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SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

Our Certificate III in Hairdressing is the perfect course for anyone looking to pursue a career in hairdressing.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as hairdressers working as part of a team in a hairdressing environment, and who are competent in communicating in the workplace, consulting with clients, selling products and services, and designing and applying a broad range of technical hairdressing services on clients.

Unlike other training providers, this course doesn't have an apprenticeship attached to it - so you won't need to work through the ranks before becoming an accredited hairdresser.

During your Certificate III in Hairdressing course you will cover these key skill areas:

  • Hair analysis including hair treatment plans along with scalp and hair conditioning;
  • Hair cutting including ladies and men’s cuts along with layering and texturing techniques;
  • Colouring including permanent, semi-permanent, tinting, toning and foiling methods;
  • Salon skills covering work area maintenance, client consultation, payments and general work skills;
  • Curling and straightening services;
  • Hair styling including sectioning, tonging, setting, and much more.

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  • Course code
  • Course duration
    12 to 14 Months (may vary dependent upon the learner’s skills, experiences and previous studies).
  • Course start dates

    Tuesday 28th January 2020

  • Accreditation
    This course is Nationally accredited as SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing.
  • Location
  • Study mode
    Full time
  • International visitors
    Yes, conditions apply, please contact our Careers’ Team
  • Course type
    On Campus
  • Downloads

Course details

  • VIC
Course modules
Unit code Unit of competency
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles
SHBHCCS001 Plan hair services for special events
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services
SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays
SHBHIND002 Research and use hairdressing industry information
Employment outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded the Nationally accredited SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing.

Course structure
  • 50 weeks classroom training, 2 days per week, 5.5 hours per day
  • Approximately 7 hours per week of additional study, may include: homework and research activities, completion of assessment tasks and skills practice

Please contact us on 1300 659 557 to confirm our upcoming course timetable.


Students can enrol in SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing in either a government supported position or as a full fee paying participant.

  • Victorian Government Subsidised Tuition Fee of $250 plus Material Fee of $630
  • Victorian Government Subsidised Tuition Fee (Concessions) of $50 plus Material Fee of $630
  • Full Fee for Service Student of $8,457.50 plus Material Fee of $630

For more information visit our course fee structure page, or contact us on 1300 659 557 to discuss enrollment fees.

How to apply

Enrol below or contact iTFE on 1300 659 557

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