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Course Info

Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

National Course Code: SHB20116

Overview

The nationally accredited Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics gives you a strong foundation that combines your love for make-up with customer experience. Learn in TAFE NSW beauty salons and graduate ready to work as a retail sales consultant in pharmacies, specialty make-up and department stores.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Design and apply make-up for a range of day or evening events
  • Demonstrate the use and range of retail cosmetic products
  • Recommend beauty products and services
  • Understand the fundamentals of retail operations
  • Sell skincare products and cosmetics
  • Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
  • Produce engaging visual merchandising displays

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A passion for the beauty industry
  • Good communication skills
  • A collaborative teamwork spirit
  • Creative thinking and problem solving

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised Certificate II qualification
  • A strong foundation to continue your studies

Career opportunities:

  • Retail cosmetics assistant

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate III in Nail Technology
  • Certificate III in Beauty Services
  • Certificate III in Make-Up
  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • Advanced Diploma of Intense Pulsed Light and Laser for Hair Reduction (must have completed Diploma of Beauty Therapy, have a degree in nursing or be an enrolled nurse)

Locations

This course is currently available at 4 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • A passion for beauty
  • Good communication skills
  • A collaborative teamwork spirit
  • Creative thinking

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned so far and identify what knowledge or skills need further development. In this course you will undertake:

  • Knowledge assessments
  • Practical skills assessments
  • Case studies

The Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics is your entry-level qualification and will give you a taste of the beauty industry. This a great pre-apprenticeship course and can be completed as part of a traineeship or as a TVET course. Potential TVET students will need to speak to their schools career advisor for further information. Those interested in studying this course as part of a traineeship or Schools Based Apprenticeship are advised to visit the Australian Apprentice Support Network provider for more information. When you graduate, you can find work in department stores, pharmacies and cosmetic counters as a retail cosmetic consultant.

The Certificate III in Beauty Services, covers the skills and knowledge you need in order to work as a beautician in beauty salon, department store, pharmacy and cosmetic counters. If you are new to the industry you can undertake this course as part of a traineeship. Once you have successfully completed the Certificate III you will receive credit transfer towards the Diploma of Beauty Therapy which reduces your study time by half.

The Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy focuses on specialised beauty therapy including facials, waxing, massage and more. At this level, you will learn to provide advanced beauty therapy treatments and be expected to work with no supervision. You can undertake the Certificate IV as part of an apprenticeship or as a non-apprenticeship course. Once you have successfully completed the Certificate IV you will receive credit transfer towards the Diploma of Beauty Therapy which will reduce your study time.

The Diploma in Beauty Therapy is the desired level of experience that employers are looking for in beauty therapy job candidates. At Diploma level you will focus on specialised beauty therapy services including facials, waxing, massage and more.

Depending on your campus location, you may have the opportunity to participate in excursions that take you behind the scenes of the beauty industry.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Consulting with clients and devising make-up plans
  • Applying make-up for work, day or evening wear
  • The fundamentals of retail operations
  • Selling skin care products and cosmetics
  • Demonstrating the use and range of retail cosmetic products

Our Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics focuses on developing your practical and customer service skills so you graduate with the knowledge to provide expert advice and memorable customer experiences.

You will complete most of your course work in the simulated working environment of a TAFE NSW beauty salon which is open to the public and will give you real-world client experience.

TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments - computer rooms, simulated workplaces, study areas, presentation areas and general student facilities - to enhance your learning and employability. You will complete most of your course work in the simulated working environment of a TAFE NSW beauty salon.

Beauty is big business with a number of big name retailers moving into the Australian market.

This qualification has been designed with industry to meet the forecast growth in the personal care industry.
It prepares you for success by teaching you the most relevant and up-to-date skills including, designing and applying make-up, and enhancing your interpersonal, customer service and selling skills.

The number of people working as Pharmacy Sales Assistants grew strongly over the past 5 years and there are likely to be around 36,000 job openings over the next 5 years. There are also likely to be around 445,000 job openings over the next 5 years for general sales assistants, which can include cosmetic sales assistants.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • Combination
  • Full Time

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