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SHBBSKS003 – Design and Provide Cosmetic Tattooing


Learner will gain a range of well-developed skills where discretion and judgment is required and are responsible for their own outputs and be responsible for supervision of other employment member and apprentices. Ability to use and maintain cosmetic tattoo machine and tools and interpret, and follow manufacturer instructions and safety data sheets for use of cleaning and treatment products, pigments, needles and equipment.

Leaner will gain a nationally recognised statement of attainment and provides individuals with a valuable requirement that can be applied throughout Australia and the wider business and customer services community.

Course Name: SHBBSKS003 - Design and Provide Cosmetic Tattooing
Course Code: SHBBSKS003
Course Duration: 185 hours
Training Plans: Design and Provide Cosmetic Tattooing

This unit reflects the role of individuals employed as a beautician in a beauty salons. Competent in communicating in the workplace, consulting with clients, design the tattoo, select pigments and equipment to provide cosmetic tattoos on the client lips, eyebrows, eyelids, face or body. This is a remedial or cosmetic tattoo treatment and can be an individual service, or form part of a series of services.

In this environment, they exercise judgment in selecting tattoo designs; demonstrate maturity and confidentiality in their client interactions; and apply knowledge of skin biology and skin penetration infection control procedures.


The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, knowledge tests, response to case studies and feedback from supervisors. The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods are to be applied:

Demonstration / workplace tasks: The student is required to demonstrate a range of skills whilst being observed by, or interacting with, the assessor. The activities will be clearly explained and always relate to duties relevant to the workplace. These activities allow the assessor to observe the student apply their knowledge and skills during practical activity.

Written Report / Case Study: The student is required to produce a range of written records or reports based on real workplace scenarios or based on a case study that is provided by the assessor.

Knowledge Test: The student is required to undertake a number of written knowledge tests over the course of his or her study. These tests will be provided to the student by the assessor at an arranged time and the student will be required to individually complete the test. The student may research their answers from the course training materials and notes as well as relevant workplace references.

Workplace Supervisor Report: Workplace supervisors will be asked to provide feedback about the student’s performance during a module. The supervisor will receive a briefing at the time the student begins studying each module to inform them of the module requirements.

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements to this qualification

Qualification Requirements:

Pre-requisite Unit: SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards

Mode of Delivery:

Trainer led, one-on-one, face-to-face

Units of Competence:
CodeUnit NameType
SHBBINF001 Maintain infection control standards
SHBBSKS003 Design and provide cosmetic tattooing

Detailed student information is available within our Participant Handbook which is supplied with the enrolment package and on our website. This booklet contains important information about a student’s right and obligation such as their right to privacy, a safe training environment and right to complain or appeal an assessment decision. It is important that persons applying for enrolment have had an opportunity to review this information first.

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