Certificate II in
Retail Cosmetics

Course Costs: $4,500 Study Options: Flexible delivery, monthly intakes

SHB20116 – Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

For only $4,500 everything is included in this very competitive price.

The Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics is the entry level qualification to the makeup and beauty industry. You will learn a range of skills to begin a career within the dynamic beauty retail environment.

Learn skills such as makeup, eyelash extensions, brow waxing and lash and brow tinting. You will also learn valuable subjects like social media engagement and visual merchandising.

This course has been designed for those wanting to develop the skills and knowledge to sell, demonstrate and apply cosmetic products to an industry standard.

Come along and meet the team at either of our open days or book a private tour. If a personalised tour is your preference we can arrange a time that fits in with your availability.

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Intake Dates, Flexible Delivery

Depending on your individual study pace, your course duration will be approximately 12 months. Please call our campus on 07 3891 5696 to discuss your individual time table.

Next intakes:

  • 01 March 2019
  • 01 April 2019
  • 01 May 2019
  • 01 June 2019

Start any time with our flexible delivery option. The flexible mode of delivery maximises practical skill development in an operational beauty salon. Students will attend the campus for practical workshops, which will include demonstrations by industry experts, hands on practical experience and undertaking the assessable practical observations. Students participate in online learning activities for the knowledge learning with the support of a trainer and assessor.

Kit & Course Inclusions

All learning materials and resources will be provided, this includes a uniform and a professional makeup brush kit.

What This Course Covers

Certificate II Retail Cosmetics includes core subjects that have been chosen to set students up for the practical skills required to work in the cosmetic counter environment. The subjects have been chosen to reflect industry standards and graduates are more employable with these valuable skills. The skills learnt during this course also ensure graduates have the opportunity to freelance in the beauty industry.

Core subjects:
Makeup application, lash extensions, retail selling, social media marketing, present merchandising and retail stock, lash and brow tinting, advise and recommend beauty products and services, team communication, brow shaping, organisational requirements for cosmetic counters, industry insights, face shape analysis, brow waxing.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. Minimum age requirement of 15 years of age.

Career Opportunities

The Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics is a gateway course into working in a vibrant exciting industry and will give you all the starting techniques and knowledge to proceed into the world of makeup artistry.

Successful completion of this course leads to exciting career possibilities in the makeup and cosmetic industry. Graduates from the Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics course are able to gain employment as;

  • Cosmetic advisor
  • Makeup artist
  • Eyelash extension technician
  • Brow specialist
  • Retail store or pharmacy cosmetic consultant
  • Salon assistant

Payment Options

Please visit our payment options page

QLD Certificate 3 Guarantee program

The Certificate III in Beauty Services is for students aiming to enter the beauty services industry and is funded by the Queensland Governments under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program available for eligible applicants.

You may receive a subsidy towards your certificate III qualification if you:

– Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
– Living in Queensland full time
– Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
– And don’t currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

Student eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee program will received funding of $2,432 as non-concessional student and you will pay a student co-contribution fee of only $2,068.

Students eligible for concessional funding will receive $3,040 and will pay a student co-contribution fee of only $1,460. You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

The student co-contribution fee can be paid directly to us using one of our weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment plan options. Our campus staff can talk you through the available options. Please refer to our course fee, withdrawal and refund policy in our policy section.

For more information visit:
Queensland Government Certificate 3 Guarantee
Certificate 3 Guarantee student fact sheet
Certificate 3 Guarantee disadvantaged learners fact sheet

QLD User Choice funding

If you are a trainee, we can work with you and your employer to develop a training plan, delivering and assessing  your skills and issue you with a statement of attainment and qualification. Eligable trainees have the opportunity to receive funding through the Queensland Government User Choice program.

For more information about the program, please visit the Queensland Government’s information page: User Choice Program

As a trainee, you may be eligible to receive $2,685 ($3,580 for priority groups) funding towards your tuition fees, whilst only paying your co-contribution fee of $656 directly to us. Please call us to discuss your unique situation and how we can assist you in your traineeship to get qualified and take advantage of the User Choice Program and related funding opportunities.

BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
SHBBCCS001 Advise on beauty products and services
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays
SIRXIND003 Organise personal work requirements
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock
ICTWEB201 Use Social Media tools for collaboration and engagement


There are currently no electives available.


Please note that Bellevue Beauty has the right to change or alter course hours and subject units without notice.

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