Number of credits
Number of contact hours allotted for specific training
Program approuved in 2016-2017.
Optional implementation in 2017-2018.
Mandatory in 2018-2019.
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 well being.
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 aesthitician can apply makeup for an occasion, and can remove hair from different parts of the body using specialized products.
Furthermpre, 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 work place and materials. Aestheticians also make sure to stay up to date in their training.
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 (see the following table), 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.
Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)
|Number or code||Course Name / Competency||Hours|
|918611||Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process||15|
|918622||Prevent health and safety risks in beauty care||30|
|918637||Observe the appearance of the skin and its appendages||105|
|918645||Examine the client’s skin during a consultation||75|
|918654||Perform massage movements||60|
|918668||Provide basic facial care||120|
|918677||Apply basic makeup||105|
|918686||Provide information about cosmetic products||90|
|918692||Interact with others in a work setting||30|
|918706||Provide hand and nail care||90|
|918713||Perform administrative tasks||45|
|918724||Promote and sell cosmetic products and services||60|
|918734||Apply elaborate makeup||60|
|918747||Remove hair using wax, sugar paste and other hair removal products||105|
|918764||Provide foot and nail care||60|
|918788||Provide specific facial care||120|
|918814||Design and carry out personalized care programs||60|
|918825||Enter the workforce||75|