The short courses follow certain accredited training guidelines although the courses are non-accredited. We provide a Certificate of Completion following all successfully completed training; these are accepted industry wide but not nationally recognized qualifications. All of our educators and trainers are highly qualified, our training rooms ensure a perfect simulated workplace environment; we consider and ensure all hygiene, infection control and workplace health and safety requirements.
What is accredited training?
Accredited Training is training which provides a person with a Nationally Recognised Qualification on completion. It is sometimes referred to as Nationally Recognised Training and has been developed based on the National Training Package for the given industry and the course has been accredited for national recognition. An accredited course must meet the standards outlined in the Australian Quality Training Framework and it must be delivered by a Registered Training Organisation.
An accredited course means the course has been independently evaluated and found to meet strict government and industry standards. A student may also gain credit for their studies should she/he wish to go on to further training in a similar subject area with a higher education provider. Completing an accredited training course would lead to formal qualification, such as a Diploma of Beauty Therapy or Certificate II in Make-up Services. The training course is only available through Registered Training Organisation and would include formal assessment of students undertaking training.
Please note: calling a training course a Certificate or a Diploma or an Advanced Diploma does not automatically qualify as a national accreditation. It is always important to ask the course provider whether their course is accredited or not.
An unaccredited course does not lead to a formal academic qualification and it is not nationally recognised, however it still be accepted by Industry Associations or Peak Bodies. In the beauty industry there are a variety of unaccredited courses available from different training providers.
However, usually a training providers need to be a member of a professional association and be able to obtain professional indemnity insurance.
Non-accredited courses do not carry national recognition; however they carry several advantages if gaining a qualification is not a key reason for the training:
- The course can be built around a student’s specific training needs. (especially one-on-one trainings)
- Students can learn only the necessary unit of competencies from the training package. (waxing, tinting or facial courses as a part of complete Beauty Therapy trainings)
- The duration of the training is much shorter, students can gain a valued knowledge within a short time
- The training provider can keep the costs of these courses much lower than the Nationally Recognised Training’s. (Might be 1/3 price or even less)
Some learners or industries may value nationally recognised training. In other industries, learners and employers may be satisfied with non-nationally recognised training. Non-accredited training may be perfectly acceptable for those who don’t require a nationally recognised competency, and has the flexibility to be written specifically for individuals or organisations. These training providers who deliver non-nationally recognised training do not need to accredit a course.