Due to the industry contacts CJMD has and the highly regarded reputation our school and students have, we almost always have work experience available for students. This work experience is usually unpaid; however you reap the benefits of industry experience and contacts, which are invaluable to your training and success. We have many regular clients who call us on short notice requiring one or more students for a job that afternoon, the next day, week, etc. Due to the dynamic nature of the industry, we will sometimes only have a short space of time to fill these positions.

Most work experience is on a ‘first in, best placed’ basis. However we will often also allocate work experience to the student we feel is best suited to the particular job. When considering this, we take into account the following:

  • Your skills and knowledge in the relevant area required for the production;
  • Your punctuality and attendance;
  • Your willingness to participate in work experience;
  • Your previous work experience;
  • Any feedback received from clients and industry professionals;
  • Any other contributing factors such as transport, age, experience and availability.

Students will be issued with a work experience record book. When a student partakes in work experience, the supervisor will be asked to complete a number of questions as part of continuous improvement towards the student’s knowledge, skills, weakness and strengths. These contact details and information are used and included in your resume when approaching clients for paid work or assisting jobs. It is also important to ensure you keep an accurate record of any classes missed so you can catch up missed topics and/or assessments with other classes.
Most of our students have gained paid work through contacts and experience gained through work experience, so we encourage you to make the most of the opportunities we provide.

2018 Work Experience

Viral Ventures, UTS, Farissan Rahadian Danery, AFTRS, One Fine Day Wedding Fair Fashion show with PV Hair & Makeup, Platform Models, SingularityU Australia Summit, Afro Latino Festival 2018, BT RUNWAY SHOW with Linda Jefferyes, Company One, La Biosthetique LASOIREE RUNWAY SHOW, Mardi Gras with Charlotte Ravet, Mardi Gras After party with Martin Bray, Mardi Gras with Pablo Morgade, Minenssey Sydney, PIF Charity Sailing Regatta, St Mark’s Easter Fete, Work Agency assisting Kyye, Cancer Council Stars of the Beaches Gala Night, DecoRug, ACADEMY OF FILM, THEATRE & TELEVISION, MISS/MRS/MR India Australia 2018, NSW finals for Miss Teen Australia , Short film FRET NOT by Adam Grubner, Assitant to Joel Babicci from Company One, Asssitant to Andrea Black from Union, BBX Mother Day Expo, Assitant to Desiree Wise from Network Agency, Spectrum, Screenwise, Asssitant to Michelle Dube, the Bachelor in Paradise Party, TONI&GUY, Deadly Women with Lucy Woolfman, Deco Rug, What the World Needs Now  theatre production, ModiBody, NOVA969, Stars of the North,  3rd Space, TEDx,  Salvation Army, PAGEANT OF THE WORLD, Intimo Show hair and makeup team for Teneille Sorgiovanni, Stars of Parramatta & Stars of Sydney South West – Dance for Cancer,  Identitee, PIF Annual Charity Ball, SKECHERS assisting Alejandrina De La Rosa and many more.


2017 Work Experience

Viparo, ACTiv Elite Performers, Short Film with Charlie Damore, March into Merivale wth Mariel McClorey, Moda Management , St Andrew’s Cathedral School Wizard of OZ, Platform Models, Appliances Online , The Darnell Collection at the Easter Show, Dyson Hairdryer Event, St Marks Fete face painting, Assistant to Pablo Morgade for a halloween themed party, Sydney Uni Baseball Club  Ladies Day, Pluto Media, Elizabeth McGirr Ballet Concert, MBFW 17 – Innovators – Fashion Design Studio Makeup Team directed by Cat Smith, Miss Lebanon Australia 2017, Badley Mischka launch on PV Hair and Makeup team,Sydney Bridal Expo 2017, Universal Magazines assisting Miriam van Cooten, Weddings assiting Miriam van Cooten, MBFW 17 – Vale Denim Makeup Team directed by Teneille Sorgiovanni,  The Property Industry Foundation, Thornleigh West Public School Spring Fair,  Film AKONI, Story Dance Wakakirri competition with Glenmore Road Public School, Kambala Wicked Musical, Full Moon Party Events at The Watershed, Ultimo Tafe Exhibition,  AMG MODELS photoshoots,   Jeans For Genes Denim Dinner celebrity gala,  Model Scout Academy, Hair Expo with Kristyan Low, Intimo Fashion Show with Teneille Sorgiovanni, TEDX, Angela Nicholson, Jeep Management Pamper stations at Strickland’s shopping centre, Network Ten Christmas Party, Werrington Youth Space – “Once Upon A time” production, Salvation Army, Schools Spectacular , Sensation White – Celebrate Life, SYMT Wizard of OZ, Design Studio End of Year Fashion Show, Whitehouse school  of design end of year fashion shows, The High Tea Party, Miss Multiverse Event, Ella and Me Beauty, RnB Fridays Live, UTS Fashion Graduates Show, Vita5 CPR, Academy of Film, Theatre and Television, Assisting Becca Gilmartin, ASX200 Corporate Awards Mini Fashion Show @ the Ivy, World Nomads Group, Global Style / Miss India Australia,  Assiting Sarah Laidlaw and many more.

