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SHB30416 – Certificate III in Hairdressing

Course Summary:

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.

Career Outcomes:

  • Hairdresser



Class Delivery



Part time

Full time

Part time

Full time



12 months


36 months

Delivery Method:            

  • Workplace / Flexible Delivery
  • Classroom

How to Apply:                    

  • By phone:
    • Skillinvest Metro – 1300 135 008
    • Skillinvest Regional – 1300 308 620

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no prerequisites for this qualification

Fees and Charges:

  • Refer to the Fees & Charges link on the Skillinvest website (

Qualification Requirements:

To meet the packaging rules and attain the qualification, a total of 28 units must be completed, when selecting units:
  • 21 core unit
  • 7 elective units

Core Units:

  • BSBSUS201 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
  • SHBHBAS001 Perform Shampoo and Basin Services
  • SHBHCLS002 Colour and Lighten Hair
  • SHBHCLS003 Provide Full and Partial Head Highlighting Treatments
  • SHBHCLS004 Neutralise Unwanted Colours and Tones
  • SHBHCLS005 Provide On Scalp Full Head and Retouch Bleach Treatments
  • SHBHCUT001 Design Haircut Structures
  • SHBHCUT002 Create One Length or Solid Haircut Structures
  • SHBHCUT003 Create Graduated Haircut Structures
  • SHBHCUT004 Create Layered Haircut Structures
  • SHBHCUT005 Cut Hair Using Over-Comb Techniques
  • SHBHDES003 Create Finished Hair Designs
  • SHBHIND001 Maintain and Organise Tools, Equipment and Work Areas
  • SHBHIND003 Develop and Expand a Client Base
  • SHBHREF002 Straighten and Relax Hair with Chemical Treatments
  • SHBHTRI001 Identify and Treat Hair and Scalp Conditions
  • SHBXCCS001 Conduct Salon Financial Transactions
  • SHBXCCS002 Provide Salon Services to Clients
  • SHBXIND001 Comply with Organisational Requirements within a Personal Services Environment
  • SHBXIND002 Communicate as Part of a Salon Team
  • SHBXWHS001 Apply Safe Hygiene, Health and Work Practices

Elective Units: 

  • SHBHCUT006 Create Combined Haircut Structures
  • SHBHCUT007 Create Combined Traditional and Classic Men’s Haircut Designs
  • SHBHDES004 Create Classic Long Hair Up Styles
  • SHBHBAS002 Provide Head Neck Shoulder Massages for Relaxation
  • SHBHCCS001 Plan Hair Services for Special Events
  • SHBXCCS004 Recommend Products and Services
  • SHBHREF003 Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments