Frequently Asked Questions
Good news! The Academy of Makeup also offers interest free, pay-as-you-learn payment plans.
Interest Free! Think about it – why not avoid paying interest and incurring more of a debt before you even start to earn an income?
Graduate with your career in front of you – not a debt to repay.
Yes, we offer many types of financial assistance. Select from VET Study Loans, an Academy interest free payment plan, MACcredit low rate loan, an extended payment plan and more. Visit our "Funding" page to see all details.
The Academy began in 2002, and became a Registered Training Organisation in 2003 (RTO #21399). We are one of Australia’s oldest and well-known makeup Academies.
Should I study at a specialist Academy, like the AOM, or at a conglomerate (who offers all sorts of courses)?
The Academy of Makeup solely teaches the craft of makeup. We have a solid and strong team of dedicated, talented and renowned Makeup Artists working with us and WE LOVE MAKEUP!
We believe that if you want to become the best, you should study at a school that specialises in the craft that you want to learn. The conglomerates might know how to teach…but they might not know how to teach makeup… At the Academy of Makeup, we know makeup and we know how to teach makeup – just take a look at out Gallery Page, to see how amazing our student work is.
As per the training package, there are no entry pre-requisites.
However, the Academy of Makeup does require that all applicants must have completed Year 10 (or equivalent) and be 16 years or older in order to apply to study with us. Students under the age of 18 years of age must include a copy of their most recent school report/academic transcript with their enrolment application. Students under 18 years of age may also be required to attend a preliminary interview to assess their eligibility for the course.
Applicants will also be required to complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy test.
At the Academy of Makeup, we believe that to be the best, you have to learn from the best. All of our trainers are established makeup artists and are currently industry active. Our trainers are fully qualified in all areas of makeup, and each specialise in their chosen fields, which is why we believe that having a different trainer for specialised topics will give our students an overall advantage when learning industry tricks and techniques.
It’s easy to enrol in any of our courses. All we require is a completed enrolment form plus a non-refundable deposit to secure your position.
Call, or email us, to receive your Enrolment Form today.
As makeup in general is a creative and artistic profession, our courses are extremely hands on and are made up of mostly practical assessments and class interaction. Therefore we cannot offer any of our courses via correspondence.
We encourage anyone interested in studying at the Academy to attend our Open Days. These Open Days are designed to provide you with as much information about our courses as possible, as well as giving you an opportunity to meet our trainers, staff and current students.
If you cannot attend an Open Day, we can arrange a tour for you with the head trainer at a time that is convenient for you.
Approximately 90% of all students studying at the Academy of Makeup successfully complete their course, graduate and receive a Qualification.
With an average class attendance rate of 94%, it’s no wonder that our graduation rate is so high – everyone loves coming to class so much, that they don’t miss a day if they can help it!
The training method that we use at the Academy of Makeup is called “competency based training”. This means if you are competent in all your assessments, you will receive a full nationally recognised qualification at the end of your course. If however you fail to submit your assessments and you are marked “not yet competent” then you will receive a statement of attainment at the end of your course.
The Academy of Makeup is not registered for CRICOS, which means we are unable to sponsor International students. While we are a registered training provider, we are unable to assist international students with obtaining or extending VISAS. However, should you not require assistance with your VISA, then you can apply to study at the Academy. To confirm if you are eligible to study, we recommend you call our Course Advisors for information on +613 8585-3700.
All course deposits are non-refundable under any circumstance. This includes payments made in full, in one lump sum the deposit amount is non-refundable.
There is no actual cut off date to enrol for any of our courses, as all of our classes fill based on demand. We advise that anyone interested in studying with us enrol as soon as they can to avoid missing out on a position.
We recognize that students learn from work or life experience as well as through their study. As such, we recognise prior educational achievements gained by students and this basis we may grant a pass for subjects in our courses based on your previous learning experiences. RPL is assessed on a case by case basis, so it is only available on application. A fee does apply