Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

Duration Up to 6 months Part Time
National CodeSHB20116
TAFE SA CodeTP00937
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You will learn how to apply make-up for day, evening and special events and master fashion forward techniques in various looks such as glamour, smokey eye and cat walk. 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 provides a pathway to work as a retail sales consultant in any business that sells beauty or cosmetic products and services. This can include beauty and hairdressing salons, retail outlets and department stores. Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics is a pathway into Certificate III in Beauty Services.

    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 II in Retail Cosmetics (SHB20116)
    Skills covered include workplace safety, advising on beauty products and services, designing and applying make-up, conducting financial transactions, communication and teamwork, organisation and visual merchandising. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 10 core units and 5 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.