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SHB30221 VETDSS - Certificate III in Make-Up*


2 Years ½ Day/Week


Geelong CityWerribee






Partial completion

Entry requirements

  • Attending a secondary school
  • Literacy and numeracy level equivalent to the successful completion of Year 9

You will learn

  • How to prepare clients for services
  • Make-up design and application
  • Creative make-up techniques
  • Applying airbrushed make-up
  • Ethical and professional standards when using social media

Course outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will receive:

  • Recognition of up to two VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level, and a VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence.
  • ATAR contribution: if you receive a VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence you may be eligible for an increment towards your ATAR
  • A Statement of Attainment for the partial completion of Certificate III in Make-up

Dress code and course materials

Assessment is based on

  • Hands-on work    
  • Assignments
  • Online assessments and quizzes
  • Live model practices and assessments undertaken in The Studio Salon (you are expected to experience all treatments and to provide your own models for assessment)

      = Guaranteed Gordon pathway course

How to apply

You must first speak to your school about VETDSS before proceeding with the below application.

  1. View the application requirements to find out what documents you will need to complete your application or watch our how to apply video.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Applications & attendance

2024 VET Full Year
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 12 Mar 2024 
Class DayDelivered Geelong City Campus
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  
2024 VET Full Year
Werribee (area) 
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 12 Mar 2024 
Class DayDelivered The Grange P-12 College
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  


Unfortunately we cannot always guarantee you will secure a place in your selected course. We recommend you apply early.



Core Units Code Hours
Apply safe hygiene health and work practices SHBXWHS003 40
Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment SHBXIND003 45
Design and apply creative make-up SHBBMUP013 50
Design and apply make-up SHBBMUP009 45
Design and apply make-up for photography SHBBMUP010 30
Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms SIRXOSM002 50
Provide salon services to clients SHBXCCS008 30
Research and apply beauty industry information SHBBRES003 20
Elective Units Code Hours
Apply airbrushed make-up SHBBMUP012 30
Greet and prepare clients for salon services SHBXCCS009 10
Maintain infection control standards SHBBINF002 75
Provide lash and brow services SHBBFAS004 30
Sell to the retail customer SIRXSLS001 20


Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by the Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check


Date published: 20/11/2023 4:17:34 PM