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Makeup Course | Live Online | Beginners/Intermediate Makeup Course

Embark on an exciting journey with Tamarua Beauty Academy’s Online Makeup Course. This live-streamed course enables aspiring makeup artists to learn from the comfort of their homes.

Over an Eight-week period, you will learn key makeup techniques, how to start your own beauty business, and much more. This course is perfect for those who wish to become professional makeup artists or those who simply want to master their own makeup application.

Student can continue onto PRO makeup course

Our courses consistently receive five-star reviews from satisfied students, thanks to our commitment to providing up-to-date and relevant content taught by industry professionals currently working in the field.

Did you know that over 90% of our students successfully enter the industry upon completion of our courses? At our academy, we not only provide top-notch training and education but also offer guidance on how to kickstart your own business.

    Course Structure & Content

    The course runs for eight weeks, with one live-streamed session every week, each lasting for three hours. Here’s a glimpse into the course content:

    Week 1-8 - Beginners/Intermediate
    Topics covered include health, safety and hygiene, product knowledge, brush techniques, skin care application, color harmony and skin tone, contouring and highlighting, various makeup applications including eye makeup, lashes, and skin types. In addition, you will also learn industry knowledge and insights and how to conduct yourself as a professional artist.

    What to Expect During Our Live Online Classes:
    The live classes offer real-time interaction with course instructors and industry experts. Each session includes live feedback, demonstrations, theory, and Q&A sessions. All PRO makeup dates can also be live-streamed for those who prefer weekday or weekend classes.

    Course Fee

    The full course cost is $2000 including a kit or $1600 without the kit. Payment can be made via credit card, PayPal, AfterPay, and other available options. Optionally, you can pay a non-refundable $500 deposit to secure your place in the course. The remaining balance must be paid a week prior to the course start date.

    Trial Option

    Uncertain about committing to the full course? Try our one-day trial for just $49 to experience our comprehensive makeup course firsthand.

    Course Schedule

    This 8-week course is streamed live online, running one night per week for 3 hours. Check our PRO course for express weekend or weekday dates.

    Certification and Benefits

    On successful completion of each unit in every week’s online class, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The certificate will be issued in a digital format and sent via email. If you require a printed certificate, an extra cost of $10 applies, and it must be collected from the academy. Also, gain lifetime access and direct support from our team, exclusive makeup discounts to top brands like MAC, Model Rock, Inglot, and more.

    The online course includes 7 live weekly sessions and one assessment class. Students get instant access to our Makeup Training Manual filled with lesson plans and all the necessary knowledge for a successful career. Missed a class? Not to worry! Recorded sessions are available via our private Facebook forum.

    For those who opt for the Makeup course including kit, we deliver the kit to your doorstep for an extra $25, or you can collect it from the academy. Age requirement: Students must be 14 years or older at the starting date of the course.

    The Makeup Starter Kit includes a concealer wheel, TBA brush cleaner, Primer, various makeup palettes (Eye Shadow and Conturing/Blush/Foundation), lash glue, full set lashes, and individual lashes. Students are required to supply a few products such as hand sanitizer, makeup brushes (or purchase a set from the school for $290), cotton pads, mascara, makeup remover or wipes, lip stick/glosses, and a hand towel. For practical assignments, any brand of makeup is acceptable at this stage.

    The TBA Difference

    Jumpstart Your Career

    All courses include business skills by your trainer who successfully run their own beauty business. 

    Expert Teachers 

    Be taught by industry leaders who still work in and are actively involved in the industry

    Become Job Ready

    Highly industry relevant courses taught to Australian Standards. Our training courses are designed with the industry’s needs in mind, with a focus on getting you into the career you want, sooner. 

    Ongoing Support

    FREE ongoing support and mentoring via our Facebook group for life. 

    In Person Classes

    No prerecorded training. LIVE online refresher classes, master classes and bonus portfolio shoots. 


    Courses Information

    We offer short industry relevant courses run by industry professionals. All graduated students receive a certificate of completion. If you are in a country like Australia where there are no licensing requirements, our certificate is all you need to get started in the industry. You are also able to obtain insurance.

    The Hair and Beauty industry in Australia was deregulated in 1986, therefore it is no longer a legal requirement to complete a course run by a registered training organisation (RTO) to work in the industry or run your own salon.

    Our courses offer specific and explicit training in each study area that leaves our students more accomplished and our students are often offered positions over other students from other schools.

    So, to be very clear – successfully completing our certificate courses will enable you to gain employment in retail, freelancing, beauty salons and spa’s. You will also be able to use your certificate to gain insurance for your business as well as membership into professional makeup brands ‘professional discount programs’.

