Western Australia

Western Australia (WA) offers many exciting opportunities for beauty aspirants, especially since it’s unregulated. Aspirants can take beauty courses at any recognised or unrecognised program provider.

Despite the lack of licensing regulations for practising beauticians, the state has rules for public health and safety. Beauty treatments, such as waxing, tweezing and manicuring & pedicuring, are considered skin penetration procedures and require extra care as there is a higher risk for infections, allergies and exposure to harsh chemicals. Establishments performing these procedures should follow the Code of Practice implemented by the local government.

Non-Regulated Beauty Services in Western Australia

Nail Technician

Australia doesn’t require any qualification or license from nail techs. This also means aspirants in WA don’t have requirements to meet to practise as nail professionals.

Waxing Technician / Facialist / Lash Technician / Spray Tanning Technician

Beauty therapists are capable of offering waxing, lash, facial and spray tanning procedures. Since a license or certification is not mandatory for this profession in the state, anyone can get skilled through accredited or non-accredited training.

Massage Therapist

Massage therapists also don’t have a regulatory body in the country. There are no minimum standards set for aspirants and practising massage therapists, which gives them an easier way to explore salon jobs in WA.

Makeup Artist

Makeup artists have no formal qualifications set by the local government of the state. Aspirants are given the freedom to get certified by registered training providers or Technical and Further Education (TAFE) schools.

Barber / Hairstylist

The deregulation of the hair industry allows individuals to train and earn in the industry without requirements to complete. Certifications or licenses are not implemented in WA, allowing many hair experts to open home salons.

Registrations for hairdressing were abolished in 2010, and training for hairdressing was deregulated in the mid-2000s, along with apprenticeship programs being removed as a requirement for education. WA doesn’t require certificates from practitioners or certificates to be displayed in salons.