Certificate III in Make-Up

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.

Course Code


Course Type

Accredited Course

Study mode

On Campus


22 weeks (3 days per week)




Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays 9.00am - 4.00pm

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

Qualifications and Recognition

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


Not Applicable

Specialist Course Information


Material and Equipment Supplied by Students

Not Applicable

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.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). To find out more visit the TAFE Gippsland website or contact us to discuss your option.

Course cost

For the course cost please visit the TAFE Gippsland website or cal 1300 133 717.

SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs
SHBHDES002 Braid hair
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
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