Updating Results

Certificate III in Hairdressing - Non Apprenticeship

  • Certificate

Design your own specialised skill set and build towards a successful hairdressing career with the Certificate III in Hairdressing (Non-Apprenticeship stream). With an emphasis on advanced hairstyling techniques, this course will teach you the skills you'll need for a thriving career in hairdressing.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
12 months full-time, 24 months part-time
Course Code
SHB30416, 093472J
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

This course is also available as an apprenticeship course. For more information please go here. You can choose to study a Certificate III in Hairdressing together with the SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering.

Makeover your career

Design your own specialised skill set and build towards a successful hairdressing career with the Certificate III in Hairdressing (Non-Apprenticeship stream). With an emphasis on advanced hairstyling techniques, this course will teach you the skills you'll need for a thriving 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.

Industry-ready training in real world situations

As part of Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Hairdressing (Non-Apprenticeship stream), you'll receive industry-ready training from experienced industry professionals. With expert knowledge guiding you throughout your studies, our course will provide you with highly sought after hairdressing techniques without the need for an apprenticeship. You'll learn necessary and specialist skills, including cut and colour, hair braiding, chemical and keratin protein straightening, even managing appointment booking systems. Melbourne Polytechnic's purpose-built fully-equipped training salon is open five days a week for real-world training right on campus. Working with industry bodies, we offer hairdressing students 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.

Be on the cutting edge of an exciting trade

Qualified hairdressers 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 and mastering new skills on the job.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be over the age of 16.

Study locations

Preston

Career pathways

On successful completion of this course, you may enter the industry as a hairdresser

  • Performance Industry Stylist
  • Salon Assistant
  • Hairstylist
  • Hairdresser
  • Barber

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.