Most liveable city in the world Melbourne

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Do you know what is the most liveable city in the world Melbourne!!! Again.   MARVELLOUS Melbourne has been named the world’s most liveable city for the fifth year in a row. Melbourne has been the most liveable city in the world since 2011. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Ranking rated 140 cities out of 100 in the areas of stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. Marjorie Milner College believes that the fantastic Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing and Floristry Industry in Melbourne and Victoria contributed to this. With amazing events, for example the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Salon…&nbsp

WorldSkills 2015

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  WorldSkills 2015 Floristry Hairdressing Beauty Results   The International Worldskills 2015 was held in Anhembi Park, São Paulo, Brazil. The Worldskills 2015 Skillaroos comprises of Australia’s most dedicated and passionate young trades and skills professionals who will be competing in 26 specialised skill categories at the International Competition. Individually, every Skillaroo brings with them a specialised knowledge and distinguished skill-set to the International Competition. Two students from Marjorie Milner College received Silver and Bronze in the National WorldSkills final last year. The Winner went on to San Paulo. Australia has the following trades being represented in the International WorldSkills:   Skills with Competitors Sheet…&nbsp

Decline of Funeral Flowers

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The Decline of Funeral Flowers   The decline of funeral flowers is becoming a massive problem to the Floristry Industry. Today less and less people are sending fresh flowers to funerals. Twenty years ago it was expected that you would send flowers to a funeral. As an industry, we need to act on this matter. Has anybody been to a funeral with no funeral flowers? It really is quite depressing. Today some people ask for no flowers but donations to local charities. This is fine and of course anybody would respect these wishes but I do wonder how many people…&nbsp

florist cool room

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      Florist Cool Room Do you really know the running temperature of your cool room? It is interesting to ask a florist what temperature their cool room or refrigerated display cabinet operates at. Many are unsure, yet if the temperature is too cold the flowers’ life span is severely affected. In this article I will use the term ‘cool room’ referring to either a refrigerated display cabinet or a cool room. Some florists run cool rooms at considerable cost to the business when their incorrect use is actually damaging their stocks lifespan. A strong turnover of cut flowers…&nbsp

Floristry Course Ballarat

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Floristry Course Ballarat   The Australian Association of Floral Designers invite you to attend a BALLARAT Workshop with a Racing Theme. Demonstration and Construction of a Fascinator and a Creative wrist corsage. Demonstration and discussion of a Corporate Design. Location: Robert Clark Horticultural Centre, Meeting Room, 401-405 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat  Date: Sunday 4th October 2015 Time: 10am-4pm Book now as places are limited!   AAFD Member Price Non Member Price Workshop $39.00 Workshop $59.00 BYO lunch and flowers (minimal cost). Coffee and tea provided. Program of the day as well as flowers and sundries required for the workshop will be forwarded…&nbsp

Government Funding Changes Hairdressing Beauty and Floristry Melbourne

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Changes to Hairdressing & Floristry Apprenticeship Funding Calling all employers who support apprenticeship training. Government Funding Changes Hairdressing Beauty and Floristry Melbourne Meeting.  The VET FUNDING REVIEW Issues Paper has called for sector consultations. If you are a hairdressing employer or floristry employer and support apprenticeship training please get involved with the review. Please have a quick read about the changes that the government is talking about through the link here. VET FUNDING REVIEW PDF. Marjorie Milner College is hopeful that employers will attend the Tuesday meeting and voice their opinion about the negative impact the January 1st 2015 Fairwork…&nbsp

Brisbane Florist of the Future Winners (Interflora)

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Interflora Queensland Florist of the Future Winners Last weekend the Interflora District 5 Florist of the Future Competition State Heat was held in Queensland. Marjorie Milner College had two previous students that had studied floristry in Melbourne at the College. Both were in the competition. Emily Piscioneri completed her school based apprenticeship with Blooms on Bridge in 2014 and she was the successful winner of the District 5 Queensland heat. Special thanks to Melissa from Blooms on Bridge in Benalla. You can visit their website here at Blooms on Bridge. Tamika Mackrell, who did her apprenticeship through Jen’s Flowers in Sale…&nbsp

MMC @ Melbourne Careers Expo

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What do you want to do? Melbourne Careers Expo 2015. The Melbourne Careers Expo was on last weekend and Marjorie Milner College spoke with hundreds of students that were interested in the creative industries. Marjorie Milner College had stand 276 in the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. The Melbourne based three day event was well attended with over 20,000 people coming through the doors. This year Melbourne Make-Up courses were of particular interest. Our Melbourne based Beauty Therapy courses, that are not delivered on-line, were the focus of most students. The Floristry Department was on stage on the Friday during the Melbourne…&nbsp

Melbourne Hairdressing, Beauty Salons Marketing Ideas

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Hairdressing Salon Marketing Ideas!!!   Whether you are a Florist, Hairdresser or a Beauty Therapist in Melbourne or Victoria here is a great way to market your business. Often you will see cartoons or animations that feature in a Facebook page or YouTube advertising. Now it is possible to get one done for your small business at a low cost. Have a look at this 90 second animation that explains what Marjorie Milner College does. It gives prospective students an idea of how to get involved with the College. This animation was created in the United States for a mild…&nbsp

Adapting to Change

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Promoting Australian Made: The slogan, “Made in Australia” has great support from the public as many products are no longer made or produced in Australia. This is often due to cost and overseas competition. Most florists buy Australian grown flowers and foliages and our products are made in Australia putting money back into Australians pockets. Florists should promote their use of “Australian Made” products. It is often just used as a talking point however it is a valid marketing feature that our industry does little to promote. Embracing Change: It is healthy for an industry to embrace change. Some florists…&nbsp