National Australian Worldskills Gold

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National Australian Worldskills Gold   Report on Worldskills Congratulations Tasmania with Floristry Apprentice Phoebe Winning Gold!  The state finals of Worldskills competition was held in Sydney last month, June 2018. For those who may be unaware, this competition is for all trades that are primarily apprenticeship trades. Therefore, electricians, plumbers, hairdressers, beauticians, chefs, jewellery makers, carpenters and all trades participate to find the best of the best. State regional competitions are held across all states and the winners compete at the national finals. The opportunity for selected winners is to compete internationally representing Australia. The international venue is Russia. For…&nbsp

Enrolment Handbook

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Pre – Enrolment Handbook Updates April 2018   Welcome   Welcome and thank-you for choosing Marjorie Milner College. The information contained in this handbook is intended to provide an overview of the training and services provided to students when they undertake studies at the College. Marjorie Milner College is a Registered Training Organisation that specialises in Beauty Therapy, Floristry, Hairdressing and Barbering training. The College endeavours to provide the highest level of professionalism and training within these industries and is continually seeking input from industry as to current trends and techniques. The College is committed to a quality assurance approach…&nbsp

Marriage Equality Florist : Opportunity Knocks

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Marriage Equality Florist: Opportunity Knocks   With the recent change in the law, florists have a golden opportunity to gain extra business through promotion of flowers for Same Sex weddings (Marriage Equality LGBTI). This window of opportunity is a gain for florists to promote well priced wedding flowers and introduce new styles. Use your multi-media avenues to promote goods and services. Cashed up couples A concept to be considered is varying ages of couples and many are well cashed up. It is wise to consider specific designs to suit couples. In my last article for the AFI magazine I mentioned…&nbsp

AAFD Online Floristry Competition

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AAFD Online Floristry Competition     Congratulations to all of the competitors in the AAFD Online Competition. The standard of the designs was fantastic. It was exciting to see all of the interesting and different wedding bouquets and hairpieces designed to the Steampunk theme. The AAFD Online Floristry Competition Winners are: 1st Place- Jenny Finley 2nd Place-Nguyen Thuy Le 3rd Place-Hannah Osborne 4th Place- Lani Chapman   Jenny has created an intricate frame for her bouquet. She spent hours and hours creating this beautiful design out of aluminium , copper and bullion wire to replicate the style of dress two….&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

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