YOUNG Ipswich Mum, Tiffany Descher, recently decided that she wanted a career change that involved working from a home base.
Once she made the decision she started looking around locally to find a training organisation to help her achieve her new career goals.
It was difficult to find one until Demi International opened at Riverlink Shopping Centre earlier this year.
Demi International is a registered provider of premium beauty and massage industry training and for the past 13 years has been helping school leavers and mature age students to attain nationally accredited diplomas and certificates.
They also enrol students to undertake specialised career focused short courses.
Tiffany started a part-time Beauty Diploma course this week and it will see her attend Riverlink’s Demi training centre one day a week over the next 18 months.
Once she finishes the course she will be qualified beauty therapist and can either work from home or in a salon or beauty spa.
“The course covers everything needed as a beauty therapist and provides me with a great opportunity
for the future,” she said.
Kelly Cole has been travelling up from Logan twice a week to finish her Beauty Therapist’s Diploma after leaving her role as a dental assistant.
Also, a young mum she wants to work from home and the course will hone a passion she has always had for the beauty industry.
Demi ensures small class numbers and student-focused support from trainers with many years of industry experience.
They proudly point to their student completion rate which is over 95 per cent. Beauty Diploma trainer, Salma Peerthy said the good news for students doing the course was the strong demand from employees.
“We get phone calls all the time from spas and salons looking to employee our students and as such there is an extremely high employment rate on graduation,” she said.
“With face-to-face learning of one or two days per week parents or mature age students wanting to pursue a dream or change careers can easily do so while still being able to hold onto a job in either a casual, part time or shift environment.
“It’s learning that fits in with life, to better your life and pursue a passion in an industry that is severely short of skills in Australia, in the current market,” she said.