SHB30221 - Certificate III in Makeup Riverina Community College

SHB30221 - Certificate III in Makeup


The SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-Up is the key into the freelance make-up world. As well as the exciting outcomes of runway and photographic, you’ll also cover elements of lighting, tattoo/bruise cover, make-up for high-definition camera, airbrush (including tanning) and creative editorial looks. 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.

Employment outcomes may include running your own freelance business, working in a salon/spa, magazines/news publications and the beauty industry.

This hands-on, client-based course is designed to get you familiar with the day-to-day operations of working on a make-up counter, specialist make-up store and beauty salons.

This course may be of interest to ‘vloggers’ wanting to take the next step with their make-up tutorials and really increase viewer numbers! This course also includes industry beauty units giving the student variation in job roles.


This course is delivered over 63 sessions with 12 hours per week face to face training.


This course is subsidised by the NSW Government for eligible students

  • Student contributions are applicable and range from $2,130 to $2,550
  • Concession contribution to eligible students $240
  • Exemptions apply

Full course cost: $7,220


If you believe you have already undertaken any of this training, or have the current skills, please talk to your Trainer or Training Coordinator prior to course commencement. Credit transfer can only be applied by sighting organismal transcript of studies.


Refer to your Student Handbook, or talk to your Trainer or Training Coordinator, for the ways in which the College can provide additional support during your time studying with us.


The Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a national student number, giving you access to all of your student records online. Each time you enrol to study with a training organisation, you will need to provide your USI number which will be used to store your training records and results. To create a new USI number please go to

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Make-Up SHB30221.
  • Design and apply creative make-up (SHBBMUP013)
  • Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment (SHBXIND003)
  • Pierce ear lobes (SHBBSKS006)
  • Provide salon services to clients (SHBXCCS008)
  • Design and apply make-up (SHBBMUP009)
  • Design and apply make-up for photography (SHBBMUP010)
  • Conduct salon financial transactions (SHBXCCS007)
  • Provide lash and brow services (SHBBFAS004)
  • Maintain infection control standards (SHBBINF002)
  • Advise on beauty products and services (SHBBCCS005)
  • Apply cosmetic tanning products (SHBBBOS007)
  • Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up (SHBBMUP011)
  • Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices (SHBXWHS003)
  • Research and apply beauty industry information (SHBBRES003)
  • Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms (SIRXOSM002)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.