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Learn  Body Piercing. Everything there is to know about Body Piercing. Roby has been conducting piercing centres for over 50 years and teaching for over 40 years so you are in safe hands when you learn  Body Piercing from her. This course does not carry Government Accreditation. However, I am a trained Beauty Industry Trainer. To add to my credits I was chosen in 1993 to assist with write the Australian Standards for the industry and again in 2007-2013 to write the international standards.

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SIBBSKS505A Provide Upper Body Piercing.

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At Beauty School Learning we offer several Body Piercing courses to suit your individual needs and purse strings. This is a very exciting trade which is becoming more popular every day. Once you become a Body Piercer you will be paid well for your service. Everyone is always very excited about having their piercing. You can get high every day just from their excitement. When their excitement and fear are coupled together you need professional skills to keep their excitement level up and their fear levels down. This takes real talent and we have dedicated entire model plus a full six months after course back up to assist you to become the best in the business.

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Weekend Body Piercing Training Course $959  Plus Entry Exam $195

Runs Sunday and Monday 4 times a year for dates and more information send us an email and we will notify you of dates. Courses are held at Mudgeeraba QLD
From $950 With Email Support Plus 3 Web Conference Sessions.

Entry Level:

 Apprentice in a Beauty Salon or Tattoo Studio.


Mimi entry exam must be above 91% Cost $195

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DIY Body Piercing Course. $350

The DIY Body Piercing Course is for people working in a Tattoo Studio or a Beauty Salon Cost Of The DIY Course is $350. A certificate of Achievement can only be supplied to students taking the four piercing web-conference sessions. at $69 per session.

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Full Certificate Course Via Web Conference $2100

 Master Body Piercers Course.

The Master Body Piercers Course covers all above waist piercings. You can choose to fast track and complete  your Body Piercing training within  6 weeks or stretch it out for six months.  After you have been working in the industry for a year you can then add Dermal piercings and below waist piercings. During part one of your study we will prepared you for below waist piercings.

Cost $3500

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You will receive.

  • Certificate

    The total course notes and exams in self help mode on A CD.
    Two DVDs on Body Piercing with step by step instructions.
    Email support for up to 3 months
    Two Web Conference sessions for half hour with our trainer.
    You may purchase extra webcam conference sessions at $69 per session.

    Yes you can request a session to gain a Certificate in Body Piercing after completing this DIY Course. You will need to sit for an exam and a fee will apply based on your experience.

    For Beginners

    If you have never ever had any formal training in the Health or Beauty Industry we strongly urge you to take a piercing course with us. We have been training people in Body Piercing for over 50 years.

    For Australian Beauty Standards Codes

SIBBSKS505A Provide upper body piercing Date this document was generated: 12 October 2012

© Commonwealth of Australia, 2012 Service Skills Australia



Beauty Salon that have a Diploma in Beauty and want to add Body Piercing to their skills. $1500


People working in a tattoo studio that already offers Body piercing. $1850


Hairdressers Wanting to add  Body Piercing to their salon. $1650


Doctors $950


Dentists $1150


Nurses With A Diploma In Nursing. $1150


There are variations in cost due to the levels of Anatomy and Physiology you have already studied. Note Prices do not

include travel and accommodation cost for trainer to attend your salon on the day of the exam.



SIBBSKS505A Provide upper body piercing

Revision Number: 1

SIBBSKS505A Provide upper body piercing

Modification History

Not applicable.



Beauty Salon that have a Diploma in Beauty and want to add Body Piercing to their skills. $1500


People working in a tattoo studio that already offers Body piercing. $1850


Hairdressers Wanting to add  Body Piercing to their salon. $1650


Doctors $950


Dentists $1150


Nurses With A Diploma In Nursing. $1150


There are variations in cost due to the levels of Anatomy and Physiology you have already studied. Note Prices do not

include travel and accommodation cost for trainer to attend your salon on the day of the exam.



SIBBSKS505A Provide upper body piercing

Revision Number: 1

SIBBSKS505A Provide upper body piercing

Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to perform a defined range of

upper body piercing for the nose, ear cartilage and navel. Relevant state and territory skin penetration legislation and

regulations apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit Upper body piercing is a skin penetration service offered by some beauty therapy salons. As such,

it is subject to the requirements of relevant skin penetration legislation and regulations in all states and territories.

Beauty therapists may pierce one area or multiple areas of the upper body, which may include the nose, ear cartilage or

navel, to attach body jewellery in response to a client brief.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.


Prerequisite units * HLTIN402B Maintain infection control standards in office practice settings.

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text

is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment

of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.


