MIG have been training generation next since 1991.  We specialise in the flexible delivery of hairdressing and retail qualifications 

The things that set us apart:   

  • Close ties to the hairdressing and retail industries 
  • Constant adaption of training packages to reflect the needs of employers 
  • Professional trainers linked with the best hairdressing and retail organisations to ensure they are current, creative and cutting edge

MIG’s latest audit outcomes also demonstrate this commitment to quality.

Hairdressing and retail are industries we are proud to be part of.  Our mission at MIG is to be the most highly regarded education provider to the hairdressing and retail communities.  We look forward to being part of your hairdressing or retail journey.

For student information including complaints, appeals policy and procedures, click here and refer to MIG Handbook.


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Anthony Gray Nicole Gislingham Darryl Murray Leah Gordon
Director Operations Manager Education Manager  Administration Manager
After a career in Banking and Finance, Anthony took the reins of the family business almost 12 years ago. The RTO has steadily grown over that time building on its reputation for quality. In addition to his role as director of MIG, Anthony maintains a presence in industry as a Director of the national industry peak body, The Australian Hairdressing Council. After a very fulfilling and rewarding apprenticeship, Nicole owned and operated the successful salon, Hair by Nicky.  Building the business, Nicole managed a team of fantastic senior hairdressers and apprentices for a period of 12 years receiving business achievers and hairdressing awards on many occasions. Wanting to share her knowledge, passion and love of hairdressing, Nicole moved into training and education 10 years ago. Currently, Nicole oversees the college delivery of training and assessment for both apprentices and full time students along with the day to day running of the MIG college salon. With 30 years in hairdressing, Darryl started his career in the early 80’s when doing a precise haircut and a spiral perm were seen as essential skills. Like most hairdressers, Darryl’s career has allowed him to travel the world, work with some amazing hairdressers and develop his skills as a hairdresser and a trainer. He has been with MIG for 9 years. Darryl has undertaken many forms of study over his career, including his recent completion of his Masters in Vocation Education. Darryl’s desire to improve, challenge and create are key to his personal and professional goals. 

Leah's career in administration commenced in the banking industry immediately post year 12.  After 5 years in banking, where she learned invaluable customer service skills, Leah moved into the Private Sector working for an electrical company for 5 years commencing as administration assistant and then moving into the Office Manager position where she was able to develop processes, procedures  and learn vital administration and management skills. After a small family break, Leah continued in the Private Sector as Office Manager for an Occupational Therapy Practice specialising in Medicolegal assessing  and reporting to solicitors. As Administration Manager at MIG for the last 9½ years, Leah has had the pleasure of managing the day to day running of all administrative  processes within the company.

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Mandy Goodyear Neil Robinson Laura Ponton Roddy Machray
College Trainer (Hairdressing) College Trainer (Hairdressing) College Trainer (Hairdressing) College Trainer (Barbering)

After winning an art competition that was judged by top English hairdresser, Vidal Sassoon, Mandy was offered an apprenticeship with the man himself. From day one Hairdressing was it for Mandy.  The industry was fun, exciting, creative, rewarding, and very hard work. Mandy owned and managed salons for 20 years before joining the MIG education team.  Five years on,  Mandy’s goals are always to inspire and excite young hairdressers to be the best.

Neil’s experience in Hairdressing spans over 28 years.  He has experience doing hair for shows, theatre productions, operas, fashion parades, photographic work, and technical work for Goldwell and J the Colour.  Neil was awarded Junior of the Year for Queensland 1988 (HFC) and has competed at both State and National levels.  Neil owned Neil Daniel Hair.  Neil has a passion for education and passing on his knowledge and skills to the next generation of stylists .

It was always Hairdressing for Laura starting her apprenticeship at 15. Reaching a high standard and a desire to work for the best was the driving force.  After watching an amazing Toni and Guy hair show Laura knew she had to work for them.  An apprenticeship with some of the best hairdressers in the game provided first class training and experience.  Progressing to the role of Toni and Guy artistic director gave Laura a great platform for training and presenting. Educating at MIG for the last three and half years has allowed Laura to pass on that passion and knowledge to the younger generation of hairdressers.  Long hair and cutting are favourites fuelled by a love for texture and shape.  Education gives Laura the chance to give back.

Roddy Machray is a Hairdresser/Barber working as a Trainer at Matters In Gray. His approach to education is to keep things simple. Roddy has worked as a barber at its highest level in London, along with well known salons and barbershops in Australia.

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Kate Christie Leanne Beasley Rozi Hams Jenelle Arnott
College Trainer (Hairdressing) Workplace Trainer Workplace Trainer Workplace Trainer

Kate has been hairdressing for 11 years. She started her apprenticeship when she was 15. She is very passionate about hair and loves creating change. She is current and fresh in the industry and likes to share her time between working full time in a salon and teaching. Kate has competed in many hair competitions and worked behind stage for a lot of high end salons. Kate chose to teach because she wants to give the students what she didn't have through her apprenticeship - a teacher who is current and teaches things you can actually take back to the salon.

Jenelle started her career back at a time when clients had weekly up styles, consisting of French rolls, barrel curls, beehives and chignons. It was also the height of fashion for perms, wedge or page boy haircuts. Her career included managing a small chain of Brisbane salons before coming to Matters in Gray 23 years ago. She commenced as a trainer and then took on the role of Apprentice Coordinator. For the past 9 years she has been providing training to apprentices in the workplace. She continues to keep up to date with the latest fashion trends by undertaking many hairdressing courses including a Master Colour course. She still enjoys hairdressing today as much as she did when she started 43 years ago and continues to love training the next generation of apprentices.

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Vicki Beeston  Steph    
Administration  Administration