Diploma of Cosmetic Tattoo (Lips)

Course Price, starting from
$10,950.00 AUD

Accredited training course

Online & face-to-face training

12 months (self-paced, part-time)

Complete 6 model clients

Alternative single specialisation courses:

Can I do additional specialisations?

At THink Aesthetics we've designed the Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing to be flexible! You are able to choose 4 electives to design the diploma that will best suit your business goals.

You can complete up to three specialisations from eyebrows, lips, eyes, scalp micropigmentation (SMP) and/or breast areola.

Upgrade your diploma with additional specialisations at a discounted price of $4000 (normally $4950).

The THink Team are available to discuss the different training structures and options.

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What happens after I pay my deposit?

Your $850 deposit will get you started on your Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing journey!

After you have paid your deposit one of our THink team members will get in contact to get you started and organise an orientation call.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to get in contact with the team via phone or email.

Policies and procedures are available in our Student Handbook.

Get started: $850 Deposit

About this course

The Diploma of Cosmetic Tattoo (Lips) is a nationally recognised cosmetic tattoo qualification that has been designed to give comprehensive theoretical education and practical experience in cosmetic tattooing.

This is a structured course that involves comprehensive pre-learning on skin, hair, pigments, design and consultations. Training incorporates practical in-class theory and technique development with 3 days of practical work on 6 clients. During the Diploma of Cosmetic Tattoo (Lips) you will learn the following pmu machine lip techniques:

  • Full lips
  • Lip blush
  • Lip line & blend

Included in the Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing is essential business knowledge relevant to marketing, promoting and/or managing a cosmetic tattoo business.

Students who are successful in completing this course will be awarded the accredited certificate, 'Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing (Lips)'.

The SHB50321 course can be customised to suit students looking to provide a variety of treatment options, with the option to include up to three treatment specialisations from the following; Eyebrows, Lips, Eyes, Scalp Micropigmentation and Breast Areola (see multiple treatment elective pricing).

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Qualification - Level 5 Diploma

SHB50321 Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing

THink Aesthetics is a registered training organisation (RTO 45188) approved to deliver nationally recognised training, such as the Diploma of Cosmetic Tattoo (Lips).

About this course

Course Outcome

The Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing (Lips) is designed to suit all cosmetic tattooists, from the experienced professional wanting to expand their skills with the strongest possible qualification, through to the beginner wanting to kick-start their career with a depth of knowledge that is the new industry benchmark.

This unit is therefore designed for:
• Cosmetic Tattooists
• Beauty Therapists wishing to become Cosmetic Tattooists
• Individuals with no prior industry experience wanting to become a Cosmetic Tattooist

For experienced cosmetic tattoo artists, there are also options for recognition of prior learning (RPL). THink Aesthetics provides Diploma qualification pathways for technicians interested in gaining recognition for their existing skills.

Students are awarded a 'Diploma of Cosmetic Tattoo (Lips)' certificate upon successful course completion*

*Our staff will assist you in every way they can to ensure you perform to the best of your ability and successfully complete your chosen training course. THink is however, unable to guarantee you will be issued with a certificate of completion nor obtain a particular employment outcome.

Course Structure

The Diploma of Cosmetic Tattoo (Lips) includes 9 units of competency:

Core Units:

Infection Control, your choice of:

Elective Cosmetic Tattoo Treatment Unit*:

Elective Business Units:

*The Diploma of Cosmetic Tattoo (Lips) course can be upgraded to include up to three specialisations, the qualification would read Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing (Eyebrows, Lips, Eyes, Scalp Micropigmentation, or Breast Areola) depending on which specialisations are completed.

See more information on upgrading in course fees.

For more information on what the unit covers, see

Course Fees

Course cost structure varies depending on the number of treatment specialisations within the Diploma a student is wishing to pursue. Additional treatment specialisations are a discounted upgrade cost of $4000 (usually $4950).

