This qualification reflects the role of skilled senior hairdressers who use a range of highly developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. These senior hairdressers provide specialist services in one or more areas including haircutting, design, colouring and complex colour correction, trichology and chemical reformation. They work independently and many hairdressers at this level provide technical leadership, training and support to team members.

Entry Requirements

Students will need to demonstrate the Learning, Literacy and Numeracy skills required for this course prior to course commencement.

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who have:

  1. Achieved a Certificate III in Hairdressing (or equivalent): AND
  2. At least one year post-qualification full time employment experience as a hairdresser in a salon environment where they have applied the skills and knowledge covered in the above (or equivalent) qualification.

Student Clinic

SCA operates a student run clinic day designed to enable students to gain valuable experience and skills for treating clients in an Hair Salon environment. SCA students are supervised by an educator and perform treatments in which they have been deemed competent in. SCA’s Hair Clinic allows students to build the skills needed to find work placement and employment after their qualification.

Included in the course

All Learning Resource material (ebook), SCA Uniform, Bag and Student ID Card.

Course Units

Core Units

SHBHTLS001 – Provide technical leadership to hairdressing teams

SHBHTLS002 – Research and use hairdressing trends to advance creative work

Elective units

SHBHCLS006 – Solve complex colour problems

SHBHCLS007 – Enhance hair designs using creative colouring and lightening techniques

SHBHCUT008 – Design and perform creative haircuts

SHBHDES004 – Create classic long hair up styles

SHBHREF003 – Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments

SHBHTLS003 – Work as a session stylist

SHBHTRI003 – Develop and apply scalp treatment therapies

BSBMKG413 – Promote products and services

BSBWOR502 – Lead and manage team effectiveness

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