Design and apply make-up for photography

About this course

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and apply make-up for photographic shoots in natural and artificial light.

It requires the ability to select products and tools to apply photographic make-up in response to a brief from a client or stylist engaged in a photo shoot.

This unit applies to beauty therapists and make-up artists who work in beauty salons, make-up studios and photography shoot settings requiring make-up services.

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Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for entry to this qualification, however Far North Training & Consultancy has the following selection criteria for this course. The participant will be required to have completed SHBBMUP002 – Design and apply make-up prior to attending this course.

Students should wear appropriate clothing (black pants and enclosed black shoes).


Program delivery is face to face in a small group training environment located in Mossman.


2 days per week for six weeks (combined delivery 2 units SHBBMUP002 – Design and apply make-up and SHBBMUP003 – Design and apply make-up for photography)



The program is delivered at Far North Training & Consultancy at 11 Johnston Rd in Mossman.


  • Analyse photography context
  • Establish make-up requirements
  • Design make-up plan
  • Apply make-up for photography
  • Clean tools and equipment