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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 to celebrate.

The theme of the runway show was State of Mind, which gave students the opportunity to explore mental health and to reflect upon just how much they had achieved since enrolling in the course. With all hair, make-up and clothing created and designed solely by our students, it was beautiful to see the faces of so many proud friends and family members in the audience, watching as our newest graduates demonstrated their fantastic, newly learnt skills.

TrainSmart Australia’s CUA51015 Diploma of Screen & Media (Specialist Make-up) course trainers, Shannon Murphy and Manuao Te Aotonga, presented Student of the Year awards to two students from each of their classes.

This year’s Student of the Year awards were awarded to:

Rebecca Morris – Awarded by trainer Shannon Murphy
Hope Thompson – Awarded by trainer Manuao Te Aotonga

“Each year it can be difficult to allocate this award because there are usually so many deserving recipients. However, when it comes down to it, Manuao and I must always remind ourselves that there can only be one winner from each class, and that winner needs to embody everything we stand for as make-up artists and professionals in our industry”, Shannon explains.

TrainSmart CUA51015 Diploma of Screen & Media (Specialist Make-up), Manuao’s Student of the Year: Hope Thompson

TrainSmart CUA51015 Diploma of Screen & Media (Specialist Make-up), Shannon’s Student of the Year: Rebecca Morris










From all of the team at TrainSmart Australia, we would like to express our sincere gratitude and respect for all of the hard work our students put in over the past year of study. We would also like to thank the important contributions of friends, family and others who have supported and encouraged our students throughout their studies.

We are so excited to see the inspiring work our newest graduates produce as they venture out into the world and make their mark as the freshest crop of industry professionals!

To see more photos from the graduation night, visit the TSA College of Creative Arts Facebook page.

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