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  • SHB20116

Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

At a glance

At a glance

Embark upon a career in retail cosmetics with this entry-level qualification. Gain experience and skills that will help you forge a pathway as a retail sales consultant in the beauty industry.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Retail Cosmetic Assistant
COURSE OUTCOME

SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

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Course overview

Course overview

Establish the skills and experience you need to excel as a retail sale consultant in the beauty and cosmetic industry with this entry-level qualification. This course will give students a feel for what it will be like to work in cosmetics sales, providing hands-on lessons and tasks.

Demand for sales assistants is expected to grow, with over 50,000 new positions set to be available over the next five years. This course is designed to give you an edge in the market, setting you up with skills that elevate you above the competition.

Offering practical training that will provide you with a hands-on experience, our experienced educators will teach you how to design and apply make-up, offer advice on beauty products and services, and sell to the retail customer. You will also learn to communicate as part of a salon team and conduct salon financial transactions.

Successfully completing this qualification will give you a taste of what you can expect in the retail cosmetic industry while giving the skills you need to boost your employment opportunities.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
BSBSUS201
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBBMUP003
Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP001
Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBRES001
Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBBFAS001
Provide lash and brow services
Wide Bay Burnett / Sunshine Coast
SHBBRES001
Research and apply beauty industry information
SHBBMUP003
Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP001
Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBMUP004
Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBXCCS002
Provide salon services to clients
Gold Coast
SHBBMUP004
Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
SHBBMUP003
Design and apply make-up for photography
BSBSUS201
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBBRES001
Research and apply beauty industry information
SIRRINV001
Receive and handle retail stock
Other
SHBBNLS001
Provide manicure and pedicare services
SHBBHRS001
Provide waxing services
SHBHDES002
Braid hair

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Students must have basic literacy, numeracy and computer skills or equivalent to Year 10.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You are responsible for meeting the minimum standard of dress. This includes having access to and wearing a black shirt, black pants (no leggings or jeans), and enclosed shoes.

You may also be required to purchase TAFE Queensland branded uniform items. More details will be provided at enrolment or during orientation.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland