Finishing and Deportment Course

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Developing your personal image, self-esteem, confidence and self-acceptance for life!

Suzan Johnston Australia is an iconic Finishing School, established in Melbourne since 1959. Our hands-on personal development courses are conducted in a highly relaxed, supportive and uniquely friendly learning environment. A beautiful, happy and positive learning experience that could change your life forever!


Practical Make-up/Beauty Sessions

  • Learn the latest tips and make-up trends
  • The secret art of contouring, colour selection and shading
  • Selecting the right skin care routine to suit you and your lifestyle
  • Assistance with skin problems
  • Eyebrow shaping

Deportment Training (Posture and Body Language)

  • Learn how to walk confidently
  • Correct any deportment and posture concerns
  • Active posture – walking, sitting and standing
  • Learn the art of positive body language, shaking hands etc.
  • How to embody a positive attitude
  • Learn how to photographed with confidence to ensure the best results

Fashion and Wardrobe Styling Sessions

  • Dress according to your own body shape and colouring
  • How and when to use accessories
  • Dressing on a budget
  • Mixing, matching and co-ordinating your wardrobe
  • Dressing to suit the occasion

Personal Grooming

  • Hand and nail care
  • Hair care and styles to enhance and flatter your features

Etiquette Training

  • Table manners and dining out (cutlery, chopsticks, eating spaghetti etc.)
  • Making formal introductions
  • Telephone/mobile and social media etiquette
  • Dating and social etiquette training

Speech Enhancement

  • Diction, voice projection and modulation
  • Public speaking skills
  • Breath control and relaxation techniques
  • Maintaining calm under pressure and controlling nervous tension

Communication Skills

  • Meeting and greeting people
  • Starting and maintaining a conversation
  • Knowing what to say and how to say it
  • Effective listening
  • The art of a good handshake
  • Assertiveness (includes skills on handling bullying and difficult relationships)
  • Healthy self-awareness

Health and Emotional Well-Being

  • Developing self-esteem and a positive body image
  • Establishing and maintaining a healthy eating plan for life
  • Incorporating exercise into your lifestyle
  • Tips on nutritious alternatives for snacks and fast foods
  • Building resilience and self-acceptance

Job Interview and Résumé Writing

  • Preparing your Résumé
  • Job interview skills; questions and answers
  • Dressing for success
  • Making a positive first impression


Common Questions

Course Duration & Fees



Duration: 1 Week (4 Days)

Hours of attendance: Monday to Thursday (10.00 am – 4.00 pm)


Duration: 4 Weeks

Hours of attendance: Saturdays 9.00 am – 1.30 pm


$700.00 (easy weekly payment plan available for part-time studies)


Commencement Dates & Enrolment


Keen to get started? Please click ‘ENROL NOW’ for information on Course Commencement Dates, Payment Plans; and to arrange your online booking.

Finishing & Deportment Course – Online Enrolment


Should we need to cancel an intake due to COVID restrictions; any deposit monies that you have paid will be fully refundable or transferable to an alternate date.

The well-being of our team members and students remains our highest priority. Our “Keeping You Safe Whilst You Study Program” provides information on our practices to ensure the health and safety of our staff and students while you complete your Finishing & Deportment Course  with us. For more information on our COVID safe measures; please visit the following link:

More information on studying during COVID


Trainers & Delivery Methods


Our Finishing and Deportment Training is highly practical and delivered in an entertaining, relaxed and supportive manner. Trainers within our Finishing School are experienced professionals who are dedicated to teaching and enhancing your confidence, communication skills and personal image.

Our experienced training team includes:

  • Professional Image Consultants
  • Make-up Artists
  • Fashion Stylists
  • Speech & Communications Professionals
  • Etiquette Experts

Our small class sizes ensure that trainers can work closely with you to personalise your learning experience, and provide you with the help, support and direction that will really make a difference.


As a Suzan Johnston Finishing & Deportment Course graduate, you can repeat the course in the future free of charge! This ensures that you will continue to have ongoing benefits from the course and access to the latest, up-to-the minute deportment, image and etiquette training for life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any additional costs within the Finishing Course?

We offer an all-inclusive fee (with no hidden extras or additional charges) of $700.00 for our Finishing Course.

