Establish your career in the creative industry of hairstyling and earn while you learn. Our Certificate III in Hairdressing, Apprenticeship stream 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
We offer 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 SHB30416 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, 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.
Pick-up the latest tools-of-the-trade
The Certificate III in Hairdressing will see you accomplished, in:
- colouring hair
- cutting – women’s hair and men’s hair
- chemical straightening and
- chemical and Keratin protein smoothing
- Design skills for short to long hair
- identifying hair and scalp conditions
- client consultation
- managing the booking system
- financial transactions
- planning hair services for special events
Learning with us also means you work with current industry trainers and technicians (some of the best in the business). Our trainers, technicians and consultants also organise and facilitate real-to-life workshops and training.
You will have the opportunity to enter into competitions and take part in the end of year student competition/showcase.
Trade Support Loan (TSL) program
Australian apprentices undertaking this course may be eligible for the Commonwealth Government’s new Trade Support Loan (TSL) program.
One day per week.
Class Schedule: *
Tue - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
Students will be required to purchase a toolkit.
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
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
Entrance RequirementsApprentices applying must be over the age of 15 and currently employed in the industry and indentured to a tradesperson.
Pathways to further studyThe Certificate III in Hairdressing may encourage you to go on to pursue further qualifications in this field
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.
|BSBSUS201||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||20|
|SHBHBAS001||PROVIDE SHAMPOO AND BASIN SERVICES||40|
|SHBHCCS001||PLAN HAIR SERVICES FOR SPECIAL EVENTS||20|
|SHBHCLS002||COLOUR AND LIGHTEN HAIR||65|
|SHBHCLS003||PROVIDE FULL AND PARTIAL HEAD HIGHLIGHTING TREATMENTS||45|
|SHBHCLS004||NEUTRALISE UNWANTED COLOURS AND TONES||55|
|SHBHCLS005||PROVIDE ON SCALP FULL HEAD AND RETOUCH BLEACH TREATMENTS||55|
|SHBHCUT001||DESIGN HAIRCUT STRUCTURES||20|
|SHBHCUT002||CREATE ONE LENGTH OR SOLID HAIRCUT STRUCTURES||30|
|SHBHCUT003||CREATE GRADUATED HAIRCUT STRUCTURES||35|
|SHBHCUT004||CREATE LAYERED HAIRCUT STRUCTURES||35|
|SHBHCUT005||CUT HAIR USING OVER-COMB TECHNIQUES||30|
|SHBHCUT006||CREATE COMBINED HAIRCUT STRUCTURES||45|
|SHBHCUT007||CREATE COMBINED TRADITIONAL AND CLASSIC MEN'S HAIRCUT STRUCTURES||45|
|SHBHDES003||CREATE FINISHED HAIR DESIGNS||50|
|SHBHDES004||CREATE CLASSIC LONG HAIR UP-STYLES||30|
|SHBHIND001||MAINTAIN AND ORGANISE TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND WORK AREAS||20|
|SHBHIND003||DEVELOP AND EXPAND A CLIENT BASE||35|
|SHBHREF002||STRAIGHTEN AND RELAX HAIR WITH CHEMICAL TREATMENTS||45|
|SHBHREF003||STRAIGHTEN AND RELAX HAIR WITH PROTEIN TREATMENTS||45|
|SHBHTRI001||IDENTIFY AND TREAT HAIR AND SCALP CONDITIONS||35|
|SHBXCCS001||CONDUCT SALON FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS||25|
|SHBXCCS002||PROVIDE SALON SERVICES TO CLIENTS||40|
|SHBXIND001||COMPLY WITH ORGANISATIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITHIN A PERSONAL SERVICES ENVIRONMENT||45|
|SHBXIND002||COMMUNICATE AS PART OF A SALON TEAM||30|
|SHBXWHS001||APPLY SAFE HYGIENE, HEALTH AND WORK PRACTICES||40|
|SIRRMER001||PRODUCE VISUAL MERCHANDISE DISPLAYS||35|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3.