Course Outline: -Certificate III in Make-up SHB30215


LAF College of Vocational Education
RTO 22267

Delivery Mode

Students will have a face to face learning commitment of 17 hours and 3 hours self-study per week.

Course Duration

Total duration:  32.7 weeks/8.1 months
Holiday breaks:  4 weeks
Nominal hours:  655

Course Structure and Units

The SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-up requires the completion of 15 units which are made up of 9 core units and 6 elective units.

Unit code Unit name Core/Elective Nominal hours
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up Core 45
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography Core 20
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment Core 25
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices Core 30
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information Core 20
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make up Core 30
SHBBMUP005 Apply airbrushed make up Core 30
SHBBMUP006 Design and apply creative make up Core 45
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients Core 40
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operation Elective 45
BSBSMB403 Market the small business Elective 50
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extension Elective 30
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances Elective 60
SHBHDES006 Design and Style long hair creatively Elective 50
SHBHDES007 Apply and maintain wigs and hairpieces Elective 40

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification. Student at the pre-enrolment stage, must undertake LLN test and Pre-training Review to identify student’s strengths and weaknesses with the objective to tailor the learning and assessment strategy to suit the student’s needs which will increase student engagement and ownership.

Course Outcomes

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are competent in interacting with customers, providing a range of Makeup services which may include airbrushed make-up, creative make up, make up for photography and demonstrating and advice on beauty products and services.

Work would be undertaken in beauty therapy salons and in the wider beauty industry.

This qualification is designed to reflect the role of those who perform some complex or non-routine activities involving individual responsibility or autonomy or collaboration with others as part of a team.

Language, literacy & numeracy

A range of support strategies are utilised to support students who have language, literacy and numeracy difficulties.  These strategies focus on adapting training methodologies, adjusting assessments, trainer and assessor professional development and individualised support.

These include:

Using teacher inclusive practices

  • Acknowledging the range of preferred learning styles
  • Regularly revising the progress of students
  • Revising training and assessment materials
  • Using ‘buddy system’ between students
  • English language support
  • Translations (if applicable)
  • Access to bi-lingual staff (Vietnamese), and
  • Adjustments of assessment (see Assessment section)

Training Arrangements

The program is delivered at LAF’s College of Vocational Education training centre and includes practical workshops in a fully Beauty salon.  The training consists of a combination of trainer-led theory and practical activities.  Students will also have the opportunity to provide Beauty services to clients.


Classes will start at 9.00am and complete at 4.00pm.
Classes will be for 2 and half days and 3 hours self-study per week.

Additional Support

LAF has policies that include reasonable adjustment and access and equity principles.
Reasonable adjustment at LAF is designed to ensure that a student is not presented with unnecessary barriers to demonstrating achievement in the program of study.  Reasonable adjustments may include the use of additional educational support and alternative methods of assessment such as oral assessment.
LAF also offers students the opportunity to participate in small group bi-lingual (Vietnamese) classes in various aspects of hairdressing services.
Students with disabilities are encouraged to enrol in this course and will be appropriately supported.

Assessment Arrangements

Assessment will include the following;
•    Observation of practical activities
•    Written and oral questions

Skills Recognition

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per LAF College skills recognition policies and procedures.Contact the Campus Manager to discuss skills recognition program.
Campus Manager
Phone:  (03) 9311 1586(03) 9311 1586

Education Pathways

Students who complete this course may wish to further their study by enrolling into Diploma of specialist make up services.


Funded student:

Tuition fees:  $120.00
Materials fees:  $700.00

Fee for service students:

Tuition fees:  $3,720
Materials fees:  $700.00
No administration fee.

How to Enrol/Apply

This course is available by direct entry by speaking to the Campus Manager at the College’s Head Office.

Student Orientation

Students will participate in an orientation program which will go for 1 day starting at 9am and finishing at 4pm.  This orientation program is compulsory for all students.

Contact Details

Contact Details    LAF College of Vocational Education
Head office:  15 Sun Crescent, Sunshine, Victoria 3020
Hairdressing department:  Hampshire Road Campus, 270 Hampshire Road, Sunshine, Victoria 3020
Campus Manager
Phone:  (03) 9311 1586(03) 9311 1586