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

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

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

Barbering, Hairdressing & WorldSkills

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Barbering, Hairdressing & WorldSkills April Update 2016   Marjorie Milner College has already had a busy start to the year. The new Hairdressing and Barbering Training Package has been endorsed late March (SHB16). We are excited and working hard on the new barbering qualification to have it ready once the hours are released. The new SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering should be ready for delivery mid-year or maybe a touch earlier. Please visit the barbering page for more information about the new barbering course. Well done to Lani, a hairdressing apprentice from Catal Hair Concepts, who competed in the “HBIA…&nbsp

WorldSkills 2016 (Melbourne)

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WorldSkills 2016 – Melbourne   AUSTRALIA’S BEST YOUNG TRADESPEOPLE GEARING UP FOR THEIR SHOT AT GREATNESS AT AUSTRALIA’S ULTIMATE SKILLS SHOWDOWN Victoria Country’s best young tradespeople gearing up for Australia’s ultimate skills showdown   In eight short months, the next generation of apprentices, trainees and students will face the ultimate challenge as they compete against the nation’s best at the 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition, Melbourne. Over 500 competitors from across the country will converge on Melbourne Showgrounds from Thursday, 6 to Saturday, 8 October for their chance to secure the coveted title of ‘National Champion’ in over 50 skill…&nbsp

Hairdressing Staff

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Looking For Hairdressing Staff? Maybe A Floristry Assistant Or A Beauty Trainee!   Marjorie Milner College, celebrating 70 years of training, specialises in apprenticeship training. We also advise the Head of the Hairdressing Department is Natalie Miller, who will be known to many of you through her years of quality hairdressing teaching. Currently, our classes are 100% hairdressing apprentices only. We want your apprentices. Transferring is easy and the incentives for new apprentices are the best they have been for employers. Victorian Hairdressing has been given an amazing opportunity provided by the State Government’s “Back to Work” scheme. Employers who…&nbsp

Apprenticeship Incentives

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Apprenticeship Incentives Changes to The Back To Work Scheme (1st November 2015)  http://www.vic.gov.au/backtowork/ 14th December 2015 Wine and Cheese Night 6pm – 7pm at the College All Welcome For employers & salon managers to find out more about these great changes, including $2500 for commencement of a full time apprentice.         The Victorian Government has boosted the Back to Work Scheme to assist Victorian job seekers and employers looking to hire new staff. This is fantastic news for those that want to employ a hairdressing apprentice, floristry apprentice or beauty therapy trainee.This is a great news for all employers in…&nbsp

Floral Art Society of Victoria

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The Annual Christmas Function for the Floral Art Society of Victoria 26th November 2015   Horticultural Centre, Jolimont Road, Nunawading   Today three floristry students from Marjorie Milner College demonstrated at the Floral Art Society of Victoria in Nunawading. Bridget Fallace (Current Diploma of Floristry Design SFL50110) works at Flos Florum in Malvern. Bridget has completed her apprenticeship including: Certificate III in Floristry SFL30110, & Certificate IV in Floristry SFL40110. Catherine Machell runs the Willow Branch  (https://www.facebook.com/TheWillowBranchFlorist ) and is currently studying her Certificate IV in Floristry. Danika Mahon who studied her Certificate III in Floristry in Queensland is now…&nbsp