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Welcome new students!

Welcome to The French Beauty Academy!

Embarking on a new adventure like studying can feel overwhelming, but we are here to help you get organised and set up for success. Here you’ll find some of the most common questions asked by new students. Our Administration team is available every step of the way to assist you through your transition to a Frenchie and beyond.

Your Next Steps

Choosing A
Course

Everything you need to know from funding options and where to find help. Learn more

Prepare For An
Interview

Campus tours and interviews are required for Certificate and Diploma courses. Learn more

Application
Help

All the documents you need to prepare for your application. Learn more

Prepare for
Orientation

Tips to start your course feeling prepared and ready to learn. Learn more

Have Questions?

We’re here to help. Get personalised advice from our friendly Student Advisors via phone, Live Chat or email.

Choosing A Course

Head to the Our Courses page to browse all courses available at The French and play with our interactive tools to discover courses by your dream career, as well as our popular Find Your Why tool.

Each course has unique eligibility requirements which are detailed on each one of our course pages. Head to the course you are interested in studying, and scroll down to the Admissions section to find the information you need. You can also contact the Admissions team on admissions@thefrench.edu.au who are always happy to assist you.

Head to the course you are interested in studying, and scroll down to the Fees section to find the information you need. All Diploma course fees are listed in our Fee Schedule.

You may be eligible for national or state Government Funding. If you are not eligible, there are a number of Private Funding options to pay for your course, including After Pay and more.

Our friendly Student Advisors are experts at helping you determine what course will best suit your passions and career goals. You can reach them via phone, live chat or email courses@thefrench.edu.au.

How to become a FRENCHIE!

The steps to take on your journey toward your dream career
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Book an Interview
and Campus Tour
Meet with our friendly Student Advisors virtually or on-campus to learn about how to make your dream career a reality!
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Submit Your
Application
Post interview, you'll complete an application form, along with submitting your required supporting documents.
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Your Application
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Once we receive your application and supporting documents, our admissions team assesses your application and eligibility for your chosen course.
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Once Approved, Your Enrolment is confirmed
If your application is approved you'll receive an email confirming your place in your chosen course. Congratulations, you're about to join the next generation of Future Frenchies!

Have questions?

We’re here to help. Get personalised advice from our friendly Student Advisors via phone, Live Chat or email.
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Prepare for an interview

Our interviews are a chance for you to view our state of the art campuses and learning facilities and see first hand what it is like being a student of The French. You will meet one on one with a Student Advisor who will firstly give you a tour of our state of the art campus. You will sit down for a cup of tea and go through The French Education philosophy and course details. We will cover any important questions you have as well as all the course details, course fees and funding options.

The French Beauty Academy is committed to providing and promoting non-discriminatory and inclusive enrolment practices, and to ensuring that students applying for enrolment into Diploma and Certificate level courses have the required aptitude and attributes necessary to reasonably achieve the qualification. This helps you be confident that you have chosen the right course for you and your career goals as we also want to ensure the applicant is aware of and prepared to commit to the course schedules and workloads, and has a willingness to learn and a genuine interest in a beauty therapy career. Additionally, in the interview you will gain an understanding important course information like eligibility, fees and funding options.

Should you wish to enrol in a course on the day of your interview and apply for VET Student Loans Funding* it is advised you bring along the following documentation required to complete your application and process your enrolment and secure your place in the course:

  • Australian Citizenship evidence – ONE of the following:
    • Australian Birth Certificate
    • Current Passport or Citizenship Document
  • Academic Suitability evidence – Australian Year 12 Certificate of Education (if you haven’t completed year 12 or finished school it’s not a problem)
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI) – register at www.usi.gov.au
  • Your Tax File Number
  • Any transcripts from previous courses
  • *Please Note: VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements. A VET student loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

When joining us for a campus tour or interview we appreciate our guests to dress appropriately in smart casual attire as you are joining an industry where professional presentation counts.

We appreciate you letting us know with as much notice as possible if you need to reschedule your interview. Please email courses@thefrench.edu.au or call us on 1300 250 111

It is important that you make an appointment to visit us if you’re interested in study our Diploma or Certificate courses, that way if you make the journey we can ensure someone is available to answer any questions you may have.

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Application Help

  • Your Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • A current Australian passport or an Original Australian Birth Certificate (Please note, at least one parent must be listed as with an  Australian birthplace or alternative evidence is required)
  • New Zealand citizens must provide one of the following
    • Current New Zealand Passport or;
    • Request for international movement records – Form 135
  • Academic Suitability documents:
    • a copy of your Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (meeting the eligibility requirements of year 12 QCE or HSC award) or;
    • a copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) (where the course was delivered in English)I
    • If you cannot provide either of the above documents, you will be required to display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy. If you have advised our Student Advisors at Interview that you require this option, your username and password to log in to the CSPA system to complete the LLN Test will be emailed to you. If you have not received this, please contact The French on 0755 622 567.
  • Signed Parental Consent forms for Under 18 years

If this is your first tertiary studies and have not had a USI in the past you will need to apply for one here. The process takes less than five minutes to complete. You will need one of the following identification documents

  • A copy of your Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (meeting the eligibility requirements of year 12 QCE or HSC award) or;
  • a copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) (where the course was delivered in English)I
  • If you cannot provide either of the above documents, you will be required to display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy. If you have advised our Student Advisors at Interview that you require this option, your username and password to log in to the CSPA system to complete the LLN Test will be emailed to you. If you have not received this, please contact The French on 0755 622 567.

If you do not have an Australian year 12 Certificate or have not successfully completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification, you must sit an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test and be assessed as competent at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy.

