior to starting the scheduled course.

Skill set
National ID: HLTSS00066
State ID: AE115
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Food Handling)

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Health Services

Learn how to follow infection prevention and control policies and procedures within organisations that include food handling in their operations. You will also learn how to implement standard and transmission-based precautions and respond to infection risks.

Skill set
State ID: AE114
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Retail)

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Health Services

Learn how to follow infection prevention and control policies and procedures in the retail industry. You will also learn how to
 implement standard and transmission-based precautions and respond to infection risks within an organisation. 

Skill set
State ID: AE113
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Transport and Logistics)

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Health Services

Learn how to follow infection prevention and control policies and procedures in the transport and logistics industry. You will also learn how to implement standard and transmission-based precautions and respond to infection risks within an organisation.

Skill set
National ID: K2003P
State ID: K2003P
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Mental Health First Aid

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Health Services

Every year one in five Australians experience a diagnosable mental illness. 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) provides you the participant with the knowledge and skills to assist a person experiencing a mental health event, until it resolves or until professional help is engaged. MHFA is an evidence-based training course authored by MHFA Australia and delivered by our accredited NR TAFE MHFA instructors.

The 2-day course covers recognition, response and intervention to the most common mental health disorders, including:

•    Anxiety
•    Depression
•    Non-suicidal self-injury
•    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
•    Psychosis
•    Substance use
•    Suicidal thoughts

This course is designed for all members of the public aged 18 years and above. It is also suitable for health professionals, front-line staff, human resources staff, team leaders and managers.

Short course
National ID: HLT54115
State ID: AYZ3
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^

Diploma of Nursing

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Study modes:

Off campus
On campus

Sub study areas:

Enrolled Nursing

Provide the right care to those in need.

The Diploma of Nursing provides participants with the practical skills and knowledge to work as an enrolled nurse. Upon successful completion, participants will have the skills to assist in the provision of preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing, and will be able to seek enrolled nursing registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. 

Before proceeding, please ensure you read the Diploma of Nursing Booklet (432 KB) (PDF document).

Participants will learn about:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Infection control
  • Nursing care of clients
  • Legal and ethical parameters of nursing practice
  • Health issues of Indigenous Australians
  • Nutritional and mental health care
  • Promoting positive health.

Please note: Participants will need to complete a mandatory 440 hours of clinical placement, and attendance at two one-week blocks at Pundulmurra campus in South Hedland each semester. Clinical placements are required to be undertaken in Hedland/Karratha and in Perth, as part of the course.

Continue your studies into university through our joint articulation program!

Students who successfully complete NR TAFE's Diploma of Nursing are offered a direct pathway into CQUniversity Australia's Bachelor of Nursing, receiving full credit for their enrolled nursing training. Speak to us about progressing into university studies via the articulation program.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Nursing!

Bachelor of Nursing WA portal
Bachelor of Nursing Handbook

Diploma
State ID: IAA31
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Half price^
Skill sets

Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Health Services

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a technique used in emergency situations to save lives.

This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to perform CPR in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.

Areas covered throughout this course:

  • First aid codes of practice and workplace procedures
  • ARC guidelines relevant to the provision of CPR
  • Legal, workplace and community considerations
  • Operating an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) 
  • Conveying incident details to emergency service personnel
  • Debriefing and welfare
Skill set
National ID: SHB20116
State ID: AZZ4
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Beauty Therapy

Try your hand in the beauty industry!

The Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics is an entry-level qualification, providing participants with the skills needed to work as a retail sales assistant selling and demonstrating beauty and cosmetic products.

During this course, participants will gain the skills and knowledge required to apply make-up products for day as well as hair styles for evening or special occasions.

Participants will also learn how to consult with clients, analyse face and skin, and demonstrate how to apply make-up products to suit each individual client's needs or make-up brief.

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

Certificate II in Salon Assistant

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Hairdressing

Ready to enter into a stylish career?

The Certificate II in Salon Assistant is an entry-level qualification, providing participants with the skills to work as an assistant in a hair salon. Participants will develop foundation skills and knowledge required in hairdressing salons to provide client services assistance.

Training is focussed on the following areas:

  • Shampooing
  • Customer service
  • Drying hair
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Sales
  • Handling stock
  • Communication skills
  • OH&S practices

Students will learn everything they need to provide a top quality service!

Certificate II
National ID: SIS20115
State ID: AYX0
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate II in Sport and Recreation

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Sport Development

Start kicking goals with a qualification in sport and recreation.

The Certificate II in Sport and Recreation is an entry-level qualification, providing participants with a taster of the sport and community recreation industry.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to assist with activity sessions
  • Learn how to provide first aid and respond to emergency situations
  • Learn how to provide good customer service
  • Learn about industry knowledge
  • Gain their general principle coaching certificate
Certificate II
National ID: SIS30115
State ID: AYW6
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Sport Development

Start kicking goals with a qualification in sport and recreation.

Do you enjoy living healthy and being outdoors? Then a career in the sport and recreation industry could be for you!

The Certificate III in Sport and Recreation provides participants with a wide range of basic skills, ranging from first aid to conducting exciting outdoor recreation sessions. Throughout this qualification, participants will gain the skills to provide administrative or customer service assistance in fitness centres, sporting grounds or aquatic centres, as well as how best to provide support for sport and recreational programs.

Certificate III
National ID: SIS40115
State ID: AYW3
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Sport Development

Start kicking goals with a qualification in sport and recreation.

The Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation enables participants to work in the sport and recreation industry in an administrative or organisational capacity. These individuals are able to plan, conduct and evaluate activities of others, deal with unpredictable and non-routine situations and provide leadership and guidance to staff.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Conduct sport, fitness and recreation events
  • Address client needs
  • Develop and review budgets for activities and projects
  • Analyse participation patterns
  • Coordinate work teams and groups
  • Recruit, select and induct new staff
  • Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships
  • Provide first aid

This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diverse range of sport and recreation locations such as fitness centres, sporting grounds or complexs, leisure and aquatic centres and community recreation centres or sporting organisations and associations.

Certificate IV
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