On Campus Highschool Student Course

SHB20121 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics / SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-up

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Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics (SHB20121) & Certificate III in Make-up (SHB30221)

dual certificate

In partnership with TAFE Queensland (0275) graduating students will receive a national qualification.

In partnership with TAFE Queensland (0275), HUXLEY is offering a SHB20121 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics / SHB30221 Certification III in Make-up. Our school program is open to students in years 10 and 11. Successful completion of the dual award will allow you to expand your horizon of employment opportunities well before graduating school. Join us one day a week while you are studying at high school. 

This course is a great way to kick-start your career pathway early and dip your hands into what the makeup and retail cosmetics industries have to offer. Get an understanding of both practical skill-based and knowledge-based learning modules, designed to introduce you to the topics with ease.

This dual qualification is a great pathway to advance your skills before undertaking the HUXLEY Diploma course, where you will polish your skills, professional practices, and be exposed to work experience opportunities to prepare you for career growth. The Diploma also offers more advance beauty and special effects makeup blocks, as well as the opportunity to develop a professional portfolio.

You may be suited to this course if you are:

  • A student enrolled in Year 10 at an Australian high-school.
  • A student enrolled in Year 11 at an Australian high-school.

Eligible students who successfully complete this course can apply for RPL at the discretion of the course convener. Highschool can be eligible for our Diploma Course without previously completing a Certificate III. Please contact our team for more information.

Completing this course successfully will allow you to earn up to 8 QCE Points.

Points calculated as per Section 2.3 Additional VET QCE Credit Rules, in the QCE & QCIA handbook. For further information visit here.

BSBSUS211  |  Participate in sustainable work practices 

SHBBCCS004  |  Demonstrate retail skin care products

SHBBCCS005  |  Advise on beauty products and services

SHBBINF002  |  Maintain infection control standards 

SHBBMUP009  |  Design and apply make-up

SHBBMUP010  | Design and apply make-up for photography

SHBBMUP011  |  Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up

SHBBMUP012  |  Apply airbrushed make-up

SHBBMUP013  |  Design and apply creative make-up

SHBBMUP014  |  Work collaboratively on make-up productions

SHBBRES003  |  Research and apply beauty industry information

SHBXCCS007  |  Conduct salon financial transactions

SHBXCCS008  |  Provide salon services to clients

SHBXIND003  |  Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

SHBXIND005  |  Communicate as part of a salon team

SHBXWHS003  |  Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

SIRRINV001  |  Receive and handle retail stock

SIRXIND003  |  Organise personal work requirements

SIRXOSM002  |  Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms

SIRXOSM003  |  Use social media and online tools

 

Students must be enrolled in a Queensland school.

This qualification is open to all experience levels, from a total newbie to someone that has a deeper understanding of makeup. During the application process students must demonstrate passion, drive and determination to be a successful candidate.

More specific enrolment information will be provided upon application as this is assessed on each individual students circumstance. T&Cs Apply.

DURATION: 18 Months (on-campus for 1 day/week during the school calendar)

STUDY MODE: On-Campus & Face-to-Face

With only one day commitment during the school week, the SHB20121 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics / SHB30221 Certification III in Make-up allows students to graduate with a nationally recognised award. The modules in the program are completed face-to-face at the studio, guided by one of our experience HUXLEY trainers.

These students are immersed in the same environment as HUXLEY trainers, students enrolled in other courses, and other industry professionals using the studio. So you will constantly be surrounded by opportunities while studying with HUXLEY. 

COURSE FEE: For more information regarding this program please refer to the TAFE Queensland website. Eligibility requirements apply and Full Fee for Service charged will apply to non-eligible students. 

 

Training Material Costs

 

MAKEUP KIT$1300* Includes everything you need! (If you pay the kit upfront there are no additional costs. If you go on a payment plan for your kit a $250 admin fee will incur).

 

HUXLEY SHIRT: $35 – $45

At HUXLEY our goal is to create equal opportunity for all prospective students. Every effort has been made to ensure the information provided on this website is true and accurate at the time it was published. For more information regarding what your fees and your journey at HUXLEY will look like, contact one of our friendly team members!

*This price has been revised as of May 2023. The price for this course and the kit may be subject to change.

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HUXLEY is extremely well-connected to the Film & TV industry as our students have continually demonstrated fantastic work ethics and are always welcomed back. Half of our trainers and past students are also actively working on-set too, so we are always keeping up with the latest training and trends. As a HUXLEY student, you will get real-world experience and be offered opportunities to work on the latest unreleased productions; an irreplaceable addition to your resume. 

