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SHB20121 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

National ID: SHB20121 State ID: BHJ6
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Try your hand in the beauty industry!

The Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics is an entry-level qualification, providing participants with the skills needed to work as a retail sales assistant selling and demonstrating beauty and cosmetic products.

During this course, participants will gain the skills and knowledge required to apply make-up products for day as well as hair styles for evening or special occasions.

Participants will also learn how to consult with clients, analyse face and skin, and demonstrate how to apply make-up products to suit each individual client's needs or make-up brief.

The students will gain the following skills: 

  • Occupation safety and health
  • Make-up demonstration and advise on beauty products
  • Retail stock handling
  • Conduct financial transactions
  • Communication skills

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

You will be required to perform practical assessments on paying members of the public. 

You will be required to attend classes on block weeks and complete workbooks between blocks. 


National ID Unit title
SHBBCCS004 Demonstrate retail skin care products
SHBBCCS005 Advise on beauty products and services
SHBBMUP009 Design and apply make-up
SHBXCCS007 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXIND003 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXIND005 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBXWHS003 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SIRXIND003 Organise personal work requirements
SIRXOSM002 Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms


National ID Unit title
BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices
SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards
SHBBSKS006 Pierce ear lobes
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock
SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays
SIRXOSM003 Use social media and online tools

This qualification prepares you for roles such as:

  • Cosmetic retail sales assistant

Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) .

On Campus


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Tuition fee*

Resource fee

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Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Delivery locations and study options

Duration 1 year
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
Duration 18 months
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Karratha Campus

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