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The Hair and Beauty Academy brings together the expertise of TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute (WSI) in hair and beauty.

Academy sites are located with the grounds of Mount Druitt College, Nepean College and Blue Mountains College and service the entire western Sydney region.

Our training facilities are equipped with the latest industry technologies and are regularly updated to reflect the developments within industry.

Our teachers have vast experience within industry and hold current qualifications in workplace training and assessment, enabling them to assess knowledge and skills effectively in the workplace or through electronic assessment.


The Hair and Beauty Academy is ITEC accredited. ITEC is the UK's leading awarding body for professional qualifications in Beauty Therapy. As graduates of the Academy, you are eligible to gain an additional ITEC international qualification which is recognised in over 33 countries worldwide.

ITEC qualifications are a great way to start your career in the beauty therapy, spa, hairdressing and nail technology industries; an ITEC qualification will help you wherever you choose to work anywhere in the world.

An ITEC qualification proves you have:

  • full knowledge and understanding of the subject
  • the highest level of practical skills
  • certainty that you are a professional therapist able to work internationally


  • Registers and inspects colleges delivering ITEC programmes
  • Requires rigorous standards for training
  • Provides an independent examination system that tests your underpinning knowledge and skills giving you the confidence to work as a professional therapist

ITEC Graduates work:

  • As salon/clinic owners or as visiting therapists
  • In spas, clinics, salons and health farms
  • At sports centres, clubs and leisure centres
  • On international cruise liners

Further your career and let us assist you find your work placement with one of our local or international spa partners.

Okay, how do I enrol?

It is important that you consider your career goals carefully and understand that your career development will likely be a series of decisions throughout your life.

If you need help with choosing the right course, why don't you talk to someone from our career development service. Alternatively you can talk to one of our Course Coordinators listed below for futher information:

Otherwise choose a course from the list below and then click on the Enrol Now or Apply Now link and follow the instructions.

Courses and Careers

Contact by Training Services NSW
If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.