Gold Coast has a booming film industry with a new studio opening in 2023 as well as the iconic Village Roadshow Studios where Aquaman and Thor were filmed (of course our students were there!). On almost all productions, you can expect to be well looked after and food catered to you. Non-disclosure agreement (NDA) documents will need to be signed, and you will get contracted work periods or consistent hours. 

You must have the knowledge to understand the difference between working in the snow, sun, and water, whatever it may be the makeup team need to use the correct products and process for the makeup to stay. Sunscreen is a huge factor, remember that. Learning how to keep the cast camera ready and maintain sunscreen.

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The bridal industry is HUGE, so there is a consistent demand for makeup artists and hair stylists. Some weddings exceed $10k in payment for the bridal party’s makeup and hair!

Your makeup brushes must be cleaned between use on each individual at the bridal party. Your kit must be easy to pack up and unpack from your car, and also needs to be ready for everything and anything. Some artists even do a trial, this way your client knows what to expect so there is less pressure and stress on the big day. 

You can work with an assistant, or a team, or go solo and complete the bride and bridesmaid’s makeup and hair. We highly recommend that you complete the hair course as it is easy for your client to hire one person for both jobs. Remember to look presentable so you don’t ruin their photos!

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Can you imagine yourself working in fashion, commercial, or media productions?

In our Diploma course, we often offer a unit for bridal where we collaborate with companies that provide us with dresses, suits, jewellery, intimates, and accessories. You will also be exposed to an abundance of work experience which often feature local fashion projects and startup looking for makeup assistants.

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If you like gore, horror, sci-fi, a little patience, and a keen eye for detail, a Special Effects Makeup career is just for you!

HUXLEY offer a full special effects block taught by SFX master Rick Connelly. Rick is one of the highest-regarded artists and has worked on films such as the Matrix series, Wolverine, Wolf Creek, and Moulin Rouge. He is still active in the industry so is always up to date with the latest industry expectations, best-preparing students for the real world.

In the Diploma course, you will get your hands dirty through sculpting and prepping scars, wounds, cuts, bruises, and also creating your very own zombie and alien character.

Recommend for you: Diploma of Screen & Media Specialist Makeup Services & 1-on-1 Workshop Course Special Effects Units (unaccredited)

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Would you call yourself a leader and an all-round boss *insert word for female dog*?

To start your own brand and/or product you need drive, passion, and coffee. All jokes aside, this is a very rewarding career pathway that will be like raising and nurturing a child. 

The HUXLEY Diploma course will provide you with foundational business acumen and skills that can help you startup and grow your own business. We also offer private workshops to excel your business skills.

Recommend for you: Diploma of Screen & Media Specialist Makeup Services, Professional Hairstyling Course & Private Business Mentorship Workshops (unaccredited) 

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Artists often work behind the scenes assisting in the lead-up to the show, and during the show. Some of the skills required involved include the ability to assist with quick changes and an understanding of continuity. Artists will also take precautions in regard to the health and safety of the cast and must follow a process for the application or removal of makeup and wigs. You might already picture yourself in the makeup, hair and wigs styling, or performative department, and HUXLEY’s courses will best prepare you for a role in this industry. 

Our past students got the opportunity to work on some exciting shows such as Priscilla, Queen of the Desert The Musical, which was showcased at The Star Casino on the Gold Coast. Across Australia, there are performing arts centres that encourage an abundance of work for young creatives. 

There are many venues that host theatre performances such as HOTA, QPAC, Her Majesty Theatre, Sydney Opera House, and Athenaeum Theatre, to name a few. Touring companies can also employ you for interstate or international positions. This often includes travel costs, accommodation, and special allowances – How cool!

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Become unstoppable as a content creator. Earn income from brand collaborations, manage your social media, and understand how to market yourself. Anyone can become an influencer or content creator, you just have to find a niche and consistency is key.

One of our past students Ash Major, now thrives off of her presence online since going viral. Ash has collaborated with major brands such as Fenty Beauty and Sephora. 

Growing by the week, this type of career pathway is accessible to young creatives, especially if you have the skills and knowledge we teach at HUXLEY. We go over everything business, lighting, social media, marketing, how to create reels, making posts engaging, editing, copywriting; literally EVERYTHING.

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Want to make a cool character like Thing (the hand) from the Addams Family?

HUXLEY offer a full special effects block taught by SFX master Rick Connelly. Rick is one of the highest-regarded artists and has worked on films such as the Matrix series, Wolverine, Wolf Creek, and Moulin Rouge. He is still active in the industry so is always up to date with the latest industry expectations, best-preparing students for the real world.

