SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up

This qualification reflects the role of individuals 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

The program has a Volume of Learning of 1200 hours.

This course will be delivered over 52 weeks, with a total of 992 student contact hours. Classes are held 2.5 days per week. This equates to 20 student contact hours per week.

Students will also be required to allocate some time each week to undertake some study (e.g. self-directed learning through activity books, case studies etc). Students should be able to allocate approximately 4 hours per week outside of allocated class time. This equates to approximately 208 hours of self-study.

Note: The course may be delivered in a different schedule (i.e. part time) but will always maintain the same student contact hours of 992.

Course Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

RTO Admission requirements

I.T.S Hairdressing Academy has the following admission requirements:

  • Students must be 18 years or older
  • Students must undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to enrolment. To gain entry into this course, student must have been determined as having the appropriate LLN capability.
  • This program has been designed to be delivered through classroom based delivery and students must have the ability to attend the scheduled sessions as per the timetable. Students are to be informed of the timetable prior to enrolment and are to maintain the required student contact hours

Training Pathway

A possible training pathway for a student completing this qualification could be the following:

Diploma Advanced Diploma
SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy


These qualifications represent a logical pathway regardless of whether ITS offers the qualifications.

Employment Pathway

Employment outcomes may include the following role/s:

  • Retail cosmetic counter assistant
  • Photography make up assistant
  • Make up assistant

Core Units

Unit Code Unit Name
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
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBMUP006 Design & apply creative make-up
SHBBMUP005 Apply airbrushed make-up



Elective Units


Unit Code Unit Name
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash & brow services
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products & services

This program is to be delivered in a classroom-based environment and in simulated work environment called the Salon (a fully functional & operational salon) to provide access to appropriate environments for the practical components of the course.

All theory-based delivery will occur within designated classrooms through structured training sessions from a qualified Trainer / Assessor employed by the RTO. At these training sessions a qualified Trainer/ Assessor will provide the required skills and knowledge as per the unit content and will ensure the learning is imparted. The Trainer/Assessor will have designated session plans to reference to ensure the learning content is provided consistently to all students.

As part of this course students will also be required to undertake practical activities related to the course content. These practical activities will be undertaken in an appropriately simulated environment free of WHS hazards.

As this is a competency-based program, the student gains feedback through the training and assessment is undertaken once the unit has been delivered. The assessment process may include written questions, verbal questions, case studies, assignments, projects and practical demonstrations.

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How to enrol
Contact the RTO to organise an enrolment interview.

Would you like more information?
Contact our friendly team at ITS Hairdressing Academy on:
Telephone: 9738 0836

Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply to access government subsided training.