FIRST HAIR AND BEAUTY COLLEGE TO PROVIDE STUDENTS VET FEE-HELP
Sydney-based The Australasian College Broadway is the first Hair and Beauty College to be approved by the Government as a VET FEE-HELP provider, joining a small handful of private Colleges in Australia with this status.
VET FEE-HELP, which is an income contingent loan scheme very similar to the University HECS system, allows students to study VET (vocational education and training) accredited Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma hair and beauty therapy courses, and only pay their tuition loan once their income reaches the minimum threshold level for repayment.
College CEO, Ms. Maureen Houssein-Mustafa said, "We had to go through an extremely rigorous process in order to secure this facility for students who are interested in these thriving vocations. Now we're receiving interest from students who couldn't afford to study previously, or have been affected by the recent economic downturn and want to use the opportunity to study new skills, as well as those who are interested in a career change. It's a wonderful door opener to an exciting and bright future."
For a student to be eligible for VET FEE-HELP, they must be an Australian citizen or a holder of a Permanent Humanitarian visa and be a resident in Australia for the duration of their studies.
All courses offered under the VET FEE-HELP scheme provide a pathway to University qualifications. The Diploma of Hairdressing Salon Management articulates to Bachelor of Business (Small Business and Entrepreneurship). This qualification will equip graduates with the professional skills required to successfully own and run your own salon(s), franchises including financial management, marketing and HR. Up until now, success or failure of salon owners has depended largely on trial and error.
The Diploma of Beauty Therapy can be credited towards the Bachelor of Health Science (Dermal Therapies). The outcome for this qualification is the ability to work in the paramedical fields, working alongside plastic surgeons and medical professionals.
Both of these degrees are via an allegiance with Victoria University.
The College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) accredited by VETAB (NSW Vocational Education & Training Accreditation Board ) and is Australia's largest full service Hair and Beauty College delivering 15 nationally-recognised world-class qualifications and career pathways in hair, beauty, nails, make-up, hospitality, business and teacher training to domestic and international students.
Investing in the very best of training facilities, the College provides students with an environment modeled on actual working premises. There are over 66 hairdressing stations, 40 beauty areas, 28 nail, 10 pedicure and 16 makeup stations that run busily during days, evenings and weekends. The excitement of the students and teachers can be felt in the air as soon as one walks through the College doors. Collectively, over 180,000 students have graduated from the College's courses since the organisation was founded in 1994.
Built on Maureen's philosophy of industry excellence, the College was the first Private RTO to be awarded the prestigious Training Provider of the Year in 2000 by the NSW Department of Education and Training. In 2008, the College won the inaugural "Battle of the Colleges", the best of Sydney's hairdressing RTO's as judged by the International Hairstylists Society, going on to win the title again in 2009. Recently, the College was selected as a 2009 New South Wales Telstra Business Awards Finalist in the Panasonic Australia Medium Business Award category.
For further information about VET FEE-HELP and The Australasian College Broadway visit www.australasiancollege.com.au or call 02 9571 8288.