About the course

About the course

This VCE VET Hair and Beauty program is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required by retail sales personnel involved in a defined range of tasks to sell and demonstrate beauty or cosmetic products. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a retail sales consultant in any business that sells beauty or cosmetics products and services.

This can include beauty and hairdressing salons, retail outlets and department stores.

You will develop skills in make up application, advising on beauty products and services, and retail sales; all while putting your practical skills to work in a real commercial work environment.

Course Details


Qualification Issued on Completion

SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

Course Length and Classes

Part time: 1 year


VETDSS courses follow the same term structure as Secondary Schools

Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm

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Entry Requirements

This course can only be completed as part of your secondary school studies in years 10, 11 and 12. You must have the approval of your school to enrol in the course.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


You may wish to further your studies by enrolling in Certificate III in Make-Up (SHB30215), Certificate III in Beauty Services (SIB30110) and Certificate III in Hairdressing (SHB30416) at Box Hill Institute.


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Career Outcomes

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a range of employment opportunities including:

  • retail sales for cosmetic counters in department stores and pharmacies
  • demonstrating cosmetic products in the beauty industry
  • work in beauty and hairdressing salons

This qualification can lead to a pathway into a traineeship in beauty.

Contribution to VCE, VCAL & ATAR

On successful completion of this program, you will be eligible for:

  • up to five units at Units 1 and 2 level
  • the VCE VET hair and beauty program does not offer scored assessment

Structured Workplace Learning

The VCAA strongly recommends 40 hours of structured workplace learning placement over the duration of the program.


Please contact your secondary school regarding fees for this program

Uniform Requirements

You will be required to wear a black Box Hill Institute tshirt to all classes.

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