Cert II in Retail Cosmetics

How to Become a Makeup Artist

Kick start your career in the makeup world by enrolling in a Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics, this course is one of the quickest pathways to get yourself into the makeup workforce and start you career in this highly sought after industry.

  • Basic skills in workplace communication
  • Client interaction
  • Demonstrate makeup and retail skin care products
  • Performing standard store functions
  • Research and apply beauty industry information
  • Create and apply make-up
  • Conduct financial transactions
  • Apply worksafe practices

Every academy will offer slightly different outcomes so ensure you fully investigate and compare each institute to compare the different offerings before committing to a course.

Once you have completed the cert II you will be qualified to work in retail as a sales consultant working with cosmetic products and services. You will be able to apply for roles at department stores and hair and beauty salons. So get that resume prepped as your dreams of getting behind that M.A.C or Urban Decay counter are not too far away!

Course Info:

The Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics will vary depending on which institute you sign up with, however generally the course should take around 4 month studying 1-2 days per week.

Course Code: SHB20116
Accreditation: Naturally recognised qualification at Cert II level
Cost: The cost of this course can vary greatly from around $1,500 up to $3,500
Financial Aid: Some Tafe’s do offer concession rates to eligible students, you can also apply for a VET student loan.

Further study opportunities include:

Click here to read more about  Certificate III in Makeup (SHB30125)
Click here to read more about  Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy (SHB40115)
Click here to read more about Diploma of Beauty Therapy (SHB50115)
Click here to also view additional specialist courses that you may be interested in to complement a Certificate II in Makeup and further hone your skills.

Training and qualification requirements for courses and Cert II’s and qualifications can vary from state to state for Retail Cosmetics, so please select your state to get specialist info on requirements in your state. It’s imperative to do your research!

Australian Capital Territory – (02) 6205 8555
New South Wales – 13 28 11
Northern Territory – (08) 8901 1357
Queensland – 1800 210 210
South Australia – 1800 673 097
Tasmania – 1800 655 846
Victoria – (03) 9651 9999
Western Australia – 13 19 54

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