CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services)

Why Study the Diploma of Screen and Media?

The Nationally recognised CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) gives students the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge within the makeup industry.

If you are serious about pursuing a career in make-up then this practical course is for you. Learn how to style hair, apply specialist make-up for photographic, theatre, period, special effects, film, television and fashion.

Course Information


Diploma of Screen and Media

(Specialist Make-up Services) CUA51015

Diploma of Marketing and Communication

Creative Professionals BSB52415

What You will Learn About

Give your career a boost and learn real skills that will establish you in the Make-Up Industry. Engage with our hands-on training in the Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) and learn about:

  • Make-up application
    • Glamour
    • Asian features
    • Bridal
    • Period styles (ie 1920s-1980s)
    • Corporate grooming
  • Specialist Make-Up
    • Air Brush
    • Fantasy
    • Drag
  • Hair Styling and Extensions
    • Braiding
    • Period hair (ie 1920s-1980s)
    • Hair Up
    • Hair Extensions and trimming
  • Special Effects Make-Up
    • Ageing with latex
    • Scars, burns
  • Air Brushing Application
  • Industry Insights and Methods
  • Colour Theory
  • Skin Prep

Get Job Ready

Upon successful completion of your course you will have gained the skills to work in a wide range of areas within the Make-Up Industry such as:

  • Fashion (catwalk and editorial)
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Advertising
  • Bridal
  • TV and Theatre
  • Movies and Special Effects

Course Awards


CUA51015 Diploma of Screen And Media (Specialist Make-Up Services)

Course Units

Core Units
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
Specialist Units
CUAMUP401 Design, apply and remove make-up
CUAMUP402 Maintain make-up and hair continuity
CUAMUP403 Style hair for performances or productions
CUAMUP502 Design and apply specialised make-up
CUAMUP503 Design and apply special make-up effects
CUAMUP504 Create prosthetics for special make-up effects
Elective Units
CUARES402 Conduct research
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
BSBREL401 Establish networks
CUAPRP401 Coordinate props
BSBSMB304 Determine resource requirements for the micro business
SHBBMUP001 Apply eyelash extensions

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Up to a maximum of 66 weeks.

Entry Requirements

Check the course Entry Requirements.

Tuition Fees (AUD)

Domestic Students

Tuition Fees no kit required $15,145 $17,850
VSL/(FFS) $10,150 $10,150
FFS/(FFS) $4,995 $7,700
Facilities and Amenities $495 $495

International Students

International Students Tuition Fee – AUD$16,000

*Does not include OSHC

Facilities and Amenities Fee – AUD$1,500

Student Kit – AU$1,270

International Application Fee – AU$200

Click the link for more information about international students tuition fee.

For further information on fees, refer to the Fee Schedules for makeup and beauty courses.

Payment Options

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Brisbane – Turbot Street Campus

Melbourne – Bourke St Campus

Melbourne – Flinders St Campus


Delivery Mode

Practical face-to-face classes supported by online study.


Various throughout the year.
2018 – 1st Feb, 1st May, 1st Jul, 1St Sep

Class Sets

Students are provided with a range of products to develop their skills in the classroom including make-up products, hair products, airbrushing products, special effects products, essential hardware and photo shoot with professional photographer.


The equipment you need for your training (value AUD $250) is supplied and contains the following items:

  • Beauty carry bag
  • Professional Ceramic Hairdryer
  • Ceramic Curling Iron
  • Ceramic Straightening Iron
  • Professional Heated Rollers
  • Element Pro Two Air Brush make-up equipment

Recognition of Prior Learning & Credit Transfer

Please refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning & Credit Transfer which will give you the information about the credit for prior learning.

Australian Qualification Framework

Work Placement

No matter how much experience you gain in the classroom, it is still not the same as what you will learn on the job. To further develop the knowledge and practical skills that you will develop on campus, you will also complete 45 hours of work placement in a Salon Environment to give you the best possible working experience and help you get ready for your new career.