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

07
Nov

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?

31
Oct

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

17
Oct

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

10
Oct

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

03
Oct

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

28
Sep

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

07
Sep

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 […]

7 must-haves to develop a highly effective team

28
Aug

Ever come across the saying ‘there is no ‘I’ in team’? Or this one: ‘Together everyone achieves more’? You’ve most likely been part of a team countless times over the course of your life – perhaps in the workplace, sports, online gaming or even in a game of paintball. So, what’s all the hype about? […]

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 […]

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