Did you sneak your mum’s lipstick and eyeshadow when you were little?
Do you find that your social media feeds are always full of nail treatment videos and the perfect eyebrow sculpting techniques?
Do your friends always ask your advice before they get their hair dyed or ask you to do their makeup for them?
It sounds like a career in the beauty industry is perfect for you!
Everybody wants to wake up each morning and be excited about going to work. It means that you are in a career that you really and truly love!
Is beauty therapy for you?
The best way to make sure you’re in a line of work that fulfills you is to ask yourself what it is you enjoy. What kinds of things would you continue to do on a daily basis, regardless if you were being paid or not.
If you’re answer involves images of the perfect contour, a morning and nightly skincare routine, flawless nails and watching your favourite beauty gurus on YouTube, then a career in the beauty industry is perfect for you! (Discover if beauty therapy is for you in this blog post.)
For many, beauty therapy is that career. Now there’s just one problem left: find a beauty course in Melbourne that’ll get your foot in the door.
So, what can you expect when you enrol with Academia?
What to expect from our beauty therapy courses in Melbourne
A beauty therapy course will provide you with a wealth of knowledge about the beauty industry.
As part of Academia’s beauty courses in Melbourne,you will learn a wide range of theoretical and practical skills – each essential for a long career as a beautician.
Additionally, you’ll learn key customer service and management skills.
These beauty courses will not only expand your skills and knowledge, but they will add to your resume – exactly what you need to start a long and rewarding career as a beautician.
With important accreditations behind you, you will be far more desirable to potential employers.
Additionally, the completion of these courses will provide you with important contacts in the beauty world. Both your peers and the companies you complete work placement with will prove to be invaluable resources to your future in the beauty community.
Academia’s School of Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy offers two nationally-recognised beauty courses in Melbourne for aspiring beauticians. Read on for a summary, and click through to explore in more detail.
Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
This course is ideal for students who want to develop all the essential skills needed to begin a rewarding career in the beauty industry.
It runs for 40 weeks (1 year duration inclusive of term breaks), which includes three days a week for ten weeks at work placement in a salon.
Thanks to the hands-on component, you’ll gain a wealth of real-world experience in the beauty industry so that you can confidently find your dream job after you graduate.
The following skills are just some of the beauty treatments you will be trained in when you enrol in the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy:
- Lash and brow treatments
- Nail services
The course goes beyond technical skills, however – you will also develop vital soft skills like teamwork, customer service skills as well as your ability to work independently. You will become confident in your ability to determine a clients needs and suggest the most ideal treatment.
Diploma of Beauty Therapy
So you have successfully completed your Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy. Alternatively, you’re a current beautician who wants to take your career to the next level or operate your very own salon.
In either case, you will be able to expand your skill set by enrolling in a Diploma of Beauty Therapy. This course is ideal for anyone wants to own, operate or manage a beauty salon or spa.
You will learn to master the cosmetic and beauty treatments you learned during your Certificate IV, as well as developing your skills in more advanced beauty therapies and treatments such as:
- Spa therapy and management
- Advanced massage techniques (like stone therapy or head massage)
- Aromatherapy and application of aromatic plant oil blends
This will allow you to oversee and train employees to ensure your business operates at the highest level.
The Diploma of Beauty Therapy is a 1.5 year course inclusive of term breaks, involving three days of work placement per week over a twenty week period. Additionally, the course involves both face to face tutorials and beauty therapy workshops in the Academia purpose built salon.
Enrol in Academia’s beauty courses in Melbourne
There are many beauty courses in Melbourne from many providers – what makes Academia stand out from the crowd?
For starters, we’re good at what we do – when you decide to study with Academia you’re choosing an award-winning institution, setting the bar for education.
Academia is a respected education provider that has been recognised by the Australian Government, and is a well-respected name in the education sector with multiple industry awards, including:
- Winner of ‘Excellence in International Education’ – Victorian International Education Awards 2013
- Victorian Private Education and Training Provider of the Year 2013
- International Provider of the Year 2012
- Outstanding Partnership Award 2012
One of the best things about studying with Academia is that you’ll receive personalised education and attention from your teachers and course advisors.
Academia is a mid-sized tertiary institution – so you’re likely to always see a familiar, smiling face as you move around our Melbourne campus, and you’ll enjoy dedicated and personalised education from nurturing teachers.
Need more proof that Academia is the place for you? Find out what our students (past and present) have to say about our beauty courses!
If you are interested in studying a beauty therapy course you can lodge an enquiry with Academia online.
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