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Where to find the best beauty therapy course in Perth

  TrainSmart Australia offer nationally recognised makeup and beauty courses delivered right in the heart of Perth city.     Enjoy lunch in the city after a morning of learning beauty, makeup, massage, manicures, pedicures and more. Use your new skills to apply for beauty positions and find employment opportunities in a wide range of […]

Thinking of becoming an SFX Make-up Artist? Here are some jobs for you!

Remember the creepy doll in ‘Chucky’? Or Jim Carrey as ‘The Grinch’? Or how about Johnny Depp in ‘Edward Scissorhands’? Amazing characters. Incredible movies. Iconic moments in cinema history. These characters all have one thing in common: they were all brought to life by SFX make-up artists. The world of special effects make-up is as […]

An incredible experience for TrainSmart Australia’s make-up course trainers

[Above image: Komische Oper: Magic Flute © Iko Freese /] As told by Head of Department for CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media, Priscilla Walton.   Over the past week, I had the privilege of working alongside my colleague Shannon Murphy and 10 others make-up artists on the highly prestigious world recognised Komische Oper Berlin’s, “The […]

TrainSmart Australia celebrates International Women’s Day 2019

Here at the TrainSmart Australia offices, we’ve been thinking about what 2019’s International Women’s Day means to us. Immediately, this quote came to mind. We’re not quite sure where the quote originated, but it goes a little something like this. Of course, becoming a strong woman isn’t necessarily about how that relates to men. Taking […]

Is studying make-up the right choice for you?

In a world filled to the brim with opportunity, it can be very difficult to decide what exactly you should do for your career. Everybody has different interests, comes from different backgrounds, and we all often have different aspirations. There is no simple answer to the question, “What’s the perfect job for me?” If you […]

Celebrating a year of achievement and overcoming challenges for our newest graduates

On February 15th, 2019, TrainSmart Australia hosted a graduation runway show for our newest cohort of CUA51015 Diploma of Screen & Media (Specialist Make-up) students. It was a night of creativity, adventure and celebration – and with all the new lessons and challenges our students have learnt and overcome this year, there was so much […]

Applying new make-up skills to real world scenarios

Enrolling in a make-up course at TrainSmart Australia opens up an entire world of exciting opportunities, as our CUA51015 Diploma of Screen & Media (Specialist Make-up) students discovered last November. Working alongside the talented Irish Theatre Players (ITP) group, our Screen & Media students gained invaluable experience by providing stage make-up for ITP’s recent production, […]

Transforming a passion for creativity into a dream job

For some of us, creativity is a part of who we are. That was the case for Georgia, who displayed a creative flair from a very young age.   “I was always creative,” she recalls. “I did art at school and always loved doing things with my hands – basically anything creative.”   Her passion […]

How to become an IT specialist without a degree

Who says you need to have a degree to earn a high income as a successful IT specialist? Despite the common misconception that you need a degree to enjoy a successful high-paying career, as global employment site highlights, there are many high-paying tech jobs you can get without a university degree. Here are just […]

An inspirational day with Danessa Myricks at her make-up and beauty masterclass

Over the Australia Day long weekend, I had the exciting opportunity to attend the Look and Learn Masterclass by successful make-up artist, photographer and entrepreneur Danessa Myricks in Perth, along with the rest of the team of TrainSmart Australia trainers as well as our students. I first saw Danessa Myricks at the International Make-Up Artists […]

Certificate training courses in Perth WA

To be able to successfully compete in today’s job market, it’s important to be well-equipped with the knowledge and skills you need to meet the changing demands for jobs. In Western Australia, the State Government (through the Department of Training and Workforce Development) implemented the Jobs and Skills WA initiative to prioritise its investment in […]

New Screen and Media diploma course launched in Sydney

If you’re an aspiring hair and make-up artist in Sydney, you can gain a unique opportunity to find out what it’s like to work backstage on a large-scale production and see your characters come to life on stage and screen. A new Screen and Media diploma course has just been launched in Sydney, giving you […]

Life as a Diploma of Screen and Media student

I’m not a person that was ever really into makeup or hair, so when I decided to study for a Diploma of Screen and Media, my friends and family were stunned – and, honestly, so was I. I’ve always been creative and a little bit artsy, but I never thought I would have chosen a […]

A look back at creative make-up in 2018

Having been involved in a wide range of highly acclaimed productions, 2018 has been a busy, but abundantly exciting and fulfilling year for TrainSmart Australia’s TSA College of Creative Arts – and especially its students. The most recent of which was Jesus Christ Superstar. Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock masterpiece written and produced by […]

Making a difference in mental health

In October, we hosted a series of mental health presentations in Perth’s CBD to coincide with World Mental Health Day. Professional experts from their respective fields in mental health discussed important issues facing our society today, including suicide risk, identity and self-esteem, and medications. Through these presentations, our aim was to educate the public on […]

Get one year off your university study!

As a Trainsmart Australia student you can now fast-track your learning, thanks to an advanced standing agreement with Edith Cowan University (ECU).  You can shave off up to a year of your bachelor’s degree if you complete a diploma qualification first!  Check this page for more information about the study paths. Edith Cowan University has […]

Apply Now for our last intake of 2018!

Do you have your own personal lived experience of mental illness? Are you passionate about helping people suffering from mental health issues? With our  CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work, you could be on your way to a rewarding career as a recovery worker, carer support worker, peer support worker, community support worker, youth […]

Jesus Christ Superstar: My Journey and the students of TSA College of Creative Arts

Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock masterpiece written and produced by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. It’s a global sensation that exploded into theatres in 1971, and thereafter changed the face of musical theatre forever. The day had come after months of rehearsals for the cast and crew to gather at The Quarry Amphitheatre […]

Community services courses online

Demand for community and health service workers in Australia is consistently on the rise. The Australian Government predicts “very strong” job growth for Welfare Support Workers – including Community Services Workers – over the next 5 years. This reflects the ever-increasing demand for people in our society who can effectively provide a range of support […]

Pursue a successful and rewarding career as a beauty therapist

Getting the know-how and expertise you need to become a qualified and successful beauty therapist can mean you can transform your hobby into a rewarding career. It all starts with getting the right qualification. Working as a beauty therapist in Australia is an excellent career option, with the Australian Government predicting “very strong” job growth […]


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