Certificate III in Make-Up

Course Code SHB30215
Campus Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 471 hours

Course Overview

The SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Specialist Make-Up Artist

This qualification reflects the role of those wanting to pursue a career in the beauty industry as a make-up artist.

You will learn to design a range of make-up techniques from Basic Make-Up application through to advanced creative Make-Up techniques along with air brushing.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-up is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Beauty Industry.

Working in the Beauty industry as a Make-up artist may involve weekend and afterhours work commitments.

This may include working 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.

Further studies
After gaining the SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up, you might wish to pursue further studies in SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy or SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Wangaratta – Docker Street Public – Starts 15 July – Attending 64 days – 6 Hour days Semester 2 / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

This course will be delivered over 6 months, and you will be enrolled to attend 74 days of the 6 month period.

Days of delivery are generally from 9 – 4pm

This course is delivered 3 days a week with an additional 10 days for assessment and salon requirements.

Your trainer will issue you with a Timetable before you begin your course with all the days you will be required to attend.

You are encouraged to attend all time-tabled days, face-to-face sessions and participate in all classroom activities.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Wendi Bourke
Location: Shepparton / Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 471 $8.00 $3,768.00 $6.00 $2,826.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 471 $1.60 $753.60 $6.00 $2,826.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 471 $8.00 $3,768.00 $6.00 $2,826.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 471 $1.60 $753.60 $6.00 $2,826.00
Full Fee 471 $10.25 $4,827.75 N/A N/A
Course Materials 471 $3.40 $1,601.40 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprentices only)

Applicants must also have:

  • The ability to work autonomously
  • Physical skills appropriate to the job role
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills

Strong communication skills are essential.

Units of Competency

SHB30215 – Core Units

SHBBMUP005 – Apply airbrushed make-up
SHBXWHS001 – Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBXIND001 – Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBBMUP006 – Design and apply creative make-up
SHBBMUP002 – Design and apply make-up
SHBBMUP003 – Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP004 – Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBXCCS002 – Provide salon services to clients
SHBBRES001 – Research and apply beauty industry information

SHB30215 – Elective Units

SHBBCCS001 – Advise on beauty products and services
SHBBBOS001 – Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBMUP001 – Apply eyelash extensions
SHBXIND002 – Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBXCCS001 – Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBBFAS001 – Provide lash and brow services

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge quiz
  • Portfolio
  • Practical Demonstration / Observation
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 GOTAFE to enquire further.
Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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