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"We’ve reinterpreted the meaning of natural to represent a connection between personal wellness, economic longevity and the health of our environment. It's about teaching students the importance of sustainability in every sense and incorporating it into theory and practice."
The College of Natural Beauty promotes natural connections between personal wellness, economic sustainability and the health of our environment.
Our unique holistic approach to beauty education puts the body in harmony with nature, allowing us to feel healthier, stronger and more attractive.
The College attends the annual Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, Hong Kong, the summit brings together cosmetic manufacturers, ingredient & raw material suppliers, retailers, certification agencies, academics and encourages sustainability in the beauty industry, this forum allows us to identify and develop the most useful programs that will support greening, as well as advancing sustainability in the industry.
Study with us and be part of a greater wellness experience, develop your educational journey through the Endeavour College of Natural Health, and FIAFitnation.
I look forward to welcoming you to the College of Natural Beauty.
Yours in beauty,
Heddy Butler - Director of Aesthetics Education
The College of Natural Beauty is internationally recognised for its comprehensive beauty training, preeminent teaching staff and well equipped facilities.
Established in 1992, it has become Australia’s leading beauty therapy training institution and is a valuable resource for the industry looking to employ professional and highly skilled therapists.
The College’s philosophy is to educate and train aspiring beauty and spa therapist to exceed industry standards. Our success is due to offering up-to-date, in-depth Certificate and Diploma courses that help to propel the industry forward. The College of Natural Beauty is accredited to the highest standard by both industry and government and offers flexible training options, shaping courses to fit students’ lifestyles and ambitions. This is your guarantee of quality in education and training in Australia. We place a premium on delivering world-class training.
Behaviour - We value responsible and ethical behaviour, demonstrated by our openness, honesty, respect and integrity in all of our dealings.
Caring - We value caring for our communities, including our students, our staff and the wider community.
Quality - We value quality, embracing uncompromising quality standards in teaching, learning and clinical practice.
The qualifications issued by the College are recognised nationally under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF).
The College is a member of Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET), the national industry association for independent providers of post-compulsory education and training for both Australian and international students.
Our Certificate and Diploma courses are accredited through the Department of Employment and Training in Queensland as nationally recognised training programs. They incorporate competencies from the Beauty Training Package. These Units of Competency may be used to gain credit toward additional qualifications both inside and outside College of Natural Beauty.
Courses are developed through consultation with professional associations, external academics and western medicine representatives. Courses at the College are regularly revised to meet the immediate needs of our students and of the profession they will enter. Graduates from the College are eligible for membership of the professional association. Courses at the College are recognised by these professional associations:
The College of Natural Beauty implements ongoing consultation processes to ensure that industry needs and views are represented in our training.
The role of Industry Advisory Committee, made up of key employers within the Brisbane beauty business, is to provide a strong connection between the College of Natural Beauty in developing and promoting the needs and interests of the beauty industry.
The Industry Advisory Committee provides advice to the College of Natural Beauty on the training needs of the industry, and contributes to planning and training development. The Industry Advisory Committee meets quarterly to support the College with their consultation and moderation processes.
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College of Natural Beauty is located at 269 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley conveniently close to the Valley train station, with easier access to more public transport and amenities.
The state of the art territory education institute offers multi-functional learning spaces on levels 1, 3, 5 and 11; professional clinical spaces on both ground floor and levels 5 and 11; the university style Learning Centre (library) on level 3; the student laboratory is located on level 3; student common room levels 1 and student spaces on ground floor.
The campus brings together College of Natural Beauty, Endeavour College of Natural Health and FIAFitnation making it easier for students to be a part of a greater wellness experience.
It is also closer to a greater range of public amenities including a post office, ATM facilities, the Valley swimming pool, as well as cafes and restaurants.
College of Natural Beauty is established on the quality of our professional and talented staff. We are committed to creating an exciting, dynamic and effective learning environment for our students and believe in teachers who are not only experienced but who have a genuine love of teaching the next generation of beauty therapists.
