Certificate III in Make-Up

Duration Up to 12 months Part Time
National CodeSHB30215
TAFE SA CodeTP00888
Example Career ProfileMake-up ArtistMake-up Artist
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You will learn skills and knowledge to work as a make-up artist either in beauty clinics, retail or as a freelance make-up artist. The course covers day, evening, bridal, glamour, catwalk airbrushing and creative make-up techniques as well as spray tanning and lash and brow treatments. These skills will be delivered in our beauty clinics which simulate the workplace.



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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

    Important Information

    • The next course for Adelaide, Elizabeth and Noarlunga starts in Term 4 and further offers will be made from 14 September 2018.
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    Employment Outcomes

    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. This qualification is a pathway to Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Make-Up (SHB30215)
    Gain skills in how to design and apply make-up, provide services to clients such as lash and brow treatments, nail services and selling products and services. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 9 core units and 6 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.