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Duration:
0.5 years full time.
Delivery mode:
Face to Face with eLearning
Location: 
City King St
Start dates:
1 June 2019
1 July 2019
1 October 2019
Study off-campus:
Available for VET Delivered to Secondary Schools.
Contact VU Polytechnic for more information
Application due dates:
Applications for this course are currently being accepted.

Overview

Learn foundational beauty services and make-up application skills with the Certificate III in Make-Up at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Gain the skills and knowledge to work as a make-up professional in a variety of roles across the beauty, fashion, media and entertainment industries.

You will develop practical skills in the latest trends and techniques including special occasion, fashion make-up, airbrushing and camouflage.

On completion you will have the skills to:

  • design and apply make-up
  • provide lash and brow services
  • apply eyelash extensions
  • apply cosmetic tanning
  • market a small business
  • conduct financial transactions
  • apply safe hygiene, health and work practices.

This course can be used as a pathway for entry into the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy.

Please note: this qualification is also offered through Victoria University Polytechnic's VET Delivered to Secondary Students program.

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Learn foundational beauty services and make-up application skills with the Certificate III in Make-Up.

Careers in beauty and make-up

Career opportunities emerging from completion of the course include:

  • make-up artist (fashion, beauty, freelance)
  • retail make-up sales person.

You may also choose to pathway into the into the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy.

Course structure

To be awarded the SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up, a student must successfully complete a total of fifteen (15) units of competency, comprising of:

  • nine (9) core units, and;
  • six (6) elective units, consisting of:
  • three (3) units selected from the SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up qualification, and;
  • three (3) units selected from the SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up qualification, elsewhere in SHB Training Package, or any other current training package or accredited course.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification as well as be approved by the Polytechnic.

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.

These individuals possess a range of well-developed technical and consultation skills where discretion and judgement is required and are responsible for their own outputs. This includes working cooperatively with a range of individuals including photographers, fashion stylists and media production staff.

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 a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: VET

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Entry requirements

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

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