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Eyebrow Specialist
Makeup Artist
Beauty Therapist
Spa & Wellness Therapist
Business Owner
Wedding Hair Stylist
Beauty Writer
Dermal Technician
Luxury Travel
Retail
Nail Technician
Salon Manager
Esthetician
Laser Technician
Spray Tanist
Eyelash Technician

FIND YOUR WHY at The French

Use this interactive tool to help discover your passion and your purpose. Pursuing a meaningful career is a trait we all share, however the motivation that drives us is a very personal thing. Let’s dive in!

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I want to fix my skin
I want to work on fashion photoshoots
I want to feel glamorous
I want to prove to myself that I can achieve something amazing
I want a nationally recognised accreditation
I want to learn about skin and nutrition
I want to help people with acne to heal their skin
I want help others unwind and feel relaxed
I want others to feel beautiful
I want to learn with the best in the business
I want job security
I want to study just 3 days per week
I eventually want to become a cosmetic nurse
I want to own my own dermal therapies clinic

I want to fix my skin

The most profound breakthroughs in products and technologies are often a result of the creator problem solving an issue close to their heart. And skin is no different. Results and evidenced based dermal treatments are ever evolving with new cutting edge technologies and medical discoveries to treat a number of cosmetic skin conditions. We offer a range of courses and subjects across skin science, advanced specialised facials, cosmeceutical product training, multimodal laser practical training and more. The best part? Give and receive treatments in-class as you train to treat a number of skin concerns while you develop your skillset!
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I want to work on fashion photoshoots

Gone are the days of the 90s supermodels doing their own hair and makeup backstage. These days, content is king. With the rise of social media, fashion brands are producing more content than ever before - that means the increasing need for makeup artists who know not only how to do makeup, but how to interact on set, how to nail the client brief, hygiene practices and more! Explore our range of makeup courses.
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I want to feel glamorous

The French Beauty Academy is referred to as “the Harvard meets Chanel of the beauty industry” according to the Vogue Editor-In-Chief – Edwina McCann. If you are looking for a glamorous experience, look no further. With state-of-the-art equipment, luxurious interiors and styling and high-end cosmetic brands such as MAC, Aspect and Dermalogica you will learn every beauty technique in the book. We aspire to create graduates who go on to work in the most esteemed of careers such as runway makeup artistry, entrepreneurs that establish their own beauty businesses or therapists working in world leading luxury spas. Feeling glamorous can look different for everyone but here at The French, the true essence of what we do is to help students find inner beauty by nurturing their self-esteem, elevating their confidence and reviving their energy.

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I want to prove to myself that I can achieve something amazing

Our mission is to be the place for our Frenchies to grow and change. Our campuses and virtual classrooms are the protective, loving environments where learning takes place uninhibited by prejudice and judgement; the place where true personal growth occurs. Our flagship Dual Diploma program includes our diamond-standard Service Excellence program, a holistic personal journey of self-knowledge, spiritual growth, guiding you to a truthful understanding of your innermost self and the joy you are capable of giving to the world. Lead by our loving and nurturing educators, who only want one thing - to help you succeed!
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I want a nationally recognised accreditation

The French Beauty Academy is Australia’s largest and most prestigious registered training provider for services in the beauty therapy industry. All of our Diploma and Certificate programs are accredited and recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework (the national regulator for vocational education and training) and meet industry quality assurance requirements. French graduates are the preferred choice globally for beauty and wellness practitioner positions in the salon, retail and medi-spa sectors, with nine out of ten Diploma students securing employment before graduation.
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I want to learn about skin and nutrition

As beauty therapists, we work externally on the skin and muscles, but the real starting point for looking and feeling our best all comes down to what we do to our bodies. Not only to we teach skin science, dermal therapies and more, but the development of mind, body and spirit form the underlying philosophy of our Service Excellence Program, which includes areas of study including health and wellness.
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I want to help people with acne to heal their skin

Many beauty therapists today were inspired to work working in the dermal and aesthetics industry by their own personal experiences with skin conditions like acne. One of the most fulfilling parts is of being a beauty therapist is having the power to transform lives through our care and services; That there’s no greater gift than being able to make someone feel truly beautiful. We offer a range of courses and subjects across skin science, advanced specialised facials, cosmeceutical product training, multimodal laser practical training and more.
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I want help others unwind and feel relaxed

Then you’ve got healing hands! Spa Therapists and Holistic Wellness Practitioners are typically nurturers by nature and have a love for transporting others to a tranquil state of relaxation through their healing touch. As beauty therapists, we acknowledge the power we have to open hearts, inspire minds and transform lives. In our Beauty Therapy course you’ll learn how to deliver facials, massage and body treatments that are incredible client experiences through our emphasis on connecting mind, body and spirit in-salon, plus much more.
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I want others to feel beautiful

At The French, we believe that the true essence of what we do is to help others find the beauty within by nurturing their self-esteem, elevating their confidence and reviving their energy. We share our Academy philosophy “Etre bien dans sa peau” translates to “To be comfortable in your own skin” with our students in everything we do; teaching them to embrace the beauty within themselves and in those whose lives they touch.
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I want to learn with the best in the business

