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SHB30215

Certificate III in Make-Up

Set yourself on the path to gain employment in the make-up industry. This course will equip you with the practical skills to launch your career as a make-up artist.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: South Bank Start date: 23 Jan 2023 Duration: 18 weeks
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On campus TAFE at School
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$4,920
TAFE at School Full Fee
$5,145

Course overview

Embark upon a career in make-up and turn your passion for making people look and feel great, into a career in the thriving beauty industry. Train at TAFE Queensland, and our industry connected teachers will guide, develop and refine your make-up skills to gain that professional edge.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the beauty therapy industry is currently experiencing very strong growth with around 25,000 job openings expected over the next five years. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who are reliable, well presented, and interact well with others.  

During this course you will learn make-up application techniques from foundation skills through to advanced techniques such as photographic, airbrushing, remedial camouflage and creative makeup. Collaboration with hair stylists, photographers, beauty therapists and other make-up artists while training at TAFE Queensland will further enhance your skills to tint lashes and brows, apply eye lash extensions, and create the perfect tanned look for your clients for special occasions, photo shoots, and more.

Successful completion of the course will qualify you to work as a make-up artist as part of a team or on a freelance basis in settings such as make-up studios, retail cosmetic counters, fashion and media sets, and photography studios.

What can I do?

  • Make-up Artist

Course outcome:

SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up

Professional Learning Environments

TAFE Queensland believes in providing professional and real-world training environments. Learn from the best in fully operational salons that will give you experience in a busy workplace setting that employers trust.

Recognition of experience

Your years of industry experience count for something. With our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), we can help you fill in your gaps in knowledge to gain or upgrade your qualifications faster.

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
  • SHBBMUP002
    Design and apply make-up
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBMUP002
    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
  • SHBBMUP003
    Design and apply make-up for photography
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBMUP003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and apply make-up for photographic shoots in natural and artificial light.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Design and apply make-up for photography

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBMUP004
    Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBMUP004
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply specialised make-up products to disguise skin imperfections on the face and body.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBMUP005
    Apply airbrushed make-up
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBMUP005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply airbrushed make-up for face or body.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply airbrushed make-up

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBMUP006
    Design and apply creative make-up
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBMUP006
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to respond to a client brief to design and apply make-up for specialised looks that use creative design and application of make-up.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Design and apply creative make-up

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBBRES001
    Research and apply beauty industry information
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBBRES001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to access information and update knowledge of the beauty industry and relevant industry legislation.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Research and apply beauty industry information

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXCCS002
    Provide salon services to clients
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXCCS002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide a complete customer service experience.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide salon services to clients

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXIND001
    Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXIND001
    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
  • SHBXWHS001
    Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXWHS001
    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

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
18 weeks
Full time 2 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $4,920
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
30 Jan 2023
up to 6 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $5,145
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
18 weeks
Full time 2 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $4,920
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
30 Jan 2023
up to 6 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $5,145

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Certificate III in Make-Up (SHB30215)

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Certificate III in Make-Up

COURSE CODE: SHB30215
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

It is highly recommended that students have basic literacy, numeracy and computer skills or equivalent to Year 10, turned 16 or have relevant experience and/or qualifications that indicate likely success in completing the course.

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, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You are responsible for meeting the minimum standard of dress. This includes having access to and wearing a black shirt, black tailored pants (no leggings, jeans, skirts or shorts), and enclosed black shoes. You will be required to purchase TAFE Queensland branded uniform items.  More details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation. The purchase of the TAFE Queensland branded uniform items may incur additional costs of up to $100.

You may also be required to purchase an equipment kit that contains items required for performing beauty services. Please note: the purchase of this kit may incur additional costs of up to $350. More details will be provided at enrolment or during orientation session.

Need to know

Replacement qualification
This qualification has been replaced by SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-Up as of 15 December 2021. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 14 December 2022.

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
  • Federation University
  • 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. 

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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