CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Makeup Services) - Online

Are you looking for a Nationally Recognised course in Australia that not only hones your skills but also opens doors to a multitude of opportunities within the beauty and entertainment industry? The CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Makeup) is tailored for those who envision their future in the dynamic and creative field of screen and media makeup.
Course Provider
The Makeup Technicians
(RTO 22557)
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Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

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Government Funding Available

Course Overview

Start Date
Intakes in January, April, July and October.
The full-time duration of this course takes 12 months to complete.
Career Outcomes
  • Makeup Artist
  • Hairstylist
  • Makeup Designer
  • Content Producer
Course Modules

In order to achieve the CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media, you must complete all 15 units of competency.

Core Units:

  1. CUAIND412 Provide Freelance Services
  2. CUAIND512 Enhance Professional Practice Using Creative Arts Industry Knowledge
  3. CUAPPR411  Realise A Creative Project
  4. CUAPPR515 Establish And Maintain Safe Creative Practice

Elective Units:

  1. CUAMUP411 Design, Apply And Remove Make-Up
  2. CUAMUP412 Maintain Make-Up And Hair Continuity
  3. CUAMUP413 Style Hair For  Productions
  4. CUAMUP414 Style Wigs And Hairpieces For Productions
  5. CUAMUP512 Design And Apply Specialised Make-Up
  6. CUAMUP513 Design And Apply Special Make-Up Effects
  7. CUASFX411 Create Special Effects Items
  8. CUADES511 Implement Design Solutions
  9. BSBCRT413 Collaborate In Creative Process
  10. BSBPMG430 Undertake Project Work
  11. CUADES412 Interpret And Respond To a Design Brief
Course Fees Include
Payment Options
  • Study now, pay later through Commonweath Supported Vet Student Loans [VSL].
  • NSW Government Smart & Skilled Training Program 
  • Upfront Payment (with a discount)
  • Payment by Term
  • Payment by Weekly Payment Plans

Vet Student Loans (VSL)

This course is eligible for the Commonwealth Supported VET Student Loans [VSL]. This means the course is study now, pay later and you can study the course now with $0 course fees (excluding the $100 course deposit) and pay later once you are earning above a certain threshold if you meet the requirements (see below). 

Vet Student Loan (VSL) Requirements

  • be an Australian citizen, or
  • hold an eligible permanent humanitarian visa and usually reside in Australia, or
  • be a New Zealand citizen on a Special Category Visa (SCV subclass 444) who meets the long-term residency requirements.*
  • You must have a current Tax File Number

NSW Government Smart & Skilled Training Program

Subject to your eligibility, this training is subsidised by the NSW Government. TMT is an approved Smart & Skilled Provider. The cost to complete this qualification is determined by your personal circumstances and availability of the Smart & Skilled Subsidies.

NSW Smart & Skilled Subsidy Requirements

  • 15 years old or over
  • no longer at school
  • living or working in NSW
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.

Course Deposit

A course deposit of $100 must be paid to enrol in this course if you choose any payment options other than the NSW Government Smart & Skilled Training Program.

Makeup & Hair Kit

Students are required to purchase a personal makeup and hair kit, which they use offsite. An extensive kit is available to purchase from preferred supplier Kryolan Professional Make-up at deep discount for $2000 - $3000, alternatively, you can supply your own or purchase similar items from cosmetic retailers such as Adore Beauty.

Work Placement

A comprehensive work experience program forms an integral part of the course. It allows you to explore different industries and learn from Makeup Professionals who are all highly regarded in their fields. You will gain hands-on experience in your desired field while building your network for future work. The success of this program is evidenced in the high number of students who secure employment before finishing their studies.

Portfolio Development

Students will have the opportunity to participate in photo-shoots with professional photographers to develop and build their portfolios. The photo-shoots are held regularly in Melbourne and Sydney.

Course Entry Requirements

TMT accepts students who are 16 and have completed year 10 or equivalent, there is no maximum age limit. If you are an international student, you must have a minimum English language level of IELTS 5 or equivalent. International Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Applicants without completing year 12 are required to do the LLN Test [Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test], this test is used to identify any supports a student might require.

Study Requirements

For full time study, this course requires 30 - 35 hours nominal hours of study per week. This consists of attending live online classroom sessions, watching video recordings, structured learning activities, including homework, assignments, assessment preparation and online study. Makeup is a practical hands-on discipline, you are required to do practical exercise and work experience at home or at commercial settings.


Are you passionate about makeup and dream of seeing your work on the big screen? Do you aspire to be part of the exciting world of beauty, catwalk, theatre, film, television and media production? Are you looking for a Nationally Recognised course in Australia that not only hones your skills but also opens doors to a multitude of opportunities within the beauty and entertainment industry? The CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Makeup) is tailored for those who envision their future in the dynamic and creative field of screen and media makeup. 

The course’s core and elective units are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of screen and media makeup. You will gain a fulfilling learning experience on high-definition makeup techniques through glamor makeup, bridal to editorial and Avard Garde makeup, hairstyling and wigs, stage, special effects, airbrushing and prosthetics. Learn the secrets of creating realistic and fantastical characters for film, TV, and theatre. 

Elective units offer a deeper exploration into areas like wig making, hairstyling, and advanced prosthetics, ensuring a well-rounded skill set. This course is a perfect blend of practical skills, artistic techniques, and business and industry knowledge, setting you up for success in the vibrant world of beauty and entertainment.

Upon completion, a diverse range of career opportunities await. Graduates can pursue roles as makeup artists in film, television, and theatre production companies. Opportunities also abound in special effects studios, fashion editorial productions, and personal makeup artists for celebrities. For those with an entrepreneurial spirit, launching a freelance makeup business or consulting for media projects are viable and exciting paths. This diploma course is more than just a qualification, it’s a passport to a world where artistry meets the glamor and excitement of the screen and media industry.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

The Makeup Technicians

TMT was originally established in 1985 as an industry based boutique Makeup College. It was at the forefront of the industry being one of the only two makeup colleges in Australia delivering quality makeup courses at the time. Over the last few decades, TMT has been a strong advocate of quality industry led training and actively contributed to the development of accredited diploma and advanced diploma level makeup course training packages in Australia. It has trained thousands of makeup artists who are now working around the world. Since its establishment, the makeup industry has grown immensely and has evolved to demand more holistic soft and technical skills from graduates to meet the ever evolving and challenging role of a successful makeup artist. Beauty and Entertainment businesses also value and start demanding graduates to work across the industries with multiple skill sets. To meet this challenge, TMT has since broaden its education offering in beauty, hairdressing, marketing and business to produce all rounded graduates with confidence to take on the world stage. TMT is committed to challenge the status quo and to pioneer a new way vocational education is designed and delivered to meet the challenge of our time.
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