Build your technical make-up skills and complement them with key industry knowledge. Learn from industry professionals and develop a range of make-up design, application and customer service techniques so you can thrive as a professional make-up artist.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Maintain workplace health and safety standards while performing salon beauty services and duties
Design and apply make-up for a range of creative projects
Collaborate with fellow creative professionals, including photographers and hair stylists
Be comfortable providing hands-on beauty services on a range of clients
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Certificate III qualification
A sound understanding of work requirements for the beauty industry
Techniques to provide a range of make-up styles to suit various occasions and specialised looks
Experience in engaging with customers, fellow team members and industry professionals
Exposure to real industry-standard salons, equipment and tools
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A passion for the beauty and make-up industry
The ability to work well as part of a team
Creative thinking skills
Closed protective footwear
Comfortability working closely with clients and other students
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Retail make-up artist, Freelance make-up artist and Retail cosmetic assistant
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Make-Up does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Make-Up qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency, including 8 core and 7 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
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Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
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