You will be required to bring along a pair of high heel shoes to be used during deportment classes and for hygiene reasons, we also suggest that you bring your own make-up brushes and mascara to be used during the practical make-up session.

Is it true that I can repeat any of the finishing classes again for FREE?

YES! As a Suzan Johnston Finishing & Deportment Course graduate, we offer you the wonderful opportunity to repeat the entire course (and/or your favorite parts of the course) in the future FREE OF CHARGE! This ensures that your knowledge and skills remain current and relevant to you always.

Is there any difference between full-time and part-time finishing courses?

No, the course content and trainers etc. are identical – so you can just choose the delivery option that best suits you.

What are the differences between the Finishing Course and the Modelling Course?

The Finishing Course is delivered over four days and focusses on grooming, deportment, communication and etiquette etc. It does NOT include any model training.

The Modelling Course is essentially a combination of both the Modelling and the Finishing Course. During the eight-day course, participants will ultimately be taken through in the entire content of the Finishing Course PLUS receive model training.

For more information on our Modelling and Finishing Course please click HERE.

What is the right age for the Finishing and Deportment Course?

We offer three types of Finishing and Image Development Courses, each specially designed for a specific age group:

  • Children’s Modelling and Confidence Course (7 – 12 years)
  • Finishing and Deportment Course (13 years – 35 years)
  • Women’s Image & Deportment Course (35 – 60 years plus)

However, we also understand that finding the right finishing and deportment course to suit you (or your child) should not be solely based on age as maturity, prior knowledge, work experience etc. should also be taken into consideration.

Please feel free to contact one of our friendly consultants to discuss the best deportment course for you (or your child).

Who are the Finishing and Deportment Course Trainers?

Our finishing school trainers are exceptional and inspirational professionals who deliver every training session with passion and dedication.

Our highly experienced training team includes:

  • Professional image consultants
  • Make-up artists
  • Fashion stylists
  • Modern etiquette and communication experts

Who was Ms Suzan Johnston?

In 1959, Ms Suzan Johnston, a former fashion model, founded the training school, which became known as the Suzan Johnston Training Organization (Suzan Johnston Australia).

For more than 30 years, until her retirement, Ms Suzan Johnston enriched the lives of thousands of women, enabling them to reach their full potential and to achieve their goals. Their training at the organisation equipped them with the confidence to believe in themselves whilst opening their eyes and their minds to lives with endless possibilities.

Ms Suzan Johnston was very much a visionary and a pioneer for Melbourne women.  Our training centre that stands today demonstrates that her legacy of inspiration continues to empower women (and men) to believe, strive and achieve. Some 62 years later our training and management team remain committed to maintaining Suzan’s dream and to keeping her vision alive.

Why should I complete finishing and deportment lessons at Suzan Johnston Australia?

  • Our deportment classes are fun and highly interactive, and include an extensive amount of practical activities to assist with the development and application of new skills and knowledge
  • Whilst we’ve been around for 62 years, the content of our finishing course remains modern, current and reflective of our student’s needs
  • Our finishing classes are conducted in our modern and attractive training facilities in a central and easily accessible Melbourne city location.
  • Suzan Johnston Australia has been and continues to be an iconic finishing school since opening our doors in 1959, making us the most trusted and respected name in finishing and deportment training
  • We endeavour to make your time at Suzan Johnston the most beautiful, happy, positive learning experience ever – all finishing and deportment lessons are conducted in a uniquely relaxed, personalised and friendly learning environment to make sure that our student’s individual training needs are respected and valued
  • Our finishing and deportment course trainers are highly experienced industry professionals who have also been chosen for their exceptional communication skills and outstanding teaching abilities
  • As a Suzan Johnston graduate you can repeat any of our finishing, deportment and etiquette classes again in the future for FREE!
OUR CLASSES IN ACTION (Behind the Scenes)
Our Finishing Course participants having fun

Selfie time! Finishing Course participants having fun

Finishing Course learners enjoying themselves during course deliver

Our Finishing Course is highly practical, fun & engaging (as you can see by these girls' faces)

Finishing and deportment classes include practical make-up lessons

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246 Bourke Street, Melbourne,VIC 3000