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Course Number: SHB20116-01V01
If you have an interest in makeup, personal grooming and beauty and enjoy interacting with people, then this could be the course for you.If you wish to work in a retail environment providing advice to customers through the demonstration of makeup and skin care products, then our certificate II in Retail Cosmetics can set you on your ideal career path.You will learn how to apply make-up for a range of purposes and in a range of situations, including; for day or bridal wear, for remedial camouflage or for photographic work. You will also learn about the fundamentals of retail operations as they apply to selling skin care products and cosmetics. You will also learn how to demonstrate the use of a range of retail cosmetic products.Retail cosmetic assistants are specially trained sales assistants who promote one or more brands of cosmetic products in department stores, specialty stores or pharmacies. They help people to make decisions by providing advice on the purchase and application of cosmetics.Work PlacementAll students will have the opportunity to work on real clients in our well equipped simulated salons, but work placement is highly recommended.
Offered on 4 campuses
North Coast TAFE wants you to know that while this qualification has no formal entry requirements, we do want you to succeed, so we are providing information about the skills and knowledge that would help you complete this qualification. You do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy that will help you complete your course and ultimately to work in your chosen field.Students who complete this qualification level will gain the skills necessary to undertake routine activities and provide solutions to a limited range of predictable problems. Graduates will develop basic knowledge of an area of work and learning and will be able to talk and write about these.North Coast TAFE can provide support for reading, writing, maths and English Language. If you would like to know more about our support options please contact us.
When you finish this course you can get advanced standing in other Beauty Training Package qualifications, such as Certificate II in Nail Technology, Certificate III in Beauty Services, Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, as well as relevant Retail Training Package qualifications.
Retail cosmetic assistant, pharmacy assistant, hair/beauty assistant
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
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