SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

A Certificate III in Hairdressing is the best way to start a career in hairdressing. 

Course Summary

  • Duration: up to 50 weeks
  • Accreditation: Nationally accredited - SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing
  • Training locations: Melbourne
  • Enrolment Fee: $250 Eligibility criteria applies
  • Material Fee: $480.00 (GST included).

Easy to Manage

Our Certificate III in Hairdressing is easy to manage with flexible two day per week part time study.

Government Funded

Our Certificate III in Hairdressing is Government funded through the Victorian Skills First Program.

Enrol online today to learn more about this course - Phone: 1300 659 557 

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Course Information

Current intake is full, please contact admissions for next intake or a link for the next intake.

Enrol Now

Current intake is full, please contact admissions for next intake or a link for the next intake.


Hair and Beauty Training Australia
Level 6, 250 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Phone: 03 9654 3000
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Course Cost

Skills for Victoria - Government Funded Training 


Skills for Victoria is a state-wide training program that allows for substantially lower training fees to be associated with nationally accredited training courses. Eligibility criteria applies to these type of courses. 

To find out if you're eligible, contact us or use our online interactive eligibility tool. 


Course Outline

Training Session Structure

This hairdressing course comes with a flexible and easy to manage study load. Students are expected to complete two days of training per week over a 48 week period. 

  • Two training sessions per week
  • 48 weeks in total
  • 96 total training sessions

The dates of which these sessions land on depend on the intake period you choose. To get a timetable, select an intake session from the table above.

Skills Covered

During your Certificate III in Hairdressing course you will cover these key skill areas:

  • Hair analysis including hair treatment plans along with scalp and hair conditioning
  • Hair cutting including ladies and mens cuts along with layering and texturing techniques
  • Colouring including permanent, semi-permanent, tining, toning and foiling methods
  • Salon skills covering work area maintenance, client consultation, payments and general work skills
  • Curling and straightening services
  • Hair styling including sectioning, tonging, setting, and many more

Certificate III in Hairdressing - Units of Competency

Over the duration of your course you will complete the following nationally accredited units of competency:


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Provide shampoo and basin services


Colour and lighten hair


Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments


Neutralise unwanted colours and tones


Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments


Design haircut structures


Create one length or solid haircut structures (*SHBHCUT001)


Create graduated haircut structures (*SHBHCUT001)


Create layered haircut structures (*SHBHCUT001)


Cut hair using over-comb techniques (*SHBHCUT001)


Create finished hair designs


Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas


Develop and expand a client base


Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments


Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions


Conduct salon financial transactions


Provide salon services to clients


Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment


Communicate as part of a salon team


Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices


Create combined haircut structures (*SHBHCUT002; SHBHCUT003; SHBHCUT004)


Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures (*SHBHCUT002;



Create classic long hair up-styles


Plan hair services for special events


Recommend products and services


Produce visual merchandise displays


Research and use hairdressing industry information



    Education Pathways

    Following completion of our Certificate III in Hairdressing, students will be able to apply for recognition of prior learning towards a number of Hair & Beauty industry qualifications.

    Job Placements Opportunities

    Career Outcomes

    Our Hair & Beauty Salon is located amongst Melbourne's leading fashion, hair and beauty stylists. Opportunities exist with these employers within the Melbourne CBD and closer to your home. Our trainers and student support staff will assist with resume creation and developing presentation skills necessary to impress these employers and more over gain work experience and hopefully a job within these establishments.

    Speak to our team today to learn more about where this course will take you. 

    Phone: 1300 659 557 to speak to a career expert today.

    USI: The Commonwealth Government have recently introduced 'Unique Student Identifier' numbers. It's mandatory that all students attending this course register for a free USI prior to commencement. Registering only takes a few minutes.

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