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Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

Course Information

  • Program Code
  • Cricos Code
  • Study Mode
    Blended Learning
  • Course Duration
    30 Weeks


Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics is a great introduction for those who want to work in the beauty industry or become a makeup artist. This qualification also provides a pathway to work as a retail sales consultant in any business that sells beauty or cosmentic products and services. This can include beauty and hairdressing salons, retail outlets and department stores.

  • Advise clients on beauty products and services
  • Design and apply makeup
  • Recommend and sell retail products
  • Photographic makeup 
  • Salon training 
  • Produce visual merchandising displays
  • Provide head, neck and shoulder massages
  • Contribute to health and safety
  • Environmental sustainability

Entry Requirements

Domestic students (DS) seeking to enrol in the program must:

  • Demonstrate their competence in language, literacy and numeracy levels when enrolling into the course. A pre-training review of an applicant’s language, literacy and numeracy skills during the application process will be conducted including one-on-one interviews
  • Domestic students under 18 years of age MUST provide written evidence of exemption from their school or the regional director at the Department of Education & Training
Entry Requirements for International students

International Students studying in Australia on a student visa (IS) seeking to enrol in the program must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Successful completion of a Pre-training review with Accend Education Group
  • English proficiency levels of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent or completion of a Literacy, Language and Numeracy (LLN) assessment
  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent


Students have access to a fully equipped salon services environment (simulated) for practical demonstration and observations of all appropriate units throughout the course. Practical tasks will be set for each student that relate to the course structure.

ACCEND has the Hair and Beauty services open to public, where students are able to maintain their skills required to successfully complete this qualification. An assortment of assessment methods structures this qualification including Practical Observation, Written Assessment, Project and observations while student is attending to an actual client in the salon. 

All practical demonstrations will be observed by an ACCEND Trainer/Assessor.

In meeting their obligations to train a trainee, our ACCEND will ensure that:

  • The student has access to the full range of settings/experiences required to develop competencies in all aspects of beauty services
  • The student has access to the full range of tools and equipment commonly used by workers employed in hair and beauty industry
  • The student will be instructed and supervised by a suitably qualified and experienced person.

Employment Outcomes / Pathways

  • Retail cosmetic assistant 
  • Makeup artist
  • Salon assistant

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:

  • SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services 
  • SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up
  • SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology

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Related Courses

  • Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

  • Certificate III in Make-Up

    Domestic Student Fees
    ItemFee for Service  
    Tuition Fee payable by student (Per Hour) $9.40    
    Course Duration 425 Hours
    Tuition Fee Payable by Student (A) 425 x $9.40 = $3,995.00    
    Materials / Resources (B) $750.00    
    Uniform (C) $100.00    
    Total Course Fee Payable by Student (A+B+C) $4,845.00    
    International Fees
    Tuition Fee 5,824.00
    Learning Resources, Materials & Kits 630.00
    Admission Fee 250.00
    Total Course Fee 6,704.00
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