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Future Skills WA: How does it benefit you?

17
Aug

If you’ve never heard of the Future Skills WA scheme, listen up: it could completely change your career. Future 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 that align […]

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

10
Aug

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

02
Aug

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?

24
Jul

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

05
Jul

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

27
Jun

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

13
Jun

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?

09
Jun

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?

02
Jun

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?

25
May

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

09
May

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?

03
May

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

24
Apr

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?

19
Apr

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?

11
Apr

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?

07
Apr

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?

03
Apr

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?

31
Mar

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?

29
Mar

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

24
Mar

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 […]

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