Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics


26 Weeks


On Campus


15 Units

Campus Location



SHB20121 – Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

Build a career that combines your love of make-up and flair for customer service. Learn in TAFE NSW beauty salons and graduate ready to find exciting work as a retail sales consultant in pharmacies, specialty make-up retailers and department stores.

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Entry Requirement

Age: Minimum 18 Years.
English: Year 10 or equivalent; or
Minimum 1-year work experience communicating in English.
LLN: Completion of LLN Assessment at Level 2 of Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).
Academic requirements: Year 10 or equivalent

Course Duration

This course is delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting, as well as through structured self- study.


Delivery Mode

Training is delivered in a blended mode including mixed mode, scheduled face-to-face learning in class and online learning activities.

Location of Course

The course is delivered at:

  • Levels 1B/C and 3C, 40 Raymond Street Bankstown NSW 2200

You can apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available at
If you are granted course credit, this will affect your course fees as well as the duration of your course. We will advise you in writing of changes to fees or course duration as a result of the credit. You will also be issued with a new Confirmation of Enrolment. For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.


The costs for this course are as follows: 

Enrollment and Materials Fees AUD $250
Tuition Fees AUD $4,500 (for Domestic Students)
Non-tuition fees May apply and can be found in our International Student Handbook.
Course Structure

Core Units:

SHBXWHS003 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

SHBBCCS005 Advise on beauty products and services

SHBBMUP009 Design and apply make-up

SHBXCCS007 Conduct salon financial transactions

SHBBCCS004 Demonstrate retail skin care products

SHBXIND003 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

SHBXIND005 Communicate as part of a salon team

SIRXIND003 Organise personal work requirements

SIRXOSM002 Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms

Elective Units:

SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards

BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices

SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays

SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock

SHBBMUP008 Apply eyelash extensions

SHBBMUP010 Design and apply make-up for photography


Who should apply for this course and why?

This course is suitable for a variety of learners such as:
Those who would like to obtain new skills and knowledge, including those who are changing careers
Those who wish to obtain a qualification in order to gain employment as a retail/cosmetic sales assistant

Process to apply

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Enrolment Procedures

To enroll for this course an enrolment form must be completed. which can be emailed or posted to students or downloaded from our website. The enrolment form should be completed and then sent to us along with all of the required documentation.

Course progress and attendance
Student support

All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency. This includes:
• Academic and personal support.
• Referral to external support services.

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Download Student Handbook here.

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