Diploma of Beauty Therapy

SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up

Course Description

This dynamic program offers a range of exciting skills that enables our graduates as make-up artists to design and apply make-up for a range of purposes and occasions across the beauty, fashion, media and entertainment industries.

This training provides both professional and fundamental skills and knowledge for photographic events such as weddings, formals, make-up counter demonstrations or photographic shoots including airbrushed make-up, eyelash extensions and cosmetic tanning services. You will develop the skills and confidence to work on other students and clients under professional supervision.


Employability Skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the beauty national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: http://training.gov.au/


Course Details

Course Name: SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up
Duration: 42 weeks
Pre-requisite: You must have completed Year 10 to start this course, however special entry may be granted under exceptional circumstances.
Requirements: All applicants must be a minimum age of 15
Course Start Date: Every month
Accreditation: Nationally Recognized Qualification
Uniform: Compulsory dress code applies
Semester Break: 2


Job Outcomes

Make-Up Studios, Retail Cosmetic Counters, Fashion and Media Sets and Photography Studios

Credits are also transferrable to any of our other courses.

Pathway Information

Job Outcomes

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
Certificate IV in Screen & Media (Make-up Services)
Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Diploma of Screen & Media (Specialist Make-up Services)

Credits are also transferrable to any of our other courses.



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Transition Information

Qualifications at Melbourne College are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. Melbourne College will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.


These are the units that are covered within the qualification:

Core Units (compulsory):

Unit Code Unit Title
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make up
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make up for photography
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make up
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBMUP005 Apply airbrushed make up
SHBBMUP006 Design and apply creative makeup
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services


Training is in a classroom setting, with a mix of practical work on clients, written work, workshops, and group discussion. Assessment includes project work, demonstration of skills & participation in discussions and debates, written and oral tests and presentations. All skills assessment, will be required to be carried out on paying members of the public.