Careers Information

Beauty Therapy Industry

Beauty Therapists provide a wide range of face and body treatments. They have a high level of public contact, so need to be well-presented with good communication skills. Their work requires a thorough understanding of the human body and its key systems, including skin biology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and cosmetic chemistry. To become a qualified beauty therapist generally requires one year full-time training before entering the workforce. Certificate II in Nail Technology, Make-Up Artistry or Retail Cosmetic Assistant are available through a traineeship.

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Community Pharmacy

Community Pharmacy is an industry that requires a unique combination of skills spanning service, marketing and comprehensive product knowledge. Pharmacy and dispensary assistants must have a comprehensive understanding of the legislation surrounding the pharmacy industry and its application in the workplace. Pharmacy staff require specialist training to ensure that the role of community pharmacies as providers of primary health care is maintained and enhanced. You can get a job in a pharmacy and learn while working or you can apply for a traineeship which also involves learning on the job but with a qualification on completion of the traineeship.

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If you are looking for a career that provides an outlet for your creative flair, then floristry may be for you. There are a number of pathways to enter into this industry. You can get a job in a florist shop and learn while working. You can apply for a traineeship which also involves learning on the job but with a qualification on completion of the traineeship, or you can do a full-time floristry course and gain a qualification that way.

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Funeral Services

The Funeral Services Industry consists of four broad occupational sectors:
Funeral Directing, Cemetery and Crematoria Operations, Coffin and Casket Manufacture and Monumental Stone Masonry.

Collectively these sectors contain more than 20 occupational groupings ranging from funeral directors, embalmers, drivers, horticulturists, crematoria operators and gravediggers, stonemasons and coffin and casket makers.

The Funeral Services Industry is made up of mainly small businesses employing ten staff or less. The majority of workers in the industry are aged 31 years and above with a smaller proportion aged between 21-30.

This age level reflects the nature of the industry, which involves ongoing contact with deceased persons and their families and requires a high level of empathy, tact, sensitivity and understanding which comes more naturally with age and life experiences.

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Hairdressing Industry

Hair fashions and styles change every year so while the role of a hairdresser remains constant their creative flair and technical skills must be well developed to meet the changing needs and demands of the fashion industry.

Consultation is one of the key skills hairdressers must develop to ensure the needs of the client are met. Consultation also provides the stylist with the opportunity to provide professional advice on the most appropriate style, colour, cut or chemical change required to complete the desired design.

Hair stylists can work in areas such as salons, fashion, film, theatre or teaching and the opportunities for a good stylist to travel and work overseas is excellent.

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Retail Industry

Retailing is the largest employing sector in WA. With so many opportunities and so much variety within retailing it is now a very exciting industry to be involved in. The promotional opportunities within organisations make this more than just a job, it is a lucrative career path.

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