Floristry Formal Training

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The advantages of floristry formal training   In August, the Australian Association of Floral Designers (AAFD) held a demonstration and competition. The evening was well attended with seventy members present. The demonstrators were Nicole Gibson, Thuy Nguyen, Jenny Finlay and myself. Nicole demonstrated a hanging installation and a posy beidermeier. Thuy demonstrated a modern parasol with the main application using cold glue and Jenny demonstrated steam punk style bouquet. I made three bridal bouquets using wiring and gluing techniques and a display piece. Wired trailing bouquets have made a huge resurgence in Europe and techniques were explained including the construction…&nbsp

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

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. The AMR, with ten years experience, strongly believe that professionals working in hair and beauty industry…&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

Hairdressing FairWork Update

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Hairdressing FairWork Update Hairdressing apprentice initiative     Marjorie Milner College, Hairdressing Department, aims to assist employers and apprentices in the Hairdressing Industry. There has been a new website developed by Fair Work that can help employers regarding the rights and responsibilities associated with employing apprentices. We have linked some information below from Fair Work but please click on the link for more details: Starting an apprenticeship can be an exciting time – Hairdressing FairWork Update We also understand the unique challenges that can come with starting an apprenticeship. We’re here to help employers and new apprentices in…&nbsp

What is Reiki

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What is Reiki? What is Reiki or Rei-ki. This is a system of manual therapy which is a passive, stationary, hands-on treatment, not requiring movement or pressure for its principal effects of relieving stress and pain and stimulating the body’s own healing processes, by enhancing the flow of life force energy through direct touch. Rei-ki is the ancient art of hands-on healing. It induces inner calm, enhances well being and enthusiasm for life, as well as renewing one’s sense of purpose. It is a simple manual art with a philosophical understanding of the human function; it is not a religion. This is the…&nbsp

hairdressing sustainability

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hairdressing sustainability   Going green and being conscious about environmental issues doesn’t have to mean pedalling for power or cutting hair in the dark. Non-renewable fossil fuels (crude oil, natural gas, coal, oil shales) currently supply Australia with more than 95 percent of our energy needs. Potentially, all the equipment that you run in a hairdressing salon, beauty clinic or florist shop is powered by non-renewable fossil fuels.  Non-renewable energy is energy produced by burning fossil fuels, such as coal. They are non-renewable because there are finite resources, meaning that if they are continually used, one day they will run out….&nbsp