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Hairdressing

Certificate III in

Non-apprenticeship Code: SHB30416 Cricos: 093472J
Our courses are being delivered remotely
Melbourne Polytechnic is recognised as an essential service and continues to operate. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the way our courses are delivered will look a little different for the foreseeable period.

Most of our courses are being taught remotely with an interactive and supportive learning environment, including assessments wherever possible.

Limited activity or training which cannot be delivered entirely remotely will be delivered on campus, with strict health and safety measures in place.

Overview

Campus

Preston

Campus

Preston

Duration

12 months full time / 2 years part time

Duration

12 months full time / 2 years part time

Requirements

Applicants must be over the age of 16.

Requirements

Australian Year 11 equivalency or higher. Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0.

Next Intake

February, April, July

Next Intake

February, April

This course is also available as an apprenticeship course. For more information please go here. You can choose to study a Certificate III in Hairdressing together with the SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering.

Makeover your career

Design your own specialised skill set and build towards a successful hairdressing career with the Certificate III in Hairdressing (Non-Apprenticeship stream). With an emphasis on advanced hairstyling techniques, this course will teach you the skills you’ll need for a thriving career in hairdressing. With an expected 31,000 job openings across the hairdressing industry in the next five years, it’s a great time to pick up the scissors.

Industry-ready training in real world situations

As part of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Hairdressing (Non-Apprenticeship stream), you’ll receive industry-ready training from experienced industry professionals. With expert knowledge guiding you throughout your studies, our course will provide you with highly sought after hairdressing techniques without the need for an apprenticeship. You’ll learn necessary and specialist skills, including cut and colour, hair braiding, chemical and keratin protein straightening, even managing appointment booking systems. Melbourne Polytechnic’s purpose-built fully-equipped training salon is open five days a week for real-world training right on campus. Working with industry bodies, we offer hairdressing students unique opportunities to take part in training workshops with industry experts, enter industry-accredited hair competitions and exhibit your skills in an end-of-year student showcase.

Be on the cutting edge of an exciting trade

Qualified hairdressers can work within a range of hairdressing practices. You might find work in a salon, styling for television and film, or running your own hairdressing business. Hairdressers can also choose to specialise further, learning and mastering new skills on the job.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

On successful completion of this course, you may enter the industry as a hairdresser
  • Barber
  • Hairstylist
  • Salon Assistant
  • Hairdresser
  • Performance Industry Stylist

Pathways

At Melbourne Polytechnic, we provide seamless pathways towards higher qualifications.
Find out more on pathways

Akolda Bil

"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Simulated salon
  • Classroom

Class Schedule

Day program: four days per week.
Part time evening program: Tuesday and Wednesday nights and allocated Saturdays

Assessment Methods

Assessment is competency based. Satisfactory completion of each learning outcome is required. Competencies will be assessed via practical demonstrations, assignments or knowledge builders

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
BSBSUS201 PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES Core 20
SHBHBAS001 PROVIDE SHAMPOO AND BASIN SERVICES Core 40
SHBHCCS001 PLAN HAIR SERVICES FOR SPECIAL EVENTS Elective 20
SHBHCLS002 COLOUR AND LIGHTEN HAIR Core 65
SHBHCLS003 PROVIDE FULL AND PARTIAL HEAD HIGHLIGHTING TREATMENTS Core 45
SHBHCLS004 NEUTRALISE UNWANTED COLOURS AND TONES Core 55
SHBHCLS005 PROVIDE ON SCALP FULL HEAD AND RETOUCH BLEACH AND TREATMENTS Core 55
SHBHCUT001 DESIGN HAIRCUT STRUCTURES Core 20
SHBHCUT002 CREATE ONE LENGTH OR SOLID HAIRCUT STRUCTURES Core 30
SHBHCUT003 CREATE GRADUATED HAIRCUT STRUCTURES Core 35
SHBHCUT004 CREATE LAYERED HAIRCUT STRUCTURES Core 35
SHBHCUT005 CUT HAIR USING OVER-COMB TECHNIQUES Core 30
SHBHCUT006 CREATE COMBINED HAIRCUT STRUCTURES Elective 45
SHBHCUT007 CREATE COMBINED TRADITIONAL AND CLASSIC MEN'S HAIRCUT STRUCTURES Elective 45
SHBHDES002 BRAID HAIR Elective 30
SHBHDES003 CREATE FINISHED HAIR DESIGNS Core 50
SHBHDES004 CREATE CLASSIC LONG HAIR UP-STYLES Elective 30
SHBHIND001 MAINTAIN AND ORGANISE TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND WORK AREAS Core 20
SHBHIND003 DEVELOP AND EXPAND CLIENT BASE Core 35
SHBHREF002 STRAIGHTEN AND RELAX HAIR WITH CHEMICAL TREATMENTS Core 45
SHBHREF003 STRAIGHTEN AND RELAX HAIR WITH PROTEIN TREATMENTS Elective 45
SHBHTRI001 IDENTIFY AND TREAT HAIR AND SCALP CONDITIONS Core 35
SHBXCCS001 CONDUCT SALON FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS Core 25
SHBXCCS002 PROVIDE SALON SERVICES TO CLIENTS Core 40
SHBXIND001 COMPLY WITH ORGANISATIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH A PERSONAL SERVICES ENVIRONMENT Core 45
SHBXIND002 COMMUNICATE AS PART OF A SALON TEAM Core 30
SHBXWHS001 APPLY SAFE HYGIENE, HEALTH AND WORK PRACTICES Core 40
SIRRMER001 PROVIDE VISUAL MERCHANDISE DISPLAYS Core 35

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $1070 $ 5350 $14550
Materials fee $340 $ 340 $340
Maximum annual amenities $175 $ 250 $250
Total payable $1585 $ 5940 $15140
Per year $15752
Per semester $7876

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Please note: Student will be required to purchase a toolkit
Please note: Student will be required to purchase a toolkit

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.
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Requirements

Applicants must be over the age of 16. Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency or higher. English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400

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