October Newsletter

October Newsletter

It is now officially October which means the weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining and we are ready to meet our next intake of incredible students! This October, we have so much exciting news including an interview with Carmen McNamara (A.K.A The Skin Fairy), a giveaway with our friends at Skinstitut, and all the latest updates on all things ACTI. Couple this with the start of our enrolment period and we have a jam-packed month!

We’d love to introduce you to an incredible business owner, dermal therapist, and amazing woman, The Skin Fairy (Carmen McNamara)

You might have seen Carmen pop up on our Find Your Career in Beauty highlight earlier this year. Carmen is an inspiration to so many in the beauty industry. Carmen and her team at Skin Fairy Clinic change lives – one skin treatment at a time. We asked Carmen about her career in beauty therapy and what she loves most about her career in beauty therapy.

What is your approach to achieving a healthier skin?

Skin is a holistic approach, everything effects everything. The sooner clients and skin therapists work in synergy together, treating topical and internal, exciting changes start to happen. You can truly change someone’s life for the better when you help them achieve healthier skin. My advice is always to start small, drink more water, include vitamins into your diet, use a mask once a week etc, small steps help the approach to changing any routine, feel a lot more doable.

What advice would you give to someone considering a career in beauty therapy?

GO FOR IT! There is so many avenues, so many directions you could go. Find your passion within the industry and work hard pursing it! The options are endless! I started in beauty side of things and now work in dermal side, only treating skin with an amazing team of 9 superstars (ITS SO MUCH FUN). The industry has amazing opportunities for everyone and anyone! Its truly so diverse.

We are so incredibly grateful to Carmen for sharing her experience in the beauty industry. You can see more about Carmen at @theskinfairy_ or Skin Fairy Clinic at @skinfairyclinic. Her website is found here:

Each month we highlight one of our courses. This month we are featuring….


The Diploma level qualification is the highest attainable qualification within the National Beauty Training Package. Not only will you graduate with the highest beauty qualification, but you will also graduate with in-demand skills as an expert-trained beauty therapist with industry experience.

FULL TIME Approx. 12 months – 3 day classes per week 
PART TIME Approx. 20 months – 2 evening classes per week 

Specialised facials & skincare
Body massage & treatments
Aromatherapy & superficial lymph massage
Reflexology & stone massage
Salon services & spa therapies
Manicures and pedicures
Lash & brow treatments
Makeup for photography
Waxing & Intimate waxing
Eyelash Extensions

Study with ACTI in 2020 to become a fully qualified beauty therapist! You’ll be supported by expert educators in a fun, interactive and hands-on learning environment. @actitraining accredited training courses will help you land your dream job faster. Apply now for February 2020:
• Diploma of Beauty Therapy
• Diploma of Leadership & Management
• Adv Diploma IPL & Laser for Hair Reduction
Payment plans available for all courses. Spaces are filling up fast so get in quick!

Are you a Medik8 stockist in need of training in Canberra? Medik8 is holding training at ACTI on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 October. For more information visit https://www.medik8.com.au/ or contact your BDM! 


Australian Capital Training Institute offers the Student Clinic, which is open to the public. You will have the satisfaction that our experienced trainers supervise our students. Treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment or a clinical treatment such as laser and IPL. We offer a range of services to suit your needs.

For our list of available appointments, click here!  To book appointments, please email info@actitraining.com.au with your booking request.

This week, our CEO, Borka attended her first practical training session with the Australasian College of Health and Wellness. Borka was joined by a team of fellow students and future health professionals, as well as Senior Lecturer at ACHW, Terry Everitt. Under Terry’s expert guidance, the students refined their skills in lymphatic massage and electrical technologies for dermal therapies. Borka had a fantastic week away and can’t wait until her next practical training in 2020. 

Borka is completing a higher education degree with ACHW, studying an Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics). As an owner of a cosmetic clinic and the owner of a training school specialising in beauty therapy and laser, this is the perfect course for Borka to expand her knowledge of the growing industry. We can’t wait to see where this degree takes Borka in the future.

If you want to find out how you can take your career in beauty therapy to the next level with a higher-education qualification, you can chat with the friendly and expert team at ACHW. More information can be found here.



The only event you need in your calendar on Saturday 30th March is ACTI’s Open Day.

From 10-2pm you can meet our friendly and experienced trainers and take a tour of our Braddon campus. With activities and demos and giveaways, this Open Day is not to be missed!

We will be here to answer all of your questions for kick starting your career in the beauty industry. Information sessions will be running throughout the day so you can have all of the information you need. Learn what it is like to study at ACTI, what a career in business, beauty or laser can offer you, and why ACTI can help you create your bold vision. Don’t miss the complimentary mini-facials, live treatment demos and giveaways throughout the day!


Visit ACTI’s Open Day at our 10AM or 12PM session to catch all the exciting activities,  or pop in any time to speak with our friendly team