SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


This hairdressing course equips you with the required skills and knowledge to gain employment in the hairdressing industry. You will develop fundamental hairdressing skills and knowledge and gain industry experience by working within SuniTAFE's Hair Salon up to three days a week, offering professional haircare services.


Post Graduates often work independently and many hairdressers at this level provide technical leadership, training and support to team members. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a senior hairdresser in a salon environment, a freelance session stylist or a technical advisor in product companies.


Students often pathway to other higher education courses such as, Certificate III Barbering, Certificate IV in Hairdressing, Diploma of Salon Management or Graduate Certificate of Hairdressing Creative Leadership.

Course Delivery

Students must attend class Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during the first year of study, then Mondays and Tuesdays the following year to complete studies. Students will be required to complete theoretical work at home as well as in class, and are to develop skills and complete practical assessments by providing a variety of professional hair care services on SuniTAFE Hair Salon's clientele.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review and online ACER test to confirm course suitability. The Pre-Training Review and online ACER test will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals. Students must achieve required ACER test scores to gain a position within the course.

Expected Time to Complete

14 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20 $25.00
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services 40 $60.00
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair 65 $300.00
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments 45 $300.00
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones 55 $300.00
SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments 55 $300.00
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures 20 $175.00
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures 30 $185.00
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures 35 $185.00
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures 35 $185.00
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques 30 $185.00
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs 50 $225.00
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas 20 $40.00
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base 35 $40.00
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments 45 $300.00
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions 25 $40.00
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions 25 $40.00
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients 40 $40.00
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment 45 $40.00
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team 30 $40.00
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices 40 $60.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation 20 $40.00
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures 45 $165.00
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures 45 $200.00
SHBHCUT011 Design and maintain beards and moustaches 20 $80.00
SHBHCUT012 Shave heads and faces 25 $150.00
SHBHDES002 Braid hair 30 $90.00
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles 30 $280.00
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services 20 $40.00
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock 35 $40.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Portfolio
  • Role play/Simulation
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $7,429
Concession $4,251
Apprenticeship $6,043
Apprenticeship Concession $3,973
RPL Government Subsidised $1,848
RPL Concession $370
RPL Self-funded $2,772
Self-Funded $8,353

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2019 February Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Hair Salon
2019 February Mildura Campus Full Time, Part Time, Classroom Based, Hair Salon - Building F