2016 Work Experience

Miss Teen Australia 2016 National Final, World Supermodel Australia 2016 -National Final, Assistant to Kristin Brett Hair and Makeup, Assistant to PV Hair and Makeup, Platform Models,Fashion Show – Hair and Make-Up assisting Nicola Beverley, Theatre Production Im Hussein & AJYAL Theatrical Group, Face Painting for the Conference Room event, Mardi Gras 2016 assistants to Martin Bray, Myer in store Fashion Event, label BC for LA BIOSTHETIQUE AUSTRALIA, KITX for LA BIOSTHETIQUE AUSTRALIA, Platform Models, SAE Creative Media Institute short film, Sydney Cove Oyster Bar Advertising shoot, Orana Fashion College Photo Shoot, Disney assisting Marianna Grillo, Sydney Bridal Expo, Modibodi photo shoot, Waverley Rugby Club Ladies Day , short film for UTS Film Student, Sydney Film School short film “Heavy Heist”, Music Video for Club Sport by No Roles for Sam, Talent Development Project Foundation, Star City for VIP Mothers Day Shopping night assisting Teneille SorgiovanniSKINFORD web series assisting Mariel McClorey, Victoria McCall Design fashion shoot, The Aurora Charity Ball , Whitehouse Institute of Design. Kambala Theatre Production ‘Beautiful Words’, Dyson Hair Dryer Launch, Karma Bathing Swimwear, Assistant to Kristin Brett of advertising campaign, Helen Koker photographic shoot, Model Scout Academy, Nova Entertainment, Pandora, Wella Studios, CHic Petite Events, Save Our Sons, St Andrew’s Cathedral School, MISS/MRS. INDIA AU & MR INDIA AUSTRALIA 2016, One Fine Day Wedding Fair with PV Hair and Make-up,  Toni and Guy Education, Vogue Fashion Night Out, Seymour Theatre on Kenneth Dang team, NEV Australia Halloween event, Liz Jones Cosmetics, Film EVENT ZERO with Mariel McClorey, PACHA for Martin Bray, Polo Styling Suite for LA BIOSTHETIQUE AUSTRALIA, Schools Spectacular , Sydeny Design Studio ned of year fashion show, Whitehouse school of Design end of year fashion show, AACTA Awards with Jamie Azzopardi, Melbourne Fashion Week, Cosmopolitian Bride, Studio 54 with pablo Morgade, Top Shop, X- Factor Australia, Gourmet Traveller, Bazaar in Bloom, Allisea,   and many more.

