Learn from industry experts and practise your creative craft in a range of different contexts. Gain the skills needed to pursue a career as a hair and make-up professional as you get the opportunity to participate in a variety of high-profile events.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Design makeup looks
Style hair, wigs and hairpieces
Design and apply special effects makeup
Create and apply hair and make-up for fashion and editorial
Originate and develop design concepts
Provide freelance services for a range of different contract make-up events
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
The skills to apply specialist make-up and style hair in a range of different industry projects
The confidence to become a successful hair and make-up artist
Industry experience through working with a wide range of professionals on set
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A collaborative and positive approach to teamwork
An aptitude for both technical and creative work
The capacity to work occasional early and late hours
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.
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: specialist hair and make-up artist, TV and Film production hair and make-up artist, photoshoot and editorial hair and make-up artist, theatre production hair and make-up artist and retail cosmetic consultant.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
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 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-Up Services) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency, including 4 core and 11 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
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
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.