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Certificate III in Hairdressing - Apprenticeship

  • Certificate

With a carefully curated apprenticeship dedicated to teaching you advanced hairstyling techniques, Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Hairdressing (Apprenticeship stream) will teach you the skills you'll need for a fruitful career in...

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
3 years part-time
Course Code
SHB30416, 093472J
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Apr, Jul, Oct

About this course

This course is also available as a non-apprenticeship course. For more information please go here.

Learn a cutting edge trade

With a carefully curated apprenticeship dedicated to teaching you advanced hairstyling techniques, Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Hairdressing (Apprenticeship stream) will teach you the skills you'll need for a fruitful career in hairdressing. With an expected 31,000 job openings across the hairdressing industry in the next five years, it's a great time to pick up the scissors.

On the job training and specialist skills

As part of Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Hairdressing (Apprenticeship stream) you'll receive valuable training from an array of experienced trade professionals on-campus and at your workplace. With qualified industry leaders guiding you throughout your apprenticeship, our course will help you hone your salon techniques to apply on the job. You'll learn all of the necessary skills, including cut and colour, chemical straightening, hair design, client consultation and financial transactions. Our purpose-built fully-equipped training salon is open five days a week for additional real-world training that's still on campus. Melbourne Polytechnic offers hairdressing students the unique opportunities to take part in training workshops with industry experts, enter industry-accredited hair competitions and exhibit your skills in an end-of-year student showcase.

A career that's in demand and in style

Qualified hairdressers who have completed their apprenticeship can work within a range of hairdressing practices. You might find work in a salon, styling for television and film, or running your own hairdressing business. Hairdressers can also choose to specialise further, learning new skills on the job.

Entry requirements

Apprentices applying must be over the age of 15 and currently employed in the industry and indentured to a tradesperson.

Study locations

Preston

Career pathways

Students may enter into the industry as hairdressers.

  • Salon Assistant
  • Hairdresser
  • Hairstylist
  • Performance Industry Stylist

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.