About us

Acorn Training Academy is a boutique training school that provides courses in makeup and hair styling for anyone wanting to break into the makeup and beauty industries, widen their knowledge and educational background, further develop their skills, or purely for personal interest. ATA has a proven and unique training style that sets us apart from other training schools delivering current industry focused education with a strong hands on practical approach. We pride ourselves in being the most practical makeup school in Brisbane and Moreton Bay.

After decades of working in education delivering accredited and non-accredited makeup and hairstyling courses, the owners of ATA identified a lack of practical based training, knowledge and skills, and student support. As a result, they have created a training program that delivers industry specialised training, that is not required to adhere to strict training package guidelines which allows the time to indulge in further practical skills which has proven that ATA students will reach their full potential whilst developing their skills in a smaller class-size environment allowing more trainer and student interaction. The ATA team know how to train makeup artists to be well-equipped with what it takes to become a successful makeup artist and are very proud to teach these practices in their classroom.

We understand the importance of small class sizes to maximise learning, one-to-one attention to ensure understanding, and meeting the needs of individual learners. ATA provides invaluable regular feedback and supports our students wholeheartedly throughout their learning experience. Developing our students talents and ensuring the success in their qualification is our priority.


Acorn Training Academy's seasoned trainers have been in the creative industries and education for a minimum of 10 years working locally, nationally and internationally. We love what we do, are still regularly working in the industry, up to date with the latest trends, approachable, engaging and supportive of our students. We love sharing our passion, knowledge and skills in the classroom, and encourage our students to put their best foot forward to accomplish their goals and kick start their careers.

Our academy collaborates closely with leading brands, industry giants and partners with a highly successful retail, makeup, hair and creative studio 'Acorn Artistry'. This provides all ATA students with an insight into a functioning business with both simulated and real life experiences.

Our courses not only provide our students with skills and knowledge to begin their careers in the industry, they have demonstrated an increase in student communication, improved confidence, professionalism and time management, offering an insight into the workforce, and direct pathways into the makeup and beauty industry.


Acorn Training Academy provides all-inclusive courses, as well as workshops and graduate programs.


Our courses are designed for all ages and skill levels including beginners, intermediate, mature-aged, school-aged, school leavers, entry level graduates, emerging and professional artists.

Makeup and hair courses

Freelance certificate in professional makeup artistry

Hair styling

Special Effects Makeup Beginner Workshop

Special Effects Makeup Intermediate Workshop

Graduate programs to assist entry level graduates with creating resumes, cover letters and interviewing skills to improve job prospects


Beginner workshops for students wanting to learn basic fundamentals and provides an insight into the industry


Intermediate masterclasses for students who wish to up skill and diversify their skills

Turn your passion into your practice, learn the ATA way 'Create | Collaborate | Educate'.... 

"big things have small beginnings - mighty oaks from little acorns grow"




Behind the Scenes



32/A Hornibrook Esplanade 

Clontarf, Brisbane QLD Australia 


0479 050 778 / 0410 771 373

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