Just two years after its launch on the Gold Coast, The Advanced Skills Academy (TASA) is now also offering training in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.
Launched by Australian Skin Clinics, a franchise with more than 40 clinics around the country, TASA aims to “set industry standards by continuing to open up new and exciting pathways for beauty therapists aspiring to advance their skills within the medi-aesthetic industry”.
TASA national training manager Darlene O’Gara believes the academy has paved the way in terms of transforming how the industry views training and education for laser and dermal technicians.
“At the time of TASA’s launch, there was a lack of education that offered practical, technical training in the medi-aesthetic field and Australian Skin Clinics filled a significant gap for the growing industry,” said O’Gara.
“Australia’s beauty and medi-aesthetics field continues to grow at a fast pace, hair and beauty represents a $3.8 billion retail industry and this calls for increased knowledge, training and skill to secure employment within the industry.”
She said Australian Skin Clinics’ initiative to establish the academy provided beauty therapy graduates with a chance to not only learn medi-aesthetics skills from scratch, but also upskill and grow their knowledge with the latest equipment.
“Students who graduate from a course at TASA are one step ahead of others in the industry as our nationally recognised courses give students the skills and knowledge that goes beyond the standard ‘Diploma of Beauty Therapy’.
TASA offers “concentrated training with highly experienced trainers, structured to replicate a clinic environment and focus on practical, hands-on learning”.
“Rather than studying at a training school or in a traditional classroom environment, TASA provides its students the opportunity to gain real-clinic and client skills with state-of-the-art technical equipment while providing a platform for personal and professional growth.’’
The academy’s courses include Laser Therapy, Cosmetic Light Based Therapies (for Hair Reduction, Skin Rejuvenation and Superficial Vascular Lesions) and Infection Prevention for Skin Penetration Treatments.
According to O’Gara, all of the courses give students the qualifications and skills to start their career within the Australian medi-aesthetic industry.
Around 90 per cent of graduates have gone on to establish successful careers as Australian Skin Clinics technicians, managers or clinic franchisees.”