Certificate III In Hairdressing SHB30416

Course Information

  • Program Code SHB30416
  • CRICOS Code 096337C
  • Study Mode Classroom Based | Salon Training
  • Course Duration 60 weeks
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Course Overview

The Certificate III in Hairdressing is designed for those who wish to become a professional Hairdresser. Students at this level will demonstrate competence in communicating in the workplace, consulting with clients, selling products and services and applying a broad range of technical hairdressing services to clients. Individuals will develop a range of well-developed skills where discretion and judgement is required and are responsible for their own outputs.

Skills Covered

On completion, candidates will have the confidence and ability to provide a variety of hairdressing services including the following;

  • Perform hair colour services
  • Create haircut structures
  • Treat scalp conditions
  • Provide head neck and shoulder massage
  • Perform full and partial Foiling, tinting and bleaching services
  • Provide chemical and protein treatments
  • Hair design and styling
  • Classic men’s haircuts
  • Provide client services


Assessment methods may include:

  • Written and oral assessment
  • Project/Assignment
  • Demonstration/ Observation
  • Scenarios/ Roleplay
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Workplace case studies

Units of competency

The Certificate II requires 28 units of competency

UnitUnit Description
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
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
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHREF003 Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments
SHBHREF001 Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments
SHBHCLS006 Solve complex colour problems

Entry Requirements

  • Must be of 18 years of age
  • Successful completion of a Pre-training review with NAHB
  • English proficiency levels of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent or completion of a Literacy, Language and Numeracy (LLN) assessment
  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent


  • SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing
  • SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management

This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.


Graduates from the Certificate III will have the following opportunities;

  • Qualified Hairdresser
  • Salon Owner. Manager
  • Colour Stylist
  • Backstage Hair Stylist



Tuition Fee $14,445.00
Learning Resources, Materials & Kits $1,130.00
Admission Fee $250.00
Total Course Fee $15,825.00