CUA41215 Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) 092966F


The course incorporates a series of photoshoots, the design and development of a digital photographic portfolio and use of photo shop design. The program includes work experience in fashion photography & runway shows. The Certificate IV curriculum includes out of the kit casualty simulation, hair knotting, script breakdown & continuity, character ageing techniques and period hairstyling.

During the course programme you are required to be available for work experience which may include weekend and/or evening work.


Course Intake

This course is conducted Full Time is over a period of 24 weeks.

Month      Days Times                                Commences          Finishes        
July  Wednesday to Friday 

 Wed & Thurs: 9.00am - 4.00pm

Friday: 9.00am - 3.00pm

 04/07/18  14/12/18


You will receive a confirmation of enrolment that secures your place in an intake or when a deposit is required payment of the deposit will secure a place. Positions will not be held without either requirement.

*Course completion dates may vary due to holiday breaks. 

Mode of Delivery

All our courses are work place simulated environments. With face to face class room delivery, students are able to see trainer demonstrations, receive freeback and discuss assignments and the latest trends in the industry. 

Class Sizes

The maximum number of students per full time course is 20 and part time has a maximum of 14 students. This is to ensure each student receives individual guidance throughout the course program.


  • Makeup application for day & evening
  • Sketching & facial map balance
  • Industry communication & consulation
  • Photographic lighting & techniques
  • Working as a Freelancer
  • Self Promotion
  • Airbrush Makeup application & techniques
  • Fashion Styling
  • Period Hair & Makeup Design
  • Theatrical Performer Makeup
  • Special Effects
  • Product knowledge
  • Creative makeup
  • Remedial Camouflage
  • Digital photographic makeup application
  • Hairstyling for Fashion, Runway & Weddings
  • Fashion Styling
  • High Definition Film & television makeup
  • Hair Knotting
  • Film Script Breakdown
  • Ageing Techniques
  • Drag Queen Makeup
  • Face Painting

Units of Competency

Core Units  
BSBSMB301 Investigate micro business opportunities
BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas
CUAWHS302 Apply work health safety practices
Elective Units  
CUAMUP401 Design, apply and remove make-up
CUAMUP402 Maintain make-up and hair continuity
CUAMUP403 Style hair for performances or productions
CUAMUP404 Style wigs and hairpieces for performances or productions
CUAACD301  Produce drawings to communicate ideas
CUARES402 Conduct research
BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBBMUP006 Design and apply creative make-up


Applicants must have successfully completed year 10, be at least 16 years of age and basic computer competency

Incidental Expenses

SFX Materials $460.00
Makeup Kit $875.00
Work Apron  $40.00
2 black t-shirts  $95.00
Makeup Brushes  $300.00
Air Brush Kit $500.00
Hair Styling Kit $350.00
Total: $2,620.00

Participants are required to purchase kits and materials prior to the first day of class. Students to supply their own camera, stationery, two hand towels, a lap top and a makeup cape.

Incidental expenses are payable 30 days before course commences unless negotiated otherwise.

Course Fees 

Course Fee: $9,400.00
Deposit: $4,700.00
Application Fee  $250.00

CRICOS code: 03159G 

RTO Number: 2316

International Student Tuition/Course Fees are protected by the Tuition Protection Scheme (TPS).