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.
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Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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Semester 1
Semester 2
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Other intakes
Ongoing enrolments after sign up with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)
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Length
18 months on-campus delivery or 3 years apprenticeship
Qualification Code
SHB30416

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. Whichever option you choose, you'll be mentored by masters of the craft in real salon environments.

You'll learn the tricks of the trade including the latest trends to turn you into a stand-out hairdresser. We'll make you business-minded too so you're confident consulting with clients and working as part of a team. Plus, focus on your favourite areas by choosing from our electives like working with hair extensions, planning services for special events and designing beards and moustaches.

If you're an apprenticeship alternative student, you'll study for three days each week, which includes two days of intensive technical training and one day of salon work placement in our on-campus salon, Unistyle. Choosing this approach will see you study for 18 months, enjoying in excess of 200 hours of experience in fully operational salon.

If you're an apprenticeship student, you'll study on campus for one day each week during term time throughout your three-year apprenticeship.

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.

 

 

 

  • 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.

PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES
BSBSUS201
PROVIDE SHAMPOO AND BASIN SERVICES
SHBHBAS001
COLOUR AND LIGHTEN HAIR
SHBHCLS002
PROVIDE FULL AND PARTIAL HEAD HIGHLIGHTING TREATMENTS
SHBHCLS003
NEUTRALISE UNWANTED COLOURS AND TONES
SHBHCLS004
PROVIDE ON SCALP FULL HEAD AND RETOUCH BLEACH TREATMENTS
SHBHCLS005
DESIGN HAIRCUT STRUCTURES
SHBHCUT001
CREATE ONE LENGTH OR SOLID HAIRCUT STRUCTURES
SHBHCUT002
CREATE GRADUATED HAIRCUT STRUCTURES
SHBHCUT003
CREATE LAYERED HAIRCUT STRUCTURES
SHBHCUT004
CUT HAIR USING OVER-COMB TECHNIQUES
SHBHCUT005
CREATE FINISHED HAIR DESIGNS
SHBHDES003
MAINTAIN AND ORGANISE TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND WORK AREAS
SHBHIND001
DEVELOP AND EXPAND A CLIENT BASE
SHBHIND003
STRAIGHTEN AND RELAX HAIR WITH CHEMICAL TREATMENTS
SHBHREF002
IDENTIFY AND TREAT HAIR AND SCALP CONDITIONS
SHBHTRI001
CONDUCT SALON FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
SHBXCCS001
PROVIDE SALON SERVICES TO CLIENTS
SHBXCCS002
COMPLY WITH ORGANISATIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITHIN A PERSONAL SERVICES ENVIRONMENT
SHBXIND001
COMMUNICATE AS PART OF A SALON TEAM
SHBXIND002
APPLY SAFE HYGIENE, HEALTH AND WORK PRACTICES
SHBXWHS001
PROVIDE HEAD, NECK AND SHOULDER MASSAGES FOR RELAXATION
SHBHBAS002
CREATE COMBINED HAIRCUT STRUCTURES
SHBHCUT006
CREATE COMBINED TRADITIONAL AND CLASSIC MEN'S HAIRCUT STRUCTURES
SHBHCUT007
DESIGN AND MAINTAIN BEARDS AND MOUSTACHES
SHBHCUT011
SHAVE HEADS AND FACES
SHBHCUT012
BRAID HAIR
SHBHDES002
CREATE CLASSIC LONG HAIR UP-STYLES
SHBHDES004
CURL AND VOLUMISE HAIR WITH CHEMICAL TREATMENTS
SHBHREF001
STRAIGHTEN AND RELAX HAIR WITH PROTEIN TREATMENTS
SHBHREF003
RECOMMEND PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
SHBXCCS004

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

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

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).

21 hours per week, or according to apprentice training plan

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2020 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

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 a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.

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.

 

 

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Federation TAFE