Establish your career in the creative industry of hairstyling and earn while you learn. Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Hairdressing - Apprenticeship allows you to build on your interest in current hair styles and fast-track to an exciting career as a fully qualified hairdresser.
Work with industry leaders
Melbourne Polytechnic offers the Certificate III in Hairdressing as an apprenticeship to local students.
Find employment with leading hair salons, professional photographers, fashion stylists or set up your own salon.
Get hands-on learning preferred by industry
The nationally accredited Melbourne Polytechnic Certificate III in Hairdressing will give you the primary skills you need to work in the hairdressing industry.
Learn skills in all aspects of colour, cutting and long hair design, chemical curling and straightening, and understanding hair and scalp science.
Let Melbourne Polytechnic show you how
Study with a fun team, creating styles and practising your salon techniques in a supportive environment. Train with qualified, industry experienced staff in Melbourne Polytechnic’s modern working salon which is set up to perfect your customer service skills.
The Certificate III in Hairdressing is also offered on a full-time basis to local and international students.
Take a look at what our students are saying about our hairdressing courses.
Trade Support Loan (TSL) program
Australian apprentices undertaking this course may be eligible for the Commonwealth Government’s new Trade Support Loan (TSL) program.
Apprenticeship is offered over 3 years. One day per week in the classroom. 4 days per week in a salon
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsApprentices applying must be over the age of 15 and currently employed in the industry and indentured to a tradesperson. All other applicants must be over the age of 16 years.
Assessment MethodsAssessment is competency based. Satisfactory completion of each learning outcome is required. Some competencies may be assessed through course work while others may be achieved through on-the-job training.
Materials$630.00 - materials fee payable on enrolment, which includes:
$30.00 - T-Shirt
$600.00 - Licensed Pivot Point Text books The following purchase is additional to those covered by the materials fee above:
$600.00 - Hair Tool Kit
Pathways to further studyStudents who successfully complete the Certificate III in Hairdressing may wish to go on to the Certificate IV in Hairdressing.
Career PathwaysStudents may enter into the industry as hairdressers.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBSUS201A||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||20|
|SIBXCCS201A||CONDUCT FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS||25|
|SIBXCCS202A||PROVIDE SERVICE TO CLIENTS||30|
|SIHHBAS201A||PERFORM SHAMPOO AND BASIN SERVICES||40|
|SIHHCCS302A||PERFORM A FULL CLIENT CONSULTATION||30|
|SIHHCCS303A||RESPOND TO SERVICE RELATED AND TECHNICAL PROBLEMS||30|
|SIHHCCS304A||PLAN SERVICES FOR SPECIAL EVENTS||20|
|SIHHCLS302A||COLOUR AND LIGHTEN HAIR||50|
|SIHHCLS303A||DESIGN AND PERFORM FULL AND PARTIAL HIGHLIGHTING TECHNIQUES||25|
|SIHHCLS304A||NEUTRALISE UNWANTED COLOURS AND TONES||35|
|SIHHCLS305A||PERFORM ON SCALP FULL HEAD AND RETOUCH BLEACH SERVICES||30|
|SIHHHCS301A||DESIGN HAIRCUT STRUCTURES||20|
|SIHHHCS302A||APPLY ONE LENGTH OR SOLID HAIRCUT STRUCTURES||25|
|SIHHHCS303A||APPLY GRADUATED HAIRCUT STRUCTURES||30|
|SIHHHCS304A||APPLY LAYERED HAIRCUT STRUCTURES||30|
|SIHHHCS305A||APPLY OVER-COMB TECHNIQUES||25|
|SIHHHCS306A||COMBINE STRUCTURES FOR CURRENT HAIRCUT DESIGNS||40|
|SIHHHCS307A||COMBINE STRUCTURES FOR TRADITIONAL AND CLASSIC MEN'S HAIRCUT DESIGNS||40|
|SIHHHDS303A||DESIGN AND APPLY SHORT TO MEDIUM-LENGTH HAIR DESIGN FINISHES||50|
|SIHHHDS304A||DESIGN AND APPLY CLASSIC LONG HAIR UP STYLES||30|
|SIHHHRS302A||PERFORM CHEMICAL CURLING AND VOLUMISING SERVICES||50|
|SIHHHRS303A||PERFORM CHEMICAL STRAIGHTENING AND RELAXING SERVICES||30|
|SIHHHSC301A||APPLY THE PRINCIPLES OF HAIRDRESSING SCIENCE||25|
|SIHHHSC302A||IDENTIFY AND TREAT HAIR AND SCALP CONDITIONS||15|
|SIHHIND201A||MAINTAIN AND ORGANISE TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND WORK AREAS||20|
|SIHHIND303A||COORDINATE CLIENTS AND SERVICES||35|
|SIHHIND304A||DEVELOP AND EXPAND A CLIENT BASE||35|
|SIHHIND306A||PARTICIPATE IN A SESSION STYLING TEAM||65|
|SIHHOHS201A||APPLY SALON SAFETY PROCEDURES||20|
|SIRXCOM001A||COMMUNICATE IN THE WORKPLACE||40|
|SIRXIND001A||WORK EFFECTIVELY IN A RETAIL ENVIRONMENT||45|
|SIRXSLS002A||ADVISE ON PRODUCTS AND SERVICES||30|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.