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Work experience

1982 – 1986

  • Apprenticeship Hairdressing through AJ Roberts Pty Ltd trading as ‘The Stag’


  • Men’s Co-ordinator at The Stag


  • Salons Co-ordinator


  • Salon Director

Principal Trainer and Assessor


  • World Hairdressing Championships. Washington DC USA. (Means restyle.)


  • Traveled around Australia. Spent six months in Kempsey rebuilding a Hairdressing salon. Increased turn over from losing money to having a weekly gross turnover of approximately $ 12 thousand a week. Increased the staff from 2 Qualified Hairdressers to 6 Qualified Hairdressers and two 1st year apprentices (6 months apart).
  • Then stayed at Coorabel (Byron Bay) and worked in the “Barbers Shop.” Introduced Ladies Hairdressing and Chemical work. Owner offered to let me buy the Salon but l wanted to raise my children nearer to family.


  • Returned to The Stag
  • Ran all aspects of Salon including Staff Control, Buying, Marketing and Finances
  • Applied for R.T.O and Qualified as a Vocational Trainer and Assessor


  • Own and Run Consulting Business in training at VE&T and VCAL levels at individual schools
  • Teach Hairdressing, Retail & Marketing

·Currently teaching at Mt Clear College, Marybough Community College*, Cario Community College*, The Stag (Apprentices)

·Teaching Pre-Apprentice Courses at Wendouree College and Ballarat Secondary College (East Ballarat Campus)

·Part time (18 hrs) Hairdressing.

* Cario and Marybough Community Colleges are low socio-economic schools and extra consideration had to be taken in teaching and training these students. 


Ballarat University

1989– Qualified as a Hairdresser

1992– Business Accounting & Marketing Degree

1999– Certificate III in Vocational Education & Assessing

2003– Certificate IV in Vocational Education & Assessing

Currently – Diploma in Vocational Education & Assessing



Personal Information


15th of April 1966

Marridge Status



None; but two Adult children




Although l have concentrated on the area of Hairdressing l have gain a lot of experience in business plus l have done a number of extra tertiary course.

I am extremely confident in;

Staff management plus hiring and firing.

Buying of Stock both for the business itself and for retail sale.

Working to a budget and understanding cash flow requirements and business costs such as wages, utilities, rent, stock, accountant fees, business taxes etc.

Marketing including sponsorships, TV, radio, Newspaper, direct mailing, loyalty cards etc.

The incredible amount of paper work it takes to run a business today.

Training and assessing of Students and apprentices.

Basic computer skills using word, excel, office, and powerpoint plus a couple of extra accounting packages.

And l can even sweep the floor and make a mean cup of coffee.

Anything else that l would need to know or if you do things differently to the way l do, can easy be learned. I am a quick study and will do what is needed to make a business successful.


Developed three training units that l belived where missing in the first Training Package for Hairdressing

WRH06 Hairdressing Training Package

  • WRHLS203A Honing and Stroping Razors
  • WRHHC308A Beard and Mostache GroomingPreform face and Head Shaving
  • WRHHC309A Preform face and Head Shaving