Certificate II in Retail Make-up and Skin Care

cert II retail makeup skincare
Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Creation
Hairdressing & Beauty
Course Location
Course Duration
Full Time: 6 months
Part Time: 10 months
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Study Modes
On Campus; Part Time (Day); Full time (day)
Starting Date
Full Time:
  • February 2014

Ongoing enrolment options

Part Time:
  • February 2014

Ongoing enrolment options

9.00am - 3.30pm

Industry Programs
Phone: (03) 5120 4542
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: industryprograms@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

This course is suitable for both school leavers and candidates wanting a career change.

Certificate II in Retail Make-up and Skin Care has been designed as a standard entry level qualification for the Beauty Industry.

The role of the person achieving this qualification is to perform certain services under supervision, involving known routines and procedures.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are competent in communicating in the workplace, interacting with customers, demonstrating and selling make-up and retail skincare products, designing and applying make-up and performing routine salon or store functions.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Retail Make-up and Skin Care.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Entry level Beauty Salon Assistant
  • Beauty Consultant
  • Make-up Artist
  • Sales Representative

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be a minimum of 15 years of age.
Year 10 pass is preferred.
All applicants will be required to attend an interview process.

Mature age applicants are welcome

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


A range of assessment methods will be used, including practical demonstrations, problem solving, documents/folio, oral presentations, projects, group discussions, work placement and written/practical assessments.

Opportunities For Further Study

  • Certificate II in Nail Technology
  • Certificate III in Beauty Services
  • Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • Diploma of Salon Management
  • Vocational Graduate Certificate in Intense Pulsed Light and Laser Hair Reduction

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code
Unit Name
Core Units

Demonstrate retail skin care products
Conduct financial transactions
Organise and maintain work areas
Communicate in the workplace
Design and apply make-up
Work effectively in a retail environment    
Merchandise products
Apply safe working practices    
Recommend hair, beauty and cosmetic products and services
Sell products and services

Elective Units
*A selection of 5 elective units are to be undertaken.  Please contact us for further information.