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Make-up courses

Whether you are interested in learning make-up basics, through to discovering specialist make-up for brides, we have a broad range of courses on offer.

Victoria University is recognised as the leading make-up school in Australia. Strong industry connections in film and television give our students the opportunity for incredible work experiences and contacts for future employment.

Gain skills to take you further you can study our huge range of short courses, TAFE certificates and diplomas.


Many of our graduates gain employment in the following professions:

  • make-up artist
  • fashion show
  • bridal
  • film/movie/theatre
  • beautician
  • retail (cosmetics).


Our make-up courses are provided by Victoria University Polytechnic.

Short courses 4 courses

Duration: 9 hours

Learn to use the latest styling techniques to control the fluidity of hair, utilise natural colour or add hair pieces, create fashion effects for overall presentation.

Duration: 3 weeks

Develop the specialised knowledge and skills to apply eyelash extensions in a professional and hygienic manner.

Duration: 9 hours
Get an insight into the make-up industry. In our step by step class exercises, you will learn how to effectively apply make-up to enhance natural beauty.
Duration: 9 hours
Expand your career as a make-up artist with this course in photographic make-up. Learn the techniques of the trade so you can venture into the world of make-up.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 2 courses

Duration: 2 years

Start training for a career in the beauty and make-up industry and learn foundational beauty services and make-up application skills.

Duration: 1 year
Learn the practical and technical skills required to become a make-up artist in the entertainment industry as part of our Specialist Make-up Services specialisation.

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