Why study with MediTatt?

What do our students say?

I spent a week with Chris learning paramedical tattooing after I met her when I enrolled in her colour theory course in Sydney. A more dedicated and talented teacher you will be hard pressed to find. Her skills and knowledge are second to no-one, and she applied these to her recent tertiary studies and received her bachelor degrees, so congratulations Chris, you earned your colours. Thank you for everything you taught me. Compliments about my work is a direct attribute to your ability to teach well
Vivienne

Core Units

Infection prevention and control uses a risk management approach to minimise or prevent the transmission of infection. This unit of competency describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain infection control during skin penetration procedures and to review clinic compliance with state, territory and local council requirements. The unit is designed to provide participants with the ability to identify, manage and control infection risks to clients, self and co-workers.

Who should complete this course?

Cosmetic Tattooists,
Healthcare Professionals who perform skin penetration procedures
Tattoo Artists
Laser Technicians
Body Piercers
Beauty Therapists (including skin needling)
Environmental Health Officers (EHO)
Aesthetic Practitioners

Course outcome:

Statement of Attainment on successful completion*

Including but not limited to; reduce risk in the workplace to clients, self and co-workers, apply for council approval, comply with infection control regulations and guidelines and related legal obligations, monitor hygiene of premises, maintain infection control for skin penetration treatments, sterilise equipment and maintain steriliser, maintain awareness of clinic design for control of infection risks.

This course can be taken as a standalone unit.

Please ensure you check with your local council on their requirements before commencing into this course.

Access the full details of the unit here:
SHBBINF002

Participants will learn how to conduct a thorough consultation and what is involved in the process as it relates to cosmetic tattooing procedures. The consultation process gathers relevant information that includes observation, questioning, history, physical screening, findings, and descriptions of acts that have been performed previously. These records serve many different audiences, which may include the clinician, business owner, practitioner, health professionals, insurance and legal matters.

Consultation records serve as a memory aid, communication device, quality assurance instrument, risk reduction aid, evaluation tool and validation tool.

Cosmetic tattooists are consulted for their knowledge and skills, and, under usual circumstances, there is alignment between recommendations and client acceptance. meaning that the practitioner must volunteer the information, including risks and benefits, leaving the client to weigh the course of action.

There is not just a legal duty but a moral obligation to obtain consent prior to undertaking a procedure. This unit covers all the details that relate to cosmetic tattooing consultations including but not limited to; treatment plan, contraindications, photography, topical anaesthetics, design, techniques, wound healing, infection control, emergency procedures, pre and post care, client considerations, ethical communication, patch testing, organisational policies and procedures, consultation and Informed consent

Study mode: On campus, blended, online, supervised class room, independent research and learning, projects and assignments.

Access the full details of this unit here: SHBBCOS001

Learners will progress through the living colours of Fitzpatrick skin types and skin undertones, all the way through to pigment composition, pigment colour selection, colour correction.  

The first step is beginning with Fitzpatrick skin type classification and how this may influence cosmetic tattooing colour selections and healed results.

Learning the colour wheel, creating secondary, intermediate, tertiary and neutralising colours and understanding hue, tone value, saturation and temperature and so much more.

All the technical aspects of pigments, colour codes, dyes, lakes, pigments, key ingredients, light fastness, molecules and substrates. characteristics, chemical composition, particle size, manufacturing processes.

Including but not limited to the cosmetic tattoo pigment colours in the International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI). Colourants approved for use in food, drugs and cosmetics.

What’s in the bottle; cosmetic pigment bottle ingredients, the additives used and their purpose, difference between a pigment and a dye. Colourants in cosmetic tattoo pigments and colour code numbers and how to determine a pigment base colour and how pigment placement can influence colour results.

Identify legislation and regulations relating to pigments and customer safeguards and protection systems. 

Study mode: On campus, blended, online, supervised class room, independent research and learning, projects and assignments. 

Access the full details of this unit here: SHBBCOS002

Applying elements and principles of design and demonstrating artistic ability is an essential skill for every prospective cosmetic tattooist.

In this unit students will learn how to create designs to suit each persons own diverse and unique requirements.

Each participant will determine purpose, main elements and design considerations in consultation with client.

Apply design elements and principles to generate designs for cosmetic tattoos, follow design process to reach solution on final design in agreement with client.

Study mode: On campus, blended, online, supervised class room, independent research and learning, projects and assignment

Access the full details of this unit here:
SHBBCOS003

Skin is a complex organ and there is immense detail to be covered in this unit. Our learners are fortunate to have a trainer that has studied two degrees in skin, so you are in expert hands.

This unit is a cosmetic tattooing variation on the principles anatomy and  physiology. Incorporating biology, integumentary system, homeostasis, tissues, cellular organisation, disease and disorders as it relates to cosmetic tattooing treatments.

Ageing, scaring, aftercare, tattoo removal and  classifications and mechanisms of topical anaesthetics and much more. 

Study mode: On campus, blended, online, supervised class room, independent research and learning, projects and assignment.

