The aesthetics vocational training program aims to train aestheticians.

As part of their tasks, aestheticians administer aesthetic care to different clients, with the help of techniques that use specialized products and equipment, with the goal of improving and maintaining a person’s appearance, and this, also producing physical and psychological wellbeing.

Before starting treatment, the aesthetician gathers information from the client. The skin, nails and body hair are examined as needed.

The aesthetician performs basic or specific aesthetic care for the face, neck, chest, back, hands, and feet. An aesthetician can apply makeup for an occasion and can remove hair from different parts of the body using specialized products.

Furthermore, an aesthetician offers consultation services, sells care packages, cosmetic products, and personalized services. They plan and organize their work, perform receptionist duties, ensure client follow up, perform administrative tasks and take care of the workplace and materials. Aestheticians also make sure to stay up to date in their training.


SectorBeauty Care (21)
Number of Credits87
Total Hours1305 hours


To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree.


Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning.


Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test, or recognition of equivalent learning.


Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Program content


CodeStatement of competencyHoursCredits
918-611Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process151
918-622Prevent health and safety risks in beauty care302
918-637Observe the appearance of the skin and its appendages1057
918-645Examine the client’s skin during a consultation755
918-654Perform massage movements604
918-668Provide basic facial care1208
918-677Apply basic makeup1057
918-686Provide information about cosmetic products906
918-692Interact with others in a work setting302
918-706Provide hand and nail care906
918-713Perform administrative tasks453
918-724Promote and sell cosmetic products and services604
918-734Apply elaborate makeup604
918-747Remove hair using wax, sugar paste and other hair removal products1057
918-764Provide foot and nail care604
918-788Provide specific facial care1208
918-814Design and carry out personalized care programs604
918-825Enter the workforce755


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