Would you like to become a Makeup artist?

  • Makeup School Sydney offers the short accredited technique based course Design and apply makeup (SHBBMUP002).

Design and apply makeup (SHBBMUP002)

What will you learn during this accredited Course:

  • Learn 2 Great Application Techniques
  • Learn 6 Great Looks
  • Expand your Skill Set
  • Get confidence through real work experience in the Fashion, Wedding and TV industry
  • Grow your client base & develop the skills to become a successful makeup artist

Upon graduation, you will be able to apply makeup in the Fashion, TV, Formals, Catwalk, Wedding and Makeup Industry.

After successfully completing all assessment tasks participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for SHBBMUP002 Design and Apply Make-up. This is an accredited course and is widely acknowledged as the best technique based course in Austral-Asia.

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3 Course Options Available

3-Week – Accredited Makeup Artist Course

The Extended Course is conducted over 3 weeks as follows:
Weeks 1 – 3: Tuesday and Wednesday nights 6 pm till 9 pm (depending on student preferences, some sessions may be scheduled during business hours)

Price: $990

The 3-Day intensive course runs on the weekends:

All day Saturday 9:30 am till 4:30 pm, All day Sunday 10 am till 4:00 pm & Monday evening 6 pm till 9 pm
Students will attend the class for a total of 18 hours.

Jay Jay recommends students practice a minimum of 9 hours after the Makeup School sessions have finished in order to prepare for the assessment session.

2-3 hour assessment session times are arranged by mutual agreement with Jay Jay. Students must book a place for an assessment session after the minimum of 9 hours home study has been completed.

Price: $990

Makeup School Sydney now has an Online Accredited Course to become a Professional Makeup Artist with Jay Jay Rauwenhoff.

• Study in the comfort of your home
• Watch Jay Jay’s detailed instructional videos
• Read beautiful full-colour course texts on makeup theory and practice
• Complete fun and practical hands-on activities and assignments
• Upload your work to the Online Student Centre
• Jay personally evaluates your work and provides you with feedback
• Optional join the hands-on 2-day intensive workshop with Jay Jay to practice.

Upon course completion, you’ll be a Certified Makeup Artist.

Price: $599

Program overview

The Make Up Artist Course is a technique-based course, and is widely acknowledged as the best in Sydney. During the Make Up Artist course our students will:

  • Learn the 2 Great Application Techniques
  • Learn 6 Great Looks
  • Be provided with the confidence to work in the Fashion and Wedding industries
  • Upon satisfactory completion of all coursework and assessment activities, receive a Statement of Attainment (SHBBMUP002 Design and apply makeup) from Make Up School Sydney (RTO #91503)

The Make Up School Sydney offers the Makeup Artist Course in two formats.

Intensive Makeup Artist Course: 3 consecutive days (Saturday, Sunday, Monday) plus a 2-3 hour assessment session scheduled 1-2 weeks after the last delivery session

  • Extended Makeup Artist Course: Tuesday and Wednesday evenings over 3 consecutive weeks plus a 2-3 hour assessment session scheduled 1-2 weeks after the last delivery session.

The Makeup Artist Course teaches the theory and practice of beauty makeup, and learning includes theory, detailed demonstrations and many practical exercises.

Assessment is comprised of student workbook activities, a written exam and a practical demonstration.

Subjects covered

Tools of the trade
Look at the tools you will need for a makeup kit and how to use them.
Skin Analysis
Study the different types of skin and their different makeup approaches.
Facial Correction
Understand facial structure and colour theory. Learn how to modify and sculpt face shapes by contouring and concealing.
Eye makeup
Study eyes shapes and their correction, and all the elements of eye makeup including eyeliner, mascara and other eye products. Learn how to use different techniques for different occasions.
False eyelashes
Learn about the variety of eyelash products and how to apply them.
Eyebrow design and colour theory
Study the different types of eyebrows and learn to change their shape for different occasions.
Makeup for special features
Understand the differences in facial features and skin tones for different nationalities including Asian and darker skin. Learn how these different skins require different approaches to makeup.
Makeup for bridal and special occasions
This makeup course will cover all aspects of this lucrative industry.
Client consultation
Learn how to talk to the client.
Business knowledge
Learn how to promote yourself in all areas of the industry including fashion, bridal, film and television.


Assessment in Jay Jay’s make Up Artist course consists of the satisfactory completion of:
the activities contained in each student’s workbook

  • the production of a Make Up portfolio
  • a short answer exam
  • a practical assessment of the creation of a ‘look of their choice’.

The final practical exercises are conducted under real-life conditions at Make Up School Sydney’s makeup studio, with the comings and goings with the normal busy Sydney CBD Makeup Studio. These are essential for students to develop the technical skills and speed necessary to be a professional makeup artist.


A deposit of $250 is payable when you apply and is deducted from the full amount on commencement.
The Intensive (3-Day) weekend Make Up Artist Course costs $990.
The Extended (3-Week) Make Up Artist Course costs $990.
The course fee includes:
The Make Up Artist course Training Manual
Products and Tools of the trade provided by Makeup School Sydney for the use of the students

Who is this course for?

