Version Effective: 28th of March, 2018
Version Effective: 28th of March, 2018

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 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

Approx. 2 years. Up to 28 months.

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • On-campus
Core
BSBSUS201 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions More Information Training.gov Details
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions More Information Training.gov Details
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients More Information Training.gov Details
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment More Information Training.gov Details
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team More Information Training.gov Details
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices More Information Training.gov Details
Elective Units - Group A (General Hairdressing)
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures More Information Training.gov Details
Elective Units - Group C (General Electives)
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock More Information Training.gov Details
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCUT011 Design and maintain beards and moustaches More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHDES002 Braid hair More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHREF001 Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHREF003 Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments More Information Training.gov Details

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
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
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
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock
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
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
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)
  • On-campus
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Online
  • Employer Based (VET Providers Only)
CORE
BSBSUS201 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions More Information Training.gov Details
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions More Information Training.gov Details
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients More Information Training.gov Details
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment More Information Training.gov Details
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team More Information Training.gov Details
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices More Information Training.gov Details
Elective - Group A (General Hairdressing)
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures More Information Training.gov Details
Elective - Group C (General Electives)
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock More Information Training.gov Details
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHCUT011 Design and maintain beards and moustaches More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHDES002 Braid hair More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHREF001 Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments More Information Training.gov Details
SHBHREF003 Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments More Information Training.gov Details

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
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
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
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock
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
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
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
More Details

More Details

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.