SFX Makeup Course

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media
(Specialist Make-up Services)


Qualification Code: CUA51015
Qualification Name: CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services)
Start Dates: Courses are run on a regular basis throughout
the year.
Qualification Duration: 12 Months

Upon successful completion of this nationally recognised CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-Up Services) focus on Cinemagraphic and Special Effects Make-up gives students the opportunity to further develop their skills and knowledge.


SFX Make-up Course Information

SFX Makeup - Extreme FX

SFX Makeup – Extreme FX

Some of the areas covered within the course include:

• Special effects makeup
• Airbrushing
• Bald caps
• Ageing with Latex
• Character make-up

• Cranial make-up
• Facial hair
• Injuries and wounds
• Prosthetics
• Film design briefs

SFX Makeup Class Facilities

SFX Makeup Class Facilities

Our exceptional facilities include modern, spacious classrooms equipped with all the professional tools you’ll need to become a skilled makeup artist. Students will be required to purchase a student kit refer to fee schedules.

Our Melbourne CBD and Brisbane campus training rooms are flooded with plenty of natural light and boast spectacular views of the city while our suburban Peninsula campus is conveniently located for students living close to that area.

By providing you with the opportunity to learn within a relaxed environment fully equipped with everything you need, we make it easy for you to develop the skills and confidence required to flourish within the makeup industry.

As per the training package, this qualification has no pre-requisites.

In order to qualify for this course, you will be required to complete a pre-training review and either successfully complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy test or be able to provide valid evidence of Year 12 completion.

Students under the age of 18 are required to attend an interview with parent/guardian prior to the acceptance of their enrolment.

This number of classes varies according to the intake you enrol into.

Duration ranges from 52 weeks (Full-time). The length of the course will increase if interrupted by Public Holidays and School Holidays scheduled by Pragmatic Training.

Work Placement

You will be required to complete 15 hours of work placement in a Production environment to meet the training package requirements and to ensure that you have gained practical skills and knowledge to work in the industry.

CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
CUAMUP401 Design, apply and remove make-up
CUAMUP402 Maintain make-up and hair continuity
CUAMUP403 Style hair for performances or productions
CUAMUP404 Style wigs and hairpieces for performances or productions
CUAMUP502 Design and apply specialised make-up
CUAMUP503 Design and apply special make-up effects
CUAMUP504 Create prosthetics for special make-up effects
CUAPRP401 Coordinate props
CUASFX401 Create special effects items
SHBBMUP005 Apply Airbrushed make-up
CUAPRP402 Use casting and moulding techniques to make props
BSBSMB304 Determine resource requirements for the micro business

Nationally Recognised Training

Credit Transfer (CT)

Pragmatic Training recognises Qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by another RTO (Registered Training Organisation), AQF authorised issuing organisation such as University, or authenticated VET transcripts issued by the Registrar.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) RPL assessed on a case by case basis, so it is only available on application. Students will be charged per unit of competency at the cost equal to the tuition fee of the unit(s) of competency.

Speak to your Career Consultant about your intention to apply for RPL or Credit Transfer during your initial conversation.

We know you’re an ambitious bunch and with the CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media with focus on Cinemagraphic & SFX Make-up under your belt, you may find you want to keep on learning. If so, you could consider studying for a Bachelor of Creative Arts.

Maximum VET Tuition Fee: $16,450Fee For Service

  1. Students can pay their tuition fees upfront in full or arrange an instalment payment plan. Please refer to the Fees & Charges policy.
  2. Personal student loan to cover the cost of your course. Click here to find out more.
  3. VET Student Loans. Please visit Department of Education and Training for more information.


Vet Student Loans

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF BEAUTY is an approved course provider for VET STUDENT LOANS.

Vet Student Loans

Financial Assistance:

Our full-time qualifications are approved by Centrelink allowing access to Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY, Austudy and Pensioner Education Supplement payments.  Eligibility criteria apply. For more information please contact Centrelink.

Our organisation is also registered with the Queensland and Victoria Departments of Public Transport. Students enrolled in full-time courses, may be eligible for public transport concession. Eligibility criteria apply. For more information please contact:

Queensland: translink.com.au

Victoria: ptv.vic.gov.au

For further information on fees, refer to the Fee Schedules for this course.

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Additional eligibility or enrolment criteria may apply. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

SFX Eye Makeup

SFX Eye Makeup


How do I enrol?

Feeling inspired? Keen to find out more?

Fill out the contact form OR call us on: 1800 683 918

One of our friendly Career Consultants will tell you all about the course, including what you can expect to learn, your requirements and what is required of you.

We will answer any questions you may have in relation to the course you are interested in, plus will help you find out the best payment options and eligibility for assistance such as VET Student Loans or funding from Skills First.

If you wish to proceed, we will arrange for you to come in and meet us in person. You will be given a tour of the campus and the opportunity to discuss the finer details of the course – pick our brains, that’s what we are here for!