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Staff & Faculty

Administration Staff


Conor Coleman – Director

Conor is the new Director at TMT and works intimately with staff, tutors and students. Conor has extensive knowledge of the market place as well as knowledge in make-up and education trends across Australia and Asia. With his strong organisational and managerial skills it makes him one of the college’s greatest assets.


Carmelle Watkins – Principal

Carmelle is highly qualified in Business Management, which includes experience in development and target marketing. After earning her Diploma in Specialist Make-Up Services and specialising in Business, Carmelle has an extensive list of credits within the industry. In addition to working with the college, she has worked in various areas of the industry including commercials, short films, print media, magazine and billboard shoots QANTAS events. When Carmelle is not at TMT, she enjoys a successful freelance career and often spends her weekends working within the industry.


Lidia Faustino-Yip – College Coordinator 

Lidia works directly with our students to ensure their satisfaction and success in all programs. She works tirelessly to secure work experience for the students, is responsible for the smooth running of classes and ensures the classrooms are always organised and stocked with make-up products. She has been a successful office manager who knows the industry and understands the challenges of being an on-the-job professional. Lidia is available for consultation and advice on work experience as well as all administrative and course enquires.


Carmelle Watkins – Compliance Officer

Carmelle is responsible for the updating of course materials and ensuring the college is compliant in all areas of training. She works closely with our tutors and Government departments to ensure our curriculum is continually monitored, updated and remains at the cutting edge of makeup tuition for the Entertainment Industry. We teach the Government Accredited training package as well as going above and beyond to ensure the students on the job training of what real makeup artists do on a daily basis, so you too can work and become a top professional in the industry.


So if you want to be an Industry Makeup Artist with technical knowledge and on the job training TMT is the school for you, to pursue your career goals and become the artist you want to be.



Our Tutors and Specialist Tutors


TMT tutors are fully Professional Make-Up Artists with at least 10 years of industry knowledge and experience working in all mediums across the industry. All are qualified and registered in Assessment and Workplace Training.

The industries they cover include film, television, theatre, TVC’s and photographic shoots. They form an internal network of experts who continuously share their experiences and information within the school, providing both their fellow tutors and students with the latest industry techniques and professional skills. On many occasions our tutors will take promising students out on jobs as their assistants adding tremendous value to the student’s industry work experience and makeup knowledge.


Carmelle Watkins

Carmelle’s career began over 19 years ago. She has worked as a freelance make-up artist on many Television Shows including the Sci-Fi American TV drama Farscape, Australia’s Better Homes & Gardens, Search for a Supermodel for FOX and was the make-up artist of choice for Mercedes Australian Fashion Week since 2003 through until 2011. In addition she has worked on many commercials (TVC’s) including Fosters, Around the World (2000 Sydney Olympics) and been a regular with McDonalds, KFC, and Tooheys. Carmelle has been highlighted in magazines such as Womans Day, Cleo, New Woman, Marie Claire, Grazia and Brush. In 2006 Carmelle was one of six finalists out of 300 participants in the Raymond Weil Body Art Competition. At TMT Carmelle teaches both the Certificate IV in Make-Up and Diploma in Specialist Make-Up (High Fashion & Airbrushing) course as well as the Airbrushing Workshop.


Fiona Cooper-Sutherland

Fiona has been involved in the Entertainment Industry for over 12 years and has worked as a Make-Up Artist and hairstylist for over 10 years and has experience in many areas including Film, Fashion, Television, Theatre, Commercials and Body Art.

Fiona specialises in Theatre and works at the Sydney Opera House in the Make-up and Wig Department. She works on most shows preparing the performers make-up and wigs as well as frequent publicity shots for Opera Australia with performers such as the late Dame Joan Sutherland, Joan Carden, Cheryl Barker, and Peter Coleman-Wright, and conductor Simone Young. Other theatre credits include The Story of Abby, L’Orfeo, and Away.

Fiona’s television credits include SBS’s “Mum’s the Word”, the pilot of ‘Bruser”, and MTV. TVC’s include Foxtel, Kelloggs, Never-fail Spring Water, and The Royal Lifesavers Association. Photography stills include Australia’s Wonderland, Hunt Classic Clothing, Siege Clothing, and Volvo. Corporate campaigns include Vodafone, Telstra, Toyota, Kimberly-Clarke, Phillips, Readers Digest, and Arnott’s Biscuits. Fiona also currently works as a model/dancer and models for various body art campaigns and commercials.


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Specialist Tutors


Jessica Murray

Jessica has worked in the Theatre and Film world, on production as hair cutter on Anjelina Jolie’s feature film”UNBROKEN”, Les Miserables head of wigs department and a hair stylist on the feature film “Great Gatsby”


Gordana Willesee

Gordana previous head of Makeup and Hair at Channel nine Sydney, since leaving this demanding role, Gordana has continued to freelance as celebrity makeup and hair stylist for Australian and International celebs. Also adds tattooing as well as Eye Brow expert to her long list of credentials, Gordana is a guest tutor and shows her learned skills to our students, up coming artists. check her out at


Danielle Snashall

Danielle is famous in the makeup industry for her SPFX and television work, creating amazing looks in ghoulish bodies working on the Wolfe Creek franchise.


Christine Elhert 

The fabulous Christine has been an industry expert in make-up application and wig making for more than 20 years. She recently wrapped on the fabulous, Baz Lurhman epic “The Great Gatsby”.


Rick Connolly 

Rick is another of our fantastic educators. Rick lives eats and breathes Special Effects (SPFX) and he recently wrapped on the latest block buster “Wolf Creek”, creating the Fantastically Gorey SPFX .


MAC – Cat Smith

Runway Trained Fashion Makeup Artists is on board to give our students a fashion fix in the latest makeup looks and trends off the runway.