Certificate IV in Make-up

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  • III Certificate III in Beauty Services SHB30115
  • III Certificate III in Hairdressing SIH30111
  • IV Certificate IV in Hairdressing SIH40111
  • – Certificate IV in Make-up CUF40407
  • D Diploma of Beauty Therapy SHB50115
  • D Diploma of Specialist Make-Up Services CUF50407
  • – Graduate Certificate in IPL & Laser Hair Reduction SIB70110


  • UNITS: 13

Intake: 17 March 2016

Enrolments are NOW OPEN

Timetable: 3 Days per week (Mon, Thurs & Fri; 9.00am – 4.30pm)

Course duration: 11 months

Intake: 19 April 2016

Enrolments are NOW OPEN

Timetable: 3 Days per week (Tues, Thurs & Fri; 9.00am – 4.30pm)

Course duration: 11 months

Training for Cert IV in Make-up is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Subsidies/Funding*. NSW students ARE eligible to apply. ACHDB encourages individuals with disabilities to access Government Subsidised training. Course fees are listed as below depending on your eligibility.

Tuition Fees        855 Hours

 Kits Fees

Amenities Fees









Full Fee




All fees and charges subject to change.

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This Certificate IV qualification in Make-up services is for individuals who provide make-up and hair services for the screen, media and entertainment industries. It reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others, with some limited responsibility for the output of others. Candidates may enter the qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower-level qualification.

Job roles

  • Make-up and hair artist

Entry Requirements

Students who are not able to provide a certified copy of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education for completion of Year 12, are required to sit an LLN assessment to ensure they have sufficient LLN skills to complete the course.

Skills/Techniques Overview

Colour Theory
Camouflage, concealer, foundation
Lip techniques
Contouring / Shading & highlighting
Glamour Eye technique
Smokey Eye technique
Fashion Parade / Catwalk
Bridal Makeup
Special Occasion Makeup


Photographic Makeup Colour
Photographic Makeup B & W
Theatrical Makeup
Makeup continuity


Cultural Makeup
Drag Makeup
Character Makeup
Fantasy Character
Period Makeup (1920’s to 1980’s)

Setting hair with rollers
Hair up designs
Hair pieces designs and styling

Operation and care
Tattoos, Face & Body Art using application of stencils
Natural / TV Airbrush Makeup
Fantasy Character

 (Not included in total course delivery hours)
Opportunity to gain extensive practical industry experience will be offered to available students throughout latter part of the course such as assisting with Hair & Make-up for short movie, dance group, photo shoots, bridal party, etc.


  • Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
  • Work effectively in the screen and media industries
  • Design, apply and remove make-up
  • Follow occupational health and safety procedures
  • Generate design solutions
  • Collaborate in a creative process
  • Explore the history and social impact of creativity
  • Maintain make-up and hair continuity
  • Style hair for performances or productions
  • Style wigs and hair pieces for performances or productions
  • Design and apply specialised make-up
  • Design and apply make-up for photography
  • Provide services on a freelance basis

Enrol in Certificate IV in Make-Up at the ACH Database in Melbourne today to kick start your dream career as a Make-up Artist.

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