SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics 

Duration: 6 - 12 months

Flexible study online & In person

Students in year 11 or 12 may undertake this course as part of the VET in schools program, to contribute towards their senior points.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date - Brisbane

Fortnightly rolling intake

Start Date - Gold Coast

Fortnightly rolling intake


Eyelash Kit  & Practice Head + Makeup Kit


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*$24.36 per week


Establish the skills and experience you need to get your foot in the door in the beauty and cosmetic industry. This course will give students a feel for what it will be like to work in makeup and cosmetics.

You will learn all the fundamental skills, techniques and knowledge that will prove an invaluable starting point in a cosmetics career.

Offering practical training that will provide you with a hands-on experience, our experienced educators will teach you how to design and apply make-up, offer advice on beauty products and services, and sell to the retail customer. You will also learn to communicate as part of a salon team and conduct salon financial transactions.

You will cover analysing skin types and face shapes, tools and products, cleansing and preparing the skin, right through to designing a makeup plan and learning to professionally apply makeup. You will consult with clients and demonstrate and apply make-up products to suit client needs. You will also learn to communicate as part of a salon team, offer advice on beauty products, sell to the retail customer and conduct salon financial transactions.

Applying eyelash extensions are hugely popular in the beauty industry, you will learn how to consult with clients, select suitable products and equipment to apply, in-fill, and remove damaged eyelash extensions.

You will also learn to select products and tools to apply photographic make-up. In this environment you will gain hands on experience by working as part of a creative team, making informed creative decisions and gain knowledge and skills across a range of specialised make-up products and application techniques. For anyone wanting to work in, bridal or editorial, you will gain understanding of what is involved in creating flawless makeup for photography.

Creative makeup looks aren't only for Halloween parties. You can design looks for other special occasions or any time you want to create not just a look, but a fantasy. In creative makeup you will respond to a client brief to design and apply make-up for specialised looks.

This course will include everything you need to, as well as a full professional makeup kit, eyelash kit and practice head, you will also get a head start building your portfolio shooting with a professional portrait photographer throughout the course.

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Cosmetics, Makeup & Beauty

  1. Contribute to health and safety of self and others

  2. Advise on beauty products and services

  3. Design and apply make-up

  4. Conduct salon financial transactions

  5. Recommend products and services

  6. Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

  7. Communicate as part of a salon team

  8. Produce visual merchandise displays

  9. Organise personal work requirements

  10. Sell to the retail customer

  11. Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

  12. Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement

  13. Apply eyelash extensions

  14. Analyse photography context

  15. Establish make-up requirements

  16. Design and apply make-up for photography

  17. Design and apply creative make-up 




This course offers in-person & online intensive training, that way you can thrive on your own terms from anywhere, anytime.

Access to 17 topics of content that is relevant and current

Access Guest Speaker Sessions for the whole year

Unlimited trainer support via video, phone and email

Access to exclusive Internship and Work Experience Opportunities

Access to ACA's creative studio and resources for portfolio building sessions and collaborations.

This course is delivered in partnership with Registered Training Organisation RTO 32466.

Upon successful completion of this  course, you will be awarded with a Nationally Recognised Certificate in Retail Cosmetics SHB20116 issued by  Change Safety & Training Pty Ltd (RTO 32466).

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