SACE Certificate III In Make-up SHB30215

COURSE FEES: $3000.00 I INCIDENTALS: $1,000.00 | SACE CREDITS: 75* | DURATION: 33 weeks


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

Participants of this program will gain the necessary skills and confidence to work as a makeup artist providing Makeup, Airbrush Makeup and Hairstyling Services to clients in a range of settings including: Freelance Makeup Artist (weddings and events), retail environment, photography studios, spas and salons. The opportunities are endless.

This course includes a series of Professional Photo Shoots that will help to build a Professional Portfolio.

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 45 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

Day Classes  

*Full Qualification is required to attend 2 days a week for 33 weeks 

*RPL Pathway (only suitable for students who have pervoisuly completed Certificate II In Retail Cosmetics *Discounts Apply)

RPL Pathway required to attend 1 day a week for 21 weeks 


Month Day Times Commences Finishes


(Most suitable for Year 12 Students)

Thursday & Friday 9am - 3pm 06/02/2020 17/09/2020

Semester 1 - RPL ONLY Feb ** 

(Suitable for Year 11 & 12 Students)

Fridays  9am - 3pm 07/02/2020 26/06/2020

Semester 2 - RPL ONLY July **

(Suitable for Year 11 Students)

Fridays  9am - 3pm  24/07/2020 11/12/2020


Night Classes 

Night classes are conducted part time, 2 evening a week over a period of 48 weeks.

Month Times Commences Finishes  
June 6pm - 8.30pm       11/06/2019 27/05/2020  


If a student has previously completed a Certificate II in Retail Makeup and Skincare, they will be eligible for Course Credit or Recognition of Prior learning (RPL) as some units are repeated in the Certificate III In Make-up.

We have designed a specific pathway program for this group of students, therefore reducing the hours required for to complete the Certificate III In Make-up.

This course is conducted part time over a period of 34 weeks.


** RPL Only for those students who have already completed the SACE Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics SHB20116

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 


  • 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   Nominal Hours
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up 45
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography 30
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up 30
SHBBMUP005  Apply airbrushed make-up 30
SHBBMUP006  Design and apply creative make-up 45
SHBBRES001  Research and apply beauty industry information 20
SHBXIND001  Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment 45
SHBXCCS002  Provide salon services to clients 40
SHBXWHS001  Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices 40
 Elective Units    
 BSBSMB304  Determine resource requirements for the micro business 30
 BSBSMB403  Market the small business 50
 SHBBMUP007  Work collaboratively on make-up productions 40
 SHBBCCS001  Advise on beauty products and services 30
SHBHDES004 Create classic long Hair up-styles 30
SHBHDES006 Design and style long hair creatively 50




CERTIFICATE III IN MAKE-UP is available to year 11 and 12 students. 

Incidental Expenses*          

Photo Shoots, SACE Makeup kit, SACE Hair kit and Supplies

If completed Certificate II In Retail Cosmetics 





Course Fees                        

Course fee: $3000.00


Course fee if previously completed Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics SHB20116:





Payment Plans available for course fee only.

Students to supply their own laptop, camera, makeup cape, stationery and two hand towels.

*Only applicable if previously not obtained.

RTO Number: 2316