If you have advised our Student Advisors at Interview that you require a LLN exercise to prove academic suitability your username and password to log in to the CSPA system to complete the LLN Test will be emailed to you to complete at home.

Under 18 year olds require parental consent to enrol and for VET Student Loans approval. You will receive your parental consent in the post. These forms are required for The French to be able to email you your official application for VET Student Loan funding.

Explore Life On Campus
AT THE FRENCH, YOU’RE ONE OF THE FAMILY

Prepare for Orientation

  • Our Diploma programs have an official orientation day where we cover a number of key activities and sessions to get you comfortable, meet your peers and educators and find out everything you need to know before your official first class.
  • For our Short courses and Certificate level programs, your first lesson will also begin with an important orientation session to help ease your nerves and get you set up for success.

All the important details including arrival time will be emailed to you prior to your orientation so keep an eye on your inbox. Normally our orientation days for our diploma programs are 8.30am arrival for a 9am start. While our certificate and short course programs will depend on whether you are studying during the day or evening.

At The French Beauty Academy we understand how important first impressions are when preparing you for industry, our goals are your goals and we want to give you the very best chance of securing your dream job. For this reason we provide you with a French uniform and guidelines below that will help you stand out when it comes to securing your dream career. For students studying both the Diploma and a certificate program, you will need to ensure you following the uniform guidelines outlined in the course requirements.

  • Clothing – Please arrive in a pair of black pants (no jeans or leggings) with a black ¾ sleeve top.
  • Shoes – You’ll be on your feet a lot so comfortable, supportive, enclosed black footwear is a must. 
  • Hair & Make Up – As you are joining an industry where presentation counts, we ask our students to always attend class with makeup applied and their hair tied back in a high bun or ponytail if below shoulder length. We encourage our makeup students to add their own creative flair to their makeup look when attending class. 
  • Nails – in our industry, well maintained hands and nail hygiene is very important. We encourage students in our courses to have well groomed, clean, polished nails.  Acrylics or gels are acceptable so long as they are short, however most students find it easy to maintain short well groomed nails during their studies due to the high touch needs of your course requirements. 
  • Piercings and Tattoos – Students in our Diploma and Certificate programs are following an industry readiness program and are required to remove all visible piercings, apart from one stud in each ear, and to ensure any visible tattoos are covered. 

Should your course include a uniform and student kits you will receive these at your orientation. As our courses are all inclusive you won’t be required to bring too much. Here’s a checklist of simple essential items that you will need: 

  • Water bottle
  • Pen and notebook / student diary 
  • Laptop should you wish to use your own. Alternatively The French has loan laptops for students (a refunded deposit of $50 is required). 
  • Snacks and lunch / dinner.  Each campus has a student kitchen with fridges and microwaves available for your use. We also supply complimentary tea and coffee. Each campus is also conveniently located  close to a lot of cafes and eateries for you to buy food should you wish.

Students in specific courses and/or units, receive kits to assist in their learning experience. These are distributed throughout the duration of your course, when deemed appropriate for your training requirements. 

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Current Student Questions

All students have access to a loan laptop should they need one to help them complete their studies. Please note a refundable deposit of $50 is required at the time of loan. The device remains the sole property of The French Beauty Academy and is provided on a loan basis. Students are requested to sign a legal agreement identifying The French Beauty Academy’s ownership of the device. The device is to be returned to the Academy at the end of the course before graduation. 

It’s important all your details are up to date so we can stay in contact with you throughout the year. To update your address, contact details or other personal information email admissions@thefrench.edu.au.

A Credit transfer recognises previously completed formal training and/or qualifications that directly match a unit of competency in your nominated qualification. To apply, complete the Credit Transfer application here

If you’re thinking about deferring or withdrawing from your course, contact your Campus Principal and they can assist with this process.

At orientation you will be introduced to STELLA The French Beauty Academy Learning Platform. Your course enrolments, grades and progress can be managed on STELLA.  You will also see the due dates for upcoming assessment tasks to manage your schedule.  

If there are no outstanding fees due, you will be posted your certificate within 14 days from your course end date.

There are two websites that help you keep track of what you have borrowed and how much you still have left to pay. The myHELPbalance website will help you keep track of how much you have borrowed under VET Student Loans and the various HELP loans from 2005 onwards. Your myGov account allows you to get more information about your VETSL and other HELP debts online. It will show:

  • all of your HELP debt (which includes HECS-HELP, OS-HELP, SA-HELP, FEE-HELP, VET FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans debts from 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2019 as a consolidated amount)
  • your VETSL debt (VET Student Loans debts from 1 July 2019)
  • any indexation that has been applied to your debts
  • any repayments you have made, so you can see how much you have left owing.

Please notify the academy as soon as you know you will miss a class by phoning the campus (if missing a class that day) or emailing your class teacher if you are providing more than 24hrs notice.

The French are committed to ensuring that all students receive adequate learning support to ensure their full potential is reached. We provide Student Support Classes where students can complete any missed observations and gain extra support with theory work if needed. 

It is the student’s responsibility to book client models for assessment via the bookings system like any other client coming on to campus. The client would need to cancel their appointment with reception. If the client cancels within a reasonable amount of time another client may book into the slot on the booking system. If we are low on public model bookings the educator will aim to find a client within the student body, where possible.

link with family and friends. The French Beauty Academy also supports seeking client models for the student body via an online model booking service on the website. The French Beauty Academy invites the general public to book a treatment to meet the observation assessment requirements for a student. This service relies heavily on our local community and cannot be guaranteed, but with our outstanding reputation among our satisfied clients, we have a wonderful community of ‘regulars’ who enjoy routine treatments with our students.

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