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SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

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Step into the world of hairdressing with industry-led training from Academia! Explore the Certificate III in Hairdressing.

  1. Are you passionate about all things hair, including the latest trends and styles?
  2. Do you yearn for a creative career in the ever-growing beauty industry?
  3. Want to work in a talented team, helping your clients feel their best?

Sounds like hairdressing is right for you!

The Certificate III in Hairdressing is the minimum qualification required to enter into the hairdressing industry.

Academia provides students a broad range of technical skills required to perform hair cutting, design, styling, and colouring.

Alongside technical skills, you’ll also learn early leadership skills for problem resolution, as well as customer service, health, hygiene, and communication.

Such skills can be applied across a range of roles in a variety of contexts, opening up many doors for your future! Clients will rely on you for expert advice when they visit you for high-quality haircuts, designs, and styling.

The Certificate III in Hairdressing is delivered face-to-face, through a combination of tutorials and practical hairdressing classes in our on-campus hairdressing salon.

You will be assessed through written tests, hairdressing-based practical tasks and assignments.

Career Pathways

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent as a hairdresser through a variety of career opportunities, including:

  1. Salon hairdresser
  2. Salon stylist or colourist
  3. Photography stylist
  4. Film and television hair stylist

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

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Course Recognition

Nationally Recognised Hairdressing Courses
Course Code: SHB30416
Course Name: Certificate III in Hairdressing
CRICOS Code: 093794B
CRICOS Duration: 50 weeks registered on CRICOS including tuition and course breaks

Units of competency for the Certificate III in Hairdressing

Unit Code
Unit Description
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Provide shampoo and basin services
Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
Colour and lighten hair
Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments
Design haircut structures
Create one length or solid haircut structures
Unit Code
Unit Description
Create graduated haircut structures
Create layered haircut structures
Cut hair using over-comb techniques
Create combined haircut structures
Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
Create finished hair designs
Create classic long hair up-styles
Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
Research and use hairdressing industry information
Develop and expand a client base
Unit Code
Unit Description
Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
Conduct salon financial transactions
Provide salon services to clients
Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
Communicate as part of a salon team
Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
Receive and handle retail stock
Produce visual merchandise displays Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments

Study Hairdressing in Melbourne!

Ready to enter the creative world of hairdressing and hair styling? Before you do, you’ll need the right qualification!

Study hairdressing in Melbourne with Academia to enjoy quality education led by passionate teachers and educators.

Our Melbourne campus is centrally located in the CBD, close to all public transport.

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399 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 - Australia
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41 Raff Street, Brisbane Queensland 4000 - Australia
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