SHB20116: Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics


Part Time Course Dates:

Courses are subject to sufficient student numbers. Insufficient numbers will result in cancellation (10 days prior) and students will be notified by phone and email.

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

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If you love make-up and beauty and would love to work for a cosmetics company or a beauty salon, then the Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics will prepare you to take your first step!

This course is ideal for students with no prior experience in the make-up industry and will prepare you for taking your first steps into working in this exciting industry, either working at a make-up counter in a retail store, as a sales representative for a cosmetics company, or as an assistant in a beauty salon!

During this course you will learn the techniques for applying:

    students in class
  • Photography make-up
  • Cosmetic tanning
  • Design and apply makeup
  • Advise on beauty products and services
  • Visual merchandising
  • Retailing

On completion of the course students will be prepared to work in the retail environment, able to demonstrate and present make-up product ranges and apply make-up for customers.
Students will be required to source outside models throughout the duration of the course - models may be needed for consecutive weeks on occasion

Course Duration:

Course runs 1 day a week over 20 weeks from 9am - 4:30pm

Students in year 11 or 12 may undertake this course as part of the VET in schools program, to contribute towards their senior school certificate.


Qualification & Units of Competency

Course Code: SHB20116

Students who successfully complete the course will receive the nationally recognised Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics (SHB20116) qualification. This course is accredited under the Australian Qualifications Training Framework.

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Further Study Options:

Units from this course can be credited towards the Certificate III in Beauty Services, Certificate III in Make Up, or Diploma of Beauty Therapy. Alternatively students with a strong interest in make-up artistry may be interested in applying for the Diploma of Screen and Media on completion of the Certificate II qualification.


Course Fees

Upon enrolling in the course, the student (and guarantor/s) becomes liable to the institute for the full course fees.

Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics:

Full Course Cost: $2,100.00

Additional Costs/Required Equipment:

  • Black pants and enclosed black shoes (shirt provided)
  • A digital camera is required
  • Printing & photocoping by student
  • Basic stationary
  • Students may choose to purchase additional make-up products and accessories to create the desired look for their photoshoot
  • Kit - $484.00 (includes: makeup kit and pants. List available upon enrolment)
  • PLUS a professional photoshoot with images for your portfolio
  • Australian Institute of Creative Design t’shirt

Enrolment Procedure:

To enrol in this course you must complete the online enrolment form. If you are unable to access or open this link, please phone us on (07) 55 938 335 to have one posted to you.

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