Certificate III in Make-Up


Course Length

Full time:

6 mth on-campus

Part time:

2 yrs VETDSS


Subsidised Standard:


Subsidised Standard (Concession):


Full Fee:


Course Materials:


Student Services Fees (per year):



Shepparton - Fryers Street

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Delivery Mode

On Campus


Course Overview

Imagine being responsible for make-up on the latest and greatest blockbuster movie. The Certificate III in Make-Up will prepare you for a career as a Specialist Makeup Artist, where you'll be able to design and apply make-up across a range of exciting industries including beauty, fashion, media and entertainment.

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

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

This course will prepare you to work 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:

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

On Campus - Starts on 12/07/2021 - Mon, Tue, Thu 3 days/week - 9am to 4pm / 2021

Wangaratta - Docker Street

On Campus - Starts on 12/07/2021 - Mon, Tue, Thu 3 days/week - 9am to 4pm / 2021

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard: $4,154.00

2. Subsidised Standard (Concession): $829.00

3. Full Fee: $5,341.00

Course Materials: $1,936.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00

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 2021 and may change without notice.

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.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

Entry Requirements

This course is in transition. Further information will be provided upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

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 information session.
  • 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.

Applicants must also have:

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

Course Study Units

Core Units
SHBBMUP002 - Design and apply make-up
SHBBMUP003 - Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP004 - Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBMUP005 - Apply airbrushed make-up
SHBBMUP006 - Design and apply creative make-up
SHBBRES001 - Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXCCS002 - Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND001 - Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXWHS001 - Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
Elective Units
SHBBBOS001 - Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBCCS001 - Advise on beauty products and services
SHBBFAS001 - Provide lash and brow services
SHBBMUP001 - Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBMUP007 - Work collaboratively on make-up productions
SHBXCCS001 - Conduct salon financial transactions

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written knowledge assessments
  • Knowledge quizzes
  • Practical treatment portfolio assessments
  • Practical demonstration/observation

Additional Information

Students must:

  • Wear closed-in shoes at all times.
  • Be able to access the internet and a computer to complete some of the course requirements.
  • Assist with sourcing their own models for practical classes.
  • Participate in salon days.
  • Keep up with all practical and theory work.
  • Students must bring all equipment and theory books each day unless notified by the trainer.

Course Co-ordinator

Sarah Chircop

Attendance & Commitment

On-campus: This course will be delivered over 6 months, 3 days a week, generally from 9am - 4pm. You'll also be required to attend additional 10 days for assessment and salon requirements.

VETDSS: Students will attend on-campus classes 1 day a week over a two year period.

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 timetabled days, face-to-face sessions and participate in all classroom activities.

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.

Learning support

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Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

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We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

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Learner's Rights

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

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.