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If you love make-up as much as we do come and explore the world of make-up artistry in this nationally-recognised and comprehensive traineeship.
Along with the basic principles of makeup application, skills covered include airbrush make-up, remedial camouflage make-up, creative make-up, waxing, lash and brow and tanning.
This traineeship is ideal for those wanting to gain skills as make-up artists and to apply their skills across the beauty, fashion, media and entertainment industries.
Trainees in this course have access to free workshops with our reputable industry partners
Along with the basics of make-up application, this course covers remedial camouflage, airbrush and creative make-up techniques and applications, eyelash extensions and spray tanning.
Once you complete this traineeship, you will have the required skills and knowledge to continue employment as a make-up artist able to design and apply make-up for a range of purposes and occasions. Employment may be gained as a part of a team or on a freelance basis, in services such as salons, make-up studios, retail cosmetic outlets, fashion and media sets and media production staff.
The Certificate III in Make-up provides a pathway to further study at South West TAFE. Credits from the Certificate III in Make-up can be used towards the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy or the Diploma of Beauty Therapy. Related training in specialist areas includes Certificate III in Beauty Services and Certificate III in Nail Technology.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
You must be employed as a Trainee with a registered employer in a beauty salon.
You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice or trainee before commencing this course.
If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 8 core and 7 elective units.
|Design and apply make-up
|Research and apply beauty industry information
|Provide salon services to clients
|Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
|Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
|Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
|Design and apply make-up for photography
|Design and apply creative make-up
|Apply cosmetic tanning products
|Provide lash and brow services
|Provide waxing services
|Maintain infection control standards
|Apply eyelash extensions
|Apply airbrushed make-up
|Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The course fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Course fee funding is made available to eligible individuals by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. An accurate quote for this course will be provided during the enrolment process.
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|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
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Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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