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Certificate III in Make-Up SHB30215

Overview

This nationally recognised and dynamic program offers a vast range of exciting practical skills that enables our graduates to embark on a career in this vibrant industry.

This training provides both professional and fundamental skills and knowledge for photographic events such as weddings, formals, make-up counter demonstrations or photographic shoots including:

- Airbrushed make-up
- Eyelash extensions
- Cosmetic tanning services

Graduates will gain confidence in selecting and applying products to achieve a make-up design that reflects fabulous make-up results for any situation.

The program also develops skills in waxing hair removal and eyelash and eyebrow shaping and tinting.

While learning in this course, you will be required to work closely with, and on, your fellow students to practice, experience and refine new skills. The nature of this work will include treatments such as waxing, body massage, facials and skin care, manicure and pedicure.

Qualification: Certificate III in Make-Up SHB30215
Program No: C3-BD15
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 6 months full-time (approx. 20 hours per week) or part-time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: Make-up artist / consultant across the beauty, fashion, media and entertainment industries including film, television, photographic, theatrical and retail cosmetic counters.
Application Type: Public
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Timetable Information

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Additional Information

As part of your subject fees your will receive your own make-up kit and cosmetic spray equipment.

You are also required to purchase a uniform (approx. $100) and textbook (approx. $100). In addition to a uniform, students are required to wear professional attire to all classes, including closed toe shoes and PPE (appropriate personal protective equipment).

This program is delivered in industry-current and open-to-the-public salons, students develop skills and confidence to work on other students and clients under professional supervision.

On completion of this program, you are able to continue your studies at CIT in firstly the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy and then the Diploma of Beauty Therapy and complete both these additional qualifications within another twelve months.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

To be successful in this program, you need to be able to read and write documents and understand maths concepts to a level required to complete Year 10. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be checked when you enrol.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete all 9

  • SHBBMUP002  Design and apply make-up
    • CIT Code: BEAU137
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply facial make-up products for day, evening or special occasions. It requires the ability to consult with clients, analyse face and skin, and to demonstrate and apply make-up products to suit client needs or make-up brief.
      This unit applies to beauty therapists, retail assistants, and make-up freelancers who work in beauty salons, retail cosmetic outlets, and settings that provide make-up services. In this environment they make routine service decisions within a defined range and have knowledge and skills of a variety of make-up products and application techniques.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBMUP003  Design and apply make-up for photography
    • CIT Code: BEAU138
      Cost: $210.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and apply make-up for photographic shoots in natural and artificial light. It requires the ability to select products and tools to apply photographic make-up in response to a brief from a client or stylist engaged in a photo shoot.
      This unit applies to beauty therapists and make-up artists who work in beauty salons, make-up studios and photography shoot settings requiring make-up services. In this environment they work as part of the creative team, make informed creative decisions and have knowledge and skills across a range of specialised make-up products and application techniques.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBMUP004  Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
    • CIT Code: BEAU139
      Cost: $360.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply specialised make-up products to disguise skin imperfections on the face and body. It requires the ability to consult with clients, select products and equipment, and apply camouflage make-up to disguise the appearance of blemishes, birthmarks and scars.
      This unit applies to beauty therapists and make-up artists who work in beauty salons and make-up studios and as freelancers. In this environment they work as part of a team but make independent treatment decisions and have knowledge across a range of specialised make-up products and application techniques.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBMUP005  Apply airbrushed make-up
    • CIT Code: BEAU244
      Cost: $550.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply airbrushed make-up for face or body. It requires the ability to prepare the work area, consult with clients, select make-up products and equipment, and apply airbrushed make-up.
      This unit applies to beauticians and make-up artists who work in beauty salons and make-up studios and as freelancers. In this environment they may work as part of a team or autonomously. They have knowledge and skills across a range of airbrush make-up products, application techniques, and airbrush equipment.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBMUP006  Design and apply creative make-up
    • CIT Code: BEAU245
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to respond to a client brief to design and apply make-up for specialised looks that use creative design and application of make-up. It requires the ability to refine a brief with a client and then research, design, trial and apply a creative make-up.
      This unit applies to make-up artists who work in make-up studios and as freelancers. In this environment they may work as part of a team or autonomously but they make independent creative decisions. They have knowledge and skills of a range of make-up products and specialised make-up application techniques.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBRES001  Research and apply beauty industry information
    • CIT Code: BEAU156
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to access information and update knowledge of the beauty industry and relevant industry legislation. It requires the ability to research beauty industry trends, and its relationship to other industries, and how beauty therapists can use this information to enhance own work performance.
      This unit applies to beauticians, nail technicians, make-up artists and retail cosmetic assistants who work in beauty and nail salons and in beauty retail outlets. In this environment they make routine decisions within a defined range but are expected to be up-to-date with industry trends.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBXCCS002  Provide salon services to clients
    • CIT Code: BEAU128
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide a complete customer service experience. It requires the ability to communicate with clients face-to-face or by telephone, schedule appointments, attend and respond to client complaints, and assist clients with special needs.
      This unit applies to workers in personal service environments including beauty and hairdressing salons, nail salons and spas. In these environments, they make routine service decisions within a defined range.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBXIND001  Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
    • CIT Code: BEAU247
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBXWHS001  Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
    • CIT Code: BEAU248
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to follow safe practices to minimise risks to self, client and colleagues in a salon environment. It requires the ability to follow hygiene and skin penetration guidelines, clean the work area, use electricity safely, identify and report faults, use personal protection and work safely.
      This unit applies to workers in environments providing beauty treatments and hairdressing services. In these environments they work with limited supervision, and have responsibility for providing safe treatments for their clients.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Complete 6 of 7 electives.

