SHBBSKS003 - Design and Provide Cosmetic Tattooing Short Course

This course will provide students with the knowledge and technical skills necessary to perform cosmetic tattoos on a range of customers and skin types, utilising the appropriate tools and methods for a variety of situations.


Some of the cosmetic tattooing procedures included in this short course are:

  • Eye brows using the feathering or hair stroke method
  • Upper eyeliner
  • Lower lid eye liner
  • Lip lines
  • Lip blends
  • Full lip procedures
  • Microblading

This short course on Cosmetic Tattooing includes the unit(s):


SHBBINF001 Maintain Infection Control Standards

This short course forms part of the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy, and provides the practical skills and knowledge required of professional cosmetic tattoo artists in the beauty industry. This course will allow you to focus on the skill of cosmetic tattooing to enhance the services your salon is offering clients.


The qualification, SHBBINF001 Maintain Infection Control Standards, is a pre-requisite for any skin penetration procedure, and by law, must be completed in Queensland, Western Australia, and Tasmania prior to any person being able to perform skin penetration procedures. SHBBINF001 Maintain Infection Control Standards is included in the SHBBSKS003 Design and Provide Cosmetic Tattooing tuition.


AIBA is also proud to offer a Distance Education scheme. “Distance Education” means you are sent the learning content and theory assessment tasks, so that you may study at home at a time convenient to you. When you have successfully completed your theory assessments, we will arrange for you to practice your skills and be assessed in a mutually agreed professional locale.


There are no formal entry requirements to complete this short course. However, you will need:

  • Sufficient language, literacy, and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • To read the AIBA Handbook to ensure awareness of the rights and responsibilities as a learner

Assessment Methods

Students receive engaging, visual learning content coupled with thorough trainer support, unique among cosmetic, and eyebrow tattoo courses. This learning content and support prepares you for the theory assessments which include:

  • Short answer questions
  • Scenarios with questions
  • Case studies
  • Practical Project activities

When you have successfully completed the theory component, the learning content prepares you for the practical learning and assessment in a workplace or in some instances, a simulated workplace. Practical assessments include a range of procedures that are scenario based, using manikins before moving on to live clients. As a student, you will be fully advised during each step of the course and assessment.


Live Models

Students are required to supply their own models for both practical training and assessment. Models are required to pay Australian Institute of Body Arts (AIBA) a minimum model fee per procedure.



Throughout this qualification, you will be fully supported by AIBA’s qualified trainers. We provide an exemplary support service for all students, including regular catch up telephone calls and emails. We are here to assist you throughout your learning journey.



Students have 3 months to complete this short course. Students can apply for an extension by emailing AIBA for additional time.



The Design and Provide Cosmetic Tattooing short course, including the Maintain Infection Control Standards course, costs $7000 for course completion. Payments are to be made as evidenced below:


Payment Details

Payment Amount

  Payment Due

Prepaid fee to be paid in full at time of enrolment.


 Upon Enrolment

Partial payment due


 Week 4

Partial payment due


 Week 6

Partial payment due


 Week 10

Final payment due prior to confirmation of work based practical learning and assessments


Prior to practical assessment being confirmed

Why study with us?

AIBA is led by an industry professional who has designed this course with today’s beauty salon and client needs in mind.


At the Australian Institute of Body Arts, our short courses provide the practical skills and knowledge required of professionals in the beauty industry. Students learn the combination of consultation, technical skills in applying pigments, methods, techniques, knowledge, and professionalism to perform natural-looking cosmetic tattooing treatments of the highest quality on their clients.


Due to AIBA’s Distance Education scheme, all your training and assessment materials are available at your fingertips. Your practical assessment is conducted in a professional environment with real clients.


Throughout your learning and assessment, you will be provided with a vast amount of very different and real scenarios, preparing you for anything that you may come across in a professional capacity.


If you enjoy your time here, this short course may also lead you to consider strengthening your competencies by completing the SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy. On successful completion of a short course or unit of competency offered by AIBA, you will earn a Statement of Attainment (SOA) in partial completion of the Diploma.


Enrol Today!


If you are intrigued by the course but have some additional questions you need answers to, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If, however the Design and Provide Cosmetic Tattoo course sounds like a perfect fit, then simply call us on 0408 060 086 or submit an enrolment enquiry. We look forward to hearing from you!