Australian College of Specialist Make-up (ACSM) welcomes students from all over the world. The following course/s are available for overseas students:

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media

Upon completing your studies, you will receive a Nationally Recognised Qualification issued by the Australian College of Specialist Make-up (ACSM). If you don’t successfully complete your course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment (record of units completed) issued by the Australian College of Specialist Make-up (ACSM).


Please contact for course structure and further information.


Welcome to Australia, and Perth!

The city of Perth is the capital city of Western Australia, Australia’s largest state. Perth has a population of approximately 2m (2017).

In Perth we enjoy a wonderful climate featuring low humidity, warm summers and cool winters. The people of Perth experience more sunny days than any other city in Australia, with the temperature averages ranging from around 18°C in winter and to 30°C in summer.

perthPerth is one of the few places in Australia where soft sandy beaches and beautiful parks meet a busy hub of restaurants, theatres, street art and culture.

The Australian College of Specialist Makeup is located a short 10 minute walk from Perth’s city centre and only a five minute walk from Perth Central Station. Students also enjoy that we have many cafes and restaurants within walking distance of our location.

Our Perth campus boasts seven large and spacious classrooms, with views of the city skyline. All rooms are filled with as much natural sunlight as possible.

We have a fully functioning student clinic on campus where clients visit us for discounted beauty treatments performed by current students, ensuring all of our students have access to hands-on, practical training.

Aspire Medispa is located on the first level of our campus and is open to all students for treatments and to purchase retail products.

For a full list of treatments offered within the medispa, please visit

We also have an equipped kitchenette for all students and staff to utilise, including fridge and microwave. There are two fully stocked vending machines for the students to use if they wish.

Cost of Living in Perth

Making the most of what Perth has to offer will depend on your personal preferences, whether you will be travelling alone or with a family and your ability to manage your budget.

Below, we have outlined costs that may affect your situation when studying in Australia (please remember these are to be used as a guide only. For more information and guidance on managing your finances, please visit


Rent (single)$350.00 – $1000.00 a week
Houseshare/Shared Rental$150.00 – $300.00 a week

General Living Expenses

Public Transport$15.00 – $50.00 a week
Utilities (gas, water, electricity)$20.00 – $40.00 a week
Petrol$1.28/litre (April 2017)
Restaurant Meal$30.00
Takeaway Coffee$4.50
Mobile Phone$40.00 – $60.00 a month

Admission Requirements for Overseas Students


In order to study the (CUA51015) Diploma of Screen & Media, a student must have a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 and be at least 18 years of age for enrolment.

Contact Details

Overseas students should be aware that it is their duty to advise the provider of any change in their contact details (i.e. Australian residential address and telephone number) as automatic visa cancellation could occur without knowledge to the student. Such cancellation may not be revoked if it has occurred where the student has failed to keep the provider informed.

Health Cover

Overseas students studying in Australia must have private health insurance as a condition of their student visa. It is the student’s responsibility to organise their own health cover prior to and for the duration of their stay in Australia. The approximate cost of health care cover for one year is $500.00. Please note that you must apply for OSHC before you apply for your student visa.

English Language Proficiency

The (CUA51015) Diploma of Screen & Media is taught in English. The college requires a high level of proficiency in written and oral English.

The minimum English language proficiency is IELTS score of 5.5 and evidence of English language proficiency must be provided for entry into the course.

Students who have only achieved the minimum scores are encouraged to undertake further English language study.

Course Duration and Commitment for Overseas Students

The courses are run over two semesters (one year) on a full-time basis. In addition to 20 contact hours per week, a student will have a further 16 hours per week of self-guided home study.

Overseas students should be aware that they must maintain satisfactory course progress during their studies. If the student does not maintain satisfactory course progress they will breach their visa conditions and ACSM, as a registered provider, will be required to report the breach to Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) via Provider Registration and International Students Management System (PRISMS).

Course Dates for Overseas Students

Please contact for enrolment dates, course structure and/or further information.

How do Overseas Students enrol?

To enrol, you must complete the enrolment application form and provide your English language proficiency score and visa status (if applicable). Applications are then assessed and a phone interview is conducted with our course coordinator.

Australian College of Specialist Make-up
Level 2, 60-62 Stirling Street
Perth WA 6000
Student Enrolment Officer:
P: +61 8 9228 4611

International Agents

To view the current list of agents that the Australian College of Specialist Make-up partners with, please click here.

Important Documents

Click here to view important Policy and Procedure documents.