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: $12,000
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
3 years: Full-time
Allow you to gain a nationally recognised qualification and get paid to work 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.
|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.
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