SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

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Course description

A Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics (SHB20116) prepares you for work in the cosmetics section of a chemist, salon, or department store. Over 6-12 months you will learn how to help customers choose beauty products, apply makeup, setup merchandise displays, and carry out financial transactions. Graduate with a nationally recognised qualification and ready to work.

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Nationally recognised

Average duration

12 months

Online or Distance

On-campus or Workplace


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Retail Assistant$960 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Retail Team Leader$1,050 weekly pay
Store Manager$1,350 weekly pay
Car Salesman$1,250 weekly pay
Retail Supervisor$1,250 weekly pay
Department Manager$1,350 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

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These course providers offer the SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics:

North Regional TAFE
Distance / On Campus
Australian College of Specialist Makeup
On Campus
The Australian Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup
Online / On Campus
Elysian Institute
Distance / On Campus