1 Confirm treatment plan.

1.1 Access client treatment plan.

1.2 Identify and note any variations to treatment plan.

1.3 Confirm treatment plan with client.

1.4 Obtain written consent from client according to relevant legislation and workplace policies and procedures.

1.5 Identify and select products and equipment according to agreed treatment plan.

2 Prepare client for service.

2.1 Prepare service area and equipment according to relevant legislation and workplace policies and procedures.

2.2 Provide advice on maintenance and possible adverse effects of body piercing to client.

2.3 Measure piercing site to determine gauge and appropriate size of body jewellery.

2.4 Confirm body jewellery style according to client requirements.


3 Perform body piercing.

3.1 Apply infection control and skin penetration procedures according to relevant legislation and workplace policies and


3.2 Complete preparation of body jewellery according to relevant legislation, workplace policies and procedures,

manufacturer instructions and treatment plan.

3.3 Cleanse piercing site according to relevant legislation and workplace policies and procedures.

3.4 Mark body according to selected body jewellery.

3.5 Perform piercing safely and according to treatment plan, relevant legislation, and workplace policies and procedures.

3.6 Cleanse, sterilise or dispose of piercing equipment according to relevant legislation and workplace policies and


3.7 Identify and manage adverse effects according to relevant legislation and workplace policies and procedures.

3.8 Cleanse service area according to relevant legislation and workplace policies and procedures.

4 Review treatment and provide post treatment advice.

4.1 Seek client feedback and record relevant outcomes of treatment.

4.2 Provide home-care advice according to relevant

legislation and workplace policies and procedures.

4.3 Make product recommendations according to client requirements.


This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills

The following skills must be assessed as part of this unit technical skills to:

  1. Respond to contraindications and adverse effects

  2. Interpret treatment plans, and identify and adjust to changes in clients' condition

  3. Respond to state or territory Acts or local regulations relating to skin penetration and infection control,

  4. through the implementation of workplace procedures

  5. Select appropriate types, metals, sizes and gauges of body jewellery

  6. Operate sterilising equipment and complete record keeping requirements

  7. Apply body piercing products and equipment while ensuring the safety of the client and the practitioner

 Communication skills to:

Advise clients and respond to questions  provide information and reassurance to clients throughout body piercing services 

literacy skills to:

A.      read and interpret relevant workplace documents

B.      record relevant information accurately and legibly.

Required knowledge

The following knowledge must be assessed as part of this unit:

Relevant federal, state and territory Acts and local regulations relating to skin

penetration including, relevant occupational health and safety regulations and



1.      Infection control procedures and universal precautions  workplace policies and procedures in regard to body

piercing services

2.      Anatomy and physiology of the skin and skin structures as they relate to body piercing, including:

A.      simplified cross-section of skin

B.      glands as they relate to basic skin function

C.      skin chemicals, including sebum and sweat production:

D.      normal and abnormal

E.      collagen

F.      elastin

G.      lipids


1.                      microscopic anatomy of the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis

2.                      Normal process of skin ageing and structural change

3.                      Normal skin response to irritation and trauma

4.                      Scars, including hypertrophic and keloid (their origin and evolution) and

5.                      Abnormal scar tissue

6.                      Wound healing in different skin types and locations

7.                      Effects of treatments on the physical structure of the skin

8.                      Body piercing procedures, including:

9.                      Preparing service area

10.                 Preparing products and equipment

11.                 Preparing client and operator

12.                 Marking piercing sites

13.                 Applying body jewellery

14.                 Cleaning and disposing of product and equipment

15.                 Maintaining equipment and product records

16.                 Maintaining client records

17.                 Implementing post-treatment procedures

18.                 Implementing procedures for consent forms

19.                 Providing home-care advice to client

20.                 Appearance of contraindications and adverse effects

21.                 Workplace equipment product range and manufacturer instructions and data sheets.


The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required

skills and knowledge, range statement and the

Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit. Evidence of the following is


Applying relevant federal, state or territory Acts and local regulations relating to skin penetration along with the

application of standard infection control precautions  recognising and managing contraindications and adverse effects.


1.      Safely applying body piercing techniques and jewellery

2.      Using effective questioning and active listening

Techniques to consult, reassure and negotiate with clients, while maintaining discretion and confidentiality  selecting,

preparing, using and disposing of or cleaning body piercing products and equipment according to legislative requirements,

manufacturer instructions and workplace policies and procedures  evaluating a body piercing service and advising the

client on home care and complementary products.


Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must ensure:

That competency is consistently demonstrated over a period of time and observed by the assessor or the technical expert working in partnership with the assessor as described in the Assessment Guidelines  that competency is demonstrated in a simulated workplace environment in a range of real work situations which may include client interruptions and involvement in other related activities normally expected in the workplace.

