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SHB20121

Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

Embark upon a career in retail cosmetics with this entry-level qualification. Gain experience and skills that will help you forge a pathway as a retail sales consultant in the beauty industry.

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NEXT INTAKE TAFE at School: Mooloolaba Start date: 11 Jul 2023 Duration: 4 terms
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Sunshine Coast Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY TAFE at School Apprenticeships and traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
TAFE at School Subsidised Fee
$0
TAFE at School Full Fee
$3,330

Course overview

Establish the skills and experience you need to excel as a retail sale consultant in the beauty and cosmetic industry with this entry-level qualification. This course will give students a feel for what it will be like to work in cosmetics sales, providing hands-on lessons and tasks.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as retail sales assistants is expected to see stable future growth. This very large occupational area is expected to create around 445,000 job openings over the next five years.  

Offering practical training that will provide you with a hands-on experience, our experienced educators will teach you how to design and apply make-up, offer advice on beauty products and services, and sell to the retail customer. You will also learn to communicate as part of a salon team and conduct salon financial transactions.

Successfully completing this qualification will give you a taste of what you can expect in the retail cosmetic industry while giving the skills you need to boost your employment opportunities.

What can I do?

  • Retail Cosmetic Assistant

Course outcome:

SHB20121 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

Job-ready training

We put theory into practice, which is why we believe in real world learning environments. With practical activities including photo shoots, creating a make-up portfolio, and liaising with industry professionals, you will graduate with confidence, knowing you have all the skills you need to get right to work.

Real-world learning environments

At TAFE Queensland, you won't be confined to a classroom. With industry-standard learning facilities, including a beauty salon that is open to the public, you'll receive practical, real-world experience.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 6 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBCCS004
    Demonstrate retail skin care products
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBCCS004
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to demonstrate skin care products for the purpose of retail cosmetic sales.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Demonstrate retail skin care products

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBCCS005
    Advise on beauty products and services
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBCCS005
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to advise clients on a range of professional beauty products and services.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Advise on beauty products and services

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBMUP009
    Design and apply make-up
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBMUP009
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply facial make-up products for day, evening or special occasions.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Design and apply make-up

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXCCS007
    Conduct salon financial transactions
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXCCS007
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct financial transactions for the sale of products and services within a personal services environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct salon financial transactions

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXIND003
    Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXIND003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in a personal services environment by integrating knowledge of workplace rights and responsibilities and organisational policies and procedures, and by using effective team and individual work practices to plan and organise daily work activities.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXIND005
    Communicate as part of a salon team
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXIND005
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work as part of a team in a salon or retail cosmetics environment. It requires the ability to communicate with colleagues and senior staff and actively participate in a team work environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Communicate as part of a salon team

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXWHS003
    Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXWHS003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to follow safe practices to minimise risks to self, client and colleagues in a salon environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

  • UNIT CODE
  • SIRXIND003
    Organise personal work requirements
    UNIT CODE :
    SIRXIND003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to organise and prioritise individual work requirements. It requires the ability to identify tasks for completion, complete tasks according to workplace requirements and respond to changes in personal work requirements.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Organise personal work requirements

  • UNIT CODE
  • SIRXOSM002
    Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
    UNIT CODE :
    SIRXOSM002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source information on, and work according to, a range of ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms for business purposes.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Loganlea
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
South Bank
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
Caboolture
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
11 Jul 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Tuesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
12 Jul 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
Bundaberg
01 Feb 2024
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
Gympie
01 Feb 2024
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
01 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Burdekin
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Tuesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
Townsville (Pimlico)
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Loganlea
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
South Bank
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
Caboolture
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
11 Jul 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Tuesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
12 Jul 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
Bundaberg
01 Feb 2024
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
Gympie
01 Feb 2024
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
01 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Burdekin
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Tuesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
Townsville (Pimlico)
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Wednesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Subsidised Fee: $0
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,330
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Students must have basic literacy, numeracy and computer skills or equivalent to Year 10.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Students will need to allocate approximately $100 to purchase a Makeup Kit. Your TAFE Educator will provide the relevant purchase information once you have commenced your training. You may also be required to purchase TAFE Queensland branded uniform items. More details will be provided at enrolment or during orientation.

You are responsible for meeting the minimum standard of dress. This includes having access to and wearing a black shirt, black pants (no leggings or jeans), and enclosed shoes.

Robina campus

The Robina campus will be a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) campus for general learning.  Students are able to access discounted pricing for device purchases via JB Hi-Fi.  TAFE Queensland will have some portable devices available for short term loan and there will also be a limited number of desktop computers located on-site that students will be able to access.  For all the details visit the BYOD page on our website. 

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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