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SHB30215 - Certificate III in Make-Up (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Sep/2015

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Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBSMB304 - Determine resource requirements for the micro businessDetermine resource requirements for the micro business Elective
BSBSMB403 - Market the small businessMarket the small business Elective
BSBSMB404 - Undertake small business planningUndertake small business planning Elective
BSBSMB405 - Monitor and manage small business operationsMonitor and manage small business operations Elective
BSBSMB406 - Manage small business financesManage small business finances Elective
SHBBBOS001 - Apply cosmetic tanning productsApply cosmetic tanning products Elective
SHBBCCS001 - Advise on beauty products and servicesAdvise on beauty products and services Elective
SHBBFAS001 - Provide lash and brow servicesProvide lash and brow services Elective
SHBBHRS001 - Provide waxing servicesProvide waxing services Elective
SHBBMUP001 - Apply eyelash extensionsApply eyelash extensions Elective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399514 Make Up Artist 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1103 Personal Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Beauty 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Specialist Make-Up Artist (Creative) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399514 Make Up Artist 07/Dec/2015 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1103 Personal Services 07/Dec/2015 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 25/Sep/2015 
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Qualification Description

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

15 units must be completed:

  • 9 core units
  • 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 


Design and apply make-up


Design and apply make-up for photography


Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up


Apply airbrushed make-up


Design and apply creative make-up


Research and apply beauty industry information


Provide salon services to clients


Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment


Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

Elective units 


Determine resource requirements for the micro business


Market the small business


Undertake small business planning


Monitor and manage small business operations


Manage small business finances


Apply cosmetic tanning products


Advise on beauty products and services


Provide lash and brow services


Provide waxing services


Apply eyelash extensions


Work collaboratively on make-up productions


Conduct salon financial transactions

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification.


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