  • One specialisation: $10,950
  • Two specialisations: $14,950
  • Three specialisations: $18,950

Experienced cosmetic tattooist may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which recognises relevant existing skills and experience.

Learn more about RPL.

Payment Options:

THink Aesthetics offers payment plans for students wishing to pay their training in scheduled instalments while they progress through their training. The first payment is the initial course deposit of $850, which will start your Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing journey. Read more about our study options.

Payment plans offer a 9, 12 or 18 month schedule for paying off your chosen course and electives. Units can also be paid for individually as you progress through the course, allowing students to stagger costs as required but still get started.

Alternatively, please take a look at our finance options if you wish to seek financing for your training.

Unfortunately, this course has not been approved for government funding / VET Fee Help.

Course Duration

Students should expect the Diploma of Cosmetic Tattoo (Lips) to take between 9-18 months to complete, with a part time commitment. Those who are able to dedicate more time to training week-to-week should expect to complete the Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing earlier.

Flexible, on-demand training means that completing your Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing with THink Aesthetics is able to be work with you! There is no set start date, and face-to-face training dates are organised to best suit your learning style and preference.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered both online and in-person. Students are guided along THink Aesthetics' recommended structure with a mix of online training modules and assessment, optional video check-ins, face-to-face training and 1:1 practical training with model clients.

Face-to-face practical training incorporates in-class theory and technique development with 3 days of dedicated practical training working on clients, where you will complete 6 treatments on a variety of different model clients. These training dates can be scheduled to suit your training schedule and style.

Practical model training dates are 1:1 with your cosmetic tattoo trainer. You will have the full support of your trainer!

Course Requirements

Students are required to complete 9 units of competency as a part of the Diploma of Cosmetic Tattoo (Lips). Including 4 core units, 1 infection control and 4 elective units.

A total of 4 elective units are required between the treatment and business options. Students must complete at least one from both categories. Those who opt to specialise in multiple areas will complete less business units, e.g. a Diploma of Cosmetic Tattoo (Eyebrows, Eyes, Lips) would only require one business elective of their choice.

Students will need to ensure access to the following:

  • Internet access
  • Computer/tablet/smart phone/or laptop for the online content and submissions
  • Smart phone or camera to take photos
  • Models for practical assessment items

For more information on what the SHB50321 diploma course involves, see

Enrolment Process

We highly recommend getting in touch via phone or email to chat to one of our friendly THink team members about the Diploma of Cosmetic Tattooing (if you haven't already)!

  1. To get started on your Diploma of Cosmetic Tattoo (Lips) journey, we first require a deposit which can be paid online or via bank transfer: pay my deposit.
  2. You will also receive a link to the Student Enrolment Form via your confirmation email after purchasing the course. Alternatively, you can use the following link to complete your Student Enrolment Form.
  3. After you have paid your deposit one of our THink team members will get in contact to get you started and organise an orientation call.

If you have any questions during the enrolment process don't hesitate to get in contact.

Please note enrolments are handled during business hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

For more information regarding our courses, please refer to our Student Manual.

Student Support

At THink Aesthetics, you do get the quality training you pay for. You'll be supported by our team of knowledgeable staff who are here to help you succeed along your cosmetic tattoo journey.

Trainer support is available via email and phone during work hours. If you need any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us and we will assist as best as we can.

As a part of your training we also offer optional free room rental post-training to complete additional models and/or your follow-up appointments with clients. During this time you will have our support available to consult with if you need.

Nationally Recognised Training

THink Aesthetics | RTO 45188

The Diploma of Cosmetic Tattoo (Lips) is currently an optional qualification for cosmetic tattooists, the qualification is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge to reflect the demands of the cosmetic tattoo industry.

At THink Aesthetics we value standards and education, this is why we were the first registered training organisation dedicated to cosmetic tattooing in Australia.

We pride ourselves on providing unmatched:

  • Quality training and education
  • Flexible learning options
  • One on one practical training
  • Continued student support
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