Certificate III in Make-Up
CRICOS: 089981M | National ID: SHB30215

Beauty Therapy

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Duration Certificate III: 6 months

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2018

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2019


CIT Reid

Tuition Fees

2018*: Semester 1 - $6,450 | Semester 2 - $6,450
2019*: Semester 1 - $6,650 | Semester 2 - $6,650

*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT’s fee pricing review. 2018 fees subject to change.


This nationally recognised and dynamic program offers a vast range of exciting practical skills that enables our graduates to embark on a career in this vibrant industry.

This training provides both professional and fundamental skills and knowledge for photographic events such as weddings, formals, make-up counter demonstrations or photographic shoots including:
- Airbrushed make-up
- Eyelash extensions
- Cosmetic tanning services

Graduates will gain confidence in selecting and applying products to achieve a make-up design that reflects fabulous make-up results for any situation.

The program also develops skills in waxing hair removal and eyelash and eyebrow shaping and tinting.

While learning in this course, you will be required to work closely with, and on, your fellow students to practice, experience and refine new skills.

Entry Requirements

ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent OR Adult Entry | Students must also meet one of the following English requirements IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0) | TOEFL iBT - 46 | PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band) | TOEFL PBT - 527 | Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162.

Extra Fees

Certificate III:
Makeup kit/eyelash extension kit/materials used for salon practice: $1,250
Uniform: $25
Textbooks: $80
Stationery: $10

Course Subjects

Certificate III Make-Up
CRICOS: 089981M | National ID: SHB30215

National ID Subject Name
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBMUP005 Apply airbrushed make-up
SHBBMUP006 Design and apply creative make-up
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
Electives - complete 6 of 7 subjects (The delivery of some electives depend on external opportunities and so may not always be available.)
National ID Subject Name
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBMUP007 Work collaboratively on make-up productions
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions

Job Opportunities

Make-up artist / consultant across the beauty, fashion, media and entertainment industries including film, television, photographic, theatrical and retail cosmetic counters.

Teaching Methods and Assessment

This program is delivered using a variety of teaching methods including face-to-face lecture style or smaller tutorial groups, learning in simulated beauty salons and on-line learning through e-Learn.

Predominantly students will be assessed through a formal observation checklist according to the required skills and knowledge of the subject within a salon environment on a client. The times and dates can often be negotiated between yourself and the teacher, however assessments are identified and scheduled within a time range at the beginning of each subject. Assessment outcomes are based on competency. You will generally have a small amount of theory based assessment which will normally be in an online quiz format or on the Client Consultation Sheet.

Pathways to Further Study

Students who successfully complete the Certificate III in Beauty Therapy can go onto complete the Certificate IV and Diploma of Beauty Therapy. Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Beauty Therapy and gain entry into Torrens University (Melbourne) will receive 80 credit points (1 year) towards the Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics).

Students are advised to speak directly with each university in relation to course choices and pathways.

Pathway Beauty Therapy

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