Certificate IV in Hairdressing

SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing

Course Outcome

This certificate will expand your existing skills. It will upgrade your skills and develop a pathway to work as a senior hairdresser in a salon, a freelance session stylist or a technical advisor for companies.


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/


Course Details

Course Name: SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing
CRICOS Course Code: 091498D
Registration approved for Courses to Overseas Students
Duration: 34 weeks (including holidays)
Pre-requisite: Certificate III in Hairdressing & 12 months salon experience as a qualified hairdresser.
Requirements: If you are under 18 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.
Course Start Date: Every month
Accreditation: Nationally Recognized qualification
Training Resources: Hair extension packs to be purchased, supply own equipment
Uniform: Compulsory dress code applies.
Semester Break: 2


Pathway Information

After completion of this Certificate further education includes the following qualifications - Diploma of Salon Management or Diploma of beauty therapy.


Job Outcomes

Senior hairdresser, Salon supervisor, Salon owner or Manager.

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.


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

These are the units that are covered within this qualification:

SHBHTLS002 Research and use hairdressing trends to advance creative work
SHBHCUT008 Design and perform creative haircuts
SHBHCLS006 Solve complex colour problems
SHBHCLS007 Enhance hair designs using creative colouring and lightening techniques
BSBMKG413 Promote products and services
SHBHDES006 Design and style long hair creatively
SHBHDES005 Select and apply hair extensions
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make up
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBHTLS003 Work as a session stylist
SHBHTLS001 Provide technical leadership to hairdressing teams


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 and debates, written assessment and presentations. All skills assessment, will be required to be carried out on paying members of the public.