National code: SHB30221

Certificate III in Make-Up

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Completion requirements

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.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • There are no entry recommendations for this course.

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Retail make-up artist, Freelance make-up artist and Retail cosmetic assistant

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Make-Up does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 3 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Design and apply creative make-up SHBBMUP013

  • Provide salon services to clients SHBXCCS008

  • Design and apply make-up for photography SHBBMUP010

  • Research and apply beauty industry information SHBBRES003

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

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

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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