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Course Overview

Course Code SHB30416
Course Title Certificate III in Hairdressing
CRICOS Code 093825M
Duration 52 weeks (including 12 weeks of holidays)
Main Intake Date

February, April, July, October

Location CBD Campus – 400 Queen Street, Melbourne

– Become a Qualified Hairdresser.
– Get Salon-ready.
– Flexible learning.
– Experienced Instructors.
– Melbourne CBD Location.
– Hands-On Training.

SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing is ideal for learners who who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing will prepare a learner to use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.


Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge questions
  • Research and Report/Assignment writing
  • Case studies/Simulated scenarios
  • Workplace Practical Demonstration

Units of Competency

The SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing requires 28 units of competency.

Core Units

BSBSUS201 – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBHBAS001 – Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHCLS002 – Colour and lighten hair
SHBHCLS003 – Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
SHBHCLS004 – Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
SHBHCLS005 – Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments
SHBHCUT001 – Design haircut structures
SHBHCUT002 – Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT003 – Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 – Create layered haircut structures
SHBHCUT005 – Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBHDES003 – Create finished hair designs
SHBHIND001 – Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
SHBHIND003 – Develop and expand a client base
SHBHREF002 – Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
SHBHTRI001 – Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBXCCS001 – Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002 – Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND001 – Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXIND002 – Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBXWHS001 – Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

Elective Units

SHBHBAS002 – Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHCUT006 – Create combined haircut structures
SHBHCUT007 – Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHDES002 – Braid hair
SHBHDES004 – Create classic long hair up-styles
SIRRINV001 – Receive and handle retail stock
SHBHREF003 – Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments

Entry Requirements

Students must satisfy the following Age, English and Academic requirements:

  • Age: must be 18 years or over
  • English Proficiency Level: an IELTS Band
  • 5.5 or equivalent OR undertake a TMG English language test.
  • Academic: Successful completion of Year 10 or its equivalent.


Course Fee


Other Fees Estimated Fees
Material Fee $90.00
Toolkit Fee $778.00
Product Fee $900.00

*Fees subject to change by the suppliers


Learners who successfully complete this qualification may pathway may undertake:

  • SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing
  • SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management
  • SHB80116 Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing Creative Leadership

Your Career

This qualification may provide possible job title:

  • Hairdresser in a Salon