Think about the people you look up to and admire most. What do they all have in common?  Confidence. 


At the Polished Academy, our courses are designed to uncover and inspire a more confident you. We do this by mentoring you in the following areas.  


Grooming, Deportment, Etiquette & Self-Confidence


  • Skin care

  • Makeup

  • Manicure

  • Hair care & styling

  • Etiquette

  • Digital media literacy

  • Positive body image

  • Deportment

  • Wardrobe co-ordination

  • Job interview techniques

  • Health, fitness and well being

  • Posture analysis & walking

  • Self-motivation

  • A beautiful mind

  • Drama & TV

Fashion & Graduation Show

  • Photo shoot

  • Feedback session with Donna

  • Posture and basic catwalk techniques

  • Show choreography

  • Partner / group work

  • Accessories

  • Parade preparation

  • Graduation

Graduation Show

Our graduation show takes place in front of supportive family and friends on your final day.  The entire week has been preparing you for this momentous occasion.  Everything you have studied and learned now gets put into practice, revealing a new, more confident you.


With the catwalk as your platform for expression, you'll take to the runway and showcase your style with four (4) different looks. From fashion to choreography, the evening is all about you with Donna and the Polished Academy Team on hand to help you every step of the way. 

While it's natural for students to feel a little nervous at the beginning of the week, by the time the graduation show comes around, the catwalk is transformed by confident teens with big smiles making the entire occasion truly memorable for family and friends. 

Behind the scenes, all the action is captured with a photo shoot and full dress rehearsals prior to the graduation show. All images are made available to our students and their family free of charge as a memento of the occasion. 


Each course, one student is identified and presented with an achievement award recognising them for their positive attitude, enthusiasm, journey of self-improvement and consistent participation throughout the course. 


The award is a fashion shoot where Donna and a professional photographer will style the shoot.

Course Dates
Tuesday 23rd April - Saturday 27th April 2019
Tuesday 9th July - Saturday 13th July 2019
Tuesday 1st October - Saturday 5th October 2019




Beckingham Rd 

Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261




$499.00 per student

Payment plans available

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"Every teenage girl should do this course! My daughter enjoyed every minute and has definitely taken a good deal of the advice on board.  As well as the more obvious subjects of hair, make up and skin care she also loved goal setting and presenting yourself for interview. - Parent


Emphasis is on confidence and without doubt hers had grown by the end of the week.  The catwalk show was a fitting finale and something I don’t think anyone in our family will ever forget. Donna is a wonderful role model and I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone with a teenage girl" - Parent​


"The course was fabulous and I’ve told all of my friends how great it was.  All of the teachers were amazing, especially Donna who boosted my confidence 1000000/10!!! I was like a caterpillar turning into an astonishing butterfly" – Student


"Before Polished Academy, I was a very quiet, withdrawn and self-conscious person.  I would like to thank you so much.  I have a new, more positive, optimistic, healthy, fun and more confident look on life, my future and myself.  There is so much I could say but all I can say to make you understand and sum it all up is thank you Donna! Thank you for everything, I am forever grateful to you and the school holiday course" – Student


"My daughter was so full of life by the end of the week and enjoyed it so much. In my opinion, Donna you are a great inspiration to young people.  For my daughter who lacked confidence, her beauty inside shines once again and she even got her little part time job the same week. I take my hat off to you, and as a parent with teenage girls, would never hesitate in encouraging any other young person to do the course.  I wouldn’t mind doing it myself.  All the best" – Parent


"Thank you again for providing a great course. It has made a big difference to Nadja & she absolutely loved it. She is looking towards what course she can do next school holidays. Nadja was sad too that it had finished. She has made some great friends too". – Parent


"Thank you Donna & Team for providing such a wonderful experience in your school holiday course. Jenny was really nervous not knowing anybody, but she had so much fun, learned so much and looked forward to every day. You created a caring and positive environment for the girls, which I think our family will fondly remember for a long time - thank you x" – Parent

"I'm sorry I didn't write this earlier but I'd really like to say thank you for your passion and time you take to do all you do for the girls each school holidays. My daughter was anxious and apprehensive about doing a "modeling" course but once she started she was making friends and had a lot of fun.


Her confidence was extremely low when she started and her anxiety got to her once but the fact that you went out of your way to make sure she was ok and was not going to let her anxiety get the better off her made the real difference to her experience. For that neither of us can thank you enough. For her to walk down the runway at the end of the week was a huge mountain for her to climb and I was very proud of her. That only happened because of your belief in her and the time you took to reassure her off herself. She learnt a lot more that week than modeling and healthy living.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart." - Parent

Note: If you would like to speak to a reference parent please let us know and we will provide you with contact details.

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Account name: Polished Academy
BSB: 032 527
Account number: 277520
Bank: Westpac
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