Certificate III in Make-Up

Certificate III in Make‐Up

This qualification qualifies individuals to be employed 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.

Upon successful completion of the Cert III in Make‐up, individuals will possess a range of well‐developed make‐up and consultation skills where discretion and judgement are required and where there is a requirement to perform autonomously to achieve outputs. This includes working cooperatively with a range of individuals including photographers, hairdressers, fashion stylists and media production staff and other related industry roles.

Work is typically conducted as part of a team or on a freelance basis in settings such as make‐up studios, retail cosmetic counters, fashion and media sets and photography studios.

What’s covered in the Certificate III in Make‐up?

  • Information and hands‐on activities to enable students to complete the following aspects of work in the make‐up industry is provided as part of the course
  • Skills and knowledge required to maintain a safe work environment for staff and customers by observing basic safety and emergency procedures in a salon environment
  • Knowledge of workplace rights, responsibilities, and organisational policies and procedures by using effective team and individual work practices to plan and organise daily salon related activities
  • Information and techniques to undertake a range of the latest make‐up application trends and techniques including, special occasion, bridal and fashion make‐up, airbrushing, camouflage, temporary eyelash extensions and fantasy make‐up
  • Hands on practical tasks for shaping and tinting of eyebrows, lash lifts and tints
  • Conducting skin analysis to identify skin type, colouring, age, facial structure, and shape
  • Preparing skin for make‐up application and applying make‐up products to meet clients’ expectations as per the consult
  • Providing and recommending various skincare, cosmetic, make‐up products and services
  • Conducting financial transactions sales of products and services within a personal services environment using a salon software program
  • Keeping work areas and equipment clean and tidy as well as performing housekeeping duties in a salon
  • Provision of excellent customer service by adhering to customer service values and standards

Assessments Methods

  • Oral Presentations and written questions
  • Portfolio review and Practical demonstration and observation
  • Role Play
  • Project work
  • Photographic examples of make‐up styles completed in class
  • Work placement/student logbook Student attributes that will facilitate in course completion

Work Placement Requirements

  • 80 hours of work placement (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.

Career Pathways

  • Make‐up artist (fashion, beauty, freelance or within a salon)
  • Retail make‐up salesperson

Program Delivery
The Penola Catholic College Broadmeadows campus.
The RTO for this course is:
Inner Melbourne VET Cluster
RTO Number: 21732

What will you achieve on successful completion of this program?
On successful completion of the VET program, a student achieves the following:

  • VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to
    the Work‐Related Skills Strand.
  • A Trade Certificate listing all units of competencies completed will be issued upon successful
    completion at the end of the year.