Frequently Asked Question
Am I an International Student?
If you do not possess an Australian or New Zealand citizenship and you do not have permanent residency status for Australia, then you are classified as an international applicant.
Can I apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) or credit transfer?
You may be able to apply for RPL or Credit Transfer if you have previously completed qualifications or units that are similar to those being delivered at Media Makeup or if you have relevant previous experience within the makeup Industry. If you would like to apply for RPL please tick the relevant box on your application form and submit the required documentation. Media Makeup will then be in contact with you to discuss further.
Can you help me with my VISA?
Media Makeup are always here to answer your questions. You can also contact Best Migration Services who will be able to assist you with your queries regarding your visa application.
Can you help me with my VISA?
Media Makeup are always here to answer your questions.
You can also contact Best Migration Services who will be able to assist you with your queries regarding your visa application.
Course Fees - how much do I need to pay before I start?
Your total course fees will be outlined in your letter of offer, these will be broken down into Tuition Fees and Incidental Expenses (non-tuition fees). You will be required to pay 50% of your tuition fees upfront prior to receiving your CoE, the remaining 50% may be paid in instalments over the duration of your course. Where required, your incidental expenses must be paid 30 days prior to course commencement.
Do I need overseas student health cover (OSHC)?
All international students must have current health insurance while studying in Australia. This is a visa regulation. Information regarding your OSHC will be included in your letter of offer.
Does Media Makeup have a uniform or dress code?
One of the main pre-requisites an employer has of an employee is personal presentation to enhance the company image and profile.
Media Makeup requires all students to wear their uniform of black long sleeve or short sleeve t-shirt during any work experience at all times.
A black apron is to be worn when a makeup service is being provided. These are supplied by Media Makeup and are charged to the Student as Incidental Expenses.
Clothes should be clean, ironed and without holes. Participants need to maintain their grooming and clothing to the standard of the cosmetics workplace; neat, clean dress is required along with an acceptable level of personal hygiene. Casual clothing is not acceptable. For example, the following are not considered appropriate workplace dress standard: tracksuits, blue denim jeans, running shoes, rubber thongs, ugg boots, hats, scarves, beachwear, revealing or inappropriate clothing. Participants not adhering to this policy will be requested to leave the training facility in order to change their dress.
In Diploma and Advanced Diploma participants are required to adhere to extra OH&S dress requirements, which will be addressed on the first day of the course program.
Media Makeup request that stiletto heels are not worn on the premises. This is due to the wooden floorboards being damaged from the heels.
What are your classes like?
Media Makeup has small class sizes to ensure you receive quality training as well as allowing more one on one time with your trainer. International and Domestic students will work together to develop the knowledge and practical skills that will ensure you succeed as a Makeup Artist.
All classes are delivered face to face in English at our Academy.
What Facilities does Media Makeup have?
Media Makeup has State of the Art facilities with the latest technology. Our facilities include, audio visual equipped classrooms with specialised lighting and makeup stations, a commercial photographic studio, Prosthetics and Special Effects Lab and a Student Lounge with a kitchen. Media Makeup also have a purpose built Makeup Store and Salon on the ground floor of our building which is open to the public and can be accessed by students to complete aspects of their training. Students can also use their discount when they shop in the Media Makeup Store.
What if I need to withdraw from my course?
Media Makeup are here to support you and help you through this process. You can view more information on how to withdraw from your course within our refund policy on the media makeup website.
What is the minimum English Language Requirements?
The minimum English language entry requirement for our courses is IELTS 5.5 (overall band score). Band score of each component is not less than 5.0. The IELTS test must be the Academic version.
If your English language proficiency does not yet meet the standard, Media Makeup will provide guidance in securing the necessary English training for your studies. The final decision in acceptance of any applicant will be based on an interview with Media Makeup.
Where is Media Makeup?
Media Makeup is in South Australia. Located in the heart of Adelaide off of a busy shopping district in the city.
Will I experience work in the industry?
Yes, all students at Media Makeup are required to complete an industry placement as part of their program. Depending on the qualification you are enrolled in, students will be provided with the opportunity to complete their placement hours within our Retail Store and Salon or will be placed with one of our industry partners across a range of areas including, photography, catwalk, theatre and film..