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SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

Course Overview:


Classes held: Wednesdays 9.15am to 4.30pm from February to November

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are competent in communicating in the workplace, interacting with customers, demonstrating and selling make-up and retail skin care products, and performing routine salon or store functions. The qualification is designed to reflect the role of persons who perform a prescribed range of functions under supervision, involving known routines and procedures and with some accountability for the quality of outcomes. You will learn practical skills to deliver a variety of makeup looks including makeup for day, evening, bridal, fashion and glamour occasions.

Students attend Elly Lukas 1 day per week and can complete this qualification in 1 year. Students who successfully complete this 1st year of study may then progress into the 2nd year of study which is the SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services. Students must successfully complete the 1st year of study (i.e. complete the SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics course) and will receive Credit Transfer for completed units towards the SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services which can be completed in the 2nd year of study. Alternatively, students can elect to exit after completing the 1st year and graduate with the SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics qualification.

Course Delivery:

Part time 1 year1 day per weekWednesday : 9.15am to 4.30pm
Course intakesFebruaryEvery year
Part time 1 year :
1 day per week
Wednesday : 9.15am to 4.30pm
Course Intake :
Every year

Nationally Recognised


Credit in VCE or VCAL:

Recognition of up to five units at Units 1 an 2 level.

For further information on the VET & VCAL beauty programs see:

 For further information on VCAL programs see:

 For further information on obtaining credit for your VCE Schooling for VET programs see: https://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/curriculum/vet/vet-vce-vcal/Pages/Index.aspx

 To download the VCAA beauty program extract see: http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Documents/vet/hairbeauty/ExtractHairBeauty2018.pdf

Enrolment in our VET / VCAL programs is restricted to students who attend Secondary Schools who have entered into a VET Purchasing Contract agreement with Elly Lukas. Secondary Schools who would like their Students to participate in our VET programs should contact the College Course Advisor for further details.

Interested Applicants (and their Parents / Guardians) should discuss the above options with their Secondary School VCE, VCAL or Pathway Coordinator.

Elly Lukas Application Process :

  • Click on the link: BOOK AN INFORMATION SESSION to make an appointment for a college tour / interview (applicant should attend with a parent / guardian). Applicants must display outstanding personal grooming and presentation.

  • During the interview / tour arrangements will be made for applicants to complete course observation.

  • Following successful observation, applicants may lodge their yellow enrolment form directly to Elly Lukas College and must advise their secondary school – VET / VCAL Pathways Coordinator of their enrolment.

For more information or to speak to a course advisor phone (03) 9923 8888 or email study@ellylukas.edu.au

The college is located in a Non-Smoking facility and strictly observes a Non-Smoking policy for all students.

VET + VCAL Makeup & Beauty

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Our goal is to not only provide you with exceptional training, but to also empower you with the ability and confidence to fulfil whatever career outcomes you seek. It’s for these reasons that you’ll see such a variety in our Graduates success stories.


Admission requirements

Applicants must be attending secondary school in Years 11 or 12 when commencing this course.

1. Interview, College Tour and Course Observation
Phone the College on 9923 8888 to book in for a day to visit the College with a Parent/Guardian/Family Member. 

These appointments are held at 10am each day.

Please be dressed like you are going to a job interview (we suggest all black clothing, closed toe flat shoes wearing day makeup and hair up). 

After the Interview and College Tour, you will be invited to spend some time in a class to observe the classes in action.

2. Secondary School
Discuss your intention to attend elly lukas with your Secondary School VET/VCAL coordinator. They must approve your enrolment and we must have a signed agreement with your Secondary College. Please provide us with the name and email address of the relevant contact at your Secondary College.

Some Secondary Colleges may also make a contribution towards the course tuition fees.

Secondary Schools allow for a full ‘VET’ day on the Wednesday (in which their Students participate in VET programs), some do not – please discuss these matters with your Secondary School.

3. Enrolment
After the above steps have been completed, you are then welcome to lodge your yellow enrolment form together with required identification documents (Passport/Birth Certificate etc) USI number and 1st required payment. Upon receipt of all requirements a place in the course is then allocated to you.

What are the out of pocket costs?

SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics Tuition : $2950 Materials/equipment/make-up kit : $1000

Please note that some Secondary Colleges can make a contribution towards the course tuition fees – please check with your Schools VET/VCAL Coordinator to determine your Schools policy.

What are the payment options?

The materials/equipment/makeup kit cost of $1000 is usually paid by the applicant upon enrolment.

The tuition fee is paid upon course commencement.

What career options are available?

Makeup artist
Retail Cosmetic sales
Salon Assistant

Further study options / pathways?

Upon successful completion of the SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics course, students may further their skills with :

SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty
SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy

How much do I have to pay to get started?

There is no cost or obligation to participate in course observation.
Should you decide to enrol – payment of your materials, uniform & equipment cost ($1000) is paid prior to course commencement (usually on enrolment).