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Do you spend hours in the make-up section of your favourite department store or pharmacy? Love cosmetics, pampering and all things beauty? This course will provide you with the qualification to become a product demonstrator or retail assistant, who is able to provide make-up and skin care advice. A perfect stand-alone course, or a fun and informative first step towards your beauty career! Course details

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Workplace/TAFE: up to 1 year

Course details

1300 914 754

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Unique Student Identifier (USI) - Student Information

From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking a nationally recognised program at TAFE Queensland you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learn all about the USI and how to get your USI for your study.

Key dates

Workplace Any time Workplace/TAFE

Entry requirements

Students must be employed as an apprentice or trainee and have a signed Registered Training Contract, stating TAFE Queensland South West is the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).

The Queensland Government's Apprenticeships Info website provides information about apprenticeships and traineeships (including school-based) in Queensland.

For further information about probationary periods for this trade qualification, visit Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS).


Delivered in workplaces throughout Queensland

Resources required

  • closed-in shoes
  • personal stationery (pens and paper)

You will also require access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland locations.


The nominal term for full-time trainees is 12 months (part-time options may be negotiated). Delivery of this program is a combination of workplace training and block delivery at TAFE. Delivery at TAFE consists of face-to-face classes after being released from the workplace by your employer. Blocks are generally 2 days in duration and run from 9am to 5pm. Full-time trainees will generally attend 1 block during their traineeship.
The duration of your attendance will vary depending on the stage and the units of competency specified in your individual training plan.


The achievement of this qualification requires you to successfully complete 15 units in total, including 10 core units and 5 elective units.

SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services Core
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up Core
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions Core
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment Core
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team Core
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others Core
SIRXIND003 Organise personal work requirements Core
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer Core
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services Core
SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays Core
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services Elective
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services Elective
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicare services Elective
SHBBBOS001 Apply cosmetic tanning products Elective
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions Elective
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock Elective
SHBBSKS001 Pierce ear lobes Elective
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information Mandatory
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Mandatory
ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement Mandatory


The elective units available may vary between locations, delivery modes and intakes.

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland South West has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 914 754. We're here to help.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship, please give us a call.


SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland South West to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO), then contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract.

If you aren't employed yet, contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 1300 914 754 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

For information about your rights and responsibilities as a student, check out the student handbook and refund policy


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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 2 August 2017

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