SHB30416 - Certificate III in Hairdressing

Course Details

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.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $12936 (2018)
$13720 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $490 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • Hospitality and Beauty
Skill Area
  • Personal Services
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. If you are wishing to enrol in the Employer-Based Mode (Apprentices) you must be employed as an apprentice with a current training contract or be an unemployed apprentice actively looking for employment under a government funded program that allows them to continue their training.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a hairdresser in any industry environment, usually a salon.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 21 core units
  2. Complete 7 elective units
Please select a course structure from the options below:
On-Campus

2 years full-time

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • On-campus
Core
BSBSUS201 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices More Information
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services More Information
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair More Information
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments More Information
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones More Information
SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments More Information
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures More Information
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures More Information
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures More Information
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures More Information
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques More Information
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs More Information
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas More Information
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base More Information
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments More Information
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions More Information
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions More Information
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients More Information
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment More Information
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team More Information
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices More Information
Elective Units - Group A (General Hairdressing)
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles More Information
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures More Information
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures More Information
Elective Units - Group C (General Electives)
SHBHCUT011 Design and maintain beards and moustaches More Information
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation More Information
SHBHDES002 Braid hair More Information
SHBHREF001 Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments More Information
SHBHREF003 Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments More Information

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
BSBSUS201 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBHREF001 Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments
SHBHDES002 Braid hair
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHCUT011 Design and maintain beards and moustaches
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair
SHBHREF003 Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments

Apprentices (User Choice)

Apprentice's Only: 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time (dependent on training contract)
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Online
  • Employer Based (VET Providers Only)
CORE
BSBSUS201 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices More Information
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services More Information
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair More Information
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments More Information
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones More Information
SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments More Information
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures More Information
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures More Information
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures More Information
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures More Information
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques More Information
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs More Information
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas More Information
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base More Information
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments More Information
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions More Information
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions More Information
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients More Information
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment More Information
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team More Information
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices More Information
Elective - Group A (General Hairdressing)
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles More Information
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures More Information
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures More Information
Elective - Group C (General Electives)
SHBHCUT011 Design and maintain beards and moustaches More Information
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation More Information
SHBHDES002 Braid hair More Information
SHBHREF001 Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments More Information
SHBHREF003 Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments More Information

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
BSBSUS201 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBHREF001 Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments
SHBHDES002 Braid hair
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHCUT011 Design and maintain beards and moustaches
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair
SHBHREF003 Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

On-Campus

On-campus

Gladstone City

February: Full Time
March: Full Time
April: Full Time
May: Full Time
June: Full Time
July: Full Time
August: Full Time
September: Full Time
October: Full Time

Mackay City

February: Full Time
March: Full Time
April: Full Time
May: Full Time
June: Full Time
July: Full Time
August: Full Time
September: Full Time
October: Full Time

Rockhampton City

February: Full Time
March: Full Time
April: Full Time
May: Full Time
June: Full Time
July: Full Time
August: Full Time
September: Full Time
October: Full Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

On-campus

There are nine course intakes for 2018, available monthly from February to October.
2 years full-time

Classes for each intake will commence the week starting on Monday:

  • 5 February 2018
  • 5 March 2018
  • 16 April 2018
  • 7 May 2018
  • 4 June 2018
  • 16 July 2018
  • 6 August 2018
  • 3 September 2018
  • 8 October 2018


This course is available to study on-campus at the following locations:

CQUniversity Gladstone City
Classes will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8.15am - 3.30pm.

CQUniversity Mackay City
Classes will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am - 4.30pm.  

CQUniversity Rockhampton City
Classes will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am - 4.30pm.  

All classes will be held at the campus Hairdressing Training Salons.

For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

Third Party Services arrangement

Reds Salon (Cairns) provides the following services on behalf of CQUniversity for this course:

  • Recruitment of apprentices employed by Reds Salon Cairns
  • Provision of educational or support services
  • Delivery of training and/or assessment

Apprentices should email info@redssalon.com.au or speak to their local CQUni Vocational Industry Officer.


Resource Requirements

In discussion with teaching staff, additional hairdressing equipment and salon resources will be required for this course. These will be purchased at the expense of the student as study progresses throughout the course. Items include:

  • Stationery – pens, notebook etc
  • 12pk sectioning clips
  • 2 x tail combs
  • Round brushes (thermal) – 1 x 18mm, 1 x 24mm, 1 x 30mm, 1 x 42mm (approx.. measurements)
  • Denman styling brush 7 row
  • TangleTeezer
  • Water spray
  • Wide-toothed basin comb
  • 1 x box of Disposable gloves

As students progress through their course and enrol into different units they will be required to purchase further equipment – eg. Scissors, cutting combs, mannequins. Teachers at each location will advise what needs to be purchased and where these items can be purchased from. 


All students must wear closed in shoes and be dressed as though they are going to work in a salon.