Why study with us?

Established by Pragmatic Training, the National Academy of Beauty has helped thousands of students realise their dreams of working in the makeup industry. With our nationally-recognised CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) students will have a fantastic head start in the makeup industry.

National Academy of Beauty is not a typical classroom. You will be learning by doing, not just by sitting back and listening. We set up National Academy of Beauty to be flexible, dynamic and experiential.

Makeup for Halloween Part

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The Nationally Academy of Beauty is not a typical classroom. We provide cutting-edge facilities and resources for the students in our makeup courses. Melbourne has few other learning environments as innovative and dynamic as the one the National Academy of Beauty has to offer. Our practical, experience-focused style of teaching provides an unparalleled learning experience, preparing students for entering the makeup industry at the end of the course.


Makeup Tools

Makeup Tools

The classrooms at the National Academy of Beauty are stocked with the latest salon quality makeup used in the beauty industry to prepare you for the future.


We love our amazing trainers and so will you!

The amazing trainers at the National Academy of Beauty are creative, industry experts, working in a variety of different makeup fields, including entertainment, fashion, and more. Utilising their vast experience, our trainers take pride in helping and supporting you all the way through your makeup course. Melbourne students will have the chance to learn valuable skills and knowledge at the National Academy of Beauty, from basic makeup application to special effects makeup, all with the help of our trainers.


Studying- Makeup Course at Melbourne Campus

Studying- Makeup Course at Melbourne Campus

Providing one of the best makeup artist courses Melbourne has to offer, studying at the National Academy of Beauty will help you develop skills crucial to working in the makeup industry. Completing your CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) will give you skills in:

Makeup Application
Hair Styling & Extensions
Special Effects Makeup Application
Air Brushing
Understanding Industry & Industry Methods

Get Qualified for a Glamorous and Rewarding Career

Editorial Makeup

Editorial Makeup


After completing your Diploma of Specialist Makeup Services in Melbourne, you will have a diverse set of makeup skills. This, coupled with insights into the makeup industry, will allow you to work as a qualified professional in:

Fashion (catwalk and editorial)
Bridal / Weddings
Film & Television
Special Effects


Studying at the National Academy of Beauty sets you up for launching straight into a new career after you have completed your nationally-recognised diploma of makeup. Melbourne is a city full of exciting opportunities, and with your set of makeup products and portfolio provided, you will be able to tackle those opportunities head on. It’s the perfect setup for success.

Further study options could lead you to a Degree

Obtaining your CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) will give you all the skills and more to work professionally in the makeup industry, as well as provide a solid foundation for a Bachelor of Creative Arts.

Makeup Course Units

Code Module Name
BSBCRT301A Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
BSBCRT402A Collaborate in a creative process
CUFMUP401A Design, apply and remove make-up
CUFMUP403A Style hair for performances or productions
BSBPMG510A Manage projects
BSBOHS509A Ensure a safe workplace
WRHHD405B Select and apply hair extensions
CUFMUP402A Maintain make-up and hair continuity
CUFMUP501A Design and apply specialised make-up
CUFMUP502A Design and apply special make-up effects
BSBCMM401A Make a presentation
BSBDES402A Interpret and respond to a design brief
BSBDES501A Implement design solutions
BSBREL401A Establish networks
CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis
BSBCRT403A Explore the history and social impact of creativity

Course Requirements

All students are required to successfully complete Language, Literacy & Numeracy Assessments and a Computer Literacy test as part of their enrolment and orientation processes.

Course Recognition

RPL/Credit Transfer is offered to all students upon enrolment (additional costs for RPL apply).

Payment options

Course Fees

For all course fee information please click links here: Beauty Course Fees, Makeup Course Fees

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