SACE Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics



This course program has been designed specifically for participants who are currently completing Secondary High School.

Participants will gain the practical skills and knowledge required to work as Retail Cosmetics Consultant/Sales Person in either a Department Store, Makeup Boutique, Pharmacy or Salon.

Work placement is provided in the Media Makeup Retail Store and Student Salon located at the Academy. This is a compulsory requirement of the qualification for learners to gain the relevant industry experience. Participants will be required to complete approximately 30 hours of work placement demonstrating their practical skills and knowledge on “clients and customers”. Work placement will be completed throughout the duration of the course and has been factored into the delivery timetable**

* the indicated Sace Credits are an estimation based on successful completion of all units within this program.

** where students are unable to achieve the requirements of their work placement within the allocated timeframe, they may be required to complete services outside of normal class time.

Course Intake

2024 Course Programs

Month July

Fridays (3 Terms)

Times 9.00am – 3.00pm
Commences 26/07/2024

Mode of Delivery

Our programs are delivered face to face at the Media Makeup Academy. This program has a strong focus on practical application, where students will learn within a simulated workplace environment. Throughout the program, students will work with our highly skilled trainers to observe trainer demonstrations, practice their skills and receive one on one feedback, gather hints and tips about working in the industry, and reviewing the latest trends.

Class Sizes

The maximum number of students is 20. This is to ensure each student receives individual guidance throughout the course program.


  • Product Knowledge
  • Skin Types & Conditions
  • Skincare & Makeup Preparation
  • Customers Services & Makeup Consultation
  • Working in Retail Environment & Selling techniques
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Work Heath Safety & Professional Hygiene
  • Sketching & Face Chart Design
  • Makeup Application Techniques
  • Remedial Makeup / Camouflage
  • Using Social Media within industry
  • Retail Work Placement
  • Salon Work Placement

Units of Competency

Core Units

  • SHBBCCS004 Demonstrate retail skin care products
  • SHBBCCS005 Advise on beauty products and services
  • SHBBMUP009 Design and apply make-up
  • SHBXCCS007 Conduct salon financial transactions
  • 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
  • SIRXIND003 Organise personal work requirements
  • SIRXOSM002 Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms

Elective Units

  • SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards
  • SHBBMUP011 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
  • SIRXOSM003 Use social media and online tools
  • SHBBRES003 Research and apply beauty industry information 
  • SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock
  • SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer 


Applicants must be in at least year 11 unless undertaking a school based traineeship.



Incidental Expenses

Makeup Brushes & Starter Makeup Kit

Total – $500.00

Students to supply their own stationery, two hand towels, a lap top or tablet.

Course Fees

Course Fee: $500.00 (VETRO COURSE) 

*Subsidised Course Fee, for eligible students

Please discuss and apply with your VET Coordinator at your school


RTO Number: 2316