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RTO Code: 3113 CRICOS Code: 00124K (Melbourne) 02475D (Sydney)
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Program Overview

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.


Program Requirements and Prerequisites

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.


    Program Fees and Charges

    For more information on course fees, click HERE.

      Skills Recognition Online Tool

      If you have worked for a period of time and feel confident that you can do a particular job, but don't have a formal qualification, then Skills Recognition (RPL) will benefit you.

      A Skills Recognition online tool is available for this qaulification, which means that you can complete the process in your own time at your own pace. The online tool can be accessed here.


        Program Contact

        Call 1300 82 33 87

          Program Quick Guide

          Fulfil your dream of becoming a hairdresser by completing this entry level qualification for the hairdressing industry.

          Upon completion students will be competent in:

          • the full range of hairdressing skills including designing, cutting and colouring
          • a high level of communication skills
          • consulting and advising clients
          • promoting products and services

            Program Structure

            To successfully qualify for the SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing qualification, participants must successfully complete a total of twenty-eight (28) units of competency, comprising of:

            • twenty-one (21) core units;
            • seven (7) elective units, consisting of:
            • all three (3) units from Group A or all three (3) units from Group B;
            • four (4) units from Group C.

            Click HERE for more information about the course.

            Pathway Opportunities

            Find out more about pathways and credits.


              Workplace Health & Safety

              Your health and wellbeing during your study with Victoria Polytechnic is of the highest importance to us.  It is important that you are aware of health and safety when you are attending workshops or practical labs at Victoria Polytechnic and in the workplace. Victoria Polytechnic requires students in this course to complete an course induction including Health and Safety and you are required to adhere to the Victoria University Health and Safety policy and procedures whilst on any Victoria University or Polytechnic campus.

              For more information click HERE.


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