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Hairdressing & Beauty Courses in Melbourne

All courses are fully approved and accredited by the Government of Australia

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Academia’s hairdressing and beauty school in Melbourne

Our hairdressing and beauty therapy courses are for the designer, stylist, and artistic director in you! Explore our courses.

Do you love all things beauty?

Imagine turning your passion into a fruitful and rewarding career. With Academia’s hairdressing and beauty therapy courses, you can!

Academia’s beauty and hairdressing courses are the first step towards a creative career in the beauty and personal care industry.

Furthermore, as Academia College is one of Melbourne's multi-course schools, our students have access to full classroom facilities, hair and beauty salons, computer labs for online industry research, all on campus in the convenient location of Melbourne’s Central Business District.

Enjoy financially secure job opportunities and work in this artistic industry both in Australia and internationally following our beauty courses in Melbourne!

Government subsidised funding is available. Find out more here.

Academia’s Salon

Our salon is open to the public, equipped with the latest hair and beauty tools allowing for real hands-on practical experience. This training maximises your job opportunities in the field of hairdressing.

Our Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy Instructors

Our Melbourne-based school instructors have 10 years of training experience, as well as an average of 15 years’ industry experience. In fact, all still enjoy working as hairdressers in leading salons or doing freelance hairdressing work!

Get the training you need for a career helping people to look and feel their best! Explore Academia’s hairdressing and beauty therapy courses.

Academia’s Hairdressing courses Melbourne

Certificate III in Hairdressing

Code: SHB30416

The Certificate III in Hairdressing is the minimum requirement to enter this exciting industry and work as a qualified hairdresser.

Through this course you’ll learn not only the basic technical skills including cutting, colouring, and styling, but also leadership skills, health and safety practices, and communication skills.

You’ll have the confidence and skills to provide hairdressing services in a salon or as a freelance hair stylist.

Certificate IV in Hairdressing

Code: SHB40216

This course reflects the role of a hairdresser in a more senior role. While haircutting and styling will be your core service, you can also strive for a managerial position, such as team leader.

The Certificate IV in Hairdressing equips you with the practical skills and confidence to work in a salon within a team, or become a freelance hair stylist.

Following the successful completion of this course, you can enter the Diploma of Salon Management

Diploma of Salon Management

Code: SHB50216

Combine a passion for hairdressing with the determination to lead! Strike the perfect balance as a manager through the Diploma of Salon Management.

After successfully completing this course, you can enter the industry at a managerial level, running the day-today operations of a salon as well as your team of hairdressers and beauty therapists.

Academia’s Beauty courses in Melbourne

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

Code: SHB40121

Want a career as a beauty therapist?

This industry is always growing, as new trends evolve and techniques are developed.

Through the Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy, you will learn the skills and knowledge required to confidently, safely, and effectively perform a range of beauty services.

Salon owners are always on the lookout for qualified, passionate individual leaders to join this industry - so get the right training and qualification with Academia!

Diploma of Beauty Therapy

Code: SHB50121

Your client is your canvas as you learn techniques in lash and brow treatments, make-up, massage, waxing, and more!

During your Diploma of Beauty Therapy, you will learn the skills and confidence you need to thrive in this industry and you’ll discover how to work independently and as part of a salon team.

Job outcomes include beauty therapist or a managerial role such as salon or spa manager.

Career pathways after studying at our hairdressing school in Melbourne

Academia’s hairdressing and beauty school in Melbourne trains and nurture’s the industry’s future creative designers, stylists, educators, salon owners, company technicians, and artistic directors!

Academia’s broad and varied range of courses open up numerous role and career opportunities, including:


Transform a client’s look and improve their confidence with a great haircut. Whether you cut, colour, style, or do it all, with the right qualifications you can succeed as part of a team in a salon, or even establish your own!

Salon Manager

Combine your skills with a pair of scissors with a passion to grow: become a salon manager and play a key role in a business’s success! Lead and manage a team of hairdressers and beauticians as a manager in a hairdressing or beauty.


Beauticians are commonly found in hairdressing salons but can also provide other types of beauty treatments, including manicures, waxing, and make-up. Find your passion and develop your skills as a beautician!

Make-up Artist

From styled photoshoots to weddings, formals, and everything in between: make clients feel their best as a make-up artist! Learn traditional techniques as well as emerging beauty trends when you study beauty therapy with Academia.

Nail Technician

Beyond giving clients manicures and pedicures, nail technicians must also maintain a safe and hygienic working environment, ensuing sterile equipment and tools.

Health Spa Manager

As a place of rest and relaxation, clients come to you to unwind or simply treat themselves! Provide a zen space where clients can truly unwind and enjoy a variety of beauty therapy services.

Why Study At Academia?

eauty therapy courses in Melbourne

Study at Academia and experience the world

In addition to our Australian Students, Academia has over 50 nationalities attending our Vocational and English courses on average at any point in time.

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Education and Industry Awards

Academia is known as a leader in quality tuition recognized by Industry and the Australian Government as our awards show.

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Campuses Location & Facilities

  1. Our campuses situated in the central business districts of Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia.
  2. Academia Hair and Beauty Students have access to Hairdressing Salons, Beauty Therapy lab, spacious classrooms all with sunlight access, electronic projectors, computer labs with free internet access during and outside class hours.
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mid-sized tertiary institution

You will be treated as an individual at Academia with personalized care and a tailored training plan for students who encounter difficulties in progressing in certain subjects.

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