Western Sydney | Short Courses for Life Skills | Parramatta College

Western Sydney | Short Courses for Life Skills |

Over 30 Years in Western Sydney

Why Choose Parramatta Community College?

  • Not for profit
  • Locally based training for those who live or work in Western Sydney
  • Quality trainers and facilities
  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Flexible and custom training programs

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      • Drawing & Painting - All Levels

        Suitable for beginners and continuing students. You will learn basic pencil drawing skills and learn the important technique of getting the right proportion and perspective. Discover the simple, yet beautiful, expressive medium of watercolour or acrylic to paint still life and from reference photos. Composition and tonal values will be covered also along with brush techniques and colour mixing. Please see materials required below.

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        Learn essential drawing knowledge with correct proportion and perspective, tone and texture. Focusing on watercolour mixing, technique, as well as practising from monochrome to a full range of colour.

        You will learn to draw and paint from observation and have a better understanding about perspective, light, tone and composition in real life settings, via pencil drawings and watercolour painting.

      • SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

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        Have you been thinking about changing careers or perhaps you’d like to upskill and broaden your knowledge of the beauty industry. If your searching for a new and exciting challenge to any of the above, PCC Beauty Academy is the place for you.

        This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as beauty therapists to provide a broad range of beauty therapy treatments and services including facial treatments, body massage and treatments, hair removal, lash and brow treatments, nail and make-up services. This includes consultation with clients to provide beauty advice, recommend beauty treatments and services, and sell retail skincare and cosmetic products.

        The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
        No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
        After successful completion of our SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy, you will gain the knowledge and practical skills that will allow you too successfully.
        This qualification will be delivered in our PCC Beauty Academy Salon by a qualified industry skilled trainer – 410 Church St, Level 3, North Parramatta, NSW 2151. 

        Entry Requirements
        Whilst there are no entry requirements for this qualification, it is expected that you have adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills and computer skills to be able to interact with peers, trainers and completing assessments using a computer either in the classroom, at home or at your workplace. Moreover, the course covers all aspects of engaging customer, maintaining daily operations, delivering on customer expectations and developing a business.

        Units of competency:
        29 units are required to achieve the full qualification, which consists of 20 core unit and 9 elective units. 

        BSBESB404 Market new business ventures
        BSBTEC405 Review and maintain organisation's digital presence
        SHBBBOS008 Provide body massages
        SHBBBOS009 Provide aromatherapy massages
        SHBBBOS010 Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments
        SHBBCCS005 Advise on beauty products and services
        SHBBFAS004 Provide lash and brow services
        SHBBFAS005 Provide facial treatments and skin care recommendations
        SHBBFAS006 Provide specialised facial treatments
        SHBBHRS010 Provide waxing services
        SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards
        SHBBMUP009 Design and apply make-up
        SHBBMUP010 Design and apply make-up for photography
        SHBBMUP011 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
        SHBBNLS007 Provide manicure and pedicare services
        SHBBNLS011 Use electric file equipment for nail services
        SHBBRES003 Research and apply beauty industry information
        SHBBSPA007 Provide stone therapy massages
        SHBBSSC001 Incorporate knowledge of skin structure and functions into beauty therapy
        SHBBSSC002 Incorporate knowledge of body structures and functions into beauty therapy
        SHBXCCS005 Maintain health and wellbeing in a personal services setting
        SHBXCCS006 Promote healthy nutritional options in a beauty therapy context
        SHBXCCS007 Conduct salon financial transactions
        SHBXCCS008 Provide salon services to clients
        SHBXIND003 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
        SHBXWHS003 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
        SIRXMKT006 Develop a social media strategy
        SIRXOSM002 Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
        SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer

        Delivery Strategies
        This course will be delivered in our PCC Beauty Academy at North Parramatta with a qualified and skilled trainer 2 days per week & 8 hours per week salon work placement. Students are required to do work placement in a registered beauty salon for a minimum of 240 hours to meet qualification requirement.

        Resource Requirements
        Learner manuals will be provided at no further cost than the course fee. This course requires the use of computer and internet either in the classroom or at the students' home or workplace to research the relevant legislations, industry standards and to develop relevant workplace documents.

        What if I find that the course is not suitable for me?
        Our enrolment and refund policy is available in our Student Handbook. You can access the Student Handbook by visiting our website www.parramattacollege.edu.au or you can contact us on 02 96872072 or email to admin@pcc.edu.au  for a copy of the Student Handbook. Once you have commenced your study, we cannot refund your enrolment. Therefore, we strongly advise you to read the course information to see if you will benefit from this course, the units of competency covered and delivery and assessment strategies. You can also contact us if you have any other questions that you need to ask before deciding to enrol

        How much work is involved in completing the course?
        Please note assessments for this course involve significant work both during and after the sessions. 10 to 15 hours of study is expected every week. You will have maximum of two attempts to submit your assessments in each unit of competency. If you are considered Not Yet Competent after the second submission, you may choose to undertake a gap tutorial, which will attract further fee.

        Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
        If you believe you already have skills and experience relevant to the competencies of this course, please let the trainer know for a recognition. Please note that applying for RPL may not automatically result in the issuing of the skill set. In case of any gaps found, you will be advised of those gaps and asked to provide further evidence against your RPL claim. If you are still considered Not Yet Competent (NYC), you may be offered a tutorial for those gaps, which will incur further cost.

        Fee for service cost: $13,850

        NSW Government subsidy may be available for eligible participants. Please contact the college to assess your eligibility for the subsidised fee.

        Competency outcome
        On successful completion of all the assessments, you will be awarded with an AQF Diploma from SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

        More information
        Please feel free to contact our friendly enrolment officers on 02 9687 2072 to discuss more about the course or send an email to admin@pcc.edu.au  If you would like to talk to an expert, please reach out to our Course Coordinator Esther Kelly at Esther@pcc.ed.au

      • Yoga

        A gentle class, in the style of Hatha Yoga. Yoga has been practiced from ancient times in India. Suitable for beginners and continuing students. Yoga is an ancient art based on a harmonising system of development for the mind body and spirit. The continued practise of yoga will lead you to a sense of peace and wellbeing, the practise of yoga makes the body strong and flexible it also improves the function of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive and hormonal system. Yoga brings about emotional stability and clarity of mind.

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        We recommend that you do not do these classes if you are pregnant. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat and blanket, and bottle of water.

        • Breath work
        • Lengthening the spine helping posture
        • Clearer thoughts
        • Helps back pain
        • Massage inner organs
        • Releases toxins from the body
        • Work into Meridians which lines of energy
        • Brings energy into body
        • Flexibility
        • Drains the lymph and boosts immunity
        • Regulates your Adrenal glands
        • Improves your Balance
        • Helps you focus
        • Increases your peace of mind
        • Helps you sleep deeper
        • Maintains your nervous system

        Overall sense of wellbeing, flexibility not only in your body but in your mind and breath. A balance in your life, being able to handle stresses in life in a way that doesn`t end up effecting your health. Massaging the inner organs and building your immune system.

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