We are Australia’s premier beauty therapy academy operating for over 35 years with 9 out of 10 students securing employment before graduation! French graduates are the first choice of industry employers thanks to our student’s reputation for outstanding practical experience via our Work Integrated Learning model, knowledge and professionalism to work in a luxury service environment. Our state-of-the-art campuses reflect The Academy’s commitment to setting the standard as one of the world leaders in beauty education and are equipped with the very latest industry technologies, training devices, and partnerships with world-leading brands.
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I want job security

Did you know nine out of ten French students secure employment before graduation. We’re not satisfied arming you with just a qualification, we want to make sure you leave with your dream job, set up for success, and ahead of your competition. Our dedicated Industry Engagement Team has over 1000+ connections to employers in the industry and is accessible to all French students. Currently in Australia alone, there is a shortage of beauty therapists! The National Centre for Vocational Education Research says there is only one graduating beauty therapy student for every eight jobs available in Australia!
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I want to study just 3 days per week

At The French, ‘Full Time’ is just 3 days per week! That means you can balance work, family and social commitments while undertaking full time study in our Dual Diploma program - change your life in just 12 months! We also offer Flexible delivery meaning all theory work is completed in our virtual classrooms, and you learn practical hands-on training on campus.
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I eventually want to become a cosmetic nurse

Our Diploma of Beauty Therapy has preferred higher education pathways throughout Queensland and South Australia and is an approved Educational level for entry into a Dermal Science, Health Science and Nursing career path at University. Our Industry Engagement team supports students to accelerate their application into a Bachelor of Nursing and other Health Sciences qualifications. When students aspire to a clinical cosmetic future but may not wish to further their studies at a University level, our Laser Programs advance skills and clinical treatment options with Australia's most recognised standards and fast tracked QLD Laser Licence.
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I want to own my own dermal therapies clinic

We offer a range of courses and subjects across skin science, advanced specialised facials, cosmeceutical product training, microdermabrasion training and more. Our Beauty Diplomas set you up for success combining the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to be an exceptional therapist. Additionally, The French provides you with the skills to set up your own business through business management subjects which focus on strategic planning, social media marketing, developing marketing materials and freelance services. Many of our alumni have gone on to launch their own dermal therapies clinics including Brooke Pender (Founder of Fresco Complexion) and Brandi Beckett (Founder of Brandi’s Skin and Beauty). The career outcomes after completing our Beauty Diplomas are endless, this could be your story in just 12 months!

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The Business Of Beauty And Makeup

Our most popular course for a career path in this exciting field. Nine out of ten students in this program secure employment before graduation! Combining the best-practice practical skills and theoretical knowledge including important business understandings required to be an exceptional professional in the industry, you’ll join the elite group of in-demand French Academy Alumni in just 12 months!

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The French is home to a tribe of real, powerful women who celebrate, uplift and empower each other. We share the same spirit, carry the same heart, and nurture each others goals and aspirations. We want each other to realise our hopes and dreams!

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Explore our Courses by Career

Select your dream career from the list below to learn more about working in the field, jobs available and courses to get you there!

Hairstylist
Lash and Brow Specialist
Nail Technician
Dermal Therapies
Makeup Artist
Media & Journalism
Education
Business Owner
Management
Retail
Film & TV

Hairstylist

There is no greater feeling than leaving the hair salon feeling refreshed and beautiful - you can't put a pricetag on confidence. A clients loyalty will be unmatched once they have found the perfect hairstylist as different hair techniques can be difficult to master. If you have a creative eye and a passion for making people feel their best for special events, hairstyling is a truly rewarding careerpath.

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Wedding Hair Stylist
Film & TV Hair Stylist

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Short Courses

Lash and Brow Specialist

It's no secret that eyelashes and brows have truly transformed the modern beauty sector. In recent years, lash and brow treatments have become increasingly popular, and this trend isn't going anywhere! The confidence boost may become addictive, whether it's through stunning natural lifts or eye-catching luxurious lash extensions. There have never been more techniques to master in the industry, including henna brows, lamination, tinting, lash extensions, lash lifts, and more.

Career Opportunities

Eyelash Technician
Eyebrow Specialist

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Nail Technician

Getting your nails done is a great pick-me-up for some and an important ritual for others. It is an intimate experience; one of relaxation, physical touch and an opportunity to connect with your client. Many people do not understand how multifaceted today’s nail business truly is as nail professionals can hold a wide array of positions within the business as it continues to evolve. The French offers a Certificate in Nails which teaches students the fundamentals of being a nail technician with units exploring acrylic nails, gel enhancements and manicure and pedicures.

Career Opportunities

Freelance Nail Technician
Spa Manicurist and Pedicurist
Nail Artist

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Dermal Therapies

Do you love everything skin-related and have a passion for empowering people to feel genuinely beautiful in their own skin? Being able to change lives through skin expertise and services is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a dermal therapist. We offer a range of courses and subjects across skin science, advanced specialised facials, cosmeceutical product training, multimodal laser practical training and more.