2015 Work Experience

Studio 504 Glamour Photography Studio, AACTA Awards, actress Annie Maynard attending and presenting at the AACTA awards, DecoRug, Platform Models, Ford and Harris, Ana Suntay-Tañedo Photography, Assistant to Andriana Demetrius, Love on the Lawn Bridal Expo with  Marianna Grillo, Parramatta Catholic School Performing Performing Arts Program Photo Shoot, HouseWivesOnFire and Red Heaven Event, Mardi Gras 2015 After Party Event assistants to Martin Bray, Talent Development Project Foundation (TDP), Short Film by Carli Carey of the  New York Film Academy at the Sydney Campus, Oh Mercy Music Video assistants to Andriana Demetrius, Chic Petite Events – Creatives Uncovered, Life’s a Beach for Project Futures, Talent Development Project Foundation (TDP), ‘Away’ Theatre production Kambala, Tara Grace, Assistant to Desiree Wise Network Agency, Photographer Kyle Springate, The Upside, Miss India Australia Competition 2015, Werrington Youth Centre Fashion Showcase, Hair@Wentworth Corporate Clients Event, Signature Floors, One Fine Day, Field Day Promo Film, Orana College, Three of Something, Cancer Council NSW, Halloween at Luna Park Sydney, Sydney Children’s Hospital fundraiser, ‘Pygmalion’ University of Technology Drama Society, UNSW Circus Society Show, Winning Appliances Online, Noddy’s on King Apprentice Show, FACE Fashion, Whitehouse School of Design Graduates Final Marking days, X-Factor assisting Martin Bray, Spectrum Photo shoot,  Miss Bondi Competition, Amnesty International Campaign, TAFE Fashion Design Studio end of year parade, Karma Bathing Swimwear filmed by Simon Roptell Films, Assistant to Nicole Dimmock Hair and Make-Up Artist, Sephora Guinness World Records and many more


2014 Work Experience

John Chatwin Productions – Short Film, The Gordon Management Group – Photo shoots, Miss India Australia Corporation – Beauty Pageant, Create Cosmetics – Make-overs, Fitness Food & Style – Photo Shoot, Wedding Clients, Equinox’s First Kill Short Film, Every Women Festival, Kiss Me Kate – Theatre Production, Mardi Gras, Chic Petite Events – Fashion Show, The Howard Nation – BBC Television, Bulgari @ Fashion Week Event, Sunday Pictures – Café Number 9, Living With Lady Macbeth – Theatre production, Lord of the Files – Theatre Production, Sage – Film Production, TU KINGS – Music Video, 30th Birthday make-overs, High Tea and Fashion Event – Leafy Creatives, Pivot Point Hair Expo, Whitehouse Awaken Event, Whitehouse fashion shoots, Arcana Media Group – Exotic Car Photo Shoot, Whitehouse Open Day, Dani Stevens – Health Expo, Hairspray – Theatre Production, Top Ryde Shopping Centre – Advertising Shoot, Fashion Design Studio TAFE Sydney – Fashion Gala, Secret Squirrel Productions – Film Production, Chic Petite Events – Book launch/ Fashion Installation, Cobbstar Production – Horizon Web series, Lifestyle Looks – Mercedes ‘C’ Class Fashion Event, A Cast of Thousands – Fundraising Event, Guys and Dolls NSW University Theatre Production, JMC Academy – Short Film, Pampered with Purpose Event, Assistant on various weddings, Henderson Films ‘Headlight’, LAB Productions Tropfest Entry, Mon Purse, St Andrew’s Cathedral School Musical, The Westmead Children’s Hospital Charity Event, Assistant to Desiree Wise, NeV Australia, St George TAFE Fashion Department, SISTER2sister, MISS BONDI, Whitehouse Final Assessment  Fashion Show,

2013 Work Experience

Small Film Exhibition, SYD2030, Short Film ‘The Rite of Spring’, Wedding Make-up Assistants, Cult LMD Miami Horror ‘Hail the Madmen’ music video, Precinit, ‘Leading Ladies – grooming workshop, Emmiverse, Zani Jackman, Fashion Design Studio Fashion Week Show, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Fashion Fundraiser Steve Waugh Foundation, Short Film ‘The Justice Lease’, Model Madness, Tammy Maree -Body Beauty Beyond, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Miss Emigrant Beauty Pageant, Fashion Show Kooey Swimwear Australia, Electric Safari Grooming Workshops, ‘Shout’ Musical St Josephs College, ‘Guys and Dolls’ Theatre Production, Scout Cosmetics, ‘If Only The Lonely Were Home’ theatre production, TRIFORCE, ‘Grease’ Theatre Production, Hair Expo, Bowerbird Event Whitehouse Institue of Design and Australia Red Cross, Toni & Guy, Whitehouse Institue of Design end of year marking parade, Short Film ‘Incapabilities’,Ricci-Lee Music Video, Platform Models test shoots, private themed party ‘Day of the Dead’, Wakikirri Story of dance performance, Short Film ‘Trunk’, Theatre production ‘The Producers’, Vogue Fashion Night Out, Urban Dance Centre, Assistant to Amelia Axton for Galanni shoot, Assistant to Becca Gilmartin, Assistant to Dale Dorning,

