School Holidays Programme

Unleash the creativity in you

What you'll get

Classroom Resource Available

High quality professional products, materials & tools provided.

Dedicated Tutor

Tuition, demonstration, feedback and hands-on assistance from a trained professional makeup artist. Demonstration and practice time every lesson to maximise learning.

Maximum Assistance

We aim to keep classes small so you get maximum individual attention and assistance; in the case of a larger class, we provide multiple tutors. These courses are very popular and heavily subscribed – book early to be sure of a place.

Certificate of Achievement

On successful completion of each one of the three courses you will receive SRA’s Certificate of Achievement plus up to 10 credits on the National Framework.

  • 5 Days
  • $275 incl. GST
  • Year 11 - 13

Our School Holidays Programme is designed to offer senior high school students who have an interest in makeup & fashion a taste of the industry.


For some this has sparked a decision to pursue an entire career as a professional makeup artist;for some the programme offers a transition from high school to tertiary education by providing workplace learning and experience while still at school; for some it is simply a really fun & interesting way to gain some skills & knowledge in an exciting area – and incidentally pick up a whole load of extra credits!.


The full programme is comprised of 3 parts. Each part encompasses specific topics and skills which can be taken as a separate stand-alone course depending on a student's area of interest. However, since it is an integrated programme we recommend taking all three parts to achieve a more complete and balanced learning experience which gives students a taste of all the main branches of the makeup industry. Also, students taking all three parts (April, July & October) will gain a massive 26 credits!

Entry requirements:

Must be Year 11 to Year 13

Demonstrate proficient use and understanding of spoken and written English.

What you'll learn:

Part 1: Beauty Makeup Services

Credits: 10


Students completing this course will be able to conduct a client consultation to determine makeup selection and perform makeup services.


Subjects covered include: Makeup brushes and tools; Sterilisation & Hygiene; CTM; Skin Analysis; Corrective face shapes; Foundation matching; Natural makeup; Introduction to Hairstyling; Face Charts; Sultry Makeup; Elegant Makeup; Ball and Introduction to Moodboard.

Part 2: Makeup in TV, Film & Theatre

Credits: 6


Students completing this course will be able to research, develop, visually communicate and apply a makeup design concept for a given work


Subjects covered include: Character/role creation/enhancement; Special effects; Historical/cultural accuracy; Colour correction; Collaboration with director/ costume designer/lighting; Detail products; Safe practice; Product and application techniques - Foundation, Highlighting, Shading, Colour mixing, Aging, Feature alteration.

Part 3: Fashion Makeup

Credits: 10


Students completing this course will be able to perform skincare services for the face in preparation for makeup application. We end the week with a competition displaying the fashion makeup skills you learnt during your time with us.


Subjects covered include: Skin types, conditions and analysis; skin care products; CTMS introduction; Face Charts; 'Fashion Natural/Streetwear' makeup; 'Fashion Elegant/Formalwear' makeup; 'Fashion Sultry/Casualwear' makeup; Body charts; Basic Hairstyling


Schedule & Fees

Class Duration Dates Course Cost Course-Related Costs
Part 1
Beauty Makeup Services
5 days
9:00am – 3:30pm
Class A: 13th April & 15th - 18th April
$275 incl. GST N/A
Part 2
Makeup for TV, Film & Theatre
5 days
Mon – Fri
9:00am – 3:30pm
Class A: 8th July - 12th July
Class B: 15th July - 19th July
$275 incl. GST N/A
Part 3
Fashion Makeup
5 days
Mon – Fri
9:00am – 3:30pm
Class A: 30th Sept - 4th Oct
Class B: 7th Oct - 11th Oct
$275 incl. GST N/A

Gateway & Star

Our School Holidays Programme can be funded through Gateway or Star programmes.

These programmes are designed to help high school students to tertiary study and workplace learning.

Please speak to your Career Advisor or Gateway Coordinator if you’d like to join our School Holidays programme.

For more information about our School Holidays Programme, you can download the document here:

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