About the course

About the course

This VCE VET make-up program is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to be employed as a make-up artist to design and apply make-up for a range of purposes and occasions across the beauty, fashion, media and entertainment industries.

You will develop beauty and make-up techniques such as make-up application, cosmetic tanning, make-up airbrushing, creative make-up techniques and eyelash extensions.

You will also learn the communication and retail techniques necessary for a career in beauty, as well as how to monitor and manage a small business; all while putting your practical skills to work in a real simulated work environment.

Course Details


Qualification Issued on Completion

SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up

Course Length and Classes

Part time: 2 years

VETDSS courses follow the same term structure as Secondary Schools

Wednesday 1:30pm–6:00pm

Year 1 students will be required to attend a 3 day holiday workshop during the Term 2 holidays.

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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.


On successful completion, you may wish to apply for the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy (SHB40115) or the Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115) at Box Hill Institute. You may be eligible for credit towards these courses.

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion, you may wish to work as a make-up artist with fashion stylists, in photography and make–up studios, and retail cosmetic counters.

Contribution to VCE, VCAL & ATAR

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

  • recognition of up to four units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.
  • Certificate III in Make–Up (SHB30215) from the VCE VET Hair and Beauty program will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest study score of the primary four).
  • The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).
  • Further information on the ATAR can be found on the VTAC website


Structured Workplace Learning

The VCAA strongly recommends 80 hours of structured workplace learning (SWL) 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 t–shirt to all classes, along with black pants and black closed toe rubber soled shoes.

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