Twins tackle tresses with a TAFE at School hairdressing pre-apprenticeship
From playing loose-head prop on the rugby field, to sectioning prop heads, Year 10 Toowoomba Grammar School students Jeremiah and Jermaine are enjoying their “Plan B” class, as the 15 year old twins start their Certificate II in Salon Assistant (SHB20216), through TAFE Queensland’s TAFE at School program.
Following the path of their older brother, Sebastian, also a former Grammar student and TAFE at School graduate, the Sialau boys are experiencing the best that Toowoomba’s quality educational facilities have to offer.
From living in the suburbs of Melbourne, to a tree change to Queensland’s Garden City, twin brother Jermaine says “The best is probably the environment. Everyone's chill and good to settle in with.”
Their competitive streak is not limited to their rugby prowess, but shines through as they review their hair sectioning techniques; one of the first skills required for a Salon Assistant.
With access to a full range of products and equipment at their fingertips, TAFE at School hairdressing students gain practical skills from the get-go in a real-life salon environment.
Impressed with TAFE Queensland Toowoomba’s purpose-built facility, Jermaine commented “It looked very flashy, when we first walked in.”
And their advice for their peers who may be considering a beauty or hairdressing qualification through the TAFE at School program?
“Don't listen to others if they hate on you. Especially if they say it's too girly or something like that. Just do you,” says Jermaine.
While Jeremiah recommends: “Try and learn everything you get taught here and take it up.”
Year 10, 11 or 12 student are able to complete a TAFE Queensland qualification while still at school. Students can study certificate I through to certificate III courses across a range of study areas, from hospitality to horticulture, early childhood education to engineering, and everything in between.