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Certificate III in Hairdressing

Jobtrainer Non-apprenticeship Code: SHB30416 Cricos: 093472J

Overview

Campus

Preston

Campus

Preston

Duration

12 months full time / 2 years part time

Duration

12 months

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, July

Next Intake

February, July

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
  • Performance Industry Stylist
  • Salon Assistant
  • Hairstylist
  • Barber
  • Hairdresser

Pathways

At Melbourne Polytechnic, we provide seamless pathways towards higher qualifications.
Find out more on pathways
[The teachers] are very kind, they are very helpful, they help everyone.
Julian Eskander
Certificate III in Barbering SHB30516

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Blended learning
  • 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 25
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 Elective 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.

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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Job Trainer Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $1120 $1120 $5600 $15150
Materials fee $340 $340 $340 $340
Maximum annual amenities $250 $175 $250 $250
Total payable $1710 $1635 $6190 $15740
Per year $16384
Per semester $8192
Materials fee $

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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 19 November 2020. 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

Materials

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

Fees explained

Eligible students will pay 20 per cent of the standard Government subsidised tuition fee. Students can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund, including Free TAFE courses.

Who is eligible for JobTrainer?

To qualify for a non-traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or unemployed. 

To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or
    have been unemployed at the commencement date of the Training Contract; or became employed within 31 days before the commencement date of their Training Contract

To find out if you are eligible for Job Trainer or Free TAFE, call us on 03 9269 8400.

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

Check your eligibility here.

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Check your eligibility here.

Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking 

Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

Toolkit list and order form will be supplied when you enrol.
  • Hair toolkit: $590
  • Books: $200

Course Fees

Student will be required to purchase a toolkit

Scholarships on offer

'We’d been discussing what projects we had coming up that we needed to go and buy materials for.  And so then the scholarship came and it was just a sigh of relief.'

See what scholarships are available

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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 from the Apply Now page.

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 our Skills and Job Centre, 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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