Accredited Courses

Maintain Infection Control Standards

Course Code: SHBBINF001

This course is designed to prepare students with the skills, knowledge and competency to manage infection control within a beauty therapy context. 

Students will learn how to safely penetrate the skin and manage infection control in a salon setting.  This skill relates to beauty treatments such as diathermy, cosmetic tattooing, upper-body piercing, micro-dermabrasion and hair reduction treatments using electrical currents.

It is designed to accompany an existing skill set, as it does not provide training in how to administer these beauty treatments themselves, therefore this course on its own is not generally suitable to enter/work in the beauty industry for the first time.


Course Provider

RTO Melbourne Pty. Ltd.  
RTO ID: 45243

Course Duration

2 weeks. Of this students are required to attend 1 day face-to-face and the remainder is via self-study/ distance.
*This duration may be adjusted where RPL is granted to eligible individuals.


There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Career Outcomes

  • Cosmetic Tattoo Artist
  • Body Tattoo Artist
  • Cosmetic Tattooing Technician
  • Hair removal technician
  • Beauty therapist
  • Skin or piercing technician 

Course Details

Delivery Site

Address: 52-70 Sparks Avenue, Fairfield VIC 3078

This course will be delivered at the Melbourne College of Cosmetic Tattooing campus.

All training & assessment is delivered by RTO Melbourne.

*MCCT has partnered with RTO Melbourne to offer you accredited courses

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements specified in the training package however RTO Melbourne requires that students are able to provide evidence that they:

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are able to demonstrate a level of language, learning and numeracy skills suitable to this course (as determined by an RTO Melbourne assessor)

Course Arrangement

Training Arrangements

The course takes place over up to 2 weeks in total including:

  • 1 week (approximately 25 hours) of self-paced study with 1 hour of one-on-one phone support per week with the Trainer/Assessor. This takes place prior to the face-to-face training component.
  • Follow up assessment task – after face-to-face training. This is expected to take an additional 10 hours.
  • 1 day (8 hours) of face-to-face training and assessment for infection control

Orientation and Induction

This session takes place on the practical training day where the trainer and assessor will familiarize students with the building, housekeeping requirements and administration needs they may have throughout their course.

Additionally they will provide training & assessment materials and ensure students understand the reading, coursework and assessment tasks they are required to complete during their self-paced study period.

Self-paced study

The self-paced component is to span over a week with a 1 day training prior to the face-to-face class.  Self-paced independent study includes reading their learner guides, discussing their work with their trainer/assessor and/or other students and completing assessment tasks that are not done in class such as written questions and projects/reports.

During the self-paced period students will have phone, email available to them by the Trainer/Assessor should they have any questions about their learning or assessment.  Students will also have access to the online student chat forum where they can discuss their questions with peers.

During the first self-paced study period students will need to ensure they complete the report component for infection control by the due date as they will not be able to continue with cosmetic tattooing until competency has been achieved for this unit.

Phone Support

During the self-paced study period students will receive a call from a Trainer/Assessor to check their course progress and provide answers for any questions they have about progressing through the course requirements. If students have already initiated support during this period the call may not be required, but students will have one-to-one contact with their Trainer/Assessor once per week during this two week period.

Face-to-Face Training

The face-to-face training component includes both theorectical and hands on instruction, insight and discussion covering the content of both of the units of competency as well as providing service to ‘clients’ who are usually paying members of the public.

RTO Melbourne provides training only to very small group sizes of up to 6 at a time and ensures that students are supported by staff at all times.


Break times are usually allocated for a half hour lunch break and two – four fifteen minute breaks throughout the day, depending on the length of the class. The trainer and assessor will schedule these each day, so students must have permission to take a break.

During break times students can leave the campus if they wish however they must ensure they return as class re-commences. 


Attendance at all classes and scheduled clinic sessions is compulsory and students should speak to the course coordinator if they are sick or other exceptional circumstances which mean that they are unable to make it so that alternative arrangements can be made, which may involve attending the class or tattoo studio on an alternative day.

Additional Support

Individual Support needs will be identified during the enrolment process and/or as a result of the language, learning and numeracy assessment.  Where individual needs are identified an Individual Support Plan will be put in place and agreed to by the student and CEO.

  • One to one support from our trainers/assessors including providing you with their phone and email contact details
  • Access to our private Facebook group
  • Extensions for assessment tasks  under special circumstances
  • Reasonable adjustments to assessments (e.g. to account for disability)
  • Classes to assist with study skills.
  • Study groups where you can work with your fellow students.
  • Referral to relevant external services. 

Assessment Arrangements

Assessment will be conducted individually. You will be provided with a Student Assessment Booklet for each unit of competency which includes:

  • A full description of all assessment tasks for the unit of competency
  • Assessment instructions for each unit of competency
  • Assessment resources for each unit of competency
  • Details about when assessment will occur
  • Details about assessment submission

There are a variety of assessment methods used for this qualification including:

  • Written questions
  • Observation
  • Portfolio
  • Reports

You will be advised by your trainer and assessor about the assessment requirements for each unit at the commencement of delivery for that unit. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised.

RTO Melbourne has a process that has been structured to minimise the time and cost to applicants and provides a supportive approach to students wishing to take up this option.  You should ideally apply for RPL at the time of enrolment but you may also apply up to 2 weeks into your course.

If you think RPL is a suitable option for you, the first step is to contact your trainer/assessor or our office and have a conversation about whether or not RPL might be suitable for you. Suitability is often determined on how much experience you have in a certain area, your work history and previous training. If RPL is determined as a possibility for you, you will be provided with a kit that will guide you in working through each unit to determine relevant skills and experience and identify whether you would be able to provide the required evidence.

A trainer/assessor will be available to assist you throughout this process.

*Please refer to your Student Handbook for more information on RPL. 

Selection Process

You will be required to complete a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to finalising your enrolment to ensure that the course is suitable for you and that RTO Melbourne is able to meet your individual needs. The assessment includes a written test an interview to complete the verbal component of the test.

If you do not achieve the required level in your LLN assessment RTO Melbourne will (where possible) provide student support measures.  Where this is not possible your enrolment application will not be accepted in this instance and you will be referred to an appropriate external services or courses. You may reapply in the future once you have undertaken further language, literacy and numeracy skills training. 

RTO Policies

SC4 Complaints and Appeals PP V1.0 ID 131714

SC6 Student Administration PP V1.0 ID 131716

SC5 Fees and Refunds PP V1.0 ID 131715

How to Apply

If you would like to enrol please download an enrolment form & LLN Assessment here:

 SC6.2 Enrolment Form V1.1 ID 131686 

SHB50115 LLN Assessment V1.1

Once you have completed both the enrolment form & LLN Assessment please return via email or post.


Post: 52-70 Sparks Avenue, Fairfield VIC 3078

Once we receive your completed forms & assessment we will contact you to complete your enrolment. 

If you would like to discuss this course in more detail, please call us for a confidential discussion on 03 9482 1933

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