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4 reasons why you should join us at the 2017 Perth Hair and Makeup Artist Awards Expo

While you might not actively think about it, behind every talented movie star, television actor, pop star and model lies an equally talented make-up artist. From the special effects make-up you see in movies like Avatar to the high fashion looks sported by models in catwalk shows – and everything in between – make-up is […]

Welcome to flex-learning, where you study online and in the classroom

We’d like to introduce our students to the concept of flex-learning here at TrainSmart Australia which has huge benefits as it’s a mixture of face-to face teaching and online learning. Three of our students who have just started their diplomas, are now spending a day every fortnight at our Sydney learning centre gaining more knowledge […]

Why a move back to Australia prompted Garry to return to study

Garry Law is proof that you are never too old to study. At the age of 50, he decided to sign up with TrainSmart Australia to study a Diploma of Leadership and Management after receiving several knockbacks in his job search. “I’m an Australian Citizen, but had been living in Hong Kong with my wife […]

University compared to TAFE: Which is better?

It’s a common question many people starting a new career ask themselves: should I go university to do a degree, or enrol in TAFE for vocational training? Vocational training is often perceived as a lesser alternative to university, relegated to those who didn’t receive high enough marks to get in. However, according to a new […]

How to become a qualified make-up artist?

Most people follow a career path because they have a passion or interest in a certain area. That’s certainly true of make-up artists, who have a natural skill in using a bare face as a blank canvas on which to create a masterpiece. It’s both satisfying and rewarding to alter someone’s appearance using modern cosmetics. […]

What are the top IT skills an employer wants?

Believe it or not, the internet has only been around since the late 1980s. Its invention means there’s a wealth of information to be found online, which almost all of us access every day. Technology is changing at a rapid pace with new job titles and descriptions emerging on a weekly basis.  Unemployment rates in […]

Business Management Skills Employers Want

There are so many named skills these days it’s hard to know which ones you need to acquire to maintain a competitive edge isn’t it? I have narrowed the list down to 7 Essential Business Management Skills that Employers Want: Organisation and Time Management skills: This skill is a crucial requirement when in a Business […]

Why study Beauty Therapy in Perth?

Beauty Therapy courses provide you with the skills and knowledge to make your clients feel good on the inside and outside through various beauty treatments and product recommendations. The beauty industry is forever changing and growing, which means that throughout your career you can train in further areas or continue with your own personal development […]

6 ways to help your community

Community is a label given to a group of people with something in common, whether it is a shared location, agenda or values.  In fact, you may be a member of many different types of communities at any one time. We have a choice whether we are active members of these communities or if we […]

How do I choose a college to study an online course?

We are living in a world where we are faced with choices every day. It’s nearly impossible to say how many decisions we make day-to-day but a Google search shows that an adult makes about 35,000 remotely conscious decisions over a 24-hour period, while a child makes only about 3,000. Your brain makes dozens of […]

How to choose a management course?

Let’s face it, there’s a bewildering array of available courses to choose from. This can sometimes make the task of deciding which course to do and where to do it so daunting, that no decision is made at all. This article shines some light on the murky waters of choosing the right course for you. […]

What work opportunities are there in the beauty therapy industry?

Do you enjoy using your creative skills, meeting new people and making them feel fabulous? Imagine, being a qualified beauty therapist and having the opportunity to Sail to Alaska on a cruise ship, round the pacific, the Caribbean or even the Mediterranean Work in a glamourous nail salon in New York, providing treatments for the […]

Why Study Business?

I remember being a 17-year-old in year 12 wondering what I would do after I finished school. I naturally had doubts not being able to see into the future, and I always asked myself the question – ‘what if?’ I didn’t want to just leave it to chance, I wanted to control my own destiny […]

What does a beauty therapist do?

A beauty therapist specialises in beauty treatments for the face and body and is responsible for helping clients make the most of their physical appearance.  These treatments help clients feel more confident about themselves and less stressed. What makes a good beauty therapist? Being a fantastic beauty therapist involves far more than being able to […]

What is the best course to study for the future?

The way we live is changing. And as the world evolves, so do career paths and job descriptions. But while it’s important you choose to pursue a career you’re passionate about, it’s also critical to know whether your future role will be in demand in years to come. Imagine investing a lot of time and […]

7 steps to becoming a beauty therapist

There are many different areas and courses that specialise in beauty therapy.  Depending on your interests and work avenues this ranges from a Certificate II to a Diploma, with speciality areas of nails, make-up, body, hair removal and massage.  1.  Do your research with units in your course and qualifications If you need more information […]

How to become a great mentor?

Have you ever had a mentor? What was the best thing that stood out for you about your mentor? What did you achieve with this person? Would you agree with me that everybody needs a Mentor? My mentors came at different times in my life and I call them “My angels without the wings” The […]

What is time management and how to improve it?

Many of us want to be more productive within certain time constraints, but it’s not that easy to achieve. Remember, you cannot manage time.  No one ever did, and no one ever will. All you can do is manage yourself and how you go about using your time as it relentlessly passes unchecked. What is […]

3 Simple steps for online learning success

Okay, so you signed up for your course and your head is still spinning with the endless possibilities on completion. After all that was the main reason you took that leap of faith to study online. Yet there you sit staring at the screen with that chill creeping up the back of your neck, “How […]

Why study a project management course?

It’s rare that any two projects in any one company are the same which makes a career in project management both varied and rewarding.  As the world of business becomes more competitive, senior directors and CEO’s are looking for people who can motivate, inspire and lead a team to get first-class results. Is a Diploma […]

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