Diploma of Cosmetic Brand Management

The cosmetic industry is highly competitive - but also very innovative, giving Individual entrepreneurs (Indie Brands) a chance to start a cosmetic business with their own unique flair. The Diploma of Cosmetic Brand Management has been developed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to start your own cosmetic brand. It also helps you budget to build your cosmetic brand whether you are starting out small or have the ability to take it big.

College level, career ready Cosmetic Brand Management training. How do you turn your great product ideas into a reality? This course teaches you how to start your own cosmetic brand at a Professional or Career level. Whether you want to start your own organic skin care business, start a natural cosmetic line, make make-up your business or build your cosmetic brand bigger, this is the cosmetic brand management program that will teach you how.

This Diploma has a strong emphasis on cosmetic marketing, product positioning and pricing cosmetic and personal care products and promotions effectively in order to maximize sales and profits, even if you are a start-up cosmetic business. It also provides the knowledge to ensure all cosmetic compliance requirements are met for advertising and labelling cosmetic products in multiple countries around the world.






  • Start Date: Can be started at any time.
  • Mode of delivery: On-Line/Distance.
  • Entry Requirements: Minimum 15 years of age or older
  • Duration: 900 study hours.
    • Normal duration: 7 months (flexible study plan up to 21 months).




30+ hours online lectures

(full course: 900 study hours)

Learn through 35 full lecture videos where our qualified and experienced cosmetic brand managers walk you through the 900 study hours of course content in detail.

Full cosmetic management textbook


Download our comprehensive and detailed textbook. With more than 500 pages, this professional manual will be your guide during and your reference after your studies.

Guided learning materials

Effectively study online with a comprehensive guided study checklist to plan and track your study progress. See an example of how our study is laid out step-by-step. 

1-on-1 training support

Don't wait to get your questions answered on a forum. Get support directly from your trainer - a qualified Cosmetic Brand Manager - when you need help. Meet our trainer here

Detailed study feedback

Understand and learn with detailed feedback for every assessment from your trainer, an experienced cosmetic brand manager. Learn more about your future trainer

Real-life work scenarios 

No quizzes or games - get ready to work in the cosmetic industry with several real-life work scenarios throughout your studies. See an example of assessments here.

Professional  community

Join a professional community online with hundreds of qualified Cosmetic Chemists and cosmetic brand managers from over 75 countries in the world. Build your network! 



Study options



Study Only:

Online Lectures + Text 

Get the learning with - no assessment commitment. 

* No due dates

* Unlimited access to online lectures - over 35 full training lectures, you can watch anytime, over and over again.          

* Full electronic text - over 500 pages of Professional training text

* Covers market and ingredient researchproduct evaluationslabels  claimsevidencefull media  planning as well as time and budget management

Full brand management templates provided to integrate into small and large organisations - keys to your product and brand management success!







Pay with EURO from €905

 Pay with USD from $1000   

 Pay with AUD from $1350

Full Program:

Full Diploma Program

Get the learning, trainer support, assessments, and Diploma

* Up to 21 months  to complete full qualification

* Unlimited access to online lectures - over 35 full training lectures, you can watch anytime, over and over again.

* Full electronic text - over 500 pages of Professional training text

* Covers market and ingredient researchproduct evaluationslabels claimsevidencefull media planning as well as time and budget management

Full brand management templates provided to integrate into small and large organisations - keys to your product and brand management success!

* Access to our Students & Graduates Facebook community

* 1-on1 trainer support 

* 2 written assessments

* Guidance on 1 of your own real-world project

* 1 on-line open book exam

* Hard copy Diploma

Pay with EURO from €1810

  Pay with USD from $2000  

  Pay with AUD from $2700 


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 For instalment payment options, please refer to the price list or contact us: [email protected]


Course structure and learning outcomes


Module 1

NAT11268001: Investigate and evaluate cosmetic ingredients

NAT11268002: Evaluate cosmetic ingredient and formula safety

Apply compliance requirements in the promotion of personal care products (cosmetics)

Design evaluations of personal care product performance

Evaluate product packaging

Conduct market research

Module 2

Profile the market

Develop a media plan

Create a product development brief

Manage project time

Manage project cost





  • On-line lectures to support learning and activities within the texts
  • Electronic text for 11units
  • 2 written assessments with theoretical questions and Brand Management simulated scenarios + real (or simulated) Brand Management project
  • 3-hour on-line exam


On completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • conduct cosmetic market research to identify cosmetic products with unique points of difference
  • how to determine what makes a successful cosmetic product, including identifying cosmetic market opportunities
  • identify and refine cosmetic product concepts to better meet target market needs
  • develop, price and position new and existing cosmetic products for better cosmetic brand success
  • confidently prepare and implement various marketing strategies for a variety of cosmetic products
  • schedule cosmetic development from concept to launch in a timely and cost effective manner
  • develop and implement effective cosmetic marketing campaigns
  • satisfy safety and regulatory obligations in the marketing of cosmetic products


This course will benefit the following careers:

  • Cosmetic Brand Managers and associates
  • Marketing Managers and associates
  • Cosmetic Regulatory Affairs personnel dealing with safety and marketing compliance


This course is ideal for:

  • Entrepreneurs looking to start a cosmetic business
  • Cosmetic marketing departments
  • Cosmetic raw material suppliers
  • Cosmetic product development personnel in all retail, wholesale and direct marketing environments
  • Technical staff involved in cosmetic marketing decisions



  • This course consists of 11 units of competency
  • Full-time study = 36-38 hours per week to complete in 4 months
  • Part-time study = 15-20 hours per week to complete in 7 months
  • Flexible study = 5-10 hours per week to complete in 21 months
  • Study load consists of:
    • guided training and workplace projects = 600 hours
    • extension research and workplace projects = up to 300 hours