Is there a minimum age for entry to your courses?
The minimum age of entry is 16 years.
Is there a maximum age for entry to your courses?
Are there any requirements for entry into the courses?
Minimum educational requirement successful completion of year 10 (exception in the case of mature students over 21 years of age).
Do I need an UAI mark to be able to apply?
Do I need a First Aid Certificate to start my course?
All Students must have a current valid First Aid Certificate (Apply First Aid/ Senior Aid/ Workplace Level 2), prior to commencing.
How and when do I need to apply?
Register your attendance for an upcoming Open Day. If you make the decision to study with us, you will need to attend a pre-enrolment interview with our Student Liaison. We are a family company and highly value our relationships with students and graduates. At the Ella Baché College, you are seen and treated as an individual; we love to get to know our students and their careers, aspirations and dreams during the interview. VET FEE HELP, Orientation and Graduation are also discussed at the interview.
What services are available at the college?
In 2007 we spent over $2 million building the most state of the art Beauty Therapy college in Australia! Our treatment class rooms are built to offer optimum training and designed with the Beauty Therapist in mind. A shower/ spray tanning room, three practical rooms and a lecture/ theory room, in addition our Student Salon mimics an actual Ella Baché Salon to help you achieve client and retail confidence. We offer our students learning support and counseling assistance. All our staff members are here to help you achieve your full potential.
How are the classes structured?
Diploma of Beauty Therapy & Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy - Full Time
1 year | 3 days a week | Courses start in July and February
Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday classes (subject to change)
9:30am – 4:30pm
Certificate III in Beauty Services - Part Time
4 months | 2 days a week | Courses start in July and February
Wednesday & Friday classes ( subject to change)
9:30am – 4:30pm
What if I have completed units of this course elsewhere, will I have to do these units again?
If you already have qualifications and/or relevant work experience that can be recognised within the framework of our courses, you may be eligible for some exemptions.Therefore, you will not be required to complete those modules again. Please let us know if you think this might apply to you before you start your studies and you can complete an application for RPL (recognised prior learning).
Do you provide Work Experience as part of the course?
Salon work experience is compulsory. Students are required to complete 100 hours of external work experience in a commercial salon before hey can be awarded with their qualification. Not all salon situations will be acceptable places for the completion of work experience. Students will need to seek advice from college educators as to the suitability of salons, spas and other commercial enterprises for completion of their work experience placement. As a student studying on campus your work experience will start within our Ella Baché Student Salon. Here you work in teams under the instruction of our highly experienced educators. Our student salon allows you to work and learn in a safe, nurturing environment.
We have integrated work experience throughout your studies ensuring that all our students gain valuable real client experience including client bookings, Skin Diagnosis, retailing, in- store promotions, salon team work and even some salon management skills.
The Ella Baché College of Skin and Beauty Therapy is the only college with access to a network of 200 Ella Baché salons and 35 David Jones stores that provide work experience and employment for our students.
Can I get a part-time job while studying?
Yes. The College encourages student's to find part-time work. Over half of our students access part-time work during the course, the three day week college schedule allows students to work and study.
What qualification will I get when I finish?
Designed to embrace Ella Baché's passion for the skin and Beauty Therapy knowledge and Edith Hallas’ commitment to industry excellence, The Ella Baché College of Skin and Beauty Therapy is dedicated to ensure our graduates are highly skilled Beauty Therapists with a passion for the industry. The Ella Baché College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and is nationally recognised and accredited. This ensures our graduates and their qualification is recognised throughout Australia. Our students are also provided with the opportunity to receive International accreditation from the International Therapies Examination Council (ITEC); a leading UK based accreditation body.
What kind of job will I get after I graduate?
Once our students have completed their studies a career in beauty therapy can lead to working in salon, salon manager, salon owner, day spa, beauty counter expert/ manager and many more.As a highly sought after Ella Baché College graduate and Skincare Expert, you’ll discover a world full of exciting career opportunities both in Australia and overseas.
Can I own my Salon?
Many of our students are excited about the idea of owning their own salon. As the only college in Australia directly connected to one of the country’s leading skincare and Beauty Therapy brands, achieving this goal couldn't be simpler.
If you are interested in opening your own Ella Baché salon we can arrange a meeting with you and Ella Baché Franchising. Or you can contact them directly on 1800 789 234.
What is the cost?
The cost for each course varies. Please contact us and speak with our Student Liaison on 1300 856 166 or email us at email@example.com
Please note: VET FEE HELP is available and Fees can be paid upfront or by installments.
What is included in my course fees?
Tuition fees include: all your course materials, student ID and Concession Cards for public transport. As part of your course you’ll also receive:
- A Skin Diagnosis
- Ella Baché products at discount prices during your studies
- All Ella Baché products for your practical subjects in the College
- An Ella Baché College uniform is issued to all students
- All the linen/laundry you’ll need for your practical subjects provided by the College
- Student manuals and text books are supplied to students for all units of study
- Student ID card for all students (enables discounts with industry wholesalers)
- Travel Concession Pass (issued by the State Transit Authority)
- Student Handbook outlining our Policies and Procedures
- Academic and personal counseling
Are there any additional costs apart from course fees?
