Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics



Have a passion for makeup? Take your first steps into the exciting makeup industry with the Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics, the course to start your makeup career. Learn all the basics of day, evening, fashion, photographic, retail makeup and more.

Makeup basics
Day makeup
Evening makeup
Formal makeup
Photographic makeup
Camouflage makeup
Makeup looks
Understanding facial shapes
Colour matching
Understanding skin tones
Mini facials
Applying eyelashes

Students must complete all of the 10 core units listed below, and the five (5) elective units to achieve the Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics qualification. Please note that the Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup has the right to change or alter course hours and subject units without notice.

BSBWBS201 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
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up fot Photography
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage mak-up

The Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics is a gateway course into working in a vibrant exciting industry and will give you all the starting techniques and knowledge to proceed into the world of makeup artistry. 

Successful completion of this course leads to exciting career possibilities in the makeup and cosmetic industry. Graduates from the Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics course are able to gain employment as makeup artists, work in beauty salons and retail environments.

All learning materials and resources are provided. 
1x AACM uniform t-shirt
1x professional brush kit

There are no general entry requirements for this qualification

Full Time: 10 Weeks (2 Days per week 9-5pm)

Part Time: 6 Months (1 Day per week 9-5pm or 2 Nights per week 6-9pm)

Students break for the scheduled public school holidays.


“This course was the perfect course for me to start my career in makeup. With small class sizes and amazing teachers who provide endless support, it was such a fun place to learn. I couldn't recommend doing this course at AACM any more highly. ”

Sarah B, Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

Ready to start an exciting career in the makeup industry?