The Dirty Beard (Barbering)

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The Dirty Beard (Barbering)           There are blogs going around the Internet again in regard to the hygiene of beards. According to a new study, beards contain just as much fecal matter as a toilet. KOAT 7 reports that after swabbing a number of beards, a New Mexico microbiologist made the shocking discovery. However, the study has little scientific merit. In a quote from IFLScience!: “As Nick Evershed from the Guardian points out, the story wasn’t based on a scientific study. The investigation instead consisted of a reporter taking swabs of a small number of men’s beards and then sending those samples…&nbsp

Floristry Apprentice Winner

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Floristry Apprentice Winner Kathleen Horton National Australian Winner of the Oasis Designz Cup Competition.    The 2016 Oasis Design Cup Competition was themed a tribute to a painter. The Floristry Apprentice winner was Kathleen, who now works at Style by Nature in Port Melbourne. Kathleen was the winner of the Victorian Oasis Design Cup and was confirmed winner of the National Oasis Design Cup Winner for 2016. Kathleen won $1500.00 for her amazing design and winning both the Victorian and National Award. Kathleen was inspired by Wassily Kandinsky’s 1923 “circles in a circle”. She emulated his work by cutting circles…&nbsp

WorldSkills Gold

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WorldSkills 2016 Gold Medal Success   Melbourne is celebrated for holding memorable and impressive events throughout history and this October was certainly no different. The iconic Melbourne Show Grounds was privileged to be the venue of the 2016 Worldskills Competition. Worldskills is an annual competition that enables employees and apprentices from across the country the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents in an array of industries. The creative trades’ portion of the competition remains a highlight for us here at Marjorie Milner College which offers quality apprenticeships in four different creative pursuits, Floristry, Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy. Having…&nbsp

Hairdressing Apprenticeship Fees

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Hairdressing Apprenticeship Fees & Beauty Therapy Fee Scholarships AMR Hair and Beauty Scholarship 2016/2017 Marjorie Milner College is happy to announce that there are some scholarships that students can apply for. This can cover up to $1000.00 towards their training in 2017. If you are studying a hairdressing apprenticeship or Beauty Therapy you can apply. We are not sure if you study Certificate III in Barbering if you eligible but you can only ask. We have some more details from their website below. https://amr.com.au/scholarship/ The AMR, with ten years experience, strongly believe that professionals working in hair and beauty industry…&nbsp

Barbering Apprenticeship Enrolment

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Barbering Apprenticeship Enrolment Day and Non-Apprenticeship.  Enrolment Day Thursday 20th October 2016.  Barbering Apprenticeship Now Available  SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering MMCollege: 401 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills, 3127   Ph: 98807257   Hello Future Barberings & Barbering Apprentices! Barbering Apprenticeship Now Available in Victoria.   Thank-you for enquiring about barbering or visiting the College at either our Barbering Information Evening or Open Day in September! It was great to put faces to names and see your enthusiasm for joining this brilliant industry. We are all geared up to start Barbering in October and have pushed enrolments to Thursday 20th October onwards so…&nbsp

SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

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SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing Apprenticeship    Higher Education Skills Group Released this update on the 14th September in regard to Hairdressing Apprenticeship Funding.    Update on qualifications Certificate III in Hairdressing (SHB30416)) & Certificate III in Barbering (SHB30516) Funding Arrangements regarding the Certificate III in Hairdressing  Published: 14 Sep 2016 This notice clarifies funding arrangements regarding the Certificate III in Hairdressing, which has been included in the Funded Course List (FCL) 2017 for funding as both an apprenticeship and a non-apprenticeship, since its release on 26 August 2016. The FCL 2017 seeks to include only the most recent versions of…&nbsp

Quality Training in VET Barbering

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Quality Training in VET    Lynne Kosky Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination by James Milner & Sarah Bond Winner of the 2012 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show this display is one of Greg’s favourite.   Section A Overview It is difficult to write a short overview that will encompass a lifetime of outstanding achievements. I am nominating my father, whom I work with, for the Lynne Kosky Award as I believe he is by far one of the most outstanding VET teachers in Australia. His broad experience, ongoing passion and enthusiasm for his students and their future is very…&nbsp

Free Blow Wave Workshop (Hair)

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Free Blow Wave Workshop (Hairdressing)   Blow Wave Workshop Wednesday 21st September 10 am to 3 pm   Free to any hairdressing apprentices in Victoria Limited Numbers Book Today Call the College and speak with James 401 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills, 3127 Ph: 98807257   If your apprentice needs some extra assistance with blow waving then please send them to our free school holiday workshop. This is open to any apprentice in training, regardless of where they train.   This workshop is run by our Head Trainer Natalie Miller Tools needed: Clips pin curl clips hair dryer hot tongs/wands round brushes Velcro…&nbsp

Floristry Business Update

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Floristry Business Update by Gregory Milner Profitable Trade in non-peak times   Mother’s day was traditionally seen as the peak trading time in floristry. Over the last thirty-five years, it has arguably been surpassed by Valentine’s Day, although some country traders will disagree. These periods of trade are a boost if the business has strategised how to maximise these peak days for maximum profit. However, once these two periods have passed, we are into the lull time of winter, when flower prices rise and profits fall. What can be done through this period? Some florists who have experienced a profitable…&nbsp

The Happiest Jobs #GetCreative

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The Happiest Jobs #GetCreative Start your Creative Career with Marjorie Milner College in 2016 and #GetHappy Floristry, Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty made the list.    It is official become a florists, hairdressers, barber or beauty therapists and you probably are the happiness people in the workforce. A report published in the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday confirms this.     Gardeners and florists are the happiest of all the professions and nearly twice as happy as people in more prestigious and better paid jobs, says a new book by a UK economist and behavioural scientist Professor Paul Dolan. Nearly nine out of 10 florists and gardeners say they are happy, he…&nbsp