Access the full details of this unit here: SHBBCOS004

Elective Units

Participants will learn facial proportions, brow mapping and eyebrow design to suit individual faces. Face shapes, bone structure and eyelid structure. This unit covers many aspects that relate to eyebrow tattooing such as medical history, prescription medications and other considerations,  time frames following other cosmetic treatments. Cosmetic tattooing equipment, device and needle options and techniques and much more.

Study mode: On campus, blended, online, supervised class room, independent research and learning, projects and assignments.

Access the full details of this unit here: SHBBCOS004

Study mode: On campus, blended, online, supervised class room, independent research and learning, projects and assignments.

Access the full details of this unit here: SHBBCOS005

Study mode: On campus, blended, online, supervised class room, independent research and learning, projects and assignments.

Access the full details of this unit here: SHBBCOS006

Learners will study many aspects that may form part of a breast cancer patients treatment plan.  Understanding a patients treatment history will provide the learner with appropriate knowledge to perform cosmetic tattooing procedures with a strong foundation.

In this unit participants will learn about breast structure,  mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery, nipple reconstruction, mastopexy, adjuvant therapies, chemotherapy and radiation, lymph node dissection and lymphedema. Unilateral and bilateral reconstruction, lymph node dissection and lymphedema.

Infections, further surgeries, tissue necrosis, sensation, scarring, timeframes and medical clearance. aesthetics of nipple areola complex tattooing: position and size of the nipple areola complex, pigments and colour matching. tattooing techniques, design, scar tissue, Penn method (Golden Ratio).

Post treatment care procedures and follow up procedures. 

Study mode: On campus, blended, online, supervised class room, independent research and learning, projects and assignments.

Access the full details of this unit here: SHBBCOS008

Study mode: On campus, blended, online, supervised class room, independent research and learning, projects and assignments.

Access the full details of this unit here: BSBESB406

common questions

Our campus is located in the beautiful suburb of Subiaco, just 3km from Perth City CBD in Western Australia. 

We are surrounded by shops, cafes, restaurants and public transport stops within meters of our door

Subiaco train station is at the end of Rokeby Road a short walk from our campus. Several bus routes stop within meters from our location. 

Complete the online application form

Attend a pre-enrolment interview (either via telephone or face-to-face)

Complete the enrolment contract – this will be given to you prior to or at your pre-enrolment interview

RPL is assessed on a case by case basis and must be arranged prior to the confirmation of your enrolment. Students will be charged a RPL fee

If you wish to confirm if you are eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning, please speak with our team. 

You will find us at; suite 34, 184 Rokeby Road Subiaco. We are located on Level 1,  Crossways Shopping Centre.  

We have Flexible Payment Options so you can Study Now, Pay Later. 

Learner funding options are made simple for our students who enroll in our courses. 

Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required when enrolling to study.

If you don’t already have a USI, you can apply for one here: Access My Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Please ensure you have a USI before you enroll in any of our courses.

According to the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA): 

“A VET accredited course has been assessed by ASQA as a compliant with the Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 and the Australian Qualifications Framework AQF)”

Accreditation is formal confirmation that the course:

is nationally recognised

meets an established industry, enterprise, educational, legislative or community need

provides appropriate competency outcomes and a satisfactory basis for assessment

meets national quality assurance requirements

is aligned appropriately to the AQF where it leads to a qualification.

This means that the courses that are offered and prescribed at a standard set by ASQA and must keep to that standard to be a complaint RTO

Term 1

$ 4240 Start on Monday 30th January 2023
  • SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards
  • SHBBSSC004 Identify the function and structure of skin and hair for cosmetic tattooing
  • SHBBCOS003 Incorporate elements and principles of design in cosmetic tattooing
  • SHBBCOS002 Apply knowledge of colour theory and pigmentology to cosmetic tattooing
  • SHBBCOS001 Provide cosmetic tattooing consultations
  • BSBESB406 Establish operational strategies and procedures for a new business
Semester 1

Term 2

$ 5425 Term 2: Monday 24 April 2023
  • SHBBCOS00 Elective Unit
  • Study Mode: On Campus, Blended
  • Study Load: Full Time Study 1 year, 1200 hours
  • On campus, supervised class room attendance 2 days per week
  • Clinical placement : 1 day per week
  • Independent research and learning: 4 hours per week
  • Projects and assignments 4 hours per week
Semester 1

Term 3

$ 5425 Term 3: Monday 17 July 2023
  • SHBBCOS00 Elective Unit
  • Follow state, territory or local health and hygiene regulations as it relates to cosmetic tattooing procedures
  • Apply art and design principles and techniques
  • Provide six cosmetic tattoos for six different clients with different skin types
  • Cosmetic tattooing is subject to Skin Penetration regulation in some states and territories
  • The supply of topical anaesthetics is restricted in some states or territories
semester 2

Term 4

$ 5425 Term 4: Monday 9 October 2023
  • SHBBCOS00 Elective Unit
  • Diploma is minimum of 1200 hours study
  • Nationally accredited
  • Vocational education
  • Domestic students
  • Work health and safety
  • Policies and procedures
  • Contraindications
Semester 2