Model your career as a makeup professional. Our makeup course equips you with the skills and knowledge required to succeed as a makeup artist.  

In our makeup course, learn how to design and apply make-up for a range of purposes and occasions across the beauty, fashion, media and entertainment industries.

As a makeup artist, you’ll typically work as part of a team or on a freelance basis in settings such as in makeup studios, retail cosmetic counters, fashion and media sets and photography studios.




National Code SHB30215
Study Areas Beauty
Study Level Certificate III
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 6 months

PT: 12 months

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill, Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $2,277.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $455.00
Full Tuition Fee $5,566.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $1,570.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February and July

Full time: 6 months

Part time: 12 months

Box Hill, Lilydale

You must:

  • be at least 17 years of age, or mature age
  • have successfully completed Year 11
  • have sufficient literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills to successfully complete the course
  • possess excellent people skills

Successful completion will enable you to apply for our Diploma of Beauty Therapy course. You may be eligible for credit from your previous study.

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for positions in beauty salons, photography & make-up studios and retail cosmetic counters.

You must complete 15 units (including 9 core and 6 elective).

Last updated: February 18, 2019 02:12pm