Previous Opportunities


The Collector Parade @ The Strand Arcade, Carriageworks, The Rocks Market Fashion Parade, Australian Hair Fashion Awards,Sydney Fashion Week Annually since 2002, Melbourne Fashion Week Annually since 2003, Sydney Beauty Expo 2006,2007,2008, David Jones Fashion Shows, Myer Fashion Shows, Whitehouse Institute of Fashion,Australia’s Top Sports Model, Show, Benefits Cosmetics, Australian Centre for Photography, Propeller Fashion Show, Photo Shoots for Guy Sebastian, Delta Goodrem and Holly Brisley, Shepherd Centre Fashion Parade, Night of the Witches Production, Sleaze Ball Show, Hot 4′s Cover Girl Search 2006, 2 Day FM Bridal Rescue, National Greek Day, KMS Hair & Fashion Show, Pure Hair Fashion Show, Miss Bondi Competition, Miss Rock’n’Roll, Supre Fashion Parade, Toni & Guy Presentation, Editorial/Magazine work for Vogue, Mode, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, FHM, Dolly, New Woman, New Idea, Lino, Large and Black & White, Wahine Catalogue Shoot, Peter Alexander 20th Birthday Fashion Shoot, Parades for Fairfax and Roberts headed by Dotti, Nivea Launch to Beauty Editors, Sportsgirl Fashion Shoot, Yanni Lifestyle Program TV, Sydney Hair Expo 2006, Photo shoot Blue Murder Studio.


Rescue Special Ops, Delta Goodrem and Brian McFadden “Mistakes”, Short Stack, Jimmy Barnes, Brian Mc Fadden Video Clip “Just Say So”,Starlight Foundation TVC, Ricki Lee Video Clip “Don’t Miss You”,Australian Idol Winner’ Wess Carr’ Video Clip, Make Me a Supermodel TV Show, Khan Bros Video Clip, Brian McFadden Video Clip, Katie Noonan Video Clip, Austalian Idol Show 2006,2007, Kyle & Jackie O’ latest commercial, Paulini Video Clip, Vandalism Music Video Clip, SAFTV – TV Presenters,”The Follow” Music Video Clip, Athron McCann Video Clip, Greek Star – Foxtel, True Confessions – Film, DJ Andy Van Music Video – Hilton Media, Kind Gee TVC, Tower Block – Short Film, Wagtail Mop Commercial, Xtreme Boots commercial NRL Football, Australian Fleet Cars Commercial, Qantas Airlines TVC, Pamolive TVC, Impala Kitchens TVC, 3 Mobile TVC, Menapausal TVC, The Bet (Feature Film), Bad Bush (Feature Film) Schadenfreude (Feature Film).

Charity & Fundraising Events

Culinary Couture for Cancer-High Tea,The National Stroke Foundation, Camilla Variety Bash Fashion Parade, UNICEF Australia Fashion Show.


Campaigns for David Jones, Woolworths, Coca Cola, Weight Watchers, Cat Media, Midori Night Vision, 2Day FM Pamper Van and Sharon Lee Red Carpet Event.

Rock Eisteddford

Glenmore Rd School Rock Eisteddford.

Theatre Productions

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,Dr Seussical the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Daughters of Venice, Footloose, Shout, Annie, Fame, My Fair Lady, Class of “77″, Annie Get Your Gun, Le Cage Au Folle, McBeth, HMS Pinnafore, Beauty and the Beast, Miss Saigon.

Make-up & Hair Artists using CJMD Students/Assistants

Cameron-Jane Thomas, Caroline Olweny, Rae Morris, Martin Bray,Meg Guthrie,Miriam Van Cooten, Melanie Burnicle, Anne McKay, Grace Vinelli, Bill Fitzpatrick & Sheldon Wade.

Professional Top Agencies using CJMD Students

Reload Agency, DLM, M.A.P, The Look, Union Management, The Artist Group, One Ninety Nine, Network Agency, Lizard Management