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Makeup Artistry Skill Set

State ID: GAA19

This course enables you to work as a freelance makeup artist or in a hair or beauty salon performing makeup.

Students learn how to:

  • design and apply day makeup
  • evening, bridal and photographic makeup
  • how to analyse face shapes
  • apply colour principles and design
  • contouring and highlighting techniques
  • eyeshadow shading techniques to create fashion, bridal and photographic designs

This course also covers current makeup trends, latest design techniques and how to consult with clients to meet their needs at a commercial level.

This course enables you to work as a freelance makeup artist or in a hair or beauty salon performing makeup.

Students in this course are trained with MAC Cosmetics, Kryolan and learn to use Dermalogica skincare.

On successful completion of this course students will have achieved national recognised units of competence which are part of the new SHB30215 Certificate III in Makeup Services qualification.

Students are required to provide models, this will be advised by your lecturer on your first class. Students are also required to practice their skills at home during this course.

Course induction material provided on the first night with all learning material to match your course.

Free parking. Security is present on the premises for evening classes.

Students are required to be able to speak and understand English.

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Course Outline:

  • SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
  • SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
  • SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up

Other requirements:

  • Student are required to have access to a computer,be able to read and understand English.
  • Basic Makeup Brush Set Included
  • All products are provided for each class. MAC, Kryolan, Mehron and Dermalogica.
  • Students are required to bring a black hand towel, tweezers, wear black pants and black top with enclosed shoes
  • Hair must be tied back neatly and professional presentation of makeup is required
  • Students are recommended to bring a camera or mobile phone to take before and after photos
  • Models will be required for practical classes – this information will be provided in your first class
  • Students will be supplied with learning material

2019 Dates


Wednesday August 7 - Wednesday October 23, 2019 (18:00 to 21:00)


Wednesday August 7 - Wednesday October 23, 2019 (18:00 to 21:00)

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Job opportunities


  • A freelance makeup artist or makeup artist in a hair or beauty salon or in a retail makeup environment.
  • Cosmetic counter assistant at major cosmetic outlets – eg. Mecca, David Jones, Myer.



For information about jobs and pathways, please see


Study pathway

Further study opportunities:

  • Lash and Brow styling short course
  • Units from Certificate III in Nail Technology short course
  • Cosmetic Tattoo short course
  • Intimate Waxing short course (18+ only)
  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

Page last updated September 17, 2019