Svetlana Burckhardt

TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute (WSI) celebrates the launch of Hair & Beauty AcadeMY at an event held at Mount Druitt campus.

Guests at the launch
Guests at the launch

The event, held on the 28th of August at the Mount Druitt Campus, was hosted by leading Australian hair-stylist Joh Bailey. The newly-launched AcadeMY provides students direct access to hair and beauty industry-endorsed qualifications, offering vocational training in hairdressing, beauty, nail technology and spa.

The AcadmeMY will be located at WSI’s Nepean, Mount Druitt and Blue Mountains Campus.

Joh Bailey judging student competition
Joh Bailey judging student competition

All Hair & Beauty AcadeMY teachers are equipped with industry experience and appropriate qualifications in workplace training and assessment.

Western Sydney TAFE has trained over 1900 hair and beauty graduates over the last 3 years. With more growth forecasted for the industry in NSW, employment within beauty is predicted to grow by 3.6% annually between 2015 and 2016.

Svetlana Burckhardt
Svetlana Burckhardt

“TAFE WSI is a strong supporter of the rapidly growing hair and beauty industry, therefore we are delighted to be a part of this growth with the launch of our AcadeMY,” said Foonghar Chong, director of education at TAFE.

Student competition

“The AcadeMY will collaborate closely with industry experts in delivering first-class vocational training to help students gain employment or establish their own business within the field,” he added.

To celebrate the launch, AcadeMY is running a Facebook competition. Students are invited to upload picture of their work (hair and beauty) on to the Facebook page to go into the draw to win a master-class in hair, makeup, eyelashes or eyebrows.

Visit here for the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hairandbeautywsi

For more information visit http://hairandbeauty.wsi.tafensw.edu.au/