Qualification Information

This qualification reflects the role of hairdressers who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. Functions at this level include applying skills and knowledge to sell products and services, ensuring a safe working environment, and performing a full range of client services, including client consultation and advice, hair and scalp treatments, haircutting, hair design, colour and lightening, and chemical reformation services on male and/or female clients.

To achieve a SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing, you must successfully complete 28 units, comprising of 21 core units and 7 elective units.

Duration and Study Options
Fee for Service Program:

Duration: 12 Months
Schedule:  3 to 5 days a week depending on your work / life commitments
Course Cost: $11,900

Exemptions may apply
However, as this course is competency based, depending on your prior experience, this course can be completed at your own pace
6 years: Part-time

Duration:
3 years: Full-time

School-based Apprenticeships:

allow you to gain a nationally recognised qualification as well as your Senior Certificate AND you get paid working in your chosen field. Generally available to students from Year 10, students may convert to a full-time or part-time apprenticeship when they finish school to allow them to complete the qualification. You will be required to attend “Off Job” Training 1 day a fortnight or complete block training during school holidays
Course Cost: nil

Apprenticeships
allow you to gain a nationally recognised qualification and get paid working in your chosen field.

School-based Apprenticeships:allow you to gain a nationally recognised qualification as well as your Senior Certificate AND you get paid working in your chosen field. Generally available to students from Year 10, students may convert to a full-time or part-time apprenticeship when they finish school to allow them to complete the qualification. You will be required to attend “Off Job” Training 1 day a fortnight or complete block training during school holidays

Schedule: Apprentices can complete their certificate as a Full-time or Part-time Apprentice.

Course Units

BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services Core
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair Core
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments Core
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones Core
SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments Core
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures Core
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures Core
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures Core
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures Core
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques Core
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs Core
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas Core
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base Core
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments Core
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions Core
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions Core
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients Core
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment Core
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team Core
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices Core
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures Elective Group A
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures Elective Group A
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles Elective Group A
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation Elective Group C
SHBHIND002 Research and use hairdressing industry information Elective Group C
SHBHREF001 Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments Elective Group C
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services Elective Group C

Credit Transfer (CT)
CT is the recognition of previous subjects successfully studied and completed by you that satisfies the competency requirements of one or more subjects required to be successfully studied and completed for this Qualification. Participants wanting to apply for CT must be able to produce evidence by way of certified copies of previous qualifications.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning is the recognition of knowledge, skills and experience gained by you through either life and/or work experience, formal and/or informal training, and/or education that satisfies the competency requirements of one or more subjects required to be successfully studied and completed for this Qualification. Participants wanting to apply for RPL must be able to produce evidence by way of certified copies of previous qualifications and/other supporting evidence to be eligible for the RPL process.

There are no pre-requisites for this qualification. All fee for service students must be 15 years of age or older.

Payment Options

On completion of your studies, you will receive a SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

After achieving SHB30516 Certificate III in Hairdressing, graduates may undertake:

  • Under 25 Apprentice – Nil
  • Over 25 Apprentice – $1632.00
  • Exemptions may apply