This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate the work of self and/or team in the area of specialist make-up services for the film, television and entertainment industries. They may coordinate the operation of a make-up department or business or operate on a freelance basis.
It is likely that any candidate wishing to achieve this qualification will have already achieved generalist make-up and/or hairdressing skills.
Special make-up effects artist/designer.
Total number of units = 16
6 core units
4 Group A units
6 elective units
4 elective units must be selected from the Group A and/or Group B units listed below.
The remaining 2elective units may be selected from the Group A and/or Group B units listed any endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level.
No more than 4elective units previously achieved can be counted towards the qualification.
Electives must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.
BSBCRT301A Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
Candidates may enter the qualification with limited vocational experience and without a relevant lower-level qualification.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification considerations
There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.
The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by special make-up effects artists/designers based on the units listed above. Using this employability skills summary as an example, trainers and assessors can work out how employability skills would apply to other job roles relevant to the qualification to include important industry application of employability skills in learning and assessment strategies.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
dealing with performers/talent tactfully and respectfully
relating to people from diverse backgrounds and people with diverse abilities
consulting with senior creative personnel regarding the design of special make-up effects
negotiating changes to hair/make-up plans and arrangements
dealing with conflict situations that arise on set with regard to the provision of make-up/hair services
interpreting scripts, design briefs and other production documentation
articulating potentially complex ideas
completing workplace documentation, e.g. make-up plans and continuity diary
consulting with others on testing and refinement of design solutions
liaising with clients and colleagues on design concepts
compiling both written and verbal reports in relation to production equipment and requirements
negotiating with resource suppliers
nurturing trust and modelling open and supportive communication in a team environment
interacting effectively with people with diverse interests and needs
fostering a cooperative team environment and monitoring team performance
continually evaluating and challenging ideas and moving them forward towards solutions
teasing out central themes and issues, and responding with a range of ideas and solutions
responding to unpredictable issues and challenges that arise during testing processes
planning and applying hair designs to compensate for particular facial shapes or characteristics
taking action to ensure a safe work environment
recognising and responding appropriately in the event of adverse skin reactions to make-up/hair products
developing solutions to budget overruns
Initiative and enterprise
generating and exploring ideas
thinking laterally when developing concepts
devising the most effective way of using special make-up effects to enhance characterisation
participating effectively and actively in range of creative thinking activities
creating and refining make-up and hair design concepts
creating and refining prosthetic design concepts
making quick and accurate adjustments to performers' make-up and hair during productions
anticipating and addressing problems that arise on set with regard to make-up/hair continuity
Planning and organising
exploring and analysing information dealing with potentially complex concepts from a wide range of sources
planning and implementing all stages of projects
planning make-up and hair procedures and following through in a systematic way
establishing and managing production requirements and resources with regard to make-up, hair and the creation of prosthetics for special make-up effects
establishing and managing an OHS system
establishing and maintaining procedures for identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks
recording make-up and hair continuity details
systematically organising research materials
working to deadlines
managing work calmly and effectively to achieve goals and results
providing appropriate and timely documentation
following workplace procedures and complying with health and hygiene regulations
follow manufacturer specifications with regard to make-up and hair products
reflecting on and enhancing own ability to contribute effectively to a collaborative creative process
questioning and challenging own skills and practice
identifying and accessing learning opportunities
being prepared to learn new things in unfamiliar areas
providing OHS induction and training for team members
keeping up to date with industry developments and trends
seeking expert advice as required
using a range of tools and styling aids to create make-up and hair designs
using a digital stills camera to take continuity photographs
using computer software to create designs and special make-up effects plans
drawing and sculpting in the context of creating prosthetic pieces
using the internet for research purposes
using routine word processing in the context of completing workplace documentation
accessing and using databases to record research findings