    You don’t need to be certified to be educated, we teach you to become skilled and experienced which in turn makes you qualified.

    All applicants must have completed Year 10 (or equivalent) and be 16 years or older in order to apply to study at the TBA.

    Yes! The deposit comes off the course total.

    No experience required – we got you! We offer fundamental courses to get you started. To be successful in this fast-paced industry, you need to learn the basics from the best and most talented. All of our courses are taught by industry experts who currently work in the industry ad are highly sort after.

    It’s easy to enroll in any of our courses, do it all online via this website, simply add the course or courses you want to do to your Shopping Cart and purchase. You will then be contacted by the TBA shortly thereafter via email to confirm your enrolment and we provide further detailed information about the course. A non-refundable deposit is also required to secure your spot.

    At TBA, we believe in providing value rather than just trying to offer a lower quality course that doesn't help our students achieve once they're working. Many other online courses are cheaper but aren't industry relevant. We build our content from the ground up to be:
    - Hands on
    - Practical, and
    - Industry relevant

    Over 90% of our students are working on the industry and we are confident that we provide the highest quality training available in Australia.

    Academy Information

    At the TBA we believe that to be the best, you have to learn from the best. All of our trainers are fully qualified to teach and are experienced and active in their own specialist field within the Film, Fashion, TV, Theatre, Hair and Beauty industries. We believe that the teaching experience and master skills that our trainers have gives our students a far superior advantage in the industry once they’ve finished learning with us.

    Our class sizes are kept small, intimate and friendly. This allows you to receive individual tuition and ensures we maintain the high standard of makeup training for which TBA is renowned. You’ll be in classes with max 8-10 students.

    We are located in an industrial business park area at 36 Aylesbury Drive, Altona, 3018, Victoria (Building 8).

    Ample car parking (as well as disability parking) is available in a well-lit and safe area. The academy building also accommodates students with disabilities. As we like to have a duty of care whilst our students and visitors are on our premises, there is always a staff member on-site that can perform basic first aid if ever needed.

    Yes. Students are responsible for obtaining models on the days designated. For example:

    - Models are required from week 2 for Beginners/Intermediate Makeup (if you are unable to get a model for your practical, you can work on yourself)

    - Models are required each week for Advanced Makeup (if you are unable to get a model for your practical, you can work on yourself)

    - Models are required each week for Hair (if you are unable to get a model for your practical, you can purchase a mannequin head from the school)

    - Models are required every week for Pro Nails (if you are unable to get a model, you can work on yourself or nail hands are available for purchase at the school).

    - Models are required from week 2 for Classic and Volume Eyelash Extensions

    - Models are required from weeks 5 to 12 for Barbering

    In unusual circumstances when you can’t get a model you will have options to work on either a mannequin head (Hair), your own hands (Nails), your own face (Makeup). We do not encourage this though, you must ensure that you are able to get a reliable model every week where required so that we can properly assess your work.

    A certificate will be issued to students who successfully complete a course. Online Students will receive a PDF certificate via email, onsite will receive a framed certificate onsite. ($10 fee if online student requests a framed hard copy)

    If you are sick or absent for a class, you will have access to a LIVE stream session VIA our FB PRIVATE FORUM. This class will be available on the forum for 48hrs.

    If you are on a payment plan, payment must still be made as per contract . Payment plans are put in place to assist you financially and our TBA policy is signed by all students at the time of enrolment. Your certificate will not be issued till all missed classes are made up. You can book a one on one lesson at an extra cost. If you miss more than 3 classes, you will have to pay $100 for each class you need to re-sit and you may be required to produce a medical certificate.

    Payment & Fees

    All course deposits are non-refundable. This includes course fees paid in full (in one lump sum). The deposit amount is non-refundable if you withdraw from the course before the first class. If you withdraw after the first class, all payments made are non-refundable as we are not able to place another student in your place after the course has started.

    Option 1: Afterpay 
    When finalising your purchase, select Afterpay as your payment method and you’ll be taken to their check out page. If you’ve already got an account, simply sign in and check out. If you don’t already have an account, you will be prompted to create an account before checking out.

    Afterpay splits your total purchase cost into four easy instalments. You pay the first instalment at the time of purchase and the remainder every fortnight. Payments are interest-free if you pay on time and the only fees are for late payments. To learn more, visit

    *You must be 18 years of age to use Afterpay and have a credit or debit card you can link your account to.

    Option 2: 
    Pay via our payment plan option: Pay a deposit of $500 upon enrolment, followed by 50% of your course balance on your first day of class and the outstanding balance in week 4 of course . Our payment plan option is interest free.