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Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

Course Information

  • Program Code
  • Cricos Code
  • Study Mode
    Face to Face
  • Course Duration
    36 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

Entry Requirements for International students
International Students Entry requirements:
1. All students must be 18 years of age or over at the time of applying for admission at Accend Education Group.
2. Entry into this course requires IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent in line with DHA regulations. 
3. Entry into this course requires successful completion of an Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent. However, selection is not based purely on academic performance. Relevant work experience, work samples and other documentation submitted will also be considered or mature age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience within their chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet the course requirements. A minimum of 5 years’ experience would normally be expected however each case will be reviewed individually with their relevant work experience evidence provided.
4.  Where applicable; (E.g. an applicant who has recently arrived in Australia and has completed their schooling in a language other than English) their literacy and numeracy will be screened prior to a student being enrolled into the course. 
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In SHB20121 - Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics.

Students must complete, a total number of 15 Units consisting of

  • 10 core unit 
  • 5 elective units

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

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:

  • SHB30121 Certificate III in Beauty Services 
  • SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-Up
  • SHB30321 Certificate III in Nail Technology

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Related Courses

  • Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

  • Certificate III in Make-Up

    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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