South Coast Academy

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Educating Since 2006

South Coast Academy

South Coast Academy (SCA) is a highly respected Hair, Beauty and Make-up Training Academy with a reputation for presenting the finest graduates to employers within the industry.

SCA offers AQF approved courses from a Diploma of Beauty Therapy, to Certificate III in Hairdressing, to short courses and statements of attainment in specialised areas within the Hair, Beauty and Make-up Industries.

Located in Shellharbour (20 minutes south of Wollongong), SCA’s commitment to provide the most innovative and state of the art training environment ensures their students receive the best possible industry training experience.

Our Director and Educators pride themselves on their students gaining knowledge, highly specialised skills, the best possible qualifications and the practical experience that will make them ready to enter the industry with the professionalism and confidence to excel in their chosen career. Going beyond industry skills, all students at SCA are respected and educated about business and customer service, and how to promote their personal brand in the real world.

SCA is able to boast that the vast majority of our students receive work placement prior to graduating. This is the result of the outstanding reputation SCA has within the industry.

Founder and Director Tina McGirr, along with all SCA’s Educators are proud to deliver a hands on approach offering advanced education, latest industry research, techniques and technology while sharing the journey with each and every student.

The Hair, Beauty and Make-up industries hold a very dynamic future. It is our goal to continue to push the industry to new heights and exceed expectations by continuing to educate, inspire and empower the future in the the quality and nurturing environment that is SCA.

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Comments & Reviews

Gemma Jackson

I chose to study my Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy at SCA as they have the correct learning facility’s, a welcoming space and amazing teachers. I studied throughout my beauty apprenticeship and worked in the industry to receive the best outcome possible. I have developed many skills and thanks to SCA I have been able to specialise in specific areas of the field. Thank you South Coast Academy for all of your support throughout my course.

SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy Apprentice From @gemzstudio
Kenny Martin

I graduated my Certificate III in Barbering at SCA. I chose SCA because of their great reputation. I’m looking to achieve all relevant skills gained from my course to become a great barber and deliver great customer service to clients. My goal is to gain employment in an awesome barber shop and my long term goal is to one day open my own barber shop. What I enjoy most in my course is the practical hands on stuff. I like all aspects of study but if I had to pick I really enjoy my barbering class on a Monday and I really like the hair colouring unit as well.

SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering From @kenny__martin
Mikaela Hartley

After previously studying at South Coast Academy 10 years ago, it was time that I wanted to branch out into a different side of the industry. I had learnt from some amazing Beauty Therapist last time I studied with SCA so I was sure their Make-up Educators would be just as knowledgeable and encouraging. I had an eye-opening experience while studying at South Coast Academy. I never knew I could have so much determination in myself to create the pieces that I did. I loved the whole learning experience, the further on in the course that we got the more creative course became.

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media From @mhmakeupartistry
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