About SCA

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.


For information on our student policies please read our SCA Student Handbook 2021

For any questions or enquiries please contact the Academy!

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