Certificate IV in Make-up

We are anticipating this course will be accredited by February 2017 as we are partnering with an existing RTO.

School students can participate in this course as part of their school timetable, and should be at least 15 years old.  No prior knowledge or experience is required.  Course Terms are within Queensland School Terms.

This is a detailed and comprehensive course tailored to those wishing to become a freelance make-up artist and work in all areas of make-up in the entertainment industry.


February 2017 to July 2017

Duration: 6 months

Type: full time

Days: 3 days per week


February 2017 to December 2017

Duration: 12 months

Type: part time

Days: 1 day and 1 night per week


 Course Cost: $7850
Administration Cost: $650

Additional costs include Make-up and Hair Kit,
Professional Brush Set and disposables
(Please see our SHOP)

Course includes a Professional photo shoot,
excursions and work experience

Expressions of Interest:

Expressions of interest are now being taken.  A deposit of $100 will secure your place in this course and is fully refundable.  Bookings are essential.

Course Information:

Learn how to prepare the skin, effectively remove and apply full make-ups for Film, Theatre, Television, Bridal, Editorial – Fashion Magazine, Glamour Photographic Studio, and Catwalk.

Hair styling for all aspects of your make-up and hair career are covered in our comprehensive hair units.

There are no special effects make-up units in this course.

Communication and sound business skills are an essential part of running your own small business and are covered comprehensively during this course.  Other units include camouflage make-up for tattoos and birth marks.

We do not require you to bring a model as you work on other course participants, however, in the event of an assessment you will be notified prior if a model is necessary.

Work Experience:

Students will be required to complete 50 additional work experience hours in the industry.  Some of these hours will be offered by Makeup Academy Noosa.

Make-up Kit Information:

Please note the Make-up Kit of your choice (Kit 1 or Kit 2), the Professional Brush Set of your choice (10 or 15 piece) and the Hair Kit are compulsory to purchase when studying at the Academy and are separate to the course and administration costs.  You will be required to bring your own disposables to each lesson.

Once you have received course confirmation, you will be required to pay a deposit for Administration Costs, Make-up Kit, Brush Set and Hair Kit total cost.  The balance of $7850 is due on or before the first day of your course unless you choose a payment plan. This deposit is non-refundable.  Fortnightly and Monthly payment plans are available.

Support Services:

Prior to commencement of our certificate courses, we assess and identify any support services necessary, to provide learners with every opportunity to complete their chosen qualification.

Confidence is gained in product knowledge through daily activities. Each lesson includes visuals, information, research, design and application.

Payment Plan Options:

Full time course
16 weeks

Fortnightly    $655.00
Monthly         $1309.00

Part time course
28 weeks

Fortnightly     $491.00
Monthly          $982.00

On completion of this course you will be a Freelance Make-up Artist.  This enables you to work in:






Beauty Salon

Cosmetic Sales Consultant

Personal Image Consultant

Glamour Photographic Studio

Editorial – Fashion Magazine

This course includes a total of 13 units of competency, 4 core units and 9 elective units as follows:

Core units Unit names
BSBCRT301A Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
CUFIND301A Work effectively in the screen and media industries
CUFMUP401A Design, apply and remove make-up
CUSOHS301A Follow occupational health and safety procedures
CUFMUP402A Maintain make-up and hair continuity
CUFMUP403A Style hair for performances or productions
CUFMUP404A Style wigs or hair pieces for performances or productions
BSBCRT402A Collaborate in a creative process
CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis
BSBCMM401A Make a presentation
BSBMKG414A Undertake marketing activities
BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information
CUFRES401A Conduct research
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