Frequently asked questions

Are your courses accredited?

We offer short industry relevant courses run by industry professionals. All graduated students receive a certificate of completion. If you are in a country like Australia where there are no licensing requirements, our certificate is all you need to get started in the industry. You are also able to obtain insurance.
The Hair and Beauty industry in Australia was deregulated in 1986, therefore it is no longer a legal requirement to complete a course run by a registered training organisation (RTO) to work in the industry or run your own salon.
Our courses offer specific and explicit training in each study area that leaves our students more accomplished and our students are often offered positions over other students from other schools.
So, to be very clear – successfully completing our certificate courses will enable you to gain employment in retail, freelancing, beauty salons and spa’s. You will also be able to use your certificate to gain insurance for your business as well as membership into professional makeup brands ‘professional discount programs’.
You don’t need to be certified to be educated, we teach you to become experienced which in turn makes you qualified.

How old do I have to be to study?

All applicants must have completed Year 10 (or equivalent) and be 16 years or older in order to apply to study at CJ Academy.

Who will be my trainers?

At the CJ Academy we believe that to be the best, you have to learn from the best. All of our trainers are fully qualified to teach and are experienced and active in their own specialist field within the Film, Fashion, TV, Theatre, Hair and Beauty industries. We believe that the teaching experience and master skills that our trainers have gives our students a far superior advantage in the industry once they’ve finished learning with us.

Where are you located?

We are ocated in a commercial area at 1/71 Cowper St, Granville NSW, (Corner Bold st). Ample st car parking and limited undercover parking is available in a well lit and safe area with toilet facilities. Also, 3 minutes walk from Granville Train Station.

Do I need to bring a model?

Yes. Models are required for Academy Workshop In unusual circumstances when you can’t get a model you will have options to work on either your own hands (Nails), We do not encourage this though, you must ensure that you are able to get a reliable model where required so that we can properly assess your work.

How do I enrol?

It’s easy to enrol in any of our courses. All you need to do is visit www.cjacademy.com.au and complete an online enrolment form. A non-refundable deposit is also required to secure your position.

Is my deposit refundable?

All course deposits are non-refundable. This includes course fees paid in full (in one lump sum). The deposit amount is non-refundable if you withdraw from the course before the first class. If you withdraw after the first class, all payments made are non-refundable as we are not able to place another student in your place after the course has started.

Are there payment plans available?

Yes! With CJ Academy, you can choose among the following payment options: Full payment up front using PayPal or Direct Deposit or Accelerated payments via Afterpay. Payment plan available for Nail coures via Afterpay. *All deposits and course payments are non-refundable or transferable*

What's included in the fees?

A kit to the value of $500.00 is included in your course for you to use throughout each lesson so you are familiar with these items and have everything you need once you graduate. You will receive ongoing support via a private Facebook group.

What brands do you use and recommend?

Which brands do you use and recommend?
We use a variety of brands that are used in the beauty industry. Our teachers demo brands in classes that they know, trust and use in their professional kits such as: CJ Supply Young Nails
Enail Couture
& Many many more

How many students are in each class?

Our class sizes are kept small, intimate and friendly. This allows you to receive individual tuition and ensures we maintain the high standard of makeup training for which CJ Academy is renowned. You’ll be in classes with max 8 students for Academy workshop. Max 10 students for Look & Learn classes.

What happens if I miss a class? Do I still get my certificate?

If you are sick or absent for a class, you can make it up within the next intake by watching demo and replicating look offsite and sending a picture through to your trainer or if we have a spot available you can attend class. Your certificate will not be issued till all missed classes are made up. You can book a one on one lesson at an extra cost. If you miss more than 3 classes, you will have to pay $100 for each class you need to re-sit and you may be required to produce a medical certificate. This applies to Academy Workshops only.

Do I receive a certificate after completing the course?

A certificate will be issued to students who successfully complete a course. *Applies to Academy Workshop only, not Look & Learns.

Do you have open days? Can I come and see the Academy?

We encourage all applicants to visit CJ Artistry Salon to see the studio and to attend an informal interview. We believe this is important as it gives you the opportunity to ask questions, and find out more about the courses we offer. We can also ensure that you’ve chosen the course that is best for you. Please contact us via the website to make an appointment.

Can I get VET Fee Help or government funding?

Since we are a private training organisation, we do not directly offer any VET-fee help. We do however offer payment plan options via Afterpay.

What standard of English is needed?

All students must be able to speak and understand English.

Will I be able to receive discounts toward nail products as a student or graduate?

Yes, CJ Academy students and graduates are eligible to receive 10% discounts from a variety of brands that are stocked at the CJ Academy, CJ Supply and our Collaborative Partners. Students are also entitled to receive a discretionary discount from products purchased at the CJ Academy during the classes.

Is it OK if my sibling/partner/family member/child sits in with me during trainings?

No. Firstly, our space is limited. Secondly, due to Covid-19 Health and Safety restrictions we will be folllowing strict guidelines from our state govenment. Additionally, as it is a classroom environment that students have paid for we cannot allow non-students to sit within the class and get the same information as paid attendees. Also, your models will not be able to bring their children, friends or partners into the classroom.

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