Career Opportunities

Advanced Facialist
Dermal Therapist
Dermal Clinician
Laser Therapist

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Makeup Artistry

Do you dream of a creative career that fills your days with art and inspiration? A career in makeup artistry may be one of the most versatile career options out there. From fashion runways, bridal, film and Special FX, there are endless opportunities available to maintain an exciting career.

Career Opportunities

Freelance Makeup Artist
Bridal Makeup Artist
Retail Assistant
Counter Makeup Artist
Fashion, Editorial and Runway Makeup Artist
Film & TV Makeup Artist
Special FX Makeup Artist

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Certificate Courses

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Media & Journalism

Beauty is a multi-million dollar industry in Australia with a significant presence in numerous sectors, including media and journalism. There has never been a better opportunity to spread your love of beauty globally given how quickly society is consuming content. If you stay on top of trends, have a knack for writing or content creation - you could find yourself working alongside celebrities or even writing for Vogue.

Career Opportunities

Beauty Editor
Beauty Contributor
Freelance Writer
Beauty Editorial Assistant

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Certificate Courses

Education

Our teaching team are experts in their fields and in their spare time also often run their own businesses working with celebrities, backstage at fashion runways or running successful freelance treatment or consulting businesses. For some of our educators, it all started with their decision to study a Diploma of Beauty Therapy right here at the Academy! Education is powerful and just like our teachers, you have the ability to positively influence other like-minded people by sharing skills within the beauty industry. And there is nothing more rewarding than that!

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Product Trainer
Educator

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Business Owner

Owning your own business comes with many benefits; you can follow your passion, choose your own hours, connect with clients and take the opportunity to create change. Our Beauty Diplomas combine practical beauty skills with our business management subjects which focus on strategic planning, social media marketing and freelancing. In just 12 months, you could learn all the skills required to open your own business and start developing a brand in the beauty world, like so many of our graduates have done - read their stories here.

Career Opportunities

Clinic Owner
Salon Owner
Brand Founder
Freelance Beauty or Dermal Therapist

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Management

Are you a natural born leader wanting to work in the beauty industry? Being in a management position gives you the opportunity to be heard and positively influence the direction of an organisation. The French offers a variety of courses and subjects that teaches the business principles necessary to grow salon revenue, increase client retention, motivate and inspire staff and strategically develop a thriving business.

Career Opportunities

Clinic Manager
Salon Manager
Consultant

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Retail

A significant part of being a beauty therapist or makeup artist is having the skills required to sell retail products to clients. Understanding the cosmaceutical products and ingredients, providing correct recommendations based on skin analysis and hitting sales targets and KPI’s are arguably the most important part of any beauty business. Alternatively, skin and makeup counters in shopping centres and luxury boutiques around the world rely on their expert advisors to educate consumers on their products, and also meet sales targets!

Career Opportunities

Cosmetic Consultant
Beauty Advisor
Retail Assistant
Counter Makeup Artist
Skincare Advisor

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Film & TV

How exciting would it be to work your magic on Film & TV celebrities like Ryan Reynolds or Scarlett Johansson?! There are even more opportunities to work behind the scenes on set as makeup artists, hair stylists, nail artists and special FX specialists than ever before. With the financial boost the Australian government has given to the local Film & TV industry bringing international screen productions from the USA to film in Australia, there is a rise in demand for talented artists to create a variety of characters for all storylines imaginable!

Career Opportunities

Special FX Makeup Artist
Nail Artist for Film & TV
Makeup Artist for Film & TV

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Meet Our Alumni BRANDI BECKETT

Our December 2021 Valedictorian gets real about juggling kids, study, stress and changing careers to pursue her dream career in beauty “later in life”.

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STUDY A SHORT COURSE INCREASE YOUR EMPLOYABILITY AND EARNING CAPACITY WITH OUR RANGE OF SPECIALISED SHORT COURSES

Our Short Courses are the ideal way to upgrade your existing qualifications in beauty. Build in-demand career skills and deepen your understanding of a subject just 1 night per week on campus so you can manage work, family and social commitments with ease.

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AT AUSTRALIA’S PREMIER BEAUTY ACADEMY OUR NATIONALLY ACCREDITED COURSES ENSURE YOU GRADUATE CERTIFIED AND IN HIGH DEMAND

‘Full Time’ is just 3 days per week in our Dual Diploma program and we also offer a ‘Flexible’ delivery where all theory work is completed in our virtual classrooms, and practical hands-on training is carried our on on campus at your choosing. Our Certificate courses are the perfect way to enter the industry fully qualified in Makeup or Nails where you’ll study just 1 night per week on campus so you can manage work, family and social commitments with ease.

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DEEPEN YOUR EXPERTISE SPECIALISE IN YOUR FIELD TO INCREASE YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL AND FURTHER YOUR CAREER PROSPECTS

Advanced courses offer students who have successfully completed a course (or courses) an advanced level of education in their chosen area of study. The course content is designed to build on the knowledge obtained in your prior studies. If you’re looking to improve your career prospects, or pursue a passion, an advanced course is your next step.

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