The Gold Coast School of Beauty Therapy is a Registered Training Organisation  (RTO) offering nationally accredited qualifications and is centrally located in Southport, close to Australia fair & the  Aquatic Centre.

Established in 2006, the school is dedicated to teaching the highest professional standards of beauty therapy. Classes are small and relaxed and the trainers are highly qualified, experienced friendly and approachable. The school uses the latest, most up-to-date equipment and products  in order to deliver the training.

Seema Cronin – Principal

  • Bachelor of arts (Economics)
  • Graduate diploma in financial management (UNE)
  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy (ITEC)
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.
  • Established a highly successful health and beauty clinic in London, employing 20 staff
  • Clinic specialised in skin care & laser treatments but also provided a wide range of health and beauty treatments including, therapeutic and remedial massage, electrolysis, diathermy, manicures and pedicures, podiatry, waxing and threading, osteopathy, and non- surgical medical treatments
  • Gained particular expertise in electrolysis, advanced diathermy, IPL & laser treatments for hair removal & photo-rejuvenation
  • Clinic developed an excellent working and training relationship with Dr Bowler, President of the UK Cosmetic Surgeons Association and Chairman of Cosmeceuticals Limited.
  • The clinic regularly achieved annual top 5 ranking awards for the whole of the UK presented by Doctor Bowler

Leonie McDonald – Trainer and assessor

  • Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy
  • Diploma in Remedial Massage
  • Diploma in Reflexology
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Naturopathy consultant
  • 12 Years teaching experience
  • Has a wealth of knowledge in anatomy, physiology and nutrition
  • Loves to inspire students with knowledge and skills to cultivate excellence in service

Jenny Oreb – Trainer and assessor

  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • 27 Years of experience in the beauty industry
  • 12 Years teaching experience while keeping industry experience current
  • Intimate understanding of beauty therapy with extensive practical in all aspects of beauty therapy
  • Extremely knowledgeable, thorough, highly skilled and efficient

Ladine Mills – Trainer and assessor 

  • Certificate III in Nail Technology
  • Certificate IV in Small Business Management
  • Qualified in Cosmetic Tattooing
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • 23 years of industry experience
  • Many years of experience in training including her own training school in nails
  • Passionate as a trainer
  • Passionate about nails and cosmetic tattooing
  • Extremely interactive with students and effective in motivating and inspiring them

Christine Byers – Trainer and assessor

  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • TAE Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Highly experienced beauty therapist
  • Owned and managed her own salon for 20 years
  • Wealth of knowledge in all aspects of beauty
  • Her passion is to share her knowledge and experience with our students
  • Make a positive impact on the next generation of beauty therapists, empowering them to achieve their full potential

Amy Mckinstry – Trainer and assessor

  • Diploma Of Beauty Therapy
  • Certificate IV In Training and Assessment
  • Business owner & operator – Beauty Expressed
  • Official Belmacil and Elleebana trainer
  • Committed to producing excellence in student portfolios
  • 14 years industry experience
  • Familiar with current industry knowledge & skills

Heidi Pilz – Administrator 

  • Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • National Certificate in Retail from New Zealand
  • Receptionist/Secretarial Certificate
  • Many years of experience in office administration
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Involved in administration of the school since 2014
  • In charge of running the student salon
  • Extremely helpful to staff and students



Gold Coast School of Beauty Therapy

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