Heddy has worked as a make-up artist for theatre and opera in England, and trained under the tutelage of Barbara Daly. Heddy’s career progressed when she commenced employment with the esteemed Chichester College as an awarded lecturer and manager.
Whilst in the UK, Heddy operated her own salon, Body Works, where she specialised in skin health and holistic therapies.
In 2004, Heddy received the title of Advanced Practitioner by Chichester College and was identified as an exceptional mentor in supporting therapists in the development of their professional practice. Consulting with examination boards Heddy worked on quality assurance systems, and external moderation for City and Guilds, UK.
Heddy competed in the prestigious Skill Challenge in 2006 and was awarded a Gold standing for both the Beauty Therapy and Advanced Beauty Therapy categories.
Relocating to Australia, Heddy joined the College of Natural Beauty in 2008 as a lecturer whilst operating her own salon, Treatment Space. She then took on the role of National Manager and has propelled the College into a highly regarded learning sphere. Heddy is motivated to create sustainable and holistic practices in the beauty industry and train the next generation of therapists with this approach.
With over 27 years in the beauty industry in senior practice and education roles, Heddy is driven by her passion and commitment to the industry and contributing to its development and recognition as natural, holistic and complimentary.
With over thirty years of experience in the beauty industry some of Donna’s experience has included running her own business in Brisbane and working as a therapists at the Whitsunday, Dunk and Brampton Islands performing an extensive range of spa and beauty therapies. Donna has worked alongside GPs, assisting with collagen injections.
Donna has worked extensively in the community, developing and facilitating self-care programs for at risk groups. She has also owned a mobile beauty service specializing in glycolic and smooth wax. Donna has been a trainer for twenty years and has been with the College for ten of these years.
Donnas patience and humorous personality nurtures students to reach their personal best, she reveals the highlight of teaching students is that you are part of their journey towards fulfilling their dreams. Donna also recognises that while she is sharing knowledge with her students she is constantly learning from them.
After graduating with a Diploma of Beauty Therapy from the College of Natural Beauty Michelle has enjoyed positions in both suburban and inner city beauty therapy clinics.
During her beauty therapy career Michelle discovered that she has a strong interest in skin health and a passion for helping her clients achieve healthy skin. She was inspired to become involved in teaching due to the enthusiasm of her lecturers and her strong desire to share her passion for the industry with her students and colleagues.
With over ten years as a practising beauty and spa therapist, Lynda Hoey is passionate about providing students with a highly practical education and sharing the latest trends in the beauty field.
She has worked as a therapist, training and store manager in some of Brisbane's best known salons and has also specialised in permanent hair reduction and skin rejuvenation.
Lynda joined the College in 2011 and teaches in the areas of facials and advanced facials. She is a respected and approachable member of the teaching staff, known for treating students at all levels of confidence and ability with genuine care and support.
With over thirteen years as a practising beauty and spa therapist, Chelsea Kerwick is passionate about providing students with a highly practical education and sharing her passion for Skin, Organics, Nutrition and Complimentary Therapies within the Beauty Industry. She has a passion for treating her clients from the inside, taking a Holistic approach to achieve maximum benefits, health and wellbeing.
She has worked as a Therapist, Spa Manager, Organic Skincare Retail Store Manager, College Trainer and assisted a Cosmetic Doctor in Clinic practice. She brings this wealth of experience from all aspects of the Beauty Industry and worked in some of Australia's best known Day Spas and Companies.
Chelsea loves to inspire her students and empower them to achieve on a personal and professional level.
"I want to share my working experience as a beauty therapist with both current and prospective students."
After completing her Diploma in Beauty Therapy, Anja was selected to work in five star spas on-board international ocean liners. After travelling the world as a beauty therapist for three years Anja returned to Brisbane and continued working in the Beauty Industry.
