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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.

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
SHB30115 AWO7 Beauty Services Certificate III Distance learning + face-to-face workshops

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.

SHB40115 AWO5 Beauty Therapy Certificate IV Distance learning + face-to-face workshops
Beautician, beauty therapy, beauty salon, beauty business, beauty, facial, waxing, massage, nails, nail art

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.


IAD93 COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set Skill set Distance learning
Available at all campuses
COVID, COVID-19, disease, infection, control, infect, care, aged care, aged, disability, pandemic,

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.


Students can start at any time within the course dates listed.

SIS30315 AWN5 Fitness Certificate III Distance learning + workplace
Fitness instructor, cert 3 fitness, certificate 3 fitness, sport

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.

SIS40215 AWN7 Fitness Certificate IV Distance learning + workplace
Personal trainer, fitness, sport and recreation, certificate 4 fitness, cert 4 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.

SHB30416 BAA1 Hairdressing Certificate III Distance learning + face-to-face workshops
Hair, hairdresser, hairdressing, hairstyles, salon, scissors

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.

IAD76 Introduction to Make-Up Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
make-uo, makeup, beauty, intro to makeup,

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Do you have an interest in make-up?

Join our course in 2020 and learn how to analyse the skin to select the best products for your clients and provide makeup for day, evening, photo shoots and a variety of events to give your client the ultimate glam factor.

This Skill Set can help you to work towards becoming a make-up artist, beautician or to work within retail cosmetics.

This course is delivered with a hands-on approach, allowing participants time to practise and gain the skills needed to deliver a professional service. Get started today!

Join us Tuesdays from 8.00am - 4.00pm

Ongoing enrolments until 1 June. Tuesdays are excluding school holidays and public holidays.

HLT54115 AYZ3 Nursing Diploma Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Mixed mode
On the job/on location
Online learning – flexible/self-paced
Nurse, enrolled nurse, nursing, nursing pathway, diploma nursing, dip nursing, healthcare

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.

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



2020 nursing intake postponed

Unfortunately our Semester 2 Diploma of Nursing intake has been deferred to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to next year's intake and will update this page as new information becomes available.

SHB20116 AZZ4 Retail Cosmetics Certificate II Distance learning + face-to-face workshops
Beauty therapy, retail cosmetics, cosmetics, sales assistant, retail, beauty

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.

SHB20216 BAA3 Salon Assistant Certificate II Distance learning + face-to-face workshops
Salon assistant, hairdressing, cut hair, hair, hair salon, entry to 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!

Broome students: Did you know you can complete part of this course through a skill set? Visit our Salon Reception Skill Set page for more information!

SIS20115 AYX0 Sport and Recreation Certificate II Face-to-face block delivery
On the job/on location
Online learning – flexible/self-paced
Sport and rec, cert 2 sport and rec, recreation assistant, sport assistant, admin assistant, certificate 2 sport and recreation

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
SIS30115 AYW6 Sport and Recreation Certificate III Distance learning + workplace
Sport, sport and rec, sport and recreation, certificate 3 sport, cert 3 sport, recreation assistant, grounds assistant

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.

SIS40115 AYW3 Sport and Recreation Certificate IV Distance learning + workplace
Facility coordinator, admin coordinator, sport and rec, cert 4 sport and recreation

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.

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