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CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media

Step outside of the box and live life a little less ordinary.

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media

Step outside of the box and live life a little less ordinary.

Playing a critical role in the film, television and theatre industries, a make-up artist uses a range of media applied to the skin and hair to transform an everyday look into a range of different looks. On a film set or backstage at a theatre production, make-up artists are often involved in conceptualising the appearance of characters through to physically applying the make-up necessary to bring them to life.

TrainSmart Australia’s CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media course has the best reputation in Perth, and has been helping students make their way into the exciting world of make-up for a number of years by offering guaranteed work experience in the industry.

In this makeup course, aspiring make-up artists will be taught the full range of these skills, including fashion make-up, hair styling, special effects, camouflage, air-brushing and much more. This highly practical and hands-on course gives students the opportunity to apply the techniques they learn using real people as their canvas. Working from a dedicated campus in the heart of Perth’s CBD, students are taught by our highly experienced, award-winning trainers who also work professionally in the make-up industry themselves.


Perth Campus

Delivery method

Face to Face

Pre Requisite(s)


course duration

12 months - 2 days a week

course cost


course start date


This make-up course in the heart of the Perth CBD is for you if you want to become a specialised make-up artist, and learn from our award winning trainers how to transform individuals and performers into a range of different characters.

This course is a must for those serious about pursuing a career in make-up. You’ll learn everything you’ll need to kickstart your career in this glamorous, fast-paced industry, including:

  • Styling wigs and hairpieces;
  • Applying specialist make-up for photographic, theatre, period, special effects, film, television and fashion;
  • Working with silicone and latex to create unusual and stunning effects within the entertainment industry; and
  • Gaining practical, real-world experience with highly accomplished theatre groups, using make-up to help bring their characters to life.

The CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media is a nationally recognised qualification.

You will be taught by fully qualified and trained theatrical make-up artist trainers who have more than 25 years combined experience in this area – one who counts Hollywood productions among her credits.

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.

The course is offered on campus in the heart of Perth’s CBD for 2 days a week for 12 months.

TrainSmart Australia will assess a student’s ‘academic suitability’ to ensure the student has the best chance of success. This is determined by either:

  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of an Australian year 12 certificate; or,
  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of a Certificate IV qualification (or above) that can be verified or,
  • The student completing the Core Skills Profile for Adults online assessment passing at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy.

*Note: You do not need an artistic background to enrol OR to excel. The purpose of study is to refine and develop skills, and our friendly, passionate trainers will be with you every step of the way to help you achieve your goals.

On completion of the Screen and Media qualification, you’ll be qualified to work as a make-up artist in a number of different fields and media. These include television, theatre, fashion, film, print, magazines, red carpet and celebrity work, events and many more. You could be employed in a range of businesses, or work on a freelance basis.

Remuneration varies for make-up artists, with highly experienced make-up artists often able to earn more. As such, your earning potential will generally increase as you develop your skills and build your experience. Generally speaking, you can expect to earn $450 – $2000/day working on high-profile movies, or $90 – $200/hr providing make-up for photoshoots, school balls, weddings and other events.

Payment options & subsidies

The maximum tuition fee for this course is $15,225. Your fee payment options are:

Up front payment

VET Student Loans – Australian government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later.
Interest free payment plan – No deposit, no interest payment plans.
Study Loans – Flexible loan with payment options for up to 48 months.

Are you ready to start your new career with a CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media? Contact us today and speak with one of our friendly Career Advisors!

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