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Why choose make-up as a career?

The beauty industry has a growing demand and one that is known to be resistant to economic downturns. Even when times are tough, people will still spend money to look and feel their best. A career with make-up is varied, with opportunities spanning across industries such as retail, bridal, theatre, film and television, education and […]

Why should you work in Aged Care?

It all started many years ago as I had moved to a new country to start fresh, leaving home. I was very excited as I landed to embrace my new life overseas, new culture, and new opportunities that life now had opened doors to! It was all great in the beginning but home-sickness kicked in […]

Diploma of Screen and Media Graduation 2017

Wednesday the 13th December 2017 was a day to celebrate for Trainsmart Australia’s second intake of Students of the Diploma of Screen and Media. Fourteen very proud individuals ranging in age from 18 to 46 attended Huzzards Studio in Pier Street Perth along with their family, friends, lecturers and sponsors to accept their Diplomas. Huzzards […]

Current make-up trends – it is the season of glam metallic!

It’s that time of the year where we all need to let our hair down, throw away the rules and feel glamourous. Whether it be for that Office Christmas Party or New Year’s Eve celebrations. Take a well earnt break from the normal everyday makeup and embrace your wild side. This is the season to […]

Is the ‘Insta face’ the beginning of the end for realistic expectations of makeup artists?

We live in a world where perfect faces are everywhere on social media, particularly Instagram, what kind of pressure does that put on the modern woman and her self-confidence? Is it realistic to expect to look like these women on Instagram who are layered with filters and photoshop so that not a single pore is […]

How to gain the soft skills you’ll need to find a job in the future

Have you ever considered the strength of your soft skills? They’re critical to future-proofing your career, particularly if you’re aged 30 or under. And the 2016 Australian Census has revealed just how critical they are, highlighting the huge transformation in the job market over the past few generations that has left a record number of […]

Are you getting enough career support?

Regardless of what your career means to you, one thing’s for sure: the world of work is changing. Fast. While in the past people may have held down the same job for their whole lives, these days frequent career changes are the norm. But what structures are in place to help support you through the […]

A look back at our ghoulish Halloween make-up show

It’s October – and that marks the beginning of Halloween season! At TrainSmart, this time of year reminds us of our amazing Halloween special effects make-up show from last October. Held in Fremantle, the pop-up event was an incredible opportunity for our Screen and Media students to showcase their make-up skills in a fun environment. […]

How to build good mental health

Good mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness. It takes some effort to cultivate, which isn’t always easy – but it’s always worth it. And while it’s important to work on keeping yourself mentally well all year, it’s something you should be particularly aware of today. That’s because it’s World Mental […]

Inaugural Screen and Media graduation ceremony a huge success

TrainSmart is thrilled to have recently celebrated the graduation of our founding cohort of Screen and Media students – and what a fantastic night it was! On Friday September 29, the graduating students from our Diploma of Screen and Media came together at Chris Huzzard Studios in Perth for the qualification’s first ever graduation ceremony. […]

Our community services students reveal what they think of their workshops

Online learning is a convenient and effective mode of studying, particularly for those who might have commitments – like family or work – that might otherwise exclude them from traditional study methods. That’s one of the reasons our diploma courses within the TSA College of Community Services are delivered online. But as part of these […]

5 tips to stay mentally healthy while you study

Between assignments, family, social life and work, studying can sometimes be a stressful experience. Almost half of all Australians will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime, and new research from mental health organisation headspace shows that more Australian students are stressed, anxious and depressed than ever before. And that means the odds are […]

Jobs and Skills WA: How does it benefit you?

If you’ve never heard of the Jobs and Skills WA scheme, listen up: it could completely change your career. Jobs and Skills is the WA Government’s commitment to training more people in areas identified as being in high demand, both now and in the future. It aims to equip Western Australians with skills and knowledge […]

A beau-TEA-ful affair: Screen and Media students impress at the High Tea Party

TrainSmart Australia was pleased to be part of one of this country’s largest fundraising events, the High Tea which was held to raise money for the Cancer Council. Our Screen and Media students—due to graduate in September—provided the make-up artist services for the runway models.   It was an incredibly exciting opportunity for them to get a taste of […]

Students showcase their talents at Perth Hair and Make-Up Awards

Showcasing the cream of Perth’s hair and make-up industry, the Perth Hair and Make-up Awards held on July 30 were a huge success! For the second consecutive year, the event brought together some of the city’s most talented and passionate make-up artists and hairdressers in one of the top competitions for aspiring theatrical make-up artists […]

What are the highest paying careers that don’t require a university degree?

A university degree was once the golden ticket to a high-paying, rewarding career. How times have changed! Over the past few decades, university has become far more accessible, which has resulted in an oversupply of graduates – and ultimately reduced the value of a university education. And that means uni degrees are no longer the […]

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 […]

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