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Course Overview

Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
On Campus

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Course Duration:
8 months
Commencing in:
  • 2023

No upcoming intakes for this course this year.
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About this course

Taught over a 36-week period , three days a week at our Traralgon Campus, this course will allow you to put your new skills into practice both in and out of the classroom, increasing your confidence and boosting your employment opportunities.

If you feel like make-up is artistry for the face, you’re not alone – so do we! And we have the perfect course to unleash your creativity and fine tune your skills; the Certificate III in Make-Up course.
Led by our specialist make-up educator, Alarna Bell, this course takes you step-by-step through designing and applying everyday makeup looks, as well as specialised techniques including bridal, photography, creative makeup, airbrushing effects and camouflage make-up applications.
You’ll also learn basic hairstyling and eyelash extensions. We have also added social media and marketing skills to this course to create the complete package!
Upon successful completion of the course, you will have the opportunity to work as a qualified make-up artist. You could choose to seek work within a hairdressing or beauty salon, or choose to work for yourself as a freelance make-up and hair artist for weddings, special occasions, editorial work and TV or film; the possibilities are endless!
You will be gaining hands-on, real world experience in the industry of your dreams, with the opportunity to be earning money and taking the time to think about your next career move – because we know those decisions aren’t always easy.
One of those career moves could be studying a Diploma of Beauty Therapy. This course is designed to give you even more skills in the beauty industry so you can take your career and employment opportunities even further.
So, if you’re ready to take the first step into your brand-new career as a make-up artist and have the opportunity to work in exciting places around the world, we’re here to help you get to where you want to be.

Career Opportunities

Make-up artist working within a beauty or hair salon.
Freelance make-up artist specialising in the fashion industry, wedding industry, print and digital media industry or special event make-up and hair styling.

Opportunities for Further Study

SHB40121 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Skills or Knowledge gained

Students obtain skills in all aspects of make-up application - including day make-up, evening looks, camouflage, airbrushing, fashion, bridal and creative.
Due to industry demand this course now includes basic hairstyling units. Students will learn how to blow-wave, style and create braided hair looks for their clients to complement their make-up design. Also added to this course for our students to learn an array of skills is eyelash extensions.
Students will also learn how to promote a personal services business and use social media tools to grow their make-up business along with core service skills related to working within a beauty salon. These core skills include reception duties, salon communication and work place health and safety.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

16 years of age.
Applicants are required to have an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills, which will be evaluated prior to course intake. Pre Training Review and interview will be required prior to enrolment.

Recommended entry Requirements:

Learners with excellent people skills and a genuine interest in the Make-up and Beauty Industry.

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2023

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Make-Up.

Work Placement - 2023

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2023


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $640.20 $3,201.00 $7,326.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $1,445.00 $1,445.00 $1,445.00
Total $2,085.20 $4,646.00 $8,771.00
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Sample course units

SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards
SHBBMUP008 Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBMUP009 Design and apply make-up
SHBBMUP010 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP011 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBMUP012 Apply airbrushed make-up
SHBBMUP013 Design and apply creative make-up
SHBBRES003 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBHDES002 Braid hair
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs
SHBXCCS008 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND003 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXPSM003 Promote a personal services business
SHBXWHS003 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SIRXOSM002 Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.