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Certificate III in Hairdressing

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Become a fully qualified hairdresser with the Certificate III in Hairdressing. Learn the theory and practical skills used in the salon every day, as well as the latest trends in cutting and colouring.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
12 months full-time, 36 months part-time
Course Code
SHB30416
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$4,706 total

About this course

Become a fully qualified hairdresser with the Certificate III in Hairdressing. Learn the theory and practical skills used in the salon every day, as well as the latest trends in cutting and colouring.

You'll also learn important skills in client communication that will make you a valuable asset to any hairdressing team.

This course can be delivered on campus in our state-of-the-art salon environment, or as an apprenticeship, meaning you'll get the chance to apply your new skills to the work environment as you go. We'll support you to balance study and work, and you'll gain valuable on-the-job experience that will boost your CV and give you the confidence to go out into the workforce.

This course is available as part of the JobTrainer initiative for eligible students.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an information session.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
  • Apprentices only: Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship contract before applying for this course (Apprentices only).

Applicants must also have:

  • The ability to work autonomously
  • Strong communication skills essential
  • Physical skills appropriate to the job role
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills

Study locations

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Career pathways

This course will prepare you to work in the hair and beauty industry as a fully qualified Hairdresser.

Armed with these essential salon skills, you'll have the opportunity to take your skills to any location and work across a range of different salon types.

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.