Would you like to become a makeup artist?

At Makeup School Sydney we offer a number of Accredited Courses online for you to choose from. The e-learning platform is complemented with scheduled live Zoom classes by our teachers.

  • Makeup School Sydney offers Design and apply makeup (SHBBMUP002). This short accredited course is best for hair and makeup artists looking to up-skill, or as an introduction for anyone interested learning technique-based expert makeup application.
  • If you want to take your makeup career to new heights we also offer the accredited Cert III in Makeup (SHB30215), a 3-month course that qualifies students to work as a full freelance makeup artist.

Design and apply makeup (SHBBMUP002)

What you learn during this accredited makeup course:

  • Learn 2 essential application techniques and 6 great looks
  • Expand your skill set
  • Gain 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’ll be qualified 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 makeup course and is widely acknowledged as the best technique-based course in Austral-Asia.

Makeup Course – Enquire Now

The 3-Day intensive course runs on the weekends:

All day Saturday (9:30am- 4:30 pm), All day Sunday (10am-4:00pm) & Monday evening (6pm-9 pm)
Students will attend the class for a total of 20 hours, including the assessment.

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

Our accredited makeup course is technique-based and widely acknowledged as the best in Sydney. During the makeup course our students will:

  • Learn 2 essential application techniques and 6 great looks
  • Gain 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 Makeup School Sydney (RTO #91503)

The Makeup School Sydney offers the Accredited Makeup Course in classroom and online format.

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.

The course teaches the theory and practice of beauty makeup, and includes makeup 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, and how these different skins require different approaches to makeup.
Makeup for bridal and special occasions
This makeup course will cover all aspects of the lucrative wedding industry.
Client consultation
Learn how to engage with clients.
Business knowledge
Learn how to promote yourself in all areas of the industry including fashion, bridal, film and television.


Assessment consists of the satisfactory completion of the activities contained in each student’s workbook, including

  • the production of a makeup portfolio
  • a short answer exam
  • a practical assessment creating one look of their choice

The final practical exercises are conducted under real-life conditions at the busy Makeup School Sydney’s makeup studio. This is essential practice 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 this is deducted from the full amount on commencement.
The Intensive (3-Day) weekend Makeup Artist Course costs $990.

The makeup course training manual:

Products and tools of the trade are provided by Makeup School Sydney for the use by students

Who is this course for?

Students who attend our Makeup School Sydney come from a wide variety of backgrounds: professionals wanting a career change, executives wanting a less stressful job, and stay-at-home mums wanting a skill that leads to 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.Some even do it for a hobby!


Our Accredited Makeup Course is delivered by international makeup artist, Jay Jay Rauwenhoff.
Jay Jay originally trained in Paris and has worked for over 25 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 specialising in the delivery of  Accredited Makeup Courses, 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 founder and teacher at Makeup School Sydney is Paris-trained makeup artist, Jay Jay Rauwenhoff. Jay Jay has 25 years experience as an international makeup artist and has taught over 400 students.

Questions about the Accredited Courses

What are you looking for?

Makeup School Sydney conducted extensive research during the development of our accredited makeup courses. 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 $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 is intensive and includes theory, detailed demonstrations and many practical exercises. The classes are informative, interesting, challenging and, best of all, really fun! Our Accredited Makeup Course has a defined structure, and we strive to create a learning atmosphere that is pleasant and very friendly.

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 organisation.

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, other than Special FX makeup.There are two different career options in beauty makeup: in the fashion industry, makeup artists prepare models for still photography, TV commercials, magazine and catalogues, fashion events and catwalk shows; and in the wedding makeup industry, where the makeup artist prepares the bride and wedding party 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 accredited makeup 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 students after they complete her course.
Graduates are able to request work experience with her and watch her on the job, which provides them a lot of valuable ‘real life’ working experience.
Jay Jay is confident that any attentive student who diligently practices her instructions has the knowledge and qualifications to be able to quickly and confidently make any client look their best.
For that reason, when Jay Jay is unavailable, she happily refers many of her students for work experience opportunities, including makeup for weddings and fashion or film shoots.

What should I wear to the Makeup School Sydney course?

We recommend you wear dark clothing to the course, and something you don’t mind getting makeup on. Black is the preferred colour as 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, but keep it subtle.

What Must Students Bring?

A Model

Students need to supply their own model to practice on during the accredited 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 students.

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 Sydney sessions.
Each student needs to supply their own model to practice on during the accredited makeup courses. The 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.