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Highly develop sales, consulting, technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients

SHB30416 - Certificate III in Hairdressing

12 months
Delivery Mode
Government Funding
Funding Option

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Course Overview

The course is delivered over 7 stages and is typically delivered consecutively within a nominal period of 12 months, with some classes delivered up to 24 months (depending on experience, capacity to absorb information and possible credits and different electives applied at enrolment). Learn all about about the foundations of hairdressing, styling, cutting techniques for long and short hair types

Target Audience

This course has no formal pre-requisites for entry and is open to anyone interested in pursuing or enhancing a career in the Hairdressing Industry.

This qualification is for those who wish to start a career in the Hairdressing industry and is open to the general public which has been designed for those who
have minimal or no skills in an industry that enjoy face to face interactive learning, with a high content of practical application to skills acquisition.

Career Opportunities

  • Salon Qualified Hairdresser
  • Salon Manager/Owner
  • Salon Manager/Owner
  • Pathway into Barbering
  • Department Store/ Hair Product Sales Consultant
  • Freelance/ Mobile Hairdresser
  • Special Events Hair Stylist
  • Hairdresser in Health/Resorts
  • Hairdresser on a Cruise Ship
  • Hairdressing Equipment Sales Representative
  • Hairdressing Educator
  • Film and Photography Hair Stylist

Course Duration

Typically, 12 months including school holidays preriods, and may vary on individual applicants’ circumstances.

The duration may be reduced for individual Learner if credit towards the qualification is given in the form of recognition of prior learning, credit transfer or where the learner has some industry experience where skill gap training may be a more appropriate training program for that learner.

This information is collected and analysed during information and enrolment session.

Delivery Locations

This course is delivered in the following locations

Avante Education Skills Training Centres

Avante Education Campus

Avante Education Campus

Entry Requirements

This qualification does not require any formal prerequisites for entry into the SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing. New entrants into the industry as well as people with some experience are welcome to apply.


Minimum technology requirements


Prospective learners will be required to go through a formal face to face and/ or CiRT Interview with one of our Learning Pathway Advisors to establish whether the desired course is the correct qualification for their career path/job prospects.

Applicants who have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification are not required to complete a LLN Assessment.

As part of the Pre-training interview process with a prospective learner, a digital literacy evaluation will be conducted (PC Skills) to ensure that they will be successfully able to complete a course with an online component.

This includes but not limited to:

  • The ability to logon to a computer
  • Access emails and click a link within an email.
  • Login into an online database (LLN Tool)
  • Use a mouse and keyboard.
  • Read and respond to online text.


Candidates who meet the minimum requirements for LLN evaluation would be considered to meet PC Literacy requirements

Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements for LLN evaluation will be evaluated individually.

Units of Competency

To achieve SHB30416 – Certificate III in Hairdressing qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency:

28 units of competency:

  • 21 Core units
  • 7 Elective units
Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
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
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
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base


The electives selected for the qualification are the following

Unit CodeUnit Name
SHBHDES002 Braid hair
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures
SHBHREF001 Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock


Avante Education have selected the following forms of Assessment Methods

  • Written activities
  • Practical Observation
  • Portfolio


The assessment process will include the gathering of evidence to demonstrate the learner’s competency as demonstrated in the workplace and underpinning knowledge in theory-based assessments.

Trainers will be provided with detailed instructions to assessment requirements for each unit. (The specific methods for each Unit of Competency are identified within this document under ‘Evidence Gathering Techniques’; further detail is available in the Assessor Assessment Guide).

This is a competency-based program, assessment occurs throughout the entire program until the learner either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or any further training needs are identified and addressed.

Accreditation & Award

Upon successful completion of all units which meet the packaging rules in this course of study, learners will be awarded the qualification SHB30416  Certificate III in Hairdressing

The issuance of this qualification is subject to:

Credit Transfer

Avante Education has a policy to acknowledge formal Statements of Attainments issued by another RTO.

Where learners have made an application for Credit Transfer on any of the equivalent units in this qualification, credit will be granted, and the learner will not be required to repeat the training in those units where application has been made and credit has been granted.

Recognition of Prior Learning

The competencies in this qualification may be attained through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL takes into consideration the candidates’ previous training, work and life experience.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) opportunities will be identified and addressed during the pre-training interview process.

Learners will also be provided with an RPL Candidate guide to assist the learner in identifying any Recognition of Prior Learning either through previous training, work, or life experience or to how to prepare a portfolio of evidence.


All learners a required to have a device which meet the minimum requirements of our Student BYOD policy.

Avante Salons

We offer professional fully equipped commercial salons. Practical skills formation activities are performed under the supervision of qualified trainers and assessors.

Fees & Funding

This is our standard fee based on a full program enrolment. Program fees vary based on each individual’s enrolment details. Final course fees are offered after an individual assessment.  For more information click here

Application Fee $200 $200
Digital Learner Resources1 $80 $80
Tuition Fee TBA 02
Materials Kit for Trade $1,3953 $1,3953
  • 1 - Accessing the learner resources can either be digital (online access via a personal computer or mobile device) or hardcopy (printed learner resources). Printed learner resources are an extra $420
  • 2 - Tuition Fee for students eligible for Victorian Government subsidised training
  • 3 - Must be purchased prior to commencement. The kit includes all tools necessary to complete all practical assessments

Payment Options

We have payment options to suit your needs.   Payment options are selected in the Pre-Training Review stage after your initial application

  • humm Buy Now, Pay Later
  • zip Buy Now, Pay Later
  • Credit Card


Once you officially accept your Letter of Offer in your Pre-Training Proposal payment can be made to then be official enrolled into the program

By Now, Pay Later
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Pay via Credit Card
Pay via credit card via our payment gateway once you receive your official invoice via email.


If you have decided that you are ready to start the SHB30416 – Certificate III in Hairdressing course then please apply for one of our upcoming intakes below.

When you apply for an intake, you will fill out the Enrolment form online and you will received confirmation details once payment has been made at the end of this form.

If you have any question about any of our upcoming intakes or you can’t find one that suits you, then please fill out the enquiry form here and we will be happy to assist you further.

course tile - SHB30416 - Certificate III in Hairdressing
Intake Name Location Course Start Date Course End Date
HA3119190 | SHB30416 - Certificate III in Hairdressing | Assessment Only 3/49-51 Horne Street, Sunbury VIC 3429
HA311T2-0140/C2201 | Apprenticeships 3/49-51 Horne Street, Sunbury VIC 3429

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