As CNBs Student Adviser Anja enjoys introducing students to the exciting and changing world of beauty.
Having completed a Diploma in Beauty, Sarah has spent the last 7 years putting her passion into practice in leading beauty therapy salons and luxury spas both nationally and internationally.
Sarah is driven to teach her students how to become highly skilled and motivated therapists, and strives to raise the standard in the beauty therapy industry. Sarah has an in depth knowledge of beauty, body and complimentray therapies and specialises in advanced waxing techniques and make-up.
Denise's industrial experience within the world of beauty spans almost 2 decades, including working with global make-up houses, the operation of a successful waxing clinic on the Gold Coast and free-lance make-up artistry.
Denise has extensive experience across all aspects of the beauty industry, both nationally and internationally, however is a master of hair removal techniques and an eyebrow specialist believing 'eyebrows frame the face'.
With teaching experience covering nearly 10 years Denise brings humour and a sunny personality to the classroom, Denise is passionate about her industry and offers her students a great wealth of experience. Denise enjoys motivating her students to achieve their ambitions - believing if you have a dream, live it!
From working on short films, video clips and theatre to working in some of Australia's award winning day spas to owning her own business, Peta's experience and love of natural therapies extend beyond 10 years and counting.
Her passion for massage therapy in particular was inspired whilst Stage Managing various circus and physical theatre performances and witnessing the performers use of massage therapy and good nutrition in their training.
Travelling the world, especially to Asia, Peta has developed a passion for Eastern Medicine and philosophy.
Now focusing all her attention on teaching students and encouraging them to examine themselves and others holistically, she provides education on better ways of being. Peta believes that massage reminds us all of the importance of touch, and what we invest in ourselves is what we are able to get in return, teaching her students the importance of caring for themselves and others.
Having completed her Diploma of Beauty Therapy Shelley soon realised that make-up was her passion. Now with a make-up career spanning over 18 years Shelley has worked with photographers, on film production sets, fashion runway shows and weddings.
Shelley is passionate about her industry and is keen to share her extensive knowledge in the classroom and through published editorial pieces for industry magazines.
Shelley's happy and humorous personality ensure that make-up students truly enjoy their learning experience and confidently explore beyond current trends.
After deciding to have a career change Faith completed her Beauty Therapy training in the UK, and went on to set up a successful business for the Defence community whilst living in Germany.
After returning to the UK she worked in a busy Beauty Salon whilst completing her Diploma of Indian Head Massage. Faith was inspired to become involved in teaching due to her strong desire to share her passion and took up a Beauty Therapy training position at Charles Darwin University. After finally settling in Brisbane Faith joined the College in August 2012 as the Enrolment Advisor.
"I love meeting new students and helping them start on their journey to become highly skilled and knowledgeable Therapists. I visit school career events and host our Information Evenings Sessions and Open days spreading the word of Natural Beauty, through health, wellness and environmentally conscious practices"
The College of Natural Beauty implements ongoing consultation processes to ensure that industry needs and views are represented in our training.
The role of the Industry Advisory Committee, made up of key employers within the Brisbane beauty business, is to provide a strong connection between the College of Natural Beauty in developing and promoting the needs and interests of the beauty industry.
The Industry Advisory Committee provides advice to the College of Natural Beauty on the training needs of the industry, and contributes to planning and training development.
The Industry Advisory Committee meets quarterly to support the College with their consultation and moderation processes.
Elisa Lago is a qualified Beauty Therapist and Cinemagraphic Makeup Artist (www.elisalago.com) who has worked on numerous Brisbane films, music clips, TV commercials and theatre over the last 10 years.
Specialising in airbrushing, eyebrow couture, special effects, film, TV, Bridal/special occassions, photo shoots/ fashion, education and demonstrations. Elisa confesses to be obsessed with makeup, beauty and the Art of Eyebrow designing.
This passion led her to start her own business 6 years ago as owner/director of Elspa (the home of Beauty & Glamour Makeup Studio) and winning three makeup awards for High Fashion, Bridal and Fantasy Categories.
