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Course Description

National Qualification Code: SHB50321 

The Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing is designed

suitable for prospective therapists, who are going to work as cosmetic tattooists and design and provide cosmetic tattooing services.

Their work involves the self-directed application of specialised knowledge and experience to consult, design and manage sequential treatment programs. They possess highly developed communication and technical skills. Practitioners operate within a defined scope of practice and use initiative and judgement to refuse or refer treatments as required.

After the training, the learners will get the skills in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification


Graduate Career Path

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Cosmetic tattoo artist

  • Beauty advisor

  • Company representative (skincare/cosmetics, equipment, etc.)

  • Salon Manager

Upcoming Intake Dates

  • 24/07/2023

  • 16/10/2023

  • 05/02/2024

  • 29/04/2024


The course duration is expected up to 9-12 months

Start Date

​The Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing has a rolling intake so you can begin their study as soon as possible. You will complete the introductory unit HLTINF005 Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments and then complete the remainder of the units according to the timetable to successfully complete the remaining units for the Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing.

Course Delivery 

​The course is offered as a blended course with face-to-face, online learning and simulated work environment practice.

Classroom Learning includes lectures supported with visual topic content, PowerPoints, practice, group and oral work. Your materials are provided either in print or digital copy that can be accessed as part of the course.

​Online Learning requires you to complete additional online study each week. This learning is tailored to the follow the units you are completing in class. This includes reading topics, research and additional materials.

​Simulated Work Environment

Over the duration of the course, students will complete a range of beauty services to demonstrate skills and knowledge of the course.

Course Structure

Our course has been designed to meet the requirements for the SHB50321 Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing. It contains 9 units of competency (4 core and 5 elective):


Unit Code             Unit Name

Core Units

SHBBCOS001     Provide cosmetic tattooing consultations

SHBBCOS002     Apply knowledge of colour theory and pigmentology to cosmetic tattooing

SHBBCOS003     Incorporate elements and principles of design to cosmetic tattooing

SHBBSSC004      Identify the function and structure of skin and hair for cosmetic tattooing

Elective Units

HLTINF005          Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments

SHBBCOS004     Provide cosmetic tattoo for eyebrows

SHBBCOS005     Provide cosmetic tattoo for lips

SHBBCOS006     Provide cosmetic tattoo for eyes

SIRXMKT002      Use social media to engage customers


Students are required to complete a range of tasks as part of the assessment requirements for each unit. To perform at your best, you will probably need to work on the assessments outside of class time. Assessments methods may include:

  • Practical demonstrations where you will be observed by one of our assessors in the simulated beauty salon environment 

  • Knowledge based tests which contain written short answer questions

  • Projects for you to investigate and complete in your own time

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer 

AMBI recognises certificates and statement of attainment issued by other registered training organisation and the skills and knowledge that students may have gained through any previous studies and at workplace and life experiences. RPL and credit transfer can be applied for at the time of enrolment or during orientation. A fee is payable for assessing your RPL status


Course Completion

Upon successful completion of all the required units of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification in SHB50321 Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing. Students who do not complete all required units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of a SSHB50321 Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing.


Cosmetic Tattooing Therapy graduates can move on to further study at AMBI to the Diploma of Beauty Therapy. 

For the latest updates, more information, course locations, and upcoming intake dates, contact us via email at or call us at (02) 8076 2248.

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