Certificate III in Hairdressing

Set yourself up for a career creating and styling, surrounded by people in our modern program. Earn while you learn by studying our certificate and completing your apprenticeship alongside it, or you can treat our program as an authentic alternative to an apprenticeship.
Length
18 months on-campus delivery or 3 years apprenticeship
Qualification Code
SHB30416

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. They use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.

 

  • Colourist
  • Hairdresser
  • Stylist

This program is appropriate for a person wishing to gain the standard trade training qualification for hairdressing, which will allow you to work in salons, hotels, cruise ships and resorts.

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

APPLY SAFE HYGIENE, HEALTH AND WORK PRACTICES
SHBXWHS001
COMMUNICATE AS PART OF A SALON TEAM
SHBXIND002
COMPLY WITH ORGANISATIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITHIN A PERSONAL SERVICES ENVIRONMENT
SHBXIND001
PROVIDE SALON SERVICES TO CLIENTS
SHBXCCS002
CONDUCT SALON FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
SHBXCCS001
IDENTIFY AND TREAT HAIR AND SCALP CONDITIONS
SHBHTRI001
STRAIGHTEN AND RELAX HAIR WITH CHEMICAL TREATMENTS
SHBHREF002
DEVELOP AND EXPAND A CLIENT BASE
SHBHIND003
MAINTAIN AND ORGANISE TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND WORK AREAS
SHBHIND001
CREATE FINISHED HAIR DESIGNS
SHBHDES003
CUT HAIR USING OVER-COMB TECHNIQUES
SHBHCUT005
CREATE LAYERED HAIRCUT STRUCTURES
SHBHCUT004
CREATE GRADUATED HAIRCUT STRUCTURES
SHBHCUT003
CREATE ONE LENGTH OR SOLID HAIRCUT STRUCTURES
SHBHCUT002
DESIGN HAIRCUT STRUCTURES
SHBHCUT001
PROVIDE ON SCALP FULL HEAD AND RETOUCH BLEACH TREATMENTS
SHBHCLS005
NEUTRALISE UNWANTED COLOURS AND TONES
SHBHCLS004
PROVIDE FULL AND PARTIAL HEAD HIGHLIGHTING TREATMENTS
SHBHCLS003
COLOUR AND LIGHTEN HAIR
SHBHCLS002
PROVIDE SHAMPOO AND BASIN SERVICES
SHBHBAS001
PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES
BSBSUS201
PRODUCE VISUAL MERCHANDISE DISPLAYS
SIRRMER001
RECEIVE AND HANDLE RETAIL STOCK
SIRRINV001
RECOMMEND PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
SHBXCCS004
CURL AND VOLUMISE HAIR WITH CHEMICAL TREATMENTS
SHBHREF001
RESEARCH AND USE HAIRDRESSING INDUSTRY INFORMATION
SHBHIND002
CREATE CLASSIC LONG HAIR UP-STYLES
SHBHDES004
BRAID HAIR
SHBHDES002
SHAVE HEADS AND FACES
SHBHCUT012
DESIGN AND MAINTAIN BEARDS AND MOUSTACHES
SHBHCUT011
CREATE COMBINED TRADITIONAL AND CLASSIC MEN'S HAIRCUT STRUCTURES
SHBHCUT007
CREATE COMBINED HAIRCUT STRUCTURES
SHBHCUT006
PROVIDE HEAD, NECK AND SHOULDER MASSAGES FOR RELAXATION
SHBHBAS002
21 hours per week, or according to apprentice training plan

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Applicants will be required to:

  • complete an application form
  • attend the information session and interview
  • complete a numeracy and literacy selection exercise
  • provide a current resume.

All apprentices must have a signed training contract between employer and apprentice lodged with an Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC). Information on Government employment incentives/subsidies and wages is also available from Australian Apprenticeship Centres (AAC).

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: SHB

National course code: SHB30416

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.

Find out more about eligibility here.

2023 total estimated tuition fees for Certificate III in Hairdressing
Concession
Government Subsidised Place
Standard
Government Subsidised Place
Full Fee Place
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
$571$2,856$16,116

*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.

Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.

Material Fees

Material fees cover the cost of items which are purchased by the university and provided to the student, such as tools, materials, uniforms, textbooks, excursions and other incidentals associated with the program.

The estimated material fees for this program are $1,755

Eligibility Exemptions

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government-subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level, you may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised place with an eligibility exemption.

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.

Important Information

Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).

Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student.  Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.

Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

This course can lead onto:

  • Certificate IV Hairdressing
  • Diploma of Salon Management

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Centre for Science, Technology