Andrea Sumner-Head Hairdressing Trainer
Andrea is our principal hairdressing trainer and has an extensive hairdressing background across Victoria; as well as owning her own salon for over seven years. She started working at the COE in 2011 and was responsible for creating the current materials for Certificate III in the COE Course today. She is constantly researching current trends and incorporating them into the schools agenda and enjoys nothing more than seeing her graduates make their own way in the industry she loves.
I love seeing a student develop into a confident hairdresser.
Jodie Barby-Head Beauty Trainer
In 2012 Jodi was employed as a beauty therapist and has is currently our principal Beauty Trainer. She navigates students through their Cert III to Diploma Courses and co-ordinates our extensive short course selection. With over 15 years experience in the Beauty Therapy Industry, Jodie is a well loved and respected member of the COE who loves nothing more than seeing students reach their full potential in the industry she has such a passion for.
Bernadette Hearn-Beauty Trainer
Training in Australia and experience in countries as far as India, Bernie is a welcome addition to the COE team. As one of our Beauty Therapist’s and our permanent evening trainer her love and passion for this industry shows with each of her students.
Jacqui McSweeney-Admin Management
As a previous long term business ownerand a 30 as a freelance makeup artist, in 2012 Jacqui moved to Geelong for change of scenery and a new career. She started on the road in Business Development with the COE and progressed to a more focal role in Marketing late in 2014. Her main focus is on the students and the exciting opportunities and future growth for the COE .
Every day is a blessing in this job!