Retail Cosmetics

SHB20121 – Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

The VCE VET Retail Cosmetics program provides the skills and knowledge for graduates to undertake roles as make-up artists designing and applying make-up across the beauty, fashion, media and entertainment industries. Skills are developed for work in make-up studios, retail cosmetic counters, fashion and media sets, and photography studios.

This program provides students with the skills and knowledge to work as a beautician, providing a range of beauty services including nail, lash and brow, and basic make-up services. Students will develop a range of technical and customer service skills where discretion and judgement is required, including client consultation on beauty products and services.

This program provides a pathway to work as a retail sales consultant in beauty or cosmetic products and services, including beauty and hairdressing salons, retail outlets and department stores.

Course Proposed Delivery Plan

Year 1

SHBXWHS003 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards
SHBBCCS004 Demonstrate retail skin care products
SIRXIND003 Organise personal work requirements
SHBXCCS007 Conduct salon financial transactions
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock
SHBXIND005 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBBMUP009 Design and apply make-up

Year 2

SHBBCCS005 Advise on beauty products and services
SHBBRES003 Research and apply beauty industry information
SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays
SHBXIND003 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SIRXOSM002 Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
SHBBMUP008 Apply eyelash extensions
SHBBFAS004 Provide lash and brow services

Career Pathways

Retail cosmetics assistant
Retail sales consultant
Make-up artist

Further Education Pathways

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


Year 1 Classes are conducted Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Year 2 Classes are conducted Wednesday or Thursday

Assessment Methods

Written Questions
Practical Assessments

Dress code

Students are required to wear the business uniform supplied to them.

Course information is subject to change according to Training Package and or Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) updates.

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