Course Type:
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Study Mode:
On Campus
22 weeks (3 days per week)
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Course Overview

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 finetune your skills; the Certificate III in Make-Up.

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 makeup applications.

You’ll also learn basic hairstyling, waxing and eyelash extensions. We’ve also added social media/marketing skills to this course to create the complete package!

When you complete the course, you’ll be able to work as a qualified make-up artist. Choose to work within a hairdressing or beauty salon, or choose to work for yourself as a freelance makeup and hair artist for weddings, special occasions, editorial work and TV or film; the possibilities are endless!

You’ll be gaining hands-on, real world experience in the industry of your dreams, 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 work in exciting places around the world, we’re here to help you get to where you want to be.


9.00am - 4.00pm Monday, Thursdays and Fridays

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

  • Makeup Artist working within a beauty salon.
  • Freelance Make-up Artist specialising in the Fashion Industry, Wedding Industry, Print and Digital Media Industry or Special Event make-up & Hair Styling.

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • 17 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.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Pathway to Industry Licence

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Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Sample course units

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


Assessment is competency based. A range of assessment methods will be used, including written tests, assignments, online quizzes, role play and practical demonstrations in the training salon