SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

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Certificate III in Hairdressing

Full Time: 3-4 Days Per Week | 12 Months

Part Time: 2 Days Per Week | 24 Months

Day: 9:30am - 3:30pm

30th Jan 2024, 22 July 2024

This qualification reflects the role of hairdressers who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. They use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a hairdresser in any industry environment, usually a salon.

This course provides training in the fundamentals of hairdressing techniques and services including:

Shampoo & Basin Services

Men's & Ladies Haircuts

Colouring & Highlighting Services

Salon Services

Chemical & Protein Straightening

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Why choose SCA?

To be awarded SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing, a student must complete a total of Twenty-eight (28) units of competency, consisting of:

Twenty-one (21) core units, and;

Seven (7) elective units

These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.

Entry Requirements

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

Course Delivery

This course is delivered via face-to-face teaching, demonstration, and practical application. Students experience a simulated workplace environment, with access to equipment, products and facilities reflecting industry practice. Students are also required to complete a total of 100 hours mandatory work experience to be undertaken prior to course completion.

Full Time: 3-4 Days Per Week | 12 Months

Part Time: 2 Days Per Week | 24 Months

Day: 9:30am - 2:30pm

South Coast Academy offer payment plans for all courses and are an approved Smart and Skilled Funding Provider for our Certificate Level Qualifications.

Fee for Service

Course Cost
Course Deposit

Paid upon enrolment to secure spot in course

Payment Plan
Eleven (11) x monthly payments $954.54

Charged on the first of every month.

Student Kits

The following kits are required for purchase for this course:

Hairdressing Kit

You can find more information on student kits by clicking the button below.

Whats included

All teacher directed learning

Online Learner Management System (LMS)

Student Uniform & ID Card

Industry Product Training

All learning resources

All learning resources

Smart and Skilled Funding

SCA Offer funding options which are available for the Certificate III in Hairdressing subject to eligibility. Please visit the Smart and Skilled website for further information. 

The SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing qualification teaches the fundamental skills and knowledge in Hairdressing.

This qualification allows many options to work in a Hair Salon, or even open one of your own.

Potential career opportunities include:



Hair Stylist

Hair Colourist

Freelance Hairdresser

Hair Product Sales Advisor

SCA Recruitment Services

South Coast Academy offers a Recruitment Service to assist those in the Hair and Beauty industries looking for employment opportunities.

For Job Board Candidates and SCA Students, we offer:

Job Opportunity Notifications

Resume Writing Assistance

Interview Preparation

Job Ready Workshops focusing on presentation skills

Student Clinic

SCA operates a student run clinic day designed to enable students to gain valuable experience and skills for treating clients in a Beauty Salon environment.

SCA students are supervised by an Educator and perform treatments in which they have been deemed competent in. SCA’s Beauty Clinic allows students to build the skills needed to find work placement and employment after their qualification.

Contact the Academy to book in your enrolment interview

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