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Course Overview

Course Code SHB30416
Course Title Certificate III in Hairdressing
CRICOS Code 093825M
Duration 1 Year
Main Intake Date

February, April, July, October

Location Melbourne City Campus

– 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 an English language test at TMG.
  • Academic: Successful completion of Year 10 or its equivalent.


Course Fee


Other Fees Estimated Fees
Application Fee $250
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