TAFE Queensland

Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

SHB20116TAFE Queensland
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Why study this course

Establish the skills and experience you need to excel as a retail sale consultant in the beauty and cosmetic industry with this entry-level qualification. This course will give students a feel for what it will be like to work in cosmetics sales, providing hands-on lessons and tasks. This course is designed to give you an edge in the market, setting you up with skills that elevate you above the competition. Offering practical training that will provide you with a hands-on experience, our experienced educators will teach you how to design and apply make-up, offer advice on beauty products and services, and sell to the retail customer. You will also learn to communicate as part of a salon team and conduct salon financial transactions. Successfully completing this qualification will give you a taste of what you can expect in the retail cosmetic industry while giving the skills you need to boost your employment opportunities.

Career Insights from SEEK

Roles related to this course: Retail Sales Assistant and Beauty Therapist.


This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Gympie
  • Hervey Bay
  • Mooloolaba

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit TAFE Queensland's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit TAFE Queensland's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, TAFE Queensland can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Visit TAFE Queensland's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Career Insights

SEEK users who hold a Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics have been employed in these roles:

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Retail Sales Assistant
Beauty Therapist
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Certificate II in Retail CosmeticsSHB20116

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  • Study options available at your campus
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Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

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