(What type of people want to become Makeup Artist by doing the Makeup School Sydney course?)Students who attend our Makeup Academy in Sydney come from a wide variety of backgrounds.There have been professionals wanting a career change, executives wanting a less stressful job and housewives wanting some part time work. The course is also popular with nurses seeking a more convivial job, and school leavers who want a less conventional career and an interesting and well paid lifestyle. Stay-at-home mums are also found the course most enjoyable, especially when taken with the friend. Some even do it for a hobby!


Our Make Up Artist Course is delivered by International Makeup Artist Jay Jay Rauwenhoff.
Jay Jay was originally trained in Paris and has since worked for 23 years as a hair and makeup artist. She is a qualified and experienced trainer and assessor and holds the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

About Makeup School Sydney

Makeup School Sydney is a boutique makeup college and Registered Training Organisation specializing in the delivery of a Makeup Artist Course, incorporating the Nationally Recognised Training unit of competency SHBBMUP002 Design and apply makeup. The school is conveniently located at 128 Castlereagh Street in Sydney’s CBD, across the road from Westfield and David Jones. Our facilities include a studio fully equipped for the makeup industry professional. We devote a lot of time to one-on-one instruction and discussion with each student, and class sizes are small. The teacher of Makeup School Sydney is the Paris-trained makeup artist, Jay Jay Rauwenhoff. Jay Jay has 25 years experience in professional makeup and has acquired a vast collection of ‘tips of the trade’. As she is a working international makeup artist for models and celebrities, students learn about the current global styles and latest techniques. See her personal website for a list of Clients and Celebrities.

Questions about the Course

What are your looking for?

(What makeup courses are there to choose from?)Make Up School Sydney conducted extensive research in Sydney during the development of the Make Up Artist course.We found that many makeup courses were conducted after business hours and were not accredited. Many ran between 9 weeks and 9 months, and cost between $3000-$9000. Some courses also required students to buy the course’s own brand of makeup with a minimum purchase of between $500- $2,500.We concluded that we needed to create a course that was a little different from the others.

What is the Makeup School Sydney course experience like?

Each of the classes at the Makeup School Sydney course is intensive, including theory, detailed demonstrations and many practical exercises. The classes are informative, interesting, challenging and best of all fun!Our Make Up Artist course has a defined structure, and the teacher- student relationship is very professional. We have strived to create a learning atmosphere that is pleasant and very friendly; like it is in a working situation.

Entry Requirements

Students who attend our courses must be 15 years of age or over.We are a NSW GOV Cleared To Work With Children Organization

Jobs - After I have done the Makeup School Sydney course, what are my opportunities, especially in the wedding and fashion industry?

Once you have completed Apply and Design Makeup from Makeup School Sydney, you have the accreditation and skill to work in any area where makeup is required, except Special FX makeup.There are two different types of work possible in beauty makeup.In the fashion industry, Makeup Artists prepare models for still photography, TV commercials, magazine and catalogues, fashion events and catwalk shows.In the wedding makeup industry, the Makeup Artist prepares the bride and wedding party with a superior wedding makeup for the ceremony. The wedding industry is consistently busy and offers good remuneration for Makeup Artists.Most Makeup Artists work in both fashion and weddings. Both require the same knowledge and practice of beauty hair and makeup.At Makeup School Sydney, Jay Jay also provides information about the fashion industry and advice on how to set up your own makeup business.Graduates of our Make Up Artist course can go onto further study including:

  • SIB20110 – Certificate II in Retail Make-Up and Skin Care
  • SIB30110 – Certificate III in Beauty Services
  • SIB40110 – Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
  • SIB50110 – Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Can I work as an intern after completing the Makeup School Sydney course?

Jay Jay offers this opportunity to her students after they complete her course.
Graduates are able to request work experience with her and watch her on the job which gives them a lot of valuable ‘real life’ working experience.
Jay Jay is confident any attentive student who diligently practices what she has been taught, has the knowledge and qualifications to be able to quickly and confidently make any client look her best.
For that reason, when she is unavailable due to prior engagements, she happily refers many of her students for work experience opportunities, including makeup for weddings and fashion shoots etc.

What should I wear to the Makeup School Sydney course?

Our makeup academy recommends you wear dark clothing to the course, and something you don’t mind getting some makeup on. Black is the preferred colour for that is what most professional Makeup Artists wear.

Should I wear makeup to the Makeup School Sydney Course?

Yes, you may wear makeup if you wish to, however keep it subtle.

What Must Students Bring?

A Model

Students need to supply their own model to practice on during the Makeup Courses. The model is also required to complete the practical assessment.

Makeup School Sydney students may need to buy products to ensure that their makeup kit is appropriately stocked.
Jay Jay recommends the Makeup Starter Kit by Mikatvonk Makeup (co-developed by Jay Jay) consisting of 21 makeup products for only $350.
This represents fantastic value in comparison to other makeup brands that are charging $69 for foundation! Please be aware this is not a compulsory purchase, but it is an optional extra made available to you throughout the course.

Makeup Assessment Plan and Demonstration Requirements

During the 3 week course, Jay Jay recommends students practice a total of 9 hours outside of Makeup School sessions.
Each student needs to supply her own model to practice on during the Makeup Courses – a model will also be required to assist the student on the exam day.
Students will need to complete a Questionnaire and demonstrate a look of their choice. This look is to be assessed by the teacher and deemed competent to work within the industry. The students are also asked to provide copies of their notes taken during the course as well as the learner activities from the Training Manual. Jay Jay provides assistance on all of these areas.