Accreditation from academic leaders

The Australian College of Professional Styling and The Professional Photo, Film, TV & Personal Stylist’s Course are approved with the International Accreditation & Recognition Council (IARC).

The IARC provides a recognition and accreditation system, for distinguishing quality post secondary education, including vocational education, distance education, adult and continuing education.

IARC works with participating institutions across the world including the United States, Europe, Asia and Australasia. This accreditation brings recognition of the College having met criteria in the areas of administration, course content, and course delivery and student assessment.

This professional stylist course is also recognised throughout the industry as providing appropriate training for the field of professional styling. In fact, many respected Australian and international stylists, designers, advertising directors, film and television producers, art directors, fashion editors, photographers, personal stylists, personal shoppers, image consultants, celebrity stylists, fashion makers and fashion leaders contribute to this course.

Although this stylist course is not accredited with the ASQA (we are not an RTO), the international recognition and accreditation that this course offers serves both our local and international students. In this way, this styling course allows students to use their internationally recognised accreditation both locally and abroad – which as stylist, is incredibly useful.

About the IARC

The IARC are a private organisation that is made up by members in the pursuit of better education standards for all. The board members put their names and reputations on the line with each and every course they approve so though they are not governed by an official organisation such as a government education department, it could be fair to say they are more invested in ensuring quality than your average government organisation.

See your styling work in magazines.
See your work in magazines. Lear styling for editorial work in this professional stylist course.

Qualification required to work as a stylist

Professional styling is an unregulated industry. This means that you need not have any professional qualification or memberships to official (or non-official) bodies or associations in order to work in the industry. Many professional stylists are self-taught or simply have a natural flair. You will find what you ‘can do’ is far more highly regarding in the industry than any qualification you can obtain.  People want to see skills demonstrated more than a piece of paper recognising some a qualification.

It is for this reason that our stylist course is intensely focused on the practical side of professional styling. The assignments you complete throughout this stylist course will go a long way towards forming the backbone of your professional portfolio that you will then be able to show to potential clients and employers in the future.

All that is required of you is:

  1. Ambition
  2. Enthusiasm
  3. The willingness to learn

If you have these qualifications The Australian College of Professional Styling will provide you with the knowledge and skills to ensure your success.


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