Hairdressing and barbering
Develop cutting-edge skills you need for a career in hairdressing and barbering. At TAFE Queensland you’ll have direct contact with real clients and use top quality products in our purpose-built facilities.
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 and barbers 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 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 and barbering. 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 in the job market.
- Hair stylist
- Salon manager
Hairdressing and barbering courses
Certificate III in Hairdressing
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.
- Hair Stylist
TAFE Queensland hairdressing salons
Our modern, purpose-built salons give our hairdressing students an opportunity to put theory into practice and gain practical skills in a real-world environment. The fully-operational salons are set up like a real life hairdressing salon with reception desks, hair washing basins, work stations, mirrors, salon trolleys, heat dyers and accelerators. A full range of hairdressing tools and equipment including training mannequins are available for students to practice their styling techniques.
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