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SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up

This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as make-up artists to design and apply make-up for a range of purposes and occasions across the beauty, fashion, media and entertainment industries. These individuals possess a range of well-developed technical and consultation skills where discretion and judgement is required and are responsible for their own outputs. This includes working cooperatively with a range of individuals including photographers, fashion stylists and media production staff. Work is typically conducted as part of a team or on a freelance basis in settings such as make-up studios, retail cosmetic counters, fashion and media sets and photography studios. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

What will I learn?

  • Design and application of make-up
  • Make-up for photography
  • Camouflage make-up application
  • Airbrushed make-up
  • Research and apply beauty industry information
  • Salon service
  • Comply with organisational requirements
  • Apply safe work and hygiene practices



  • Face-to-Face
  • Workplace
  • Traineeship

Students have 1 – 2 years to complete their qualification and they are able to complete their course work at their own pace using their selected delivery option.


In the Certificate III in Make-Up you will be required to complete 9 core units and 6 elective units consisting of:

  • 3 units from the list below
  • 3 units from the list below, elsewhere in SHB Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core Units

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


Elective Units 

BSBSMB304 Determine resource requirements for the micro business

BSBSMB403 Market the small business

BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning

BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations

BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances

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



Students who successfully complete the course will receive the nationally recognised Certificate for SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up. This Qualification is from the latest version of the SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package and is the most up-to-date qualification in make-up.



Pricing for this Qualification does vary as there may be credit transfers or RPL available. Contact the Office on (07) 4123 0415.

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