Some students choose to purchase an additional uniform as well as make up and skincare kits for personal use. Your Student ID card will give you discounts on these purchases at many beauty suppliers.
Can I get a loan for my fees?
The Ella Baché College is an approved provider for VET FEE-HELP.VET FEE-HELP provides a loan for students wishing to study higher education. VET FEE-HELP assistance allows students to defer their tuition fees through a loan with the Australian Government. Students will not have to repay the loan until they are earning above the minimum repayment threshold. Please visit Study Assist VET FEE-HELP for more information.
Can I get youth allowance?
The Ella Baché College of Skin and Beauty Therapy is a fully accredited Registered Training Organisation (RTO) all of our students who study full-time are eligible for Austudy, Abstudy and Youth Allowance. Once you have enrolled in your course you can apply to Centrelink by going to www.centrelink.gov.au click on online services and make a claim online.
Please make an appointment with your local Centrelink office and find out what allowances you may be entitled to while you are studying.
What is Stellar Learning?
Stellar Learning is our unique distance learning program. It allows students to study Beauty Therapy with the Ella Baché College from anywhere in Australia. You can study from home and at your own pace, on a pay-as-you-go format.
Can anyone enroll in Stellar Learning?
Stellar learning students must be over 18 years and living in Australia. All Stellar Learning students must have a valid First Aid Certificate before they attend their first practical workshop.
How does Stellar Learning work?
Stellar Learning is a combination of theory and practical training workshops. The theory is done via correspondence. The modules and course materials are sent to students via email. Students complete their studies, assignments and exams in their own time and then send their assignments to the college.
Throughout the course you will need to attend a series of four day practical intensive workshops. These are held in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane. These workshops will combine the theory modules that you have completed.
During your studies you can contact our educators via email and telephone to get help with your modules.
Do I have to relocate to Sydney to study with the Ella Baché College?
No. Stellar Learning was designed specifically for students who wish to study where they live rather than relocating to study. The only travel that is required is for you to attend the practical intensive workshops. These are held in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Please note that many of our students do travel interstate to attend workshops in other states and combine them with holidays.
How long will studying with Stellar Learning take?
Stellar Learning takes up to 2 ½ years to complete.The program has been designed to offer flexible learning with a self paced direction.
Stellar Learning has been structured so students can pay-as-they-go, module by module. Each module has its own cost. Please refer to the Stellar Learning Curriculum for module pricing.VET FEE-HELP is also available for our distance learning students.
Fee for Service students are required to pay a $1,000 deposit upon enrolment. This $1,000 is taken off the cost of the last modules of study. VET FEE-HELP students are not required to pay the deposit. VET FEE-HELP covers the total cost of the Diploma only.
How do I get Practical Experience?
During the program there are four day practical intensive workshops that you are required to attend. These workshops provide the students with the hands-on practical training to compliment the theory modules they have completed.
What do the Practical Intensive Workshop’s cost?
There is no cost. They’re provided as a part of the Stellar Learning program. The only additional costs to students are travel, accommodation and related living expenses.
When are the Practical Intensive Workshops?
They are are held in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and scheduled throughout the year. Our Distance Learning Educator will inform all students of workshop dates.
To attend, you must complete the modules of study in the order that they are outlined in the Stellar Learning Curriculum. Please refer to the Stellar Learning Curriculum.
Where will I do my final assessment to be awarded my qualification?
After you have completed the modules of study for the qualification you have enrolled for, final assessments will be conducted in the next workshop.
Can I get work experience whilst studying?
Yes. Distance Learning students are required to complete work experience hours according to each qualification. Certificate III students are required to complete 60 hours, Certificate IV students are required to complete 80 hours and Diploma students are required to complete 100 hours of work experience. This can be done throughout your study, ideally in between the practical intensive workshops. It is the students’ responsibility to find a salon that will provide them work experience. The Ella Baché College is the only college that can provide students access to a network of over 200 Ella Baché Salons & 35 Ella Baché Counters at David Jones, many of which do provide work experience and job placement to our students. Students can contact the college for contact details of local salons.
Can I work in a salon whilst studying?
Yes. Many of our students work in salons whilst they are studying. Some of them work part time, some full time. Of course the services that students can provide in the salon are limited to the modules of study they have completed and been deemed competent in. It is the students’ responsibility to find a salon that will provide them work experience.
Does the Ella Baché College find jobs for students?
It is the responsibility of the student to find work for themselves. However, the Ella Baché College can assist with introducing students to Ella Baché salons looking for staff and be a reference for your future employer.
Our educators can be contacted by email or phone to answer all your questions. We do ask that you email your questions to our educators first, along with the best time for us to contact you.
Note: College operating hours are: Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm Sydney time.
If you have another questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Ella Baché College on 1300 856 166
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