Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

Course details

Unit code: SHB20116

Unit name: Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

Nationally recognised qualification: Yes

Can contribute to your ATAR? Yes

Can contribute to your QCE? Yes


Cosmetics are a superpower that can transform an individual. Combine that with creativity, expertise and passion to transform your power into a blushing career. Brush past the rest and contour your way into this vibrant, energetic and dynamic industry.


For more information on contribution to ATAR and QCE, visit https://www.qtac.edu.au/.

Course structure

Duration: 6-months

Units of competency: 11

  • Core units:
    • CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
    • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
    • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
    • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
    • HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program
    • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
    • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • Elective units:
    • Various units chosen to suit the desired outcome, contact our Operations team for a detailed list of units.

Delivery: Face-to-face classes with online assessment.

Fees and payment plans

$2500* course cost plus $450 (to be paid in full prior to commencement) lash and make up kit (valued at $990).


Payment plans available:

  • 10 equal payments of $250.00

Entry requirements and eligibility

  • Access to a laptop and internet.
  • Students must be aged 15 years or above.
  • Currently studying at an Australian school.
  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen.

Available campuses, locations and upcoming intakes

At our Burleigh location (visit https://pst.edu.au/upcoming-courses/ or contact us for next intake dates).

Work integrated learning and placement

Not applicable for this course.

Work outcomes

Career possibilities may include:

  • Retail sales consultant
  • Beauty
  • Hairdressing salons
  • Department stores

Further learning pathways

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available on most Prestige Service Training qualifications. If you have completed formal or informal training and have knowledge, skills and employment experience in this area, you may apply for RPL.


You will be asked to provide evidence to support your application and our Operations team will assist you through the RPL assessment process.


Credit is also available for this qualification. If you have completed previous study in this qualification, or an equivalent, you can provide a copy of your transcript/s from your earlier study and we will conduct a credit assessment.

How to enrol

You’ve made a great choice and we’re excited to have you on board! The next is to apply, and we’re here to help every step of the way.


Before you apply, you may need the following:

  • Student ID (for current high school students)
  • Photo of a Green Medicare Card, Passport or Birth Certificate in colour
  • Evidence of QLD residency dated within 6 months (Driver’s license, concession card or utility bill or bank statement with your address on it)
  • YOU WILL NEED a USI number – please visit www.usi.gov.au to look up or create your USI number
  • A parent close by to also sign if under the age of 18!


So that we can help you best, please click on the option below that best relates to you and we can start your enrolment process.


Course details and information are subject to change. Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that information is accurate and up to date at the time of printing and distribution, some information is subject to change without notice.

* Prestige Service Training does not collect more than $1500 at any one time.

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