Blended Delivery Mode
Diploma of Screen and Media Specialist Makeup Services

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media – Specialist Makeup Services

TAFE QLD In partnership with Huxley School of Makeup
RTO 0275 | CRICOS 03020E | TEQSA PRV13003

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The Huxley School of Makeup offers two Diploma streams of study; either our traditional On Campus Diploma of Screen and Media – Specialist Makeup Services or our blended earning option with both online and block learning classes.

The Blended Diploma allows students to undertake a Huxley course even if they live abroad or are unable to attend full time or part time studies on campus. Units offered in the blended program are designed to enable students to attain a Nationally recognised accreditation as a professional makeup artist. This new mode of study is flexible and affordable.

Students are challenged throughout the program to develop a deep understanding of makeup through our online portal and intensive block training held at various locations around the country. Training blocks are held at different times throughout the year and correspond with particular subjects and benchmarks. Students are then required to practice these techniques between block training workshops.

Even abroad students can still gain access to the exclusive network of work experience opportunities. As an added bonus student will also have the opportunity to have their work professionally photographed by an experienced fashion photographer. Students have 24/7 access to our online portal and can discuss their progress weekly with scheduled correspondence with our experienced trainers. Submitting your work for review and appraisal couldn’t be easier as students have the ability to upload and download both videos and photos from our portal.

The Blended Diploma Course allows students gain professional makeup artistry skills for work within bridal, film, fashion, cosmetics and photographic industries.

Advanced special effects subjects, such as life casting are not offered in the Blended Diploma. However, students who wish to advance their skills may wish to undertake further studies on campus such as our Visual Arts Diploma or specialty workshops. The Blended Diploma provides the perfect base to build a career as a professional makeup artist or as a pathway into advanced and specialty courses.

Graduating from HUXLEY is a prestigious achievement recognised by industry professionals and employers for producing future makeup leaders. Successfully graduated students will gain both their Diploma Certificate and their official educational transcript of completed units of competency.


  • A beginner makeup kit is required for the course, which is $2000 . The kit contains products required to practice and for the block workshop dates. Student will also require access to the internet, a computer, and smart phone


  • CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
  • CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
  • CUAMUP401 Design, apply and remove make-up
  • CUAMUP503 Design and apply special make-up effects
  • CUAMUP402 Maintain make-up and hair continuity
  • CUAMUP403 Style hair for performances or productions
  • CUAMUP502 Design and apply specialised make-up
  • BSBMKG527 Plan social media engagement
  • BSBMKG413 Promote products and services
  • BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
  • CUAMUP404 Style wigs and hairpieces for performances or productions
  • BSBDES501 Implement design solutions
  • BSBMKG403 Analyse market data
  • CUAIND401 Extend Expertise in a Specialist Flied
  • CUAPPR405 Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
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Australia’s most comprehensive
professional makeup artistry course.



Tuition Fees – $18,500
Admin Fee – $250
Kit – $2000


Upfront Payment

This is the total cost of the course. The kit payment is separate from this.


This is a study now pay later personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access ($15,200) of capped funding to help pay for their studies. The remaining tuition fee must be paid in full, or via a payment plan if eligible.
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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan. This payment plan must be paid off in full by the end of studies. Payment plans differ between students, depending on when they enrol for the course. Completion dates may vary.
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you’ve gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you’re qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

For more information, please call 5535 6074.



All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE/ HUXLEY policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice.


Similarly to our On Campus Diploma, students enrolling in all units can complete this program in 6 - 9months.

The Online component requires subjects and assessments to be submitted through the student portal. Following our guide, students will create multiple looks and practice techniques required to become a profressional makeup artist. In class work shops will be undertaken during block training days. These classes are offered at varrious campuses on selected dates. Students must RSVP to selected venues and dates. Completing both the online and workshop classes is required to complete the course. (See block learning example schedule)



Workshop and work experience placement may be on location or outside of your regular class times

Online Study Mode

No previous makeup experience is required, however, students must demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm for makeup and the makeup industry.

Entry into this program will include completing the Huxley School of Makeup application form, followed by an interview at the Huxley School of Makeup. Students must bring the following to the interview-

– Identification (passport or drivers license)
– Year 12 Certificate, or Certificate IV or above qualification (if applicable)
– Any previous examples of your makeup (where applicable)


– Makeup kit

– Access to a computer



Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying with us, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.