Teenage Etiquette and Image Workshop (12 – 17 years)

Confidence is how we carry ourselves. It’s walking tall and looking people in the eye and having a polished confidence.


Our teenage etiquette workshops provide hands-on mentoring, where your young adult will learn how to interact with others and why these skills are so important. Over the past 20 years the use of technology, in particular smart phones, has significantly changed the way we interact with each other. Used to communicating through screens, teenagers are losing the art of face to face communication.  Each participant will receive a Certificate to confirm his or her completion of the Teenage Etiquette and Image Workshop.


Our Teenage Etiquette Workshops are designed to give young ladies and men aged 12-17 years a sense of confidence in the way they move, feel, communicate and present themselves. We break down the code of manners bit by bit to offer specific strategies to assist your teenager to become the best version of themselves. We help to elevate their personal image by assisting them to gain confidence in themselves and developing their leadership skills. At the Australian School of Etiquette we believe that if teenagers are taught how to develop into independent, respectful and motivated adults they are on the road to success.


In today’s world an education is important. However, new research shows that people skills or “soft skills” are becoming equally, if not more, important, and more in demand than ever before, to employers. Academic qualifications alone are not enough to see young people gain employment and climb the ladder in their chosen field. Good manners, etiquette, leadership skills and self confidence are the key to ultimate success.

“My husband and I were so impressed when our daughters came home and shared with us what they had learnt. Our daughters enjoyed the courses and learnt positive life skills that will serve them in their life forever. I would highly recommend all courses offered by the Australian School of Etiquette. ”  Mary Burmeister

What do we teach?


Our Teenage Etiquette Workshops are designed to empower young ladies and gentlemen aged 12-17 years with a sense of confidence in the way they move, feel and present themselves. Our workshops are interactive and fun, and we make them relevant to the teenager’s everyday lives.


Topics covered during the Teenage Etiquette Workshop Certification one day workshop include:


What is etiquette?

First off we’ll chat about why we’re here? Why do we need a set of rules to live by, and what would happen if we didn’t?


First impressions – making a favourable first and lasting impression

Impressions are formed instantly, almost the moment we lay eyes on someone. We’ll show your young adult how to make a great first impression on everyone they meet.


Conversation Etiquette

Teenagers are often awkward when it comes to conversation. We’ll show them strategies that make the art of conversation easy.


Positive posture and body language

We’ll demonstrate the immense positives of standing and sitting with poise. In a practical session, your young adult will learn how to stand tall, so that he or she can enter every room exuding polish and confidence. We will also discuss posture whilst using screens.


Grooming, hygiene and dressing appropriately

We’ll teach your teen the basics of skincare, grooming and hygiene – how the way we present ourselves plays an important part in others’ assessment of us.


Voice and articulation

Your young adult will learn how to use their voice most effectively to be heard, understood and to sound interesting to others. Mumbling becomes a thing of the past!



How to correctly and confidently introduce yourself and groups of people to others.


Social media etiquette

Handy do’s and don’ts in managing all forms of social media using appropriate content and language. Being mindful of how your posts might make other’s feel. We’ll look at how you are building your personal image footprint with every post you make.


Table etiquette

The do’s and don’ts for all types of dining (a hands-on class at the dinner table). This will give your teen the life-long skill of being able to dine anywhere, with anyone.

What do our Teenage Etiquette Workshops look like?


Our workshops are conducted in small groups. Each young adult receives personalised feedback throughout the day and plenty of chances to practise the skills being taught.


The sessions are fun, fast paced and interactive. Morning tea and bottled water is provided. A short lunch break allows time to relax and re-charge. Attendees are asked to bring a packed lunch.


All of our Teen workshops are run as a one-day workshop during school holidays.


Each Teen attending the workshop will receive a personalised Certificate of Achievement.


The schedule* for the day is as follows:

10:00 – 10:30am    first impressions, introductions, handshakes and greetings

10:30 – 11:00am    positive posture and body language

11:00 – 11:30am    conversation etiquette, everyday manners

11:30 – 12:30pm   grooming, skincare, hygiene, dressing appropriately, wardrobe

12:30 – 1:00pm     lunch

1:30 – 2:00pm       voice and articulation / social media etiquette

2:00 – 3:00pm       table and dining etiquette


* Please note: the above start and finish times may differ in each state – please refer to your booking confirmation email and ticket.



What should my child wear?

He or she should come dressed in smart, comfortable clothing. No rubber thongs please!

What happens if I need to change the date that I booked my child into?

If you know in advance that your child can no longer make the date you booked, please let us know via email 48 hours beforehand, and also tell us which date you would like to move to. We can only accommodate one change per booking. No refunds are given for cancellations within 48 hours Please click here to email us.

Should my child bring his/her own food?

Morning tea is provided. Please give your child a packed lunch to eat during the lunch break.  A short time is given to run around/relax at lunch time, once food has been eaten.

What time should my child arrive?

If possible, please do not drop off your child more than ten minutes before their workshop is due to begin, as the door only opens ten minutes before. Any children arriving prior may wait outside, but please note that supervision is not provided.

Will my child be the only one there on the day by themself?

Most children who attend our workshops come alone, by morning tea they have buddied up with their group and are having a lovely time. We make sure that no-one is left out or feels left alone at anytime during the day.

How do I get to The National Trust Building for Sydney workshops?

The National Trust Building is situated in Upper Fort Street, just behind the Sydney Observatory. Follow directions to The Sydney Observatory (from Argyle St, turn into Watson Rd and follow it around into Upper Fort St). Once outside the Sydney Observatory keep following the road around to the right and then around the back of Fort Street Public School, where the road turns quite narrow. This will take you into the car park of The National Trust Building.