SACE Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics SHB20116

COURSE FEES: $1,670.00 I INCIDENTALS: $500.00 | SACE CREDITS: 60*| DURATION: 21 weeks


This course program has been designed specifically for participants who are currently completing Secondary High School.

Participants will gain the practical skills and knowledge required to work as Retail Cosmetics Consultant/Sales Person in either a Department Store, Makeup Boutique, Pharmacy or Salon.

Work placement is provided in the Media Makeup Retail Store and Student Salon located at the Academy. This is a compulsory requirement of the qualification for learners to gain the relevant industry experience. Participants will be required to complete approximately 30 hours of work placement demonstrating their practical skills and knowledge on "clients and customers". Work placement will be completed throughout the duration of the course and has been factored into the delivery timetable**


* the indicated Sace Credits are an estimation based on successful completion of all units within this program.

** where students are unable to acheive the requirements of their work placement within the allocated timeframe, they may be required to complete services outside of normal class time.


Course Intake

2020 Course Programs  

Part Time Day - 21 weeks 

Month  Day Times Commences Finishes  
Feburay   Friday  9.00am - 3.00pm 07/02/2020 26/06/2020  



Part Time Night - 26 weeks 

Month Times Commences Finishes  
January 6pm - 8.30pm       28/01/2020 22/06/2020  



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. 

Class Sizes

The maximum number of students is 20. This is to ensure each student receives individual guideance throughout the course program.


  • 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 be in at least year 10.

Incidental Expenses

Makeup Brushes &  
Start up Makeup Kit  
Total: $500.00

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

Course Fees

Course Fee: $1,670.00



RTO Number: 2316