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SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing


SHB40216 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, and makeup application.

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who have:

achieved a Certificate III in Hairdressing (or equivalent); and 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

Course Recognition

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

Units of competency for the Certificate IV in Hairdressing

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

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 SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing individuals may undertake:

  1. SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management
  2. SHB80116 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

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