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‘It’s on us’ – Alanah studies for free

05
Oct

Huge congratulations to 21 year-old Alanah Gaunt who was selected as our competition winner and will be studying the Diploma of Beauty Therapy with us next year. One hundred and sixteen people entered our competition in collaboration with Student Edge – the prize – a Diploma of Beauty Therapy. Student Edge is an Australian organisation […]

Hair today – gone tomorrow, Misty’s charity beard shave

24
Sep

Four teachers who agreed to have their beards shaved off by Misty, a hairdresser at TrainSmart Australia’s salon Angelique Q, say they’re delighted with their new clean shaven look. The charity shave-off at Trinity College in Perth was dreamt up by student William Gilbert who is a year 9 pupil. William, 15, went to Nepal […]

Man-scaping and male grooming -what’s it all about?

16
Sep

Maybe it’s the media, possibly Hollywood films but there’s no doubt about it men are taking more care over their appearance and spending more money than ever on male grooming. The number of men’s beauty products increased by more than 70% worldwide between 2012 and 2014 and men’s skin care alone has been a multi-billion […]

The changing face of our workplace

16
Sep

Now most of us who have ever studied history will have heard about the British Industrial Revolution, but do you realise we are now going through another industrial revolution and that our working lives are being shaped by technology and changing dramatically? The Foundation for Young Australians has just released a report which shows how […]

We’ve reached a milestone – the magical 100

10
Sep

We only started offering the Diploma of Beauty in April 2015 but already student enrolment has reached one hundred. I think we deserve to give ourselves a pat on the back. Of those 100 students currently enrolled 66 are studying on campus at our college on Adelaide Terrace in Perth and a further 34 studying […]

Pregnant or just had a baby? Why now could be the best time ever to upskill

10
Aug

So ladies when is the best time to think about retraining or up-skilling? Well in my humble opinion, I think many people start to re-think their career paths, job opportunities, and re-training while they are either pregnant or have toddler aged children. TrainSmart Australia recently exhibited at the Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s Expo in Perth […]

One lifetime – six career changes?

21
Jul

One lifetime – six career changes? Research has shown that the average Australian has as many as six different careers in a lifetime. Yes that’s correct, not six different jobs but six different career paths. That’s a far cry from thirty years ago when people tended to have one job and one career for a […]

Congratulations to Kerry, the winner of our pamper hamper!

16
Jul

22-year-old Kerry Beattie has been named the winner of our luxurious beauty pamper hamper. Kerry’s name was drawn from a raffle organised for the Mundella EveryWoman Expo in June. Kerry is pictured here with the National RTO Manager of TrainSmart Australia Surinder Randhawa and our Senior Careers Advisor Matthew Brock. Kerry came to the Mundella […]

What is the most effective way to boost your career?

22
Jun

We have the answer to the above question. I am going to give you a moment to think about what one thing will help you get more out of your career…….. Still not sure what it is? Well, I will tell you. If you want to get ahead and be more successful in your job, […]

What every woman needs and wants in her life – under one roof

03
Jun

Now we’re officially in winter do you fancy a pick me up during these short days? Well, you need to make room in your calendar for ‘The Mundella Everywoman Expo’ which takes place on the 19/20/21st June at Perth Convention Centre. As Director of Marketing Shelley Tilbrook explains “The Expo is all about what every […]

One in ten people aged over 55 have never used a computer

26
May

The latest statistic to emerge about our workforce is that 10% of the over 55’s have never used a computer. A new report suggests older workers are risking redundancy and long-term unemployment because of poor technology skills. The research comes from ‘The Association of Accounting Technicians.’ The professional body claims older workers are more prone […]

TrainSmart Australia, our success story at the Perth Careers Expo

19
May

Thank you to all those who visited us at the Perth Careers Expo in May, this annual event is one of the largest of its kind in Australia with 11,803 people visiting over the four days. Three hundred of you expressed an interest in undertaking one of our many varied and different courses. Visitors to […]

Have you got what it takes to be a great leader?

18
May

When there’s a downturn in the economy, employers are on the lookout for staff with strong leadership skills. Have you got what it takes to be a leader? A person becomes a skilled leader because they make important decisions over a period of time and it becomes second nature for them to resolve issues. The […]

Why beauty is big business in an economic downturn

06
May

Now here’s something that will surprise you, when economic misery takes hold, women spend more on beauty products and beauty treatments. American researchers at four universities have discovered that the more insecure the economy, the more women spend on lipsticks, make-up and therapies. Studies show that on average women earn 19% less than men and […]

Applying for jobs with no luck? Switch to studying instead

29
Apr

It’s a tough jobs market out there. More people are searching for work as companies streamline their operations and cut costs. While you’re undertaking your job search, it might be a good time to obtain a further qualification and to consider studying one of our government accredited diplomas. Many people who decide to study with […]

Get motivated with our Mentor on the move

21
Apr

She’s been dubbed the ‘Mentor on the move’ our Trainer Pam Gum is proving invaluable to those students who need a little extra support and guidance with assessments or tasks. Pam will go anywhere to hold mentoring sessions, usually setting up a base for three days. “I’ve set up meetings at hotels, I’ve used my […]

Why are women better learners than men?

13
Apr

The statistics speak for themselves, research has shown that women appear far more committed to learning and do better at studying than their male counterparts. It may seem a harsh statement but it’s the truth. Here are ten other facts which may surprise you. More women attend college than men. In 2012 statistics from the […]

Had enough? Maybe it’s time to change careers

26
Mar

Are you bored in your current role? Do you dread getting up in the morning wondering how you are going to survive another 8 hours in the office? You’re not alone. For many people, the job they envisaged turns out to be completely different from what they had expected. If you do want to find […]

Work on your own terms and be your own boss!

13
Mar

Want to be in charge of your own destiny and reap the rewards of managing your own business? Do you have the enthusiasm and drive to make it on your own? It’s an increasingly tough job market, especially for younger people, with unemployment at its highest level in twelve years. With this in mind, there […]

Ditch the mummy guilt. Working is good for you!

04
Mar

It’s a debate that has raged on and off for years, should you return to work after having children or should you spend some time-out being a stay at home mum? You may be a mother but that doesn’t mean you’re a terrible parent because you’d like to work and bring in some extra money. […]

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