Assessment must ensure access to:

1.                      A fully equipped upper body piercing treatment area, which includes as a minimum:

2.                      Individual client workstations

3.                      Adjustable treatment couch with equipment and operator safe working access at head, foot and each side

4.                      Access to sterilised equipment

5.                      A plentiful supply of sterile cleansing swabs

6.                      Antibacterial skin cleansing solution

7.                      Needles

8.                      Needle acceptor tubes

9.                      Calipers

10.                 Forceps

11.                 Ball holding tweezers

12.                 Ring opening and closing pliers

13.                 Iris scissors

14.                 A range of body jewellery in sterile packaging

15.                 Personal protective equipment, including disposable gloves

16.                 Appropriate cleaning and disinfection products and equipment

17.                 Relevant workplace documentation including:

18.                 Manufacturer's equipment instructions

19.                 Product instructions

20.                 Manufacturer safety data sheets

21.                 Workplace policies and procedures manuals

22.    A range of clients with different upper body

Piercing  Requirements.

For further guidance on the use of an appropriate


Simulated environment, refer to the Assessment Guidelines in this Training Package.

Methods of assessment A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following

examples are appropriate for this unit:

1.      Observation of learners performing a range of tasks in a simulated work environment, over sufficient time to demonstrate handling of a range of contingencies, including:

a.     Preparing the service area and client for body piercing

b.    Selecting an appropriate style and gauge of jewellery

c.     Performing piercings on the upper body

d.    Attaching jewellery

e.     Implementing relevant infection control and skin penetration procedures and legislation

f.      Written and oral questioning appropriate to the language and literacy level of the learner, to assess knowledge and understanding of body piercing procedures, including the application of infection control Completion of workplace documentation relevant to providing body piercing.

2.      Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:

 SIBBCCS404A Work in a skin therapies framework.


The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Treatment plan must include:

1.      Piercing site or sites

2.      Body jewellery

3.      Equipment

4.      Contraindications:

5.      Bacterial, viral or fungal infections

6.      Rashes

7.      Sunburn

8.      Scar tissue and lesions

9.      Other visible non-normal skin

10.    Hypertrophic and keloid scarring tendency

11.    Areas of the body requiring special treatment:

12.    Soft tissue

13.    Cartilage

14.    Blood supply areas

15.    Nerves.

Variations to treatment plan may include:

1.      Changes in client's physical condition

2.      Changes in client requirements.

Clients may include:

1.      New or regular clients with routine or special needs

2.      Male or female clients

3.      People from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and age groups with varying physical and mental abilities.


Relevant legislation may include:

State and local health and hygiene regulations Federal, state or territory skin penetration Acts and local regulations. Occupational health and safety.

Workplace policies and procedures may include:

Infection controls

Environmental protection practices, such as:

Safe disposal of sharps and other treatment waste

waste minimization

Energy efficiency, e.g. Electricity saving devices and practices

Resource management

Water efficiency

Care and maintenance of equipment

Designated time frame for service.


Products may include:

1.                Antiseptic

2.                Cleanser

3.                Swabs

4.                Gloves

5.                Autoclave bags.

Equipment must include:

6.                Needles

7.                Needle acceptor tubes

8.                Autoclave

9.                Callipers

10.           Forceps

11.           Ball holding tweezers

12.           Ring opening and closing pliers

13.           Iris scissors.

Maintenance must include:

a.                 disinfection

b.                care of body jewellery

c.                 general hygiene.


Adverse effects may include:

d.                bleeding

e.                 fainting

f.                  infection

g.                 hypertrophic and keloid scarring.

Piercing site may include:

1.    Ala of nose

2.    Ear cartilage:

3.    Tragus

4.    Antitragus

5.    Helix

6.    Antihelix

7.    Daith

8.    Navel.

Body jewellery style may include:

1.    Ball Captured Rings

2.    Barbells

3.    Banana Bells

4.    Nose Studs

5.    Navel Banana Bells

6.    Circular Barbells.

Infection control procedures must include:

  1.     Pre- and post-treatment cleansing of service area

  2.   Single-use equipment

  3.   Cleaning of reusable equipment

  4. Personal protective equipment.

Skin penetration procedures must include:

  1.               Prevention of blood to blood contact

  2.            Protection of wound sites

  3.             Sterilization.

Preparation of body jewellery must include:

  1. a.     Sterilization packaging

  2. b.    Record keeping.


Client feedback may include:


  2.    Suggestions

  3.  Enquiries.

Relevant outcomes of treatment may include:

* client reaction  * adverse effects.

Home-care advice must include:

a.     Cleansing procedures for piercing site

b.    Cleaning and rotating procedures for body jewellery

c.     General hygiene

d.    Wearing loose clothing during healing

e.     Avoiding spas.

Product recommendations may include:

a.     Saline solution

b.    Antiseptics.

Unit Sector(s)

Sector Beauty, Competency field.

Competency field Skin Services


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