Skip to Content
Need Help Live Chat
Certificate III in Make-Up SHB30221

Overview

Interested in a career in make up artistry?
This creative industry focused, hands-on course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work as a freelance Make Up Artist.
This course will provide you with essential fundamental skills and knowledge for photographic events such as weddings, formals, make-up counter demonstrations and photographic shoots including:
- Airbrushed make-up
- Lash and brow services
- Cosmetic tanning services.
You will develop confidence in selecting and applying products to achieve a make-up design that reflects flawless make-up results for any situation.
You will also learn the skills to apply creative make-up, camouflage make-up and make-up for photography.

Qualification:

Certificate III in Make-Up SHB30221

Course No:

C3-BD68

Campus:

CIT Reid 

Duration:

One semester (approximately six months) over three days per week; or part time equivalent.

Cost Info:

The 2022 Semester 2 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Indicative Cost:

$2,488

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:

Standard
Share:

Additional Information

To be successful in Certificate III in Make-Up, you will be required to undertake practical and theory assessments.
Students are required to purchase Kryolan T-shirt through the CIT Hair & Beauty Reception. It is recommended that students purchase two T-shirts, at a cost of approximately $25.00 per T-shirt. All students are required to wear Kryolan T-shirt, professional attire to all classes, including closed toe shoes and PPE (appropriate personal protective equipment).
Students are required to purchase their own tweezers for hygiene.
The Complete Make-up Artist Third Edition (Approx. $100) can be purchased at the Bookshop, CIT Reid. Recommended textbook.
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 a variety of make-up services, lash extensions, spray tanning, retail services as well as lash and brow services.
Students develop skills and confidence working on other students and clients. All services are available within the Hair and Beauty Bar salon to paying clients, open -to-the-public under professional supervision.
On completion of this course, you may wish to continue your studies in Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy and Diploma of Beauty Therapy and complete both these additional qualifications within an extra twelve months.

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

Open

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

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 course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 course, or enrol in the Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20119) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit CIT Foundation Skills page.

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 15 subjects

Core: Complete all 8

  • SHBBMUP009   Design and apply make up
    • CIT Code: BEAU255
      Cost: Standard $250.00
      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 beauticians and 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.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBMUP010   Design and apply make up for photography
    • CIT Code: BEAU256
      Cost: Standard $300.00
      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 beauticians, 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.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBMUP013   Design and apply creative make up
    • CIT Code: BEAU259
      Cost: Standard $250.00
      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 make-up products and specialised make-up application techniques.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SIRXOSM002   Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
    • CIT Code: RETL300
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source information on, and work according to, a range of ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms for business purposes. This key skill underpins effective performance when utilising social media and online platforms for diverse purposes. It applies to individuals working at all levels from operational personnel through to managers. This unit applies to self-employed individuals, and owners and employees of any type of micro, small, medium or large organisation that utilises social media and online tools for customer engagement including commercial, not-for-profit and government organisations. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBXIND003   Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
    • CIT Code: BEAU263
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in a personal services environment by integrating knowledge of workplace rights and responsibilities and organisational policies and procedures, and by using effective team and individual work practices to plan and organise daily work activities.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 in the context of organisational goals, customer service values and standards.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBXWHS003   Apply safe hygiene, health, and work practices
    • CIT Code: BEAU264
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      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 beauticians and beauty therapists can use this information to enhance own work performance.This unit applies to beauticians, beauty therapist, 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.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBXCCS008   Provide salon services to clients
    • CIT Code: BEAU262
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide a complete customer salon service experience. It requires the ability to communicate with clients face-to-face or by telephone, schedule appointments, complete salon treatments, 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. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBRES003   Research and apply beauty industry information
    • CIT Code: BEAU260
      Cost: Standard $50.00
      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 beauticians and beauty therapists can use this information to enhance own work performance.This unit applies to beauticians, beauty therapist, 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.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 7

  • SHBBMUP011   Design and apply remedial camouflage make up
    • CIT Code: BEAU257
      Cost: Standard $300.00
      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 beauticians, 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 of specialised make-up products and application techniques.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBMUP012   Apply airbrushed make up
    • CIT Code: BEAU258
      Cost: Standard $500.00
      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 of airbrush make-up products, application techniques, and airbrush equipment.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SIRXSLS001   Sell to the retail customer
    • CIT Code: RETL301
      Cost: Standard $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to deliver quality customer service and sell to retail customers. It requires the ability to determine customer needs, match products and services to their needs, and facilitate a sale. This unit applies to all retail sectors and business sizes from large format stores to small independents. It applies to retail personnel at all levels who play a role in engaging with customers with the purpose of selling. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBBOS007   Apply cosmetic tanning products
    • CIT Code: BEAU253
      Cost: Standard $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.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBXCCS007   Conduct salon financial transactions
    • CIT Code: BEAU261
      Cost: Standard $75.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct financial transactions for the sale of products and services within a personal services environment.It requires the ability to operate point-of-sale equipment, handle cash, complete sales and reconcile takings. This unit applies to workers in personal service environments including beauty and hairdressing salons, nail salons and spas. In this environment they work within known routines and guidelines and use a limited range of equipment.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBBFAS004   Provide lash and brow services
    • CIT Code: BEAU254
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      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.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTINF005   Maintain infection prevention for skin penetration treatments
    • CIT Code: HESC612
      Cost: Standard $75.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain infection prevention during skin penetration treatments and to review clinic compliance with the applicable state or territory and local council requirements. It requires the ability to identify, manage and control infection risks to clients, self and work colleagues. This unit applies to individuals who make independent treatment decisions. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBHDES001   Dry hair to shape
    • CIT Code: HAIR240
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a variety of styling tools to dry hair to shape after services completed by hairdressers or barbers in the salon team.This unit applies to salon assistants who work in hairdressing or barber salons under close supervision and with guidance from more experienced or senior hairdressers or barbers. They use little judgement and follow instructions specified by the hairdresser or barber who has completed the client consultation and manages the client service. It can also apply to more senior hairdressers and barbers completing basic hair drying services.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SHBXCCS009   Greet and prepare clients for salon services
    • CIT Code: BEAU300
      Cost: Standard $22.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to meet, greet and prepare clients for a range of beauty treatments, hairdressing or barbering services. This unit applies to assistants who work in beauty, hairdressing or barber salons under close supervision and with guidance from more experienced or senior operators. They use little judgement and follow procedures and instructions specified by the senior who will manage the client service. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Beauty Therapy SHB50115
Certificate IV Beauty Therapy SHB40121

More Information

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