Hair & Beauty


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Certificate IV in Hairdressing

Duration Up to 24 months Part Time
National CodeSIH40111
TAFE SA CodeTP00226
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileHairdresserHairdresser
FacultiesHair and Beauty Studies
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Application Study Mode Study Load
Full / Part Time
Adelaide City701069Apply Now Workplace PT 
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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be a qualified hairdresser and provide evidence of this when you enrol.

    Course Notes & Special Requirements

    • TAFE SA can recognise the skills (RPL) you already have. If you are working in the industry and have skills that can be recognised, TAFE SA will provide any additional training needed to gain a qualification.
    • Students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.

    How to Apply

    Award Courses

    Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior hairdressers who develop complex technical skills and knowledge working as part of or coordinating a salon team. It includes senior hairdressers who work as technical advisers with a hairdressing products company; or independently as a freelance session stylist. Functions at this level include the self-directed application of a broad range of knowledge and skills and the provision of technical leadership, training and support to colleagues. A hairdresser at this level may provide specialist services, including haircutting, hair design, hair colouring, complex colour correction, hair extensions, chemical reformation, trichology and makeup application.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Hairdressing (SIH40111)
    Completing the Certificate IV in Hairdressing course, you will be recognised for your advanced abilities in styling, cutting, colouring, session styling, business, leadership skills and salon training. 2 core units plus 9 electives.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.

    To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.