The Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Association (HBIA) held its annual Student, Apprentice and Educator Awards on 20 November 2017, where Chisholm walked away with a massive five awards, including the top honour of Educator of the Year awarded to Barbering teacher Jackii Brown for the second year in a row.

HBIA awardsThese annual awards are designed to reward and celebrate students and educators who show high level of skill and enthusiasm for the industry they are involved in.

Chisholm was the winning institute in the following categories:

  • Educator of the Year Award – awarded to Barbering teacher Jackii Brown
  • Certificate III in Make-Up – awarded to Dandenong VET in Schools student Zainab Jafari
  • Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Specialist Make-Up Services) – awarded to Dandenong student Julie Taylor
  • Certificate III in Hairdressing – awarded to Lonsdale Street student Krystina Artuso
  • Certificate III in Beauty Services – awarded to Dandenong student Chelsie Edwards.

“I am incredibly delighted for our staff and students. It is a testament to their hard work, perseverance and complete dedication to their craft, which has led our students to being recognised as outstanding professionals amongst their peers,” said Vicki Tuchtan, General Manager Services and Creative Industries. 

Chisholm’s continued success in this field is a reflection of its commitment to ensuring consistently high standards of training delivery for its students and industry partners. In a growth industry, demand for qualified hair, make-up and beauty employees is on the rise and Chisholm is proud to be turning out successful students to fill this need.

Chisholm congratulates all winners on this great achievement.