SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing


Certificate III in Hairdressing has been designed as a qualification for new entrants or existing workers in a hairdressing environment.

Training can be on the job or at the college in a salon setting, with a mix of practical work on clients, written work, workshops, and group discussion. Assessment includes theory work, demonstration of skills & participation in salon duties, written and or oral tests. All practical assessments will be required to be carried out on paying members of the public.


Duration:          Apprenticeships 36 months


Pre-requisite:     None

Offered to:       Apprentices




Cost:             Apprentices will receive funding according to Queensland Government funding contribution                            guidelines this will be discussed at time of enrolment


               SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing       

               SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management.  

At this level of hairdressing duties include performing a range of hairdressing practical tasks, interacting with customers and providing customer service, following workplace safety procedures, demonstrating effective hairdressing environment work practices, providing assistance to colleagues and developing hairdressing industry knowledge.


28 units must be completed:

  •  21 core units

  •  7 elective units

Core Units
  BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair  

   BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
   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 (Learner selects 7 units from below)

   SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structure

   SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional & classic men's haircut

   SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles

   SHBHBAS002 Provide head neck & shoulder massage for relaxation

   SHBHCUT011 Design and maintain beards and moustaches

   SHBHDES002 Braid hair

   SHBHDES005 Select and apply hair extensions

   SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services

   SHBHREF001  Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments

This is a practical qualification with a lot of hands-on assessment and mandatory hours that learners must complete before obtaining a successful completion of this qualification. All skills assessments will be required to be carried out on paying members of the public.

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