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2024 VET in Schools VCE/VCE VM Makeup & Beauty NEW Half Day course for VCE Students

Applications now open for 2025

Course Overview:

Our VET Beauty program for 2025 – SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-up

Our new half day program has been specifically designed for VCE/VCE VM Students who wish to include a VET subject as part of their VCE. It is offered on Wednesdays (1.30pm to 4.30pm) plus a minimum of 2 burst weeks during the School Holidays.

Applications now open for 2025. Priority allocated in accordance with below:

1. Students attending existing Secondary College/elly lukas partnership schools – if you attend a School that we already have an agreement/partnership with, you will receive priority.

2. Students in Year 11 in 2025. 

3. Chronological order of lodgement of completed application. 

Information for Parents, Teachers and Secondary School Students

Still at school and want to get a head start in the Beauty & Make-up industry?

Our award winning VET in Schools courses allow students in Year 11 & 12 to obtain a Make-up qualification whilst completing their secondary VCE or VCE VM education and following Year 12 – further study pathways to the SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy and Dermal Therapy Bachelor Degree courses.

Career & study pathways guide – a 6 year pathway from Certificate III to Bachelor Degree

Course Outline:

SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-up
Secondary School Level :
Year 11 (VCE or VCAL)
Duration :
1st year
Qualification :
Contribution towards VCE/VPC
Year No. :
Secondary School LevelCourseDurationQualificationYear No.
Year 11
SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-up2 yearsContribution towards VCE/VCE VM1
Year 12
SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-up2nd yearMakeup Artist2
Post Year 12SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy & SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management1 yearBeauty Therapist & Salon/Business Manager3
Post Year 12Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy)2 yearsDermal Therapist4 & 5
Post Year 12Bachelor Degree of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics)1 additional year after Associate DegreeDermal Clinician6
SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-up
Secondary School Level :
Year 12 (VCE or VCAL)
Duration :
1 year
Qualification :
Makeup Artist
Year No. :
SHB50121 Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Secondary School Level :
Post Year 12
Duration :
1 year
Qualification :
Beauty Therapist
Year No. :
Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy)
Secondary School Level :
Post Year 12
Duration :
2 years
Qualification :
Dermal Therapist
Year No. :
4 & 5
Bachelor Degree of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics)
Secondary School Level :
Post Year 12
Duration :
1 additional year after Associate Degree
Qualification :
Dermal Clinician
Year No. :

Students travel from throughout Victoria to attend our VET Beauty classes which are held in our state-of-the-art city campus every Wednesday from 9.15am to 4.30pm OR our half day program for VCE Students 1.30pm to 4.30pm (plus burst weeks). Our VET Beauty courses are designed for students to commence in Year 11 which allows continuation into Year 12 to complete the SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-up qualification over the 2 years.

Students commence with selected units (which equal 320 nominal hours) from the SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-up course in the first year and may choose to continue with the remainder of the course units (which equal 265 nominal hours) in the second year in order to complete the SHB30121 Certificate III in Make-up qualification.

Commencing with the Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics course whilst at School, Audrey began her elly journey at 17 years of age.

After completing Year 12, she continued with the Diploma of Beauty Therapy and is now completing the Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy) at the Australian Dermal Science Institute to become a qualified Dermal Therapist.

Throughout her studies, Audrey has worked in industry and has discovered her passion for a career that will forever evolve.

This is her inspiring career journey from Schoolgirl to Dermal Therapist and an example of the educational pathways available for our Students.


-Classes held: Wednesdays 9.15am to 4.30pm OR for VCE Students a half day 1.30pm to 4.30pm (plus burst weeks) from February to November

This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as make-up artists to design and apply make-up for a range of purposes and occasions across the beauty, fashion, media and entertainment industries.

These individuals possess a range of well-developed technical and consultation skills where discretion and judgement is required and are responsible for their own outputs. This includes working cooperatively with a range of individuals including photographers, fashion stylists and media production staff.

Work is typically conducted as part of a team or on a freelance basis in settings such as make-up studios, retail cosmetic counters, fashion and media sets and photography studios.

You will learn practical skills to deliver a variety of make-up looks including make-up for day, evening, bridal, fashion and glamour occasions.

Students attend elly lukas 1 day per week (Wednesday’s) OR for VCE Students 1/2 day per week (Wednesdays 1.30pm to 4.30pm plus burst weeks during the School Holidays) to complete 9 units from the SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-up qualification in 1 year.

SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-up – 1st year units

SHBXWHS003 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

SHBBMUP009 Design and apply make-up

SHBBRES003 Research and apply beauty industry information

SHBXCCS007 Conduct financial transactions

SHBBMUP010 Design and apply make-up for photography

SHBXIND003 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment.

SHBBMUP001 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up

SHBXCCS008 Provide salon services to clients

SHBBFAS004 Provide lash and brow services

SIRXOSM002 Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms

Credit in VCE or VCE VM : These units equal 320 nominal hours and can provide recognition of VCE Units  1 and 2 level 

Students who successfully complete the 1st year of study may then progress into the 2nd year of study to complete the remaining 6 units in order to achieve the SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-up qualification. 

SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-up – 2nd year units

SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards

SHBBMUP013 Design and apply creative make-up

SHBBMUP012 Apply airbrushed make-up

SHBBMUP008 Apply eyelash extensions

SHBBMUP014 Work collaboratively on make-up productions

SHBXCCS008 Provide salon services to clients

Credit in VCE or VCE VM : These units equal 265 nominal hours and can provide recognition of VCE Units  3 and 4 level


ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence for SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-up from the VCE VET Hair and Beauty program will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest study score of the primary four studies). 

The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).

For further information on the VET beauty programs see:

For further information on Victorian Pathways Certificate 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:

2023 VCE VET Hair and Beauty program booklet

Enrolment in our VET Beauty program 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, Careers 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 /  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 /Vaping facility and strictly observes a Non-Smoking /Vaping policy for all students.

VET in Schools Makeup & Beauty

Get a Head Start Into Your Beauty
Career Whilst at School

Be inspired by our VET Beauty students who have started their Make-up and Beauty careers whilst completing Years 11 & 12.


Admission requirements

Applicants must be attending secondary school in Years 11 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 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?

SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-up Tuition : $2950 per year

Materials/equipment/make-up kit : $1000 plus Eyelash Extension kit in the 2nd year



Please note that some Secondary Colleges can make a contribution towards the course tuition fees – please check with your Schools VET 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 SHB30221 Certificate III in Make-up course, students may further their skills with :

SHB50121 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).