The delivery of some electives depend on external opportunities and so may not always be available.

  • SHBBBOS001  Apply cosmetic tanning products
    • CIT Code: BEAU202
      Cost: $70.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to select and apply cosmetic tanning products. It requires the ability to consult with clients about tanning products and colour choice, select products and equipment to prepare the skin and apply tanning products using a spray tanning gun. The application of cosmetic tanning products can be an individual service, or form part of a series of services.
      It applies to beauticians and beauty therapists who work in beauty salons and spas. In this environment they make routine service decisions within known procedures but work under limited supervision and guidance from others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBCCS001  Advise on beauty products and services
    • CIT Code: BEAU234
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to advise clients on a range of professional beauty products and services. It requires the ability to investigate products and services, interpret information, identify client beauty needs and explain available beauty products and services.
      This unit applies to workers in nail, make-up, and beauty salons. In these environments, they work in a team but have responsibility for maintaining their own product and treatment knowledge.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBFAS001  Provide lash and brow services
    • CIT Code: BEAU131
      Cost: $30.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide lash and brow services that include shaping and colouring. It requires the ability to consult with clients, and select suitable products and equipment required to perform lash and brow services. Lash and brow services can be an individual treatment or form part of a series of treatments.
      This unit applies to beauticians and beauty therapists who work in beauty salons and spas. In this environment they make routine decisions within a defined range guided by manufacturer information and organisational policies and procedures.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBHRS001  Provide waxing services
    • CIT Code: BEAU132
      Cost: $170.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide waxing services to remove unwanted facial and body hair. It requires the ability to consult with clients to select suitable wax products to provide waxing services. The waxing service can be a single service or form part of a series of services.
      This unit applies to beauticians and beauty therapists who work in beauty or hair removal salons. In this environment they work as part of a team and make independent decisions within a defined range.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBMUP001  Apply eyelash extensions
    • CIT Code: BEAU243
      Cost: $350.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply eyelash extensions for added length and thickness of natural lashes to meet client needs. It requires the ability to consult with clients, select suitable products and equipment to apply, in-fill, and remove damaged eyelash extensions. Applying eyelash extensions can be an individual service or form part of a series of services.
      This unit applies to beauty therapists, retail assistants, and make-up freelancers who work in beauty salons, retail cosmetic outlets, and settings that provide make-up services. In this environment they make routine service decisions within a defined range.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBMUP007  Work collaboratively on make-up productions
    • CIT Code: BEAU246
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to collaborate with hair stylists, photographers and make-up professionals on make-up productions. It requires the ability to interpret a make-up brief and liaise with a professional network to design, trial, and apply make-up. They work with stylists, photographers, and other make-up artists on make-up production, and maintain a make-up portfolio for future assignments.
      This unit applies to make-up artists who work with a small team of professionals on make-up productions and make independent creative decisions. They have knowledge and skills across specialised make-up techniques and products and working in a team under pressure.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBXCCS001  Conduct salon financial transactions
    • CIT Code: BEAU127
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to select and apply cosmetic tanning products. It requires the ability to consult with clients about tanning products and colour choice, select products and equipment to prepare the skin and apply tanning products using a spray tanning gun. The application of cosmetic tanning products can be an individual service, or form part of a series of services.
      It applies to beauticians and beauty therapists who work in beauty salons and spas. In this environment they make routine service decisions within known procedures but work under limited supervision and guidance from others.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Beauty Therapy SHB50115
Certificate IV Beauty Therapy SHB40115
Statement Attainment training Professional Manicure and Pedicare Services [extract from SHB50115]
Statement Attainment training Brazilian Waxing [extract from SHB50115]
Non-Accredited Training Hair Styling for Make-up Artists
Non-Accredited Training Personal Make-up Style Workshop
Non-Accredited Training Make-up Artistry Workshops

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au