Certificate III in Hairdressing

SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

Course Outcome

This qualification reflects the role of hairdressers who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation, technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. It includes practical skills such as design, colouring, foiling, men's and ladies cutting, long hair design and much more. You will be provided with class contact hours and real valid hands-on experience with real clients in our busy salon right across the road from the Iconic Flinders Street Station.


Employability Skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the hairdressing national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: http://training.gov.au/


Pathways Information

Certificate IV in Hairdressing. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a hairdresser in any industry environment, usually a salon.


Job Outcomes

Upon successful completion students are 'job ready' and recognised within the hairdressing industry as a fully qualified hairdresser.

Credits are also transferrable to any of our other courses where applicable.



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Transition Information:

Qualifications at Melbourne College are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. Melbourne College will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.


Course Details

Course Name: SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing
CRICOS Course Code: 093650G
Registration approved for Courses to Overseas Students
Duration: 60 weeks (including holidays)
Pre-requisite: You must have completed Year 10 to start this course, however special entry may be granted under exceptional circumstances.
Course Start Date: Every month
Accreditation: Nationally Recognized qualification
Training Resources: Are cost inclusive of course fees
Uniform: Compulsory dress code applies.
Consumable Stock: Is cost inclusive of course fee
Requirements: All applicants must be a minimum age of 15
Semester Break 2


What you will learn & the units of competence covered during your training.

These are the units that are covered within this qualification:

SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SSHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBHDES002 Braid hair
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic menís haircut structures
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments
SHBHREF001 Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base


Training is in a classroom setting, with a mix of practical work on clients, written work, workshops, and group discussion. Assessment includes project work, demonstration of skills & participation in discussions, written assessment and presentations.

This is a practical qualification with a lot of hands-on assessment and mandatory hours that students must complete before being eligible for graduation so attendance is important to ensure successful completion of this qualification. All skills assessment, will be required to be carried out on paying members of the public.