In the Diploma course, you will get your hands dirty through sculpting and prepping scars, wounds, cuts, bruises, and also creating your very own zombie and alien character. We also offer workshops to teach you how to sculpt like a professional!

Recommend for you: Diploma of Screen & Media Specialist Makeup Services & 1-on-1 workshop with SFX HUXLEY Master

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Where would be without our makeup, lash, brow, skin, nail, and cosmetics queens.

Beauty services is an industry that will NEVER die. You often will work in a salon with other professionals that offer complementary services, however many artists are now choosing to rent a chair at shared spaces such as Hair Skin Nail to reduce overhead costs.

Recommend for you: Diploma of Screen & Media Specialist Makeup Services, Professional Hairstyling Course & Ask us about a Beauty Service Workshop as we host them with professionals during the year.

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You need confidence, time management, and a day-to-day work-orientated mindset before you consider freelancing as a career.

You will wear about five to ten hats as a freelancer, including the service provider, boss, accounts manager, customer service, human resource, legal advisor, creative director, content creator, cleaner, and we could go on…

The Diploma that we offer at HUXLEY has a whole unit based on providing freelance services and how to use social media the right way. We discuss everything from how to manage yourself and your business, to capturing and writing good content, to creating professional invoices.

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The possibilities of taking the pathway of Fine Art are ENDLESS. Whether it is body art, performative art, sculpting prosthetics, installations, photography, illustration, painting, or whatever it may be, HUXLEY’s practical assessments allow you to practice foundational skills that get your creative juices flowing.

Each look you design at HUXLEY will be based on a concept or topic. This means you will develop a story and meaning behind your intention to get to the final outcome. As a creative, you will be subjective of “good” and “bad” art, however, do not let what one person says dictate what you love and are passionate about. We continuously encourage students to push their boundaries and test different mediums to produce beautiful designs; our Instagram is a great depiction of this.

In our HUXLEY diploma course, we cover units in beauty and prosthetics, body art, and also provide guidance for freelance services. You will experiment with foundational skills, graduate with a professional visual portfolio, and be able to start your business successfully.

Recommend for you: Diploma of Screen & Media Specialist Makeup Services & Professional Hairstyling Course

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The community of drag is stronger than ever before. This is an exceptional opportunity for those that like to entertain, get into character through makeup and hair, dance, have unmatched lyrical memory, and do not take things too seriously.

Many of our pasts students have grown into successful queens performing at venues such as Fluffy Nights in Brisbane’s Cloudland, Pink Flamingo, Chameleon Bar, Miami Marketta, and other venues across South-East Queensland.

As you werk, sweat, and slay, you need to consider the products you are using, how to achieve your look, style hair and wigs, and also have a sense of fashion as you dress from head to toe. All of this is covered in our drag unit included in the Diploma course!

Recommend for you: Diploma of Screen & Media Specialist Makeup Services, Professional Hairstyling Course1-on-1 Colour matching and product knowledge session to best prepare you

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Want an industry that is always in demand? This one is for you!

Think hair and makeup for brand collaborations, campaign productions, corporate head shots, media appearances, photoshoots and videos as well as television commercials or productions.

In our Diploma course you will be exposed to the behind the scenes of what goes into commercial projects and also during your photoshoots and on work experience you will learn invaluable skills you will continue to use in your career.

Recommend for you: Diploma of Screen & Media Specialist Makeup Services & Professional Hairstyling Course 

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Ever thought of creating your own product line in makeup, haircare, or skincare?

The knowledge you gain by studying the Diploma course with HUXLEY will set up foundational skills (no pun intended) to understand how makeup, hair, and skin products apply differently. There are many variable to consider such as skin type, skin texture, brush bristles, wet brush, blending motion, product ingredients, the weather temperature; all these factors are just some that contribute to thoughtful and successful cosmetic manufacturing. 

Recommend for you: Diploma of Screen & Media Specialist Makeup Services & our NEW Certificate II Retail Cosmetics & III in Makeup.

Call us for more information on the Certificate course.

FUN FACT !

All the photos on our website were created in class at HUXLEY!
Pretty incredible considering many of our students start with little to no experience.

you are NOT A NUMBER to us!

The entire team at HUXLEY genuinely cares about each and every student. As for HUXLEY trainers, they are extremely skilled and experienced, and you can trust they will help you maximise your educational outcomes!

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SHB20121 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics / SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-up

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