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Student Testimonials

Read through our SCA Graduates Testimonials in courses such as Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing, Barbering, Nail Technology & Make-up!

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Beauty Therapy

Nataasha Shalala

Thanks to my incredible teachers I was fortunate to be offered jobs just 6 months into my year Diploma. This is evident of the high standard in education that SCA has to offer. I was in shock how quickly I developed my skills and knowledge in all aspects of beauty. We were always pushed out of our comfort zones, supported and received endless amounts of training from experts in the industry both at the College and out of the College. I always felt so comfortable to learn and grow at SCA, the environment is so positive and professional. I walked away from SCA after graduating with my Diploma in Beauty Therapy with a Job at SkinMedix, a Skin and Laser clinic. I wouldn’t have achieved my goal without my amazing Educators and director Tina, who was so hands on and made every student feel so loved and comfortable. My biggest achievement was also receiving the High Achiever in Overall Academics award. This wouldn’t have been possible without all my outstanding teachers who shaped and built my knowledge throughout the course. I could not recommend the SCA family enough!

SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Mel Fernandez

I studied my Diploma of Beauty Therapy at SCA Hair and Beauty Academy in 2016 and found it to be very professional. All the Educators were knowledgeable, friendly and approachable and I found it to be extremely enjoyable. I learnt all aspects of Beauty Therapy from makeup, nails, skin, massage and many other subjects, and this directly led me to obtaining permanent employment in this field. I would recommend SCA to anybody who is looking at studying in this industry.

SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Billie Blackert

I studied at SCA as it had all the facilities I needed to study my Diploma of Beauty Therapy. Which were amazing might I add! I enjoyed getting to see the lovely teachers and friends that I made there everyday. I also loved learning new things. My experience at SCA was overall amazing and I would recommend the Academy to anyone in a heartbeat.

SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Amy Livermore

I have studied at SCA hair and beauty academy for both the Diploma in Beauty therapy and the Diploma in Hair and Makeup artistry. The teachers are so supportive, kind and knowledgeable. Our classes became like a little family and it has been sad to say bye. The administration staff go above and beyond to support the students through any adversities that they may face. I know from my experience they were always kind and did anything that they could to help. Tina (the director/principle) is a great mentor and is very passionate about her business. Tina recommended myself and other students for jobs in the industry. Tina offers so many opportunities to her students and often offers side courses that add to your experiences and knowledge. Each year the academy gets better and better and I really couldn’t recommend SCA more. One thing about the Beauty industry is, it works as a big circle and trends go out and come back. SCA constantly keeps up with the industry and the latest trends, but at the same time continues to teach us the older ways. This has been helpful because every salon is different. By the end of the year I obtained a wide range of knowledge that is useful to the industry.

SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Ashleigh Slatter

SCA offered a supportive and welcoming environment for everyone and made you feel comfortable walking into the academy each day knowing the Educators and other staff are there to help. Everyone is so nice and willing to help in any way they can. You meet some awesome people that end up being your best friends. I really enjoyed my experience with SCA. I would not have wanted it any other way. I would recommend SCA. There are so many opportunities you can take and the support through those decisions are great. I am very happy I studied at SCA.

SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy
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
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
Student Testimonials

Hair & Barbering

Brydie Stewart

I originally chose SCA in 2015 to complete my Certificate III in Hairdressing to start my career path into the industry. Being only 15 and the youngest student Tina has taken into the Academy, it was quite daunting. However, I was made to feel very comfortable after our first interview. I completed my Certificate III in Hairdressing though SCA and am now currently completing my Diploma in Beauty Therapy. I am currently working in the Hairdressing industry and have been since December of 2015. After about 5 months of studying with SCA full time, I was offered an apprenticeship through Chelsea Hairdressing. I continued going to SCA as an apprentice for all of 2016. My initial studies at SCA got me my position as an apprentice as I was more familiar in the industry which made me more hireable. Being awarded Apprentice of the year and being offered my apprenticeship was my biggest achievement at SCA. The most enjoyable part of the course was the teachers. They became mentors and really took me under their wing to make sure I excelled to my full potential.

SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing
Anne-Marie De Silva

The reason I chose SCA was location and Smart & Skilled Option for Students. I completed my Certificate III in Hairdressing. My qualification got me a position as a hairdresser at a salon in Wollongong, I’m very pleased. Being able to build a loyal client base before graduating who continue to support me were some of my biggest achievements at SCA. I enjoyed my cutting classes with Tania, she helped me gain a lot of confidence while learning and had a lot of patience with me. Her positive attitude and constructive feedback inspired me to keep improving my skills and to never stop learning.

SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing
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
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
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Nail Technology

Janet Mobbs

I heard about SCA from a make-up artist ages ago and had have driven past the Academy whenever I went to Shellharbour. I completed my SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology to elevate my skills as I am a qualified make-up artists with a decade of experience and specialise in brow waxing. I am currently an SBM for Benefit Cosmetics for the past 5 years. My goals are to open my own home studio. My big achievement during my study was completing the course successfully while doing it all via zoom due to lockdown. I enjoyed everything in my course, although it was a shame it wasn’t in person I still felt I was able to learn and pick up the skills required.

SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology
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
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

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