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

This qualification is at AQF Level 3 which is described in the AQF as the following

  • Volume of Learning 1– 2 years( 1200 – 2400 hours).
  • Volume of learning for this course is 1205 Hours.

Students are required to undertake face to face, practice work and home study over the period of 52 weeks include 4 weeks mind term break. Study load of students have been worked out approximately 25 hours per week and distributed as under:

Face to face in class (7 hours a day and one day a week for 48 weeks)
Face to face in class (3.50 hours a day and two day a week for 48 weeks including half hour breaks)
(Note term break is not taken into account)
336 Hours
Home Study, research, trainer/assessor contact etc. 685 Hours
Assessment 184 Hours
Total 1205 Hours


Trainer / Assessor contact is expteced to be up to 35 hours in addition to face to face delivery and is included as part of the home study, research and Assessment. This is the time when Trainer/Assesor will be contacting with student out of the class times, during term break and will be providing support. Resultantly total PUSH hours will be 371.

Home study, research and assessment timings may vary depending upon individual student Language, Literacy and Numeracy levels of the students.

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.

Statement of Fees – Download pdf

Eligibility for government funded training in Victoria is based on your citizenship, residency status, age and previously completed qualifications.

Generally, you are eligible for a government-subsidised training if you are:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian Permanent Citizen (holder of a permanent visa)
  • a New Zealand citizen

and are any of the following:

  • under 20 years of age
  • seeking to enrol in a Foundation Skills List course (and do not hold a Diploma or above qualification or are receiving core skills training in other sectors)
  • seeking to enrol in VCE or VCAL
  • seeking to enrol in an apprenticeship
  • 20 years and older and ‘upskilling’ by seeking to enrol in a course at a higher level than your existing qualification.

Students are eligible to commence a maximum of two subsidised courses at the same qualification level in your lifetime. This restriction applies whether or not you complete the courses. For example, this means if you have already commenced two courses at the Certificate III level, you may only commence courses at the Certificate IV level (or above).

This restriction does not apply to courses on the Foundation Skills List or to students recommencing training in the same qualification (at the same or a different provider).

Under exceptional circumstances students may apply for an exemption to the rule allowing only two commencements at the same level, enabling them to enrol in a further qualification at the same level. No exemptions are available for any other eligibility criteria.

In addition, eligible students can begin up to two subsidised courses in a year as long as you are not doing any more than two courses at a time.

Please note:

If you are eligible for Government Funding and enrol in a course subsidised by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments under Skills First Funding, this will affect your future training options and eligibility for further government subsidised training under the Skills First Funding.

Bayswater: 32-34 Station Street Bayswater Vic 3153

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.