SHB20116 – Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics


Successful completion of this course may lead to gaining employment in a beauty salon, retail department stores at the make-up counter, pharmacies and is a pathway to Certificate III in Beauty Services.

Course Name: SHB20116 - Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics
Course Code: SHB20116
Course Duration: 9-12 months tuition with self paced study projects

Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics has been designed as a standard entry level qualification for the beauty industry. This qualification reflects the role of retail sales personnel involved in a defined range of tasks to sell and demonstrate beauty or cosmetic products. They follow known routines and procedures and work under direct supervision.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a retail sales consultant in any business that sells beauty or cosmetic products and services. This can include beauty and hairdressing salons, retail outlets and department stores.


Training and assessment is competency based and is made up of written response questions, projects and practical observations.

Entry Requirements:

There are no specific entry requirements for this program, however learners will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment on/prior to enrolment.

Qualification Requirements:

There are 15 units of competency in this qualification.
10 core (mandatory) units and 5 elective units
Once successfully completed the nationally recognised SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics will be awarded.

Mode of Delivery:

Classroom delivery


This program can be undertaken through the following payment arrangement;
Fee for service

Please note, this program is currently being offered to secondary school students only and is delivered in conjunction with SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant.