12 months full time / 2 years part time
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 SHB30416 together with the SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering.
Design your own specialised skill set and build towards a successful hairdressing career with the Certificate III in Hairdressing SHB30416 (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.
As part of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Hairdressing SHB30416 (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.
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.
Day program: Four days per week.
Part time evening program: Tuesday and Wednesday nights and allocated Saturdays
Assessment is competency based. Satisfactory completion of each learning outcome is required. Competencies will be assessed via practical demonstrations, assignments or knowledge builders
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|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 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|
|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 a 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 within a personal services environment||Core||45|
|SHBXIND002||Communicate part of a salon team||Core||30|
|SHBXWHS001||Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices||Core||40|
|SIRRMER001||Provide visual merchandise displays||Elective||35|
|Job Trainer||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$175||$250||$250|
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.
Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
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 2021. 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.
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
To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must
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.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
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:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
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.
Student will be required to purchase a toolkit.
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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