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Diploma students at Coffs Harbour Education Campus, practising hair reduction treatments using electrical currents.

 

WITH the hair and beauty industries starting to reopen as COVID-19 restrictions progressively ease across the state, the Diploma in Salon Management is being offered for the first time virtually.

The beauty industry has been one of the hardest hit industries and salon owners have been doing it tough over the last few months.

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Many have been thinking about ways to improve or adapt their business.

So as the hair and beauty industries emerge from the blows dealt by COVID-19, TAFE NSW is creating new opportunities for students aspiring to be salon managers.

Significant growth is predicted across all hairdressing and beauty industry areas in the next few years, with demand for beauty therapists alone expected to increase by 20% by 2024.

TAFE NSW is addressing this demand by preparing a pipeline of salon managers.

The stress from that demand is likely to be heightened as COVID-19 restrictions progressively ease throughout NSW and the beauty and hair industry reopens.

TAFE NSW’s Head Teacher Hair and Beauty at the Coffs Harbour Education Campus, Alison Jones, said the virtual course supports local students in Coffs Harbour to grow their careers and skills after completing a trade qualification.

“Most students complete their training with the goal to open or manage a salon.

“The Diploma in Salon Management gives students the specialised skills they need to make that goal a reality, and virtual delivery means they can work and study locally,” said Ms Jones.

“For our established Coffs Coast salon owners, the virtual course is an opportunity to refresh skills and develop new tools to put into action all those ideas you’ve been thinking about during lockdown to grow your business.”

TAFE NSW’s Head of Skills Team Tourism and Experience Services, Cheryl Ballinger, said the course is targeted at those working in or looking to start a hair, beauty, or nail salon or barber shop.

“Until now, the Diploma of Salon Management had been available at limited campuses, by developing a virtual course students can now access the course from anywhere in NSW,” said Ms Ballinger.

“Students attend weekly virtual sessions and learn the practical tools to effectively manage day-to-day salon operations including managing staff performance, marketing their business, and making strategic business decisions.”

 

By Sandra MOON

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