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  • SHB30416
  • 095203C

Certificate III in Hairdressing

At a glance

At a glance

Set yourself on the path to a successful career in hairdressing with this entry-level qualification. Gain the practical skills to confidently seek employment in a hair salon as a hairdresser.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Hair Stylist
  • Hairdresser
COURSE OUTCOME

SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

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Course overview

Course overview

Kick start your career as a hairdresser with this entry-level qualification. This course is an essential minimum requirement for every hairdresser. Employment opportunities in hairdressing are forecast to increase around Australia by up to 50,000 new positions with the next five years.

Learn modern salon operations including how to colour and lighten hair, provide shampoo and basin services, and how to design and cut hair. All of this will take place in the classroom and real functioning professional salon environments.

Successful completion of this course will provide you all you need to confidently seek employment opportunities in hairdressing.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
SHBHBAS002
Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHCUT006
Create combined haircut structures
SHBHREF003
Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments
SHBHCUT007
Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHCUT011
Design and maintain beards and moustaches
SHBHDES002
Braid hair
SHBHREF001
Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments
SHBHDES004
Create classic long hair up-styles
Greater Brisbane / Wide Bay Burnett / Sunshine Coast
SHBHCUT006
Create combined haircut structures
SHBHBAS002
Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHCUT007
Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHDES004
Create classic long hair up-styles
SHBHREF001
Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments
SHBXCCS004
Recommend products and services
SHBHDES002
Braid hair
Gold Coast
SHBHREF001
Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments
SHBHDES002
Braid hair
SHBHCUT006
Create combined haircut structures
SHBHIND002
Research and use hairdressing industry information
SHBHCUT011
Design and maintain beards and moustaches
SHBHDES004
Create classic long hair up-styles
SHBHCUT007
Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
Darling Downs and South West
SHBHCUT007
Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHCUT006
Create combined haircut structures
SHBHCUT011
Design and maintain beards and moustaches
SHBHBAS002
Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBXCCS004
Recommend products and services
SHBHDES002
Braid hair
SHBHDES004
Create classic long hair up-styles
Other
SHBHCUT012
Shave heads and faces
SHBHDES005
Select and apply hair extensions
SHBHIND004
Participate in session styling teams
SHBHREF003
Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments
SIRRINV001
Receive and handle retail stock
SIRRMER001
Produce visual merchandise displays

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to Domestic Students:

It is highly recommended that students have basic literacy, numeracy and computer skills or equivalent to Year 10, turned 16 or have relevant experience and/or qualifications that indicate likely success in completing the course.

 

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs. For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Kit requirements: Students will be responsible for purchasing the items that are required for hairdressing. This includes brushes, scissors, combs, blow dryer, thermal equipment, clippers and razors. These requirements will be discussed in detail on the first day of class and students should not purchase the items prior to study. 

Uniform: Students are required to wear a black shirt or top with sleeves, black pants or skirt and enclosed shoes. This uniform is required within the industry and meets workplace health and safety requirements.

Materials: You will need to purchase an A4-sized lever arch folder (Large) plus A4 dividers and reinforcement ring stickers suitable for this folder, as well as a USB and general writing materials such as pens, pencils, erasers and glue.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland