Domestic Learner Information
RT0 Number: 90910
Tuition is conducted by fully qualified trainers and industry professionals working within their fields of expertise. The College offers 24 places for make-up learners and 10 places for special effects learners. This ensures a low learner teacher ratio and thus a high level of direct instruction to learners.
Teaching is done through demonstration, group lectures and practical work.
Ongoing assessment based on training package assessment criteria. There are three clustered assessment points: one is week one, a mid year assessment in week 20 and a final assessment at the end of the year – practical and theoretical examination.
Learner orientation will occur in the first week of study and will involve an introduction to the College, basic procedures for study, provision of notes and policy documents.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is offered to all enrolling learners. Where the learner’s qualifications have been issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework the College has an obligation to recognise those qualifications or Statements of Attainment where any other Registered Training Organisation has issued them.
If there is sufficient evidence in the application and supporting documentation, you will be invited to complete a number of make-ups over a three-hour period. No cost is attributed to this.
Learners must attend 90% of the course. Except in the case of illness verified by a doctor’s certificate, absenteeism is not tolerated.
Classes commence in February and end in early December, the year being divided into four terms of eight to ten weeks each. Classes are held daily from 9:15 AM to 5:00 PM, with one hour’s break for lunch.
Learner Contact Details
While undertaking their studies, The College requires that learners keep it informed of any changes in their residential address or any other contact details such as phone numbers, email addresses etc.
Because of the practical nature of the courses offered, the College can only apply flexible learning CEOs to theoretical subject areas. These include self-paced and self-directed learning where possible. Distance learning is not available.
Learner Support and Welfare
ACMUSE provides resources and support to help students make the most of their time at the College. The College makes every effort to assist learners. We regularly consult with learners to gather feedback on their learning experiences at the College and continually strive to develop and improve our services. The support services include professional and qualified counsellors on request, language, literacy support on request if unable to cope with the course work, Student Welfare Officer, experienced trainers and CEO.
ACMUSE offers the following student support services:
The College has a Student Welfare Officer who can provide learners with assistance as required in their study program and ensure they proceed with their study plan. They will generally be the first person(s), learners turn to when they have a question or problem.
Referral programs for Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support are also available upon request or where the College and the learner see need.
ACMUSE may arrange for specialised counselling services on request which may entail additional costs. Internal welfare services are provided free of costs to assist learners in developing the personal skills and qualities necessary for success in their study program. Where personal or practical concerns interfere with a participant’s ability to study, these services can assist learners to resolve the immediate issues and develop strategies for the future. Learners may wish to speak to an external counsellor and/or Student Welfare Officer about matters, such as:
- Coping with relationship and family issues
- Dealing with homesickness, stress or depression
- Managing time, or
- Maintaining motivation
All learners receive a make-up kit as part of their course. The cost is included in the Course Fee – no additional payment is needed.
A Diploma of Specialist Make-up Services kit comprises of an array of professional make-up products, make-up brushes, hair styling materials, tools and accessories, as well as other items required for the course. The kit is valued at $2,000.00.
An Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts Make-up kit comprises of an airbrush, airbrush compressor, airbrushing inks and steel modelling tools, as well as other items required for the course. The kit is valued at $1,500.00.
Replacement of training material (make-up kit):
Each learner receives a full make-up kit in the first week, it then becomes their property, meaning learners are responsible replacing and maintaining their own kit. Where a learner subsequently cancels his or her enrolment, ACMUSE will not refund monies for the make-up kit as part of their enrolment into the course and specified into the course and specified at time of enrolment. A full list of replacement fees and charges is contained within the Schedule of Fees and Charges (downloadable from the ACMUSE website).
There is a high demand for all types of accommodation in Sydney and learners are advised to allow 3-6 weeks to find suitable accommodation. The College is happy to supply a list of Real Estate Agents, hostels, hotels and shared accommodation, but cannot arrange, nor recommend, accommodation. As the College is located close to the Sydney CBD, Sydney University and The University of Technology, learner accommodation in the vicinity is plentiful.