Certificate III in Make-Up

Course code: SHB30215

The Certificate III in Make-Up provides the skills and knowledge to undertake the role of a make-up artist designing and applying make-up across the beauty, fashion, media and entertainment industries. Skills are developed for work in areas such as, make-up studios, retail cosmetic counters, fashion and media sets, and photography studios.

Please note, Accelerated programs will only be open for the Round 1 Expression of Interest Process which is completed online via the Inner Melbourne VET Cluster website as the programs commence in December 2019.

Are you suitable?
Consider this course if you:

  • Have a complete willingness to have your make-up applied by other students
  • Like to work with people
  • Are practical, patient, methodical and persistent
  • Like to be well-presented
  • Are creative, imaginative and possess artistic skills
  • Have good listening skills
  • Are interested in skin care and beauty
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and independently
  • Pay excellent attention to detail
  • Are highly organised and punctual

For more information about the course, download the Information Booklet.

  • Sample competencies for Units 1 – 4 include:
    • Design and apply make-up
    • Design and apply make-up for photography
    • Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
    • Provide lash and brow services
    • Apply eyelash extensions
    • Apply airbrushed make-up

Avidity – Albert Park

Inner Melbourne VET Cluster Inc.
RTO Number: 21732

Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 1.45pm – 6.45pm
Units 3 & 4 | Wednesdays | 4.00pm – 8.00pm

Students must be available to attend all sessions below:

2021| Term 2 July Holidays |28/06/2021 – 2/07/2021 | 9.00am to 5.00pm
2021| Term 1 Easter Holidays |12/04/2021 to 16/04/2021 | 9.00am to 5.00pm

Part Time / Face to Face

This is a two year course.

Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

80 hours of work placement (normally over two years) is strongly recommended. The placement can be in any retail outlet and not necessarily confined to the make-up/cosmetics industry, however this is recommended for experience and training.

Contact the VET Coordinator at your Secondary College for specific information regarding your College’s application process. Your VET Coordinator and/or staff from your Secondary College will assist you with planning for your VCE or VCAL certificate and will advise you where a VET Course fits within this plan. They will also give you information about travel arrangements and any costs associated with VET Courses.

For information on the IMVC Application Process please go to About VET Delivered in Schools.

Contact your school to discuss fees for VET courses.

VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand.

VCE: Students who will be eligible for recognition of up to four units of credit towards the VCE: two units at a Units 1 & 2 level and two units at the Units 3 & 4 level within the accelerated timeframe.

ATAR: This subject does not have a study score and therefore cannot contribute towards the student’s primary four. Students who receive a Units 3 & 4 sequence may be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest result of your primary four scaled studies). Please note the student must already have English and three other fully scored VCE/VET subjects to create the primary four.

  • Fashion Makeup Artist
  • Beauty Makeup Artist
  • Freelance Makeup Artist
  • Beauty and Make-Up Advisor

Refer to above holiday block information. Students are required to wear comfortable neat clothes (preferably black), or school uniform, and enclosed non-slip shoes.