The Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Association (HBIA) held its annual Student, Apprentice and Educator Awards on 19 November 2018, where a staggering 21 Chisholm students were nominated for industry awards.  

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

Doubling its haul of five awards in 2017, Chisholm students took home 10 awards across all categories of make-up, beauty, hairdressing and barbering.

Chisholm students with their HBIA awardsChisholm was the winning institute in the following categories:

  • Certificate III in Make-Up – awarded to Dandenong student Georgia Thomas
  • Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Specialist Make-Up Services) – awarded to Frankston student Elena Sticca
  • Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-Up Services) – awarded to Dandenong student Julie Taylor
  • Certificate III in Beauty Services (full-time) – awarded to Dandenong student Georgia Lean
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy – awarded to Berwick student Emma Long
  • Certificate III in Barbering (full-time) – awarded to Frankston student Clay Jeans
  • Certificate III in Barbering  (Apprenticeship) Stage 1 – awarded to Berwick student Harley James Campbell from Barber Town Men’s Grooming, Endeavour Hills
  • Certificate III in Barbering  (Apprenticeship) Stage 2 – awarded to Berwick student Jarvis Harp-Wilks from New York Barbers, Berwick

Chisholm students were also awarded as follows:

  • The Diploma of Beauty Therapy Encouragement Award went to Berwick student Stephanie Freeman
  • The Certificate III in Hairdressing (full-time) Highly Commended Award went to Dandenong student Fiona Jowett

Vicki Tuchtan, General Manager Services and Creative Industries, said “I am so proud of the work of our students, many who have had to overcome major challenges to undertake their studies. To have their efforts recognised by their industry peers is pure joy, and a true testament to their passion and determination. Our educators also need to be recognised for their commitment, professionalism and high calibre of training they deliver, inspiring their students to chase their calling.”

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.