“The College of Natural Beauty places a very high emphasis on professionalism and industry standards of treatment application, I believe that the high standards of the College is key to the employability success that its graduates receive”.
Colleen has been employed as an Account Manager for nine years with Australia’s leading cosmeceutical skincare brand, ASAP Skin Products.
With over 20 years’ prior experience in the pharmaceutical field and beauty industry she has gained a wealth of knowledge to share.
In this time she has completed a Diploma in Nutrition and Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.
"The College of Natural Beauty offers students access to the highest quality of education within a modern training facility. I am excited to be a member of the College of Natural Beauty - Industry Advisory Board."
Amanda Rootsey is Australia's first Eco Model (www.amandarootsey.com.au), Co-Founder of vegan wellness company Vegan Era (www.veganera.com) and Director of personal development school, SHINE From Within (http://shinefromwithin.com.au).
Her passion for natural health and sustainability came about after a two year battle with cancer.
She has recently been described as an "eco-activist" by Cleo Magazine and an "all round advocate for Mother Earth," by Peppermint Magazine.
"I believe that the value placed on sustainability and a holistic approach to wellness and beauty is what gives CNB graduates an employability advantage."
Working in a corporate position in Brisbane’s CBD Ann recognised the opportunity to open a Beauty Salon that could provide quality skincare and Beauty services to the city’s time-poor workers.
Ann opened her first Ella Baché salon in July 2004 in the busy precinct of Post Office Square.
Following this she continued to expand, opening new Ella Baché salons in Westfield Carindale, Capalaba Park Shopping Centre and her second salon in the CBD in the Myer Centre on Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall. Since 2004 Ann’s salon group has been awarded:
Ella Baché Carindale is currently the number 1 salon in the Ella Baché network nationally and internationally.
Ann’s salon group employs team of over 40 employees including salon managers, trainers, beauty therapists and an annual intake of Beauty Therapy Graduates and of course having the access to reliable and work ready students from CNB provides a cost effective transition from student to Beauty Therapist.
Ann currently holds the position of chairperson of the Ella Baché Franchise Advisory Council
Tess Walls is a qualified Beauty Therapist, Trainer and Director of ISPA Group and the Australian Distributor of the skincare brand Germaine de Capuccini.
She has 19 years’ experience in the spa and beauty industry in Australia and has a passion for helping others build their business step-by-step. Tess has also undertaken studies on the psychology of sales and loves importing her knowledge to others.
She works extensively within the aesthetic and spa industry teaching therapists how to offer exceptional client services to their clients.
Tess is no stranger to success. She has owned her own salon and managed spas in exclusive international resorts, including they Hyatt Regency Spa, Grand Cayman Island, Caribbean and is an acknowledged expert in spa and salon systems.
"I believe that the graduates of the College Of Natural Beauty are more employable because the college is not afraid to hold back students from graduating the course if they feel that they do not meet a high industry standard. In the dealings that I have had with the college I have always found the educators to have a very high standard and it is this standard that is also found in the graduates of the college."
Marissa Invincibile, a Brisbane-based esthetician brings her knowledge, experience and passion for aesthetics to the team at Go 2 Human Performance. With many years experience, inspired through education and working with professionals who lead the field, she managed to learn from the best and create her own fledgling business, Chelsea & Sparrow.
Recognised in the industry for her thorough knowledge, she was awarded the QSB Theory award, received double credits for her skin analysis research and has published articles in Inflight magazine.
Driven to continually set and improve the standards and education in the industry, Marissa looked for those qualities in therapists that of which she has found at The College of Natural Beauty.
With a keen interest in the application of acupuncture, chinese medicine and naturopathic remedies for skin and related cosmetic disorders, the students from The College of Natural Beauty have the same working beliefs and interests with the ability and knowledge to work with other practitioners from various fields to assist in the best outcome for the client.