QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATE
The Hair & Beauty Industry in Australia was deregulated in 1986. As there are no licensing requirements in force, it is no longer a legal requirement to undertake an accredited course to be able to work in the beauty industry or own/run a salon. This is also the case in many other countries, and many more countries currently in the process of deregulation.
More information can be found on the government site (link below) for beauty training. It clearly states:
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.
This means that many other training avenues have opened up for those interested in entering the beauty industry at a fraction of the price and with far less time restraints than traditional training.
Many RTO’s now offer short courses alongside their accredited courses for those who do not have the time or money for the more formal qualification, or for those who just simply want to test the waters before they do commit to the higher qualification.
There are also many private training providers offering excellent courses both online and in person.
Beauty Courses Online offers the best of both worlds, our comprehensive video content gives you the guidance and training you would get with face to face training, but in the comfort of your own home with help on hand 7 days a week. We offer comprehensive short courses with a Certificate of Completion which is all you need in Australia and now many other countries.
So just to clarify, if you are in a country like Australia, where there is no licensing requirement our Certificate is all you need to work in, or own and run a salon.
Accredited courses are NOT always the way to go, it depends largely on the training provider and there are many inadequate ones out there, both accredited and non accredited, but there are also many good ones. You really need to do your homework in this area to make sure you are getting the training required to be successful in this industry.
Below are a couple of links that have articles relating to the lack of adequate training in many government funded “accredited” training facilities. Although they relate mostly to hairdressing it is exactly the same in the beauty industry. Accredited training does not guarantee good or adequate training.