South Coast Academy

Our Courses

Certificate III to Diploma Level

Certificate III to Diploma Level Qualifications

Certificate III Level Qualification

Certificate II to Diploma Level

Apprenticeship Qualifications

Statement of Attainment Courses

South Coast Academy

Enrolment Dates

Beginning of the Year Intake

This is the first enrolment period of the year. Enrolments open at the end of the previous year and close the first week into the course in February.

Mid-Year Intake

This is our second enrolment period of the year. Enrolments for this mid-year intake open in May, and courses commence in July.


Rolling enrolments (applications evaluated and enrolled as they are received).

Short Courses

Enrolments for short courses are per term based on the timetable.

Testimonials thoughts

Student Testimonials

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
Ashlee Sneddon

I studied at SCA because I knew it would be the best place for me to get the right training in the field, I wanted to start my business in. I enjoyed the practical lessons the most and the constant guidance and encouragement from my Educator Virginia. My experience was amazing, and I would recommend studying at SCA. Without SCA I would not be where I am now, running my own business and rapidly growing as an amazing Nail Technician in the Illawarra.

SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology From @sugarbeautybyashleejade
Kyle Hession

I chose to study at SCA because I knew that they could provide me with the highest quality training available and make me industry ready, while also be in a happy, professional and inclusive environment. I’ve loved everything about my course so far at SCA so it’s hard to say what I enjoyed most! Everyone made me feel just as a part of the beautiful SCA family as anyone else and that was so incredible to have and I’m so appreciative of the support and love I have received. My experience has been so incredible and will remember it forever and cherish the beautiful people I have met and the memories made!

SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Emily Matias

I chose to study at SCA because the testimonials of previous students, as well at the facilities and Educators I enjoyed the the atmosphere within my class and also that with the other students outside of my class. I had a wonderful experience with SCA, both in the learning and social environment. I would recommend SCA to anyone who wants to start their career in the beauty and hair industry. They have provided amazing support, the Educators bring in-depth and specialised skills, and they ensure you have the appropriate skills and information to assist with starting your career.

SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing From @ emilyshair_n_beauty
Corey Kerr

As a past student, my decision to study/further my skills with South Coast Academy was made very easy. Their up to date facilities and professional workplace structure gave me the confidence and skills to be ready for work. The staff and Educators at SCA were very supportive of my learning needs and in helping me achieve and surpass my goals throughout my course and afterward. During my time studying I was able to obtain work experience in the theatrical productions, Beauty and the Beast, Wizard of Oz, Les Miserable and Shrek the Musical which deepened my passion for theatrical makeup and in pursuing a career in this field. It allowed me to develop and maintain professional friendships and gain work on productions after completing my Diploma. After completing my course I have maintained a position as an on call Makeup Artist for Team Spa in Nowra.

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media From @coreymitchellhmua
Annelise Vermaak

I chose SCA as I heard good reviews and wanted to study at an acclaimed academy. I have now started my own nail salon and am a proud small business owner. My biggest achievements during my study were understanding the fundamentals of a salon environment and being able to apply acrylic overlay. Being able to finish my assessments on time and receiving positive feedback from the lecturer was what I enjoyed most in my course.

SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology
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