Children’s Modelling and Confidence Course (7 – 12 years)

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This unique course is intended for children aged between 7 – 12 years and delivers age appropriate lessons in grooming, etiquette, deportment, confidence and personal development. Learning to ‘do it the right way’ now…and giving them confidence and know-how for the future!

This course also offers young participants the opportunity to experience modelling in a safe, non-competitive and fun environment – a truly beautiful, happy experience.

CONTENTS – Children’s Modelling and Confidence Course

Deportment, Posture and Body Language

In this lesson your child will receive individual assistance with improving their posture whilst also learning the art of positive body language.

Personal Grooming Lessons

During these practical grooming workshops, your child will learn how to care for their own personal hygiene, hair and nails.

Etiquette Lessons

Training in table etiquette, telephone manners, greeting people and shaking hands.

Speech and Communication

Your child will receive guidance in improving speech and communication skills – learning to express themselves with more confidence.

Health and Well-Being

This workshop includes advice on healthy eating, self-esteem, resilience and self-assurance.

Practical Make-up/Beauty Session (Girls only)

This age-appropriate ‘hands-on’ lesson will assist your child in understanding the importance of skincare as well as the basics of applying a lovely natural make-up.

Photographic Workshop

Designed to teach your child how to be photographed with confidence. This session includes a photo-shoot with a professional photographer resulting in proofs that are yours to keep (and an ideal start for a portfolio).

TV Commercials and Audition Training

What to expect and how to prepare for television commercials and auditions.

Runway and Fashion Parade Training

  • How to walk and move like a professional model
  • Choreographed routines and model turns
  • Participating in a live runway parade with friends and family as our audience


Common Questions

Course duration, fees & enrolment

COURSE DURATION – Children’s Modelling and Confidence Course

Duration: 4 Days – School Holidays

Hours of attendance: Monday – Thursday (9.30 am – 1.00 pm)



$500.00 (all-inclusive)


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

Children’s Modelling & Confidence 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 modelling & grooming course with us. For more information on our COVID safe measures; please visit the following link:

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trainers & delivery methods


Our Children’s Modelling and Confidence Course classes are highly practical, interactive and fun!

Our trainers are highly experienced professionals who are dedicated to enhancing the confidence, deportment and personal image of our young participants. Our training environment is extremely friendly, non-competitive and all-inclusive. Everyone is welcome and everyone is made to feel special.


8 – 15 participants

In our Children’s Modelling and Confidence Course our class sizes are small to encourage your child’s relaxed participation in learning and to ensure everyone receives personalized instruction and direction.


The Suzan Johnston Modelling and Confidence Course is designed for children aged between 7 and 12 years.



On completion of the course you will be individually guided and advised regarding your child’s model potential. This personalised assessment can include direction regarding your child’s suitability for different types of modelling work, selection of photographs and introductions to leading children’s modelling and acting agencies.

Since 1959 we have been one of Melbourne’s leading Modelling and Finishing Schools – we have the knowledge, the contacts and the reputation to make it happen for your child.


As a Suzan Johnston graduate your child will be able to repeat the Children’s Modelling and Confidence Course again in the future for FREE! So he/she will be able to continue to update and refresh their knowledge and skills whenever they wish.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who teaches the Children’s Confidence and Modelling Course?
Our Children’s Confidence and Modelling Course trainers are professionals with appropriate qualifications and extensive experience. Our confidence and model training team includes:

  • Professional image consultants
  • Professional make-up artists
  • Modern etiquette and communication experts
  • Professional fashion models
  • Professional photographers

Suzan Johnston Australia is a Child Safe Organisation and all employees hold current Working with Children Checks.

Is Suzan Johnston a Modelling Agency?
Established since 1959, Suzan Johnston Australia is the leading and most respected modelling school in Melbourne. However, we do not act as a talent or modelling agency to children under 16 years. Upon course completion, all participants (and their parents/guardians) will receive our expert advice and direction in relation to model potential, how to pursue a modelling career and also referrals to the most suitable (and reputable) children’s modelling agencies.

Does my daughter/son have to be interested in pursuing modelling to do this course?
Children enrol in this Confidence and Modelling Course for a variety of reasons. Some children will come along with an active interest in trying and/or pursing modelling, but the majority will enrol to develop more confidence and/or to improve their deportment, etiquette, communication skills. Our training environment is extremely relaxed, friendly, non-competitive and all-inclusive. Everyone is welcome and everyone is made to feel special and valued.

Are there any additional costs within the Children’s Model Course?
We offer an all-inclusive fee (with no hidden extras or additional charges) of $500.00 for our Children’s Confidence and Modelling Course.

Is it true that my son/daughter can repeat any of the grooming or model training sessions again for FREE?
Yes! As a Suzan Johnston graduate, we offer your daughter/son the opportunity to repeat the entire model course in the future FREE OF CHARGE! This ensures that his/her confidence and knowledge remains up-to-date and relevant to their current age.

Why should I enrol my son/daughter in this model course at Suzan Johnston Australia?

  • Suzan Johnston Australia is an iconic deportment and model school (established in Melbourne since 1959)
  • Suzan Johnston Australia is the most trusted and respected name in deportment, confidence and model training
  • Our modelling classes are conducted in our modern and attractive training facilities in a central and easily accessible Melbourne city location
  • Our hands-on photographic workshops and runway classes will enable your son/daughter to ‘trial’ modelling in a non-competitive, relaxed and encouraging learning environment
  • Our grooming, deportment and model 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
  • Our personal development course trainers are highly experienced industry professionals
  • We can offer you and your child ongoing support and personalised career direction with referrals to Melbourne’s leading children’s modelling agencies
Our Classes in Action (Behind the Scenes)
Makeup classes in Melbourne studio

Make-up and Hair styling - all part of the fun!

Catwalk lessons are great for developing confidence - are part of our children's model course

The final runway show - our Children's Modeling Course (School Holidays)

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