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Hairdressing Courses in Melbourne

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Academia’s hairdressing school in Melbourne

Our hairdressing 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 courses, you can!

Academia’s 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 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 hairdressing 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 hairdressing tools allowing for real hands-on practical experience. This training maximises your job opportunities in the field of hairdressing.

Our Hairdressing 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 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.

Career pathways after studying at our hairdressing school in Melbourne

Academia’s hairdressing 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.

Why Study At Academia?

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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 hairdressing Students have access to Hairdressing Salons, spacious classrooms all with sunlight access, electronic projectors, computer labs with free internet access during and outside class hours.
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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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