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SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics


If you know, you know. Makeup is an obsession.

Enrolling now!

Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

Enrolling: Wednesdays

19th of June 2019

Make-up is a superpower that can transform someone into a new version of themselves. Paired with passion, skill and creativity, makeup is an art that can easily become a career. The SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics will teach you how.

What kind of people enjoy this course?

First up, anybody can enjoy this course. It is delivered in such a fun, dynamic learning environment by experienced trainers who LOVE and live what they teach, and the units are all exciting with real-world applications. But, there are some people who might especially enjoy this course.

So, if you:

  • Love makeup;
  • Enjoy helping people look their absolute BEST;
  • Want to work in an exciting, trend-setting industry;
  • Have thought about starting your own makeup business;
  • Aren’t quite ready to commit to our advanced makeup course;

… then the SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics might just be the right course for you!

That’s your call! You’re in the driver’s seat here. At TrainSmart Australia, we really just want to see our students achieving their dreams – and that’s why we offer high quality, consistently updated training courses. We want to help you get to where you want to be. And let’s be real – a career in makeup would be a pretty great place to be.

The minimum duration of this course is 12 weeks. Good things happen in 12 week periods – and at the end of this course, you could be a government accredited, nationally recognised makeup artist. Ready to pounce into the world, book clients, and unleash your makeup magic.

  • How to advise clients on beauty products and services
  • Techniques for designing and applying makeup for photoshoots
  • How to use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
  • The correct way to receive and handle retail stock
  • How to produce effective, visually enticing merchandise displays
  • How to sell products to a retail customer
  • And more! See the specific units for this course below.

The SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics is a nationally recognised qualification.

The course is offered on campus in the heart of Perth’s CBD for 1 day OR 2 evenings a week for 12 weeks. You will be taught by fully qualified and trained retail make-up artist trainers who have more than 20 years combined experience in this area.

In preparation for industry, your learning will be primarily comprised of practical, hands-on work in the classroom. You will also undertake some practical theory assignments online, and receive training and assessor support throughout your studies.

This qualification is suited to learners who possess a sufficient grasp of the English language, adequate levels of numeracy, and who have an appropriate attitude and the motivation needed to enable them to undertake the demands of a Certificate II level qualification.

As part of the enrolment process, TrainSmart Australia have guidelines that help us assess whether this course will be suitable for you. These include:

  • A face-to-face evaluation session with one of our friendly career advisors on our Perth campus (this is a must!);
  • During this session, TSA’s career advisors reference the career counselling and/or Capacity of Benefit notes to summarise their thoughts on whether to proceed with enrolment or not, based on the interview/conversation. This is then retained in the learner record file;
  • In addition, TSA must reasonably believe the learner is academically suited to undertake the course e.g. employment history and/or prior education/qualifications.

When you graduate this course, you’ll be able to work for any business that sells beauty or cosmetic products and services – or you might choose to blaze your own trail and work as a freelancer. Some of the job areas you might wish to explore may include:

  • Beauty salons
  • Hairdressing salons
  • Freelance (e.g. makeup artist)
  • Retail outlets (e.g. Mecca)
  • Department stores
  • And more!

If you are a permanent resident or an Australian citizen, the JOBS & SKILLS WA Government subsidised total course fees for the SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics are*:

  • With a concession card: $585.06
  • Without a concession card: $1,942.24

Keep in mind that this course is a 100% on campus class. You must reside in WA and be able to attend face-to-face classes in our Perth city campus.


24 month interest free payment plan

No deposit, no interest for pay for 24 months.

Study Loans – Flexible loan with payment options for up to 48 months.

Jobs and Skills WA (Perth only)– For citizens and residents of Western Australia, government subsidies may apply. For detailed information, please see our attached brochure.*

*You must meet eligibility criteria to qualify. Additional fees may apply such as student services and resource fees. Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. This is a Western Australian government program.


Contribute to health and safety of self and others


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Advise on beauty products and services


Recommend products and services


Sell to the retail customer


Research and apply beauty industry information


Design and apply make- up


Conduct salon financial transactions


Receive and handle retail stock


Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment


Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement


Produce visual merchandise displays


Organise personal work requirements


Communicate as part of a salon team


Design and Apply makeup for photography

Ready to begin your career in cosmetics? Apply now for the SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics!

Course Duration

12 weeks
1 day a week

Delivery Method

Face to Face
Perth Campus

Course Cost + Payment Options



24 Month Interest Free Payment
Up Front Payment


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