Dual Makeup and Beauty Therapy Diploma

Our Nationally recognised Dual Course in Makeup and Beauty Therapy offers the best of both worlds for those who are passionate about makeup and beauty.

Combining key components from the CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) and the CUA50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy, this course will give you the skills and qualification required to forge a career within both the beauty and makeup industries.
This is a practical based course where you will learn makeup skills such as how to style hair, apply specialist make-up for photographic, theatre, period, special effects, film, television and fashion using professional products, as well as learn beauty therapy skills such as hair removal, nail services, facial & body treatments, lash & brow services and massage.

The theory element of the courses will arm you with the latest beauty and makeup industry developments and will provide a foundation for you to run your own freelance business. Within the beauty components of the course you will enjoy access to the latest collections of salon brands to help ensure you know how to use them once you’re working in a professional environment as well as gain an understanding of wellbeing, nutrition and various holistic approaches underpinning modern beauty.

You will walk away feeling completely confident in your newfound skills, knowledge, and industry experience once you’re qualified and our exceptional trainers are always on hand to offer invaluable advice and support as you study.

Our main goal is to provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge and skills that will not only guide you through your first job, but your entire career.


Make-up Course Information

Specialist Makeup

Specialist Makeup

Some of the areas covered within the course include:

  • Make-up application
  • Eyelash extensions
  • Hair styling
  • Special effects makeup
    • Ageing with Latex
    • Bruises, scars & burns
    • Character Make-up
  • Creating Prosthetics
  • Air brushing application
  • Industry insights & methods
  • Hair removal
  • Nail services
  • Makeup
  • Facial & body treatments
  • Lash & brow services
  • Massage
Makeup for Photoshoots by Rae Morris

Makeup for Photoshoots by Rae Morris

Upon successful completion of the qualification requirements students may have various employment opportunities within the Beauty & Make-up Industry, including salons and spas, television, theatre and film, freelance bridal makeup artist and may be able to apply their acquired skills and knowledge as a qualified Specialist Make-up Artist and Beauty Therapist.

Makeup and Beauty are ideal career paths if you’re drawn towards flexible work in an exciting industry. With beauty and makeup services increasingly being considered less of a treat and more of a necessity for many people, qualified beauty therapists and makeup artists are in high demand.

Makeup Course Facilities

Makeup Course 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, Brisbane and Perth 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 and beauty industries.

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.

Special Effects Makeup - Leopard Skin

Special Effects Makeup – Leopard Skin

This varies according to the intake you enrol into. Duration ranges from 63 weeks (Fulltime) Length of the course will increase if interrupted by Public Holidays and School Holidays scheduled by Pragmatic Training.

This course is delivered under a Dynamic Blended Mode. Students are required to allocate approx. 20 hours per week for online learning and practical tasks at home. Please note that minimum and maximum class numbers apply for each course. Class times may vary for operational reasons.

Work Placement

Students will be required to complete 15 hours of Work Placement within a production to meet the training package requirements and to ensure they have gained practical skills and knowledge to work in the industry.

Special FX Makeup

Special FX Makeup
Beauty Fundamentals
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients (Core)
SHBBNLS001 Provide manicure and pedicure services (Core)
SHBBBOS005 Use reflexology techniques in beauty treatments (Relaxation Units)
SHBBFAS001 Provide lash and brow services (Core)
SHBBHRS001 Provide waxing services (Core)
SHBBB0S002 Provide body massages (Core)
SHBBBOS004 Provide aromatherapy massages (Relaxation Units)
SHBBCCS002 Prepare personalised aromatic plant oil blends for beauty treatments (Relaxation Units)
SHBBSPA004 Provide indian head massage for relaxation (Relaxation Units)
SHBBSPA003 Provide stone therapy massages (Relaxation Units)
SHBBFAS003 Provide specalised facial treatments (Core)
SHBBFAS002 Provide facial treatments and skin care reccomendations (Core)
SHBBBOS003 Provide body treatments (Core)
SHBBMUP005 Apply airbrushed make-up (Elective)
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions (Core)
SHBBRES001 Research and apply beauty industry information (Core)
BSBSMB304 Determine resource requirements for micro business (Elective)
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practices (Core)
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within abpersonal services environment (Core)
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices (Core)
CUAMUP401 Design, apply and remove make-up (Elective)
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up (Core)
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography (Elective)
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up (Elective)
Spcialiaty Makeup & Special Effects
CUAMUP502 Design and apply specialised make-up (Elective)
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions (Elective)
CUAMUP503 Design and apply specialised make-up effects (Elective)
CUAMUP504 Create prosthetics for specialised make up effects (Elective)
Hair & Creative
CUAMUP403 Style hair for performance or productions (Elective)
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts (Core)
CUAMUP402 Maintain make-up and hair continuity (Elective)
BSBREL401 Establish networks (Elective)
CUAPRP401 Coordinate props (Elective)
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge (Core)
CUARES402 Conduct research (Elective)
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation (Elective)

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)

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 (Specialist Make-up Services) & SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy under your belt you may find you want to keep on learning. If so, you could consider studying for a Bachelor of Creative Arts and or Bachelor of Health Science (Dermal Therapies).

Smokey Eye Makeup

Smokey Eye Makeup

Fee 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.

State Funding*

Eligible students can access Victorian Government funding available through the Skills FirstClick here for more information.

Skills First eligible students who choose to access this Funding Program will have the tuition fees reduced by the amount paid by the Government. Accessing this funding may have implications for future eligiblity to government funding entitlements and subsidy.

For further information on fees under the Skills First program , refer to the Fee structure

Vet Student Loans

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF BEAUTY is an approved course provider for 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.


How do I enrol?

Wanting to pursue a career in makeup and beauty?

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