Make Up

This dynamic course offers a vast range of exciting (and fun) practical skills that enable you to start your career in the growing industry of make-up artistry. You’ll learn fundamental professional skills for events ranging from weddings, formals, make-up counter demonstrations or photographic shoots including; airbrushed make-up, eyelash extensions and cosmetic tanning services. You will also cover useful skills in waxing hair removal and eyelash and eyebrow shaping and tinting.

CIT’s partnership with Dermatologica and the Kryolan Global School means you’ll learn using state-of-the-art resources on CIT’s campus.

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.

Industry Placement

This program is delivered in industry-current and open-to-the-public salons. Students develop skills and confidence to work on other students and clients under professional supervision.

  • Course Details

    Certificate III Make-Up | SHB30215
    CRICOS: 089981M

  • Course Duration

    6 months

  • Course Intake

    2021 Semester 2 (July)

    2022 Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July)

  • Course Campus

    CIT Reid

  • Course Fees

    Tuition Fees:

    2021-2022: Semester 1 - $6,850 Semester 2 - $6,850

    Extra Fees:

    Material fees: $1,250 approx.
    Uniform: $25
    Textbooks: $80

  • *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 may happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2021 and 2022 fees subject to change.

  • Entry Requirements

    Academic requirements

    • Year 12 Certificate or equivalent

    Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.

    English requirements

    Students must meet one of the following English requirements:

  • Course Subjects - Certificate III

    Certificate III Make-Up | SHB30215 — 15 subjects

    Core: complete all 9 subjects

    • 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 electives

    The delivery of some electives depend on external opportunities and so may not always be available.

    • 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
    • HBBMUP007 Work collaboratively on make-up productions
    • SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
  • Likely Job Outcome

    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

    CIT’s credit transfer arrangements can reduce the time and fees required to complete a bachelor degree at university.

    Students who successfully complete the Certificate III in Make-up (SHB30215) can go on to study for a further 12 months (approximately 7 additional units over 2 semesters) to complete the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy (SHB40115). Students can then continue on for a further 6 months to complete the Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115).

    Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115) and gain entry into Torrens University (Melbourne) will receive 80 credit points (1 year) towards the Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics).

    CIT’s credit transfer arrangements can reduce the time and fees required to complete a bachelor degree at university. We advise you speak directly with your chosen university in relation to credit transfer, entry requirements and their application process.

    Certificate III in Make-Up
    6 months
    = 6 months of study
    Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
    1 year
    (approximately 7 additional units over 2 semesters)
    = 1.5 years of study
    Diploma of Beauty Therapy
    6 months
    = 2 years of study
    Optional degree pathway available