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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Retail Cosmetic Assistant

Retail Cosmetic Assistants demonstrate skin care products, apply make-up and sell products to customers in a department store or beauty salon.

Summary of Training

Core Units - 10 units required

  • Demonstrate retail skin care products
  • Conduct financial transactions
  • Organise and maintain work areas
  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Design and apply make-up
  • Work effectively in a retail environment
  • Merchandise products
  • Apply safe working practices
  • Recommend hair, beauty and cosmetic products and services
  • Sell products and services

Electives - 5 units required

  • Provide service to clients
  • Operate retail technology
  • Perform stock control procedures
  • Monitor in-store visual merchandising display
  • Research and apply beauty industry information

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

Job Pathways

Hairdressing and Beauty Services

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Hairdressing

IICertificate II
IIICertificate III
IVCertificate IV
DDiploma
AdAdvanced Diploma

This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Sport, Recreation, Hair, Beauty & Services

Work Type
Persuading & Service

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Availability Information and More Details

Retail Cosmetic Assistant - SIB20110
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 5 20 0 0 15 0
ASbA
Classification T *
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

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T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship

* = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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ANZSCO Classification: 621111

Note: This is an indicative Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) classification for this occupation, provided as a guide only. Apprenticeship Network providers should refer to DET guidelines regarding ANZSCO codes.

Traning Package Rules Summary

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