SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing Course

What does a Hairdresser do?

Hairdressers provide a broad range of salon services to clients including:

  • providing advice on hair care, beauty products and hairstyles

  • shampooing hair and conditioning scalps

  • colouring, straightening and permanently waving hair with chemical solutions

  • cutting hair with scissors, clippers and razors

  • styling hair into dreadlocks and braids and adding hair extensions

  • shaving and trimming beards and moustaches

  • cleaning work areas and sanitising instruments

  • arranging appointments and collecting payments

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of hairdressers who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. They use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a hairdresser in any industry environment, usually a salon.

The focus of the qualification is on Ladies Hairdressing, however there are Men’s cutting units delivered in the qualification.

In Australia* no occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification.

  • Occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements MAY apply to this qualification in other countries.

Key Information

Qualification Code and Title: SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

Next intake date: all year round

CRICOS Code: 094739A

Outcomes

This qualification will give you the skills you need to become a:

  • Hairdresser

Course Structure

To be competent in this qualification, 28 Units must be completed:

  • Twenty-one (21) Core units of competency

  • Seven (7) Elective units of competency consisting of:

    • all three (3) units from Group A or all three (3) units from Group B

    • four (4) units from Group C.

Local Students (Classroom) 
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Course Duration
  • 52 Weeks full time (3 days per week + self-study)

  • 78 Weeks part time (1 day per week + self-study)

Delivery Modes
  • Classroom Based (face-to-face practical and theory)

Locations

Fitzroy, Campbellfield, Coolaroo,, Jacana, Laverton, Truganina and Vermont.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites required to enter the Certificate III in Hairdressing.

Prior to enrolling in this course, students must complete the Victorian International Academy Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and Pre-Training Review interview so we can assess the suitability of this course to meet your needs. For a successful enrolment, students should be 18 years old. Students under 18 will need to meet additional entry requirements, including parent/guardian consent and if no longer attending school, students will also need permission from the Department of Education and Training.

Selection for enrolment in our courses will be approved for applicants who meet the qualification entry requirements. In line with Government policy, students with intellectual and physical disabilities and who meet the entry criteria are encouraged to participate in training.

Skills First

Students may be eligible for subsidised training under the Victorian Government’s Skills First Program.

VIA will assess you eligibility for a government funded place prior to enrolment but you can find out more and check your eligibility on the Victorian Skills Gateway:

https://www.skills.vic.gov.au/s/how-to-check-your-eligibility

Course Fees

The fees you will need to pay will depend on your eligibility for a government subsidised place.  Please see our Statement of Fees documents for more information.

Statement of Fees

Other financial support

You may also be eligible to receive payments to support you while studying at Victorian International Academy.  Please see the Department of Human Services website for more information:

Department of Human Services – Students and trainees

 

Apprenticeships (Workplace)

Course Duration
  • 2 Years (full time)

  • 3 Years (part time)

Delivery Modes
  • Classroom Based (face-to-face practical and theory)

Locations
  • in the student’s workplace

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites required to enter the Certificate III in Hairdressing course.  To undertake this qualification as an Apprenticeship, students must be working for a minimum of 13 hours per week in a part-time or full-time (not casual) role in a suitable roles in a Salon.
 

Prior to enrolling in this course, students must complete the Victorian International Academy’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy and Pre-Training Review interview so we can assess the suitability of this course to meet your needs.  For a successful enrolment, students should be 18 years old.  Students under 18 will need to meet additional entry requirements, including parent/guardian consent and if no longer attending school, student may also need permission from the Department of Education and Training.

Selection for enrolment in our courses will be approved for applicants who meet the qualification entry requirements.  In line with Government policy, students with intellectual and physical disabilities and who meet the entry criteria are encouraged to participate in training.
 

Skills First

Students may be eligible for subsidised training under the Victorian Government’s Skills First Program.  VIA will assess your eligibility for a government funded place prior to enrolment but you can find out more and check your eligibility on the Victorian Skills Gateway:

https://www.skills.vic.gov.au/s/how-to-check-your-eligibility

 
Course Fees

The fees you will need to pay will depend on your eligibility for a government subsidised place.  Students will also need to purchase a Hairdressing Kit with the tools and equipment needed for your training.  Please see our Statement of Fees documents for more information:

Statement of Fees

Other financial support

You may also be eligible to receive payments to support you while studying at Victorian International Academy.  Please see the Department of Human Services website for more information:

Department of Human Services – Students and trainees

 

International Students

 
Course Duration
  • 56 Weeks (including 4 weeks holiday break)

Delivery Modes
  • Classroom Based (face-to-face practical and theory)

Locations
  • Fitzroy

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites required to enter the Certificate III in Hairdressing but students must satisfy the following Age, English language and Academic requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or over

  • Must have a satisfactory English Proficiency level of 5.5 or equivalent on IELTS Band

  • Must have completed Year 10 or its equivalent

Prior to enrolling in this course, students must complete Victorian International Academy’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and Pre-Training Review interview so we can assess the suitability of this course to meet your needs and to identify any areas of support required. For a successful enrolment, students must be 18 years old.

Selection for enrolment in our courses will be approved for applicants who meet the qualification entry requirements. In line with Government policy students with intellectual and physical disabilities and who meet the entry criteria are encouraged to participate in training.

Course Fees:

Refer to Statement of Fees for more information

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