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SIH40111 Certificate IV in Hairdressing


SIH40111 Certificate IV in Hairdressing is the standard qualification for the hairdressing industry and all course units will be assessed in a workplace environment or in our Salons open to the public.

This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior hairdressers who develop complex technical skills and knowledge working as part of or coordinating a salon team. It includes senior hairdressers who work as technical advisers with a hairdressing products company; or independently as a freelance session stylist. Functions at this level include the self-directed application of a broad range of knowledge and skills and the provision of technical leadership, training and support to colleagues. A hairdresser at this level may provide specialist services, including haircutting, hair design, hair colouring, complex colour correction, hair extensions, chemical reformation, trichology and makeup application.

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Course Recognition

Course Code: SIH40111
Course Name: Certificate IV in Hairdressing
CRICOS Code: 077128C
CRICOS Duration: 26 Weeks registered on CRICOS, including tuition and course breaks
Course Delivery Location: Melbourne Campus (152 Elizabeth Street Melbourne VIC 3000)

Units of competency for the Certificate IV in Hairdressing

Unit Code
Unit Description
Coordinate work teams
Provide technical leadership within the hairdressing context
Research and utilise hairdressing trends to advance creative work
Design and apply creative long hair designs
Unit Code
Unit Description
Design and apply classic long hair up styles
Solve complex colour problems
Design and apply make-up for photography
Work as a session stylist
Unit Code
Unit Description
Promote products and services
Apply creative colouring and lightening techniques to enhance hair designs
Design and perform creative haircuts

Job Roles (Possible Careers)

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent as a Hairdresser with advanced Hairdressing Techniques


After achieving SIH40111 Certificate IV in Hairdressing individuals may undertake:

SIH80113 Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing Creative Leadership

Study, Assessment Methods and Facilities

This course is delivered face-to-face, through a combination of tutorials and hairdressing lab workshops. You will be assessed through written tests, hairdressing-based tasks, and assignments Equipment includes: Fully Equipped Hairdressing Salons, Training Salon, Printed and on line Resources. Spacious classrooms, free internet access