Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics SHB20116


The Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics – SHB20116, is the entry level qualificationto the makeup and beauty industry. You will learn a range of skills such as applying makeup, recommending and selling products, social media engagement and visual merchandising to begin a career within the dynamic beauty retail environment.

This course has been designed for those wanting to develop the skills and knowledge to sell, demonstrate and apply cosmetic products to an industry standard.


To fulfil the requirements of this qualification, students are expected to undertake approximately 20 hours of practical industry experience within a personal services environment, this is available to students at the Media Makeup Store and Salon where they will be able to apply their skills and knowledge by demonstrating their ability to engage with and provide services to members of the public.


Course Intake

Full Time
- 12 weeks.

Days Times Commences
Monday - Wednesday  9am - 4pm  21/01/2019


Part time - 22 weeks.

Nights Times Commences
Tuesday & Wednesday  6.00pm - 8.30pm 29/01/2019


Following your application and enrolment interview, you will receive a confirmation of enrolment. Your place in the course will be secured once your deposit has been paid.

Mode of Delivery

Our programs are delivered face to face at the Media Makeup Academy. This program has a strong focus on practical applilcation, where students will learn within a simulated workplace environment. Throughout the program, students will observe trainer demonstrations, practice their skills to recieve feedback from trainers, discuss assignments and the latest trends in the industry.


  • Product Knowledge
  • Skin Types & Conditions
  • Skincare & Makeup Preparation
  • Customers Services & Makeup Consultation
  • Working in Retail Environment & Selling techniques
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Work Heath Safety & Professional Hygiene
  • Sketching & Face Chart Design
  • Makeup Application Techniques
  • Remedial Makeup/ Camouflage 
  • Using Social Media within industry
  • Retail Work Placement
  • Salon Work Placement 

Units of Competency

Core Units

BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services

SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up

SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions

SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services

SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team

SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays

SIRXIND003 Organise personal work requirements

SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer

 Elective Units

SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information

SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock

ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement

SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up

SHBXCCS003 Greet and prepare clients for salon services


Applicants must have successfully completed year 10, be at least 16 years of age and basic computer competency

Incidental Expenses

Makeup Kit $895.00
Makeup Brushes & Tools  $360.00
Uniform  $120.00
Total: $1,375.00

Participants are required to purchase kits and materials prior to the first day of class.

Students to supply their own camera, stationery,  two hand towels and a lap top.

Incidental expenses are payable 30 days before course commences unless negotiated otherwise.

Course Fees

Course Fee: $3,872.00
Deposit $800.00
Payment Plans  
Full Time $256 per wk
Part Time $139.63 per wk


RTO Number: 2316