Personal and other services

Personal services include areas such as beauty, hairdressing, personal fitness training and funerals. They are all around creating tailored experiences for the individual. The personal services sector is very diverse and in high demand. It includes both large companies and individual sole traders.

Many people in the industry work in a mobile way, as they go out to meet their clients and don’t need a shopfront. This includes jobs such as personal trainer, masseuse, civil celebrant or hair and make up artists. Many people working in personal services run their own business or are self employed.

Typical jobs

  • Personal fitness trainer

  • Hair and make up artist

  • Beautician

  • Funeral director

  • Civil celebrant

  • First aid trainers

  • Body artists

Would it suit me?

The industry could suit you if you:

  • Enjoy helping others and improving people’s lives

  • Like meeting new people

  • Are excellent at communicating with people from all different walks of life

  • Don’t like to be in an office and like to travel

  • Are organised and good with time management

  • Are good with keeping track of expenses and income

  • Are empathetic and friendly

How do I get into the industry?

Some of the most popular courses in this industry include:

  • Certificate III in Fitness

  • Certificate III in Hairdressing

  • Certificate IV in Massage Therapy

  • Certificate IV in Celebrancy

  • Certificate IV in Beauty

  • Diploma of Remedial Massage

  • Certificate III in Floristry


Speak to your school to find out more.


  • Skills


  • Personal and other services

Business Unit:

  • Training Services NSW
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