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Study hairdressing and barbering

Our hairdressing courses will prepare you to perform the full range of client services including consultation and advice, hair and scalp treatments, haircutting, hair design, colour, and lightening for both male and female clients. You’ll have direct contact with real clients and use top quality products in our purpose-built facilities, giving you everything you need to launch your hairdressing career.

The job outlook for hairdressers in Australia is very positive. The industry is experiencing a skills shortage across Australia with many employers finding it difficult to find suitable applicants to fill available positions. There are expected to be up to 50,000 new hairdressing jobs available over the next five years with employers looking for qualified workers with good customer service and teamwork skills.

TAFE Queensland offers a range of courses in hairdressing, barbering, and salon management. You’ll gain valuable customer service, time management, and teamwork skills and experience the basic realities of life in a salon. By the time you graduate you will have worked with real clients in a real-world setting, making you highly competitive and experienced in the job market.

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Career outcomes
  • Barber
  • Hairdresser
  • Hair stylist
  • Salon manager
 
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TAFE Priority Training Program

If you're thinking of studying a diploma, certificate IV, or certificate III course you may be eligible for funding through the TAFE Priority Training Program (TPTP). This funding is available to eligible students who enrol in applicable programs after 1 July 2018. 

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A cut above the rest

After completing her hairdressing apprenticeship and working in the industry for 10 years, Heather McMurtrie opened her own salon. She now sends her apprentices to TAFE Queensland to get the same practical training she received. 


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Nurunderi

Putting his best hair forward

Eighteen-year-old Travis Turner is officially on his way to achieveing his dream of becoming a hairdresser after securing an apprenticeship at Globe Creative in Paddington, Brisbane.


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Cairns

A career of highlights

Hairdressing teacher Paul Pardini has just notched up 10 years working at the TAFE Queensland Cairns campus and is passionate about providing quality training to the next generation of hair stylists. 


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