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SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing

Combine a passion for leadership and artistic talent with the Certificate IV in Hairdressing! Explore Academia’s course.

  1. Do you love about all things beauty and styling?
  2. Determined to lead a team to success within a salon?
  3. Passionate about making clients feel their best with artistic hairstyling?

Remain at the forefront of what’s trending in the industry, and work with clients to help them look and feel their best!

Certificate IV in Hairdressing is the standard qualification for the hairdressing industry.

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, and makeup application.

All course units in the Certificate IV in Hairdressing are assessed in a workplace environment or in our on-campus salons, which are open to the public.

Certificate IV in Hairdressing Prerequisite

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who have:

  1. Achieved a Certificate III in Hairdressing (or equivalent)
  2. At least one year post qualification full time employment experience as a hairdresser in a salon environment where they have applied the skills and knowledge covered in the above (or equivalent) qualification

Work Placement

The Certificate III in Hairdressing does not include a work placement component, but you are assessed in Academia’s on-campus salon. The salon is open to the public and mimics a real-life workplace environment.

Career Pathways

The Certificate IV in Hairdressing provides the skill and knowledge to competently work as a hairdresser, with advanced techniques in:

  1. Cutting
  2. Styling
  3. Colouring

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: SHB40216
Course Name: Certificate IV in Hairdressing
CRICOS Code: 091493J
CRICOS Duration: 26 weeks registered on CRICOS including tuition and course breaks

Study Hairdressing in Melbourne!

Combine a passion for working with people with a desire to work in the creative and artistic hairdressing industry with Academia’s Certificate IV in Hairdressing!

Offered at our Melbourne CBD campus, students choose Academia to study hairdressing for its compassionate, caring leaders, state-of-the-art facilities, and on-campus salon, where they can put their newly acquired skills to the test!

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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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399 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000 - Australia
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Brisbane campus location

41 Raff Street, Brisbane Queensland 4000 - Australia
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Units of competency for the Certificate IV in Hairdressing

Unit Code
Unit Description
BSBMKG413
Promote products and services
BSBWOR502
Lead and manage team effectiveness
SHBBMUP003
Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBHCLS006
Solve complex colour problems
Unit Code
Unit Description
SHBHCLS007
Enhance hair designs using creative colouring and lightening techniques
SHBHCUT008
Design and perform creative haircuts
SHBHDES004
Create classic long hair up-styles
SHBHDES006
Design and style long hair creatively
Unit Code
Unit Description
SHBHTLS001
Provide technical leadership to hairdressing teams
SHBHTLS002
Research and use hairdressing trends to advance creative wo
SHBHTLS003
Work as a session stylist