Certificate III In Make-up SHB30215


This program is perfect for those wanting to develop the necessary skills and confidence to work as a Freelance Makeup Artist. Participants will learn to apply makeup for a range of events including photography shoots, weddings, fashion and fantasy. Students can expect to develop skills in airbrushing, hairstyling and photographic makeup as well as learning how to establish themselves in the industry and turining their passion into a career.

Possible career outcomes include: Beauty Salon or Freelance make-up Artist specialising in the Fashion Industry, Wedding Industry, Print and Digital Media Industry or Special Event make-up & Hair Styling. 

This course includes a series of Professional Photo Shoots to develop a Professional Portfolio.


To fulfil the requirements of this qualification, students are required to complete approximately 40 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.

Students may be required to complete industry experience outside of normal course contact hours. 

Course Intake

Full Time - 24 weeks.

Days Time Commences
Monday - Wednesday 9am - 3pm     01/07/2019                                                                           


Day Part Time - 33 weeks.

Days Time Commences
Tuesday & Wednesday 9.30pm - 2.30pm 26/02/2019 - New enrolments accepted until the 14th March 2019  

Part Time - 49 weeks. 

Night Time Commences
Tuesday & Wednesday 6.00pm - 8.30pm

29/01/2019  - New enrolments accepted until 5th March 2019        

Tuesday & Wednesday 6.00pm - 8.30pm 15/07/2019

Following the application and enrolment interview, successful applicants will receive a confirmation of enrolment. Once the deposit has been paid, students will secure their place in the course.

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 work with our highly skilled trainers to observe trainer demonstrations, practice their skills and recieve one on one feedback, gather hints and tips about working in the industry, and reviewing the latest trends. 


  • Work Health Safety & Professional Hygiene
  • Product Knowledge
  • Skin Types & Conditions
  • Skincare & Makeup Preparation
  • Makeup & Hair Consultation
  • Sketching & Design Principals
  • Makeup Application Techniques
  • Photographic Lighting and Equipment
  • Photographic Makeup
  • Remedial Makeup/Camouflage
  • Creative Makeup
  • Airbrushing
  • Hairstyling
  • Working as Freelance
  • Marketing & Micro Business Management
  • Portfolio Development /Photoshoots

Units of Competency

 Core Units  
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBMUP005  Apply airbrushed make-up
SHBBMUP006  Design and apply creative make-up
SHBBRES001  Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXIND001  Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXCCS002  Provide salon services to clients
SHBXWHS001  Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
 Elective Units  
 BSBSMB304  Determine resource requirements for the micro business
 BSBSMB403  Market the small business
 SHBBMUP007  Work collaboratively on make-up productions
 SHBBCCS001  Advise on beauty products and services
SHBHDES004 Create classic long Hair up-styles
SHBHDES006 Design and style long hair creatively


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 $300.00
Uniform $120.00
Airbrush Kit $500.00
Hair Styling Kit $360.00
Total $2175.00

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: $6655.00
Deposit: $800.00
Payment Plan:  
Full Time $243.95 per wk
Day Part Time $182.96 per wk
Night Part Time $119.48 per wk


RTO Number: 2316


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