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How to slay your beauty portfolio

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Don’t be shy to let your personality shine through your portfolio if you think it might give you an edge

It’s no surprise that ever-growing technology and social media platforms are having a major impact on the beauty industry today.

Whether you’re a TAFE NSW hair and beauty student, or interested in a career in this field, a strong online presence is crucial for your future business.

A fantastic digital portfolio, showcasing photographs of your finest work can attract potential employers and clients by portraying the technical skills you’ve mastered along with your unique style.

Here are our top tips for creating/maintaining your digital portfolio… [Continue reading]

Top ten upcoming careers of 2017

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There’s been a lot of media coverage about university graduates competing for jobs in saturated career areas. But what about the career areas with a surplus of jobs and a shortage of trained employees to fill them? It seems this is where the focus … [Continue reading]

Seven spring adventures that are free


We at TAFE NSW strongly believe in life/study balance and know how important it is to take a break every now and then. With the holidays rapidly approaching, we thought we’d give you a round-up of some great activities you can do around the state … [Continue reading]

Five TED talks to reshape your thinking


We all do it. It can be very easy for us to get stuck in negative thought patterns and internal dialogue. This negative chatter inside our heads can do all kinds of damage to our lives, often without us even being aware of it. So what’s the … [Continue reading]

Aussie Reads


We all have skills that we take for granted. Simple things like the ability to count, read or write. Take a moment to contemplate this: Internationally one in five adults are illiterate. That’s 20% of the population worldwide! … [Continue reading]

Awaken your creative genius


  Here are some tips on how to tap into that vast pool of genius and innovation that you know is lurking away just below the surface of your subconscious We at TAFE NSW love creativity and innovation. But sometimes these things can seem … [Continue reading]

Modern Dads, we salute you


George has given me a true perspective on life, just by holding him life’s ‘problems’ seem irrelevant. The impact that I have on George as his sole parent inspires me to be the best person I can be. There’s a lot of focus on shifting gender roles. … [Continue reading]

Ultimo Campus celebrates its century and a quarter

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Sydney Technical College’s Ultimo Campus became the hub of activity for technical training in NSW and is now the largest TAFE College in the state She’s the grand old dame of the neighbourhood and the proud matriarch of the family of TAFE campuses … [Continue reading]

The organic shift


I was always going to be a farmer and developed a deep love of the Australian landscape and its ecosystems. We all eat. But we’re still mostly disconnected from where our food comes from. Despite an increasing awareness of some pretty unpleasant … [Continue reading]

A passion for fashion


Mum first taught me to sew clothes for my Barbie dolls when I was little. And I remember being so happy when I got my first sewing machine for my 16th birthday Q: What do you do if you’re having doubts that your course of study is right for you? A: … [Continue reading]