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Certificate III in Make-Up


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Certificate III in Make-Up – SHB30215

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Course Overview

Turn your passion for beauty and makeup into a fulfilling career. The Certificate III in Make-Up will prepare you for a career as a Specialist Make-Up Artist.

You'll learn a range of makeup techniques, from basic makeup application through to creative techniques and airbrushing.

Career Pathways

This course will prepare you to work in the beauty industry as a Makeup Artist. Qualified Makeup Artists can work as part of a team, or on a freelance basis. You might work in a studio, at a retail cosmetic counter, in fashion media or photography studios, or as a freelancer working with clients for weddings and special events.

Armed with these essential beauty skills, you'll have the opportunity to take your skills to any location and work across different creative industries like fashion, film and television.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, Diploma of Beauty Therapy or Diploma of Specialist Makeup Services.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Starts Monday 20th Jan, 3 days per week / 2020

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Public - Starts 15 July - Attending 64 days - 6 Hour days Semester 2 / 2019

Starts Monday 20th Jan, 3 days per week / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Subsidised Trainee
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
5. Full Fee
Course Materials

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

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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
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider ( with your employer to organise your apprenticeship/traineeship contract prior to applying for this course

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
Core Units
Design and apply make-up
Design and apply make-up for photography
Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
Apply airbrushed make-up
Design and apply creative make-up
Research and apply beauty industry information
Provide salon services to clients
Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
Elective Units
Apply cosmetic tanning products
Advise on beauty products and services
Provide lash and brow services
Apply eyelash extensions
Conduct salon financial transactions
Communicate as part of a salon team

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge quiz
  • Portfolio
  • Practical Demonstration / Observation

Students will be required to wear closed-in shoes at all times.

Students must be able to access the internet and a computer to complete some of the course requirements. This can be accessed through the GOTAFE Library, however you need to have basic to intermediate skills.

Students will need to assist with sourcing their own models for practical classes.

Students must bring all equipment and theory books each day, unless notified by the trainer.

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

On campus students attend classes 3 days a week over a 6 month period with an additional 10 days for assessment and salon requirements.

VET in Schools students will attend on campus classes 1 day a week over a two year period.

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

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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.

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