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

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

Melbourne Flower Show

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Melbourne Flower Show Winners 2016   Photos: Marjorie Milner College Display at the Melbourne Flower Show by Hayden Golder Photographer. AAFD Display at the Melbourne Flower Show by Hayden Golder Photographer. Tweet from “That’s Melbourne” with Kaitlyn, the winner of the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show Advanced Competition. (#MIFGS). Photo with Greg and Nicole with the Winners of the Advanced and Intermediate Competitions.    The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, at the World Heritage Listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, returned in 2016 with an explosion of colour and design. After 20 years it still remains the…&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

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

Melbourne Flower Show 2016

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Melbourne Flower Show 2016 Floristry Competition   So you think you can Arch?   Flowers Victoria Competition    Launching our new MIFGS comp for 2016  Flowers Victoria invite you to enter the new “So you think you can Arch?” Competition for The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 2016. Bring an arch to life (supplied by us) themed to an outdoor wedding with your fresh flower custom inspired creation to be displayed over the course of the show. Only 20 spots available for this exciting installation based competition, don’t miss this! Enjoy prime exposure to show visitors and media with your creations on…&nbsp

Floristry Insurance

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Floristry Insurance www.floristryinsurance.com.au Are you covered with the right insurance? James Milner Australian Association of Floral Designers Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show Gold Display 2015   There are many hazards in a florist shop that should be considered when making decisions about insurance, a critical aspect of the floristry industry. For example, a client could slip in a store on water, flowers or foliage. In one case in 2014, a customer tripped over some boxes in an Australian retail store, resulting in a broken leg and a claim that settled for over $100,000. It is vitally important that a business is…&nbsp