Cut, colour and style hair 

TAFE SA hairdressing courses prepare you for work as an apprentice hairdresser, barber, salon assistant or salon owner. You’ll learn skills and techniques in cutting, barbering, styling, perming, straightening and colouring hair. Advanced skills include complex colour correction, hair extensions, chemical reformation and trichology. Our professional salons give you experience with real customers in a well-equipped facility.

Employer Testimonial

“It’s great to see TAFE SA providing education and a formal qualification for men’s barbering and styling. I have put my apprentice Tim Hutton through the TAFE SA Cert III in Barbering, and he came out with great basic skills in men’s cutting that I haven’t seen before in an apprentice. We are very proud to be the first barbershop to have put through and qualify an apprentice, and we’re about to put our second apprentice Josiah Sharp through the course.” Ash Weller, Born Barbers Barbershop

Certificate III in Barbering

Hairdressing Courses

Award Courses Help… National Code
Certificate II in Salon AssistantSHB20216
Certificate III in BarberingSHB30516
Certificate III in HairdressingSHB30416
Certificate IV in HairdressingSHB40216
Diploma of Salon ManagementSHB50216
Apprenticeships and Traineeships Help… National Code
Certificate III in HairdressingSHB30416
International Courses Help… CRICOS Code
Certificate III in Barbering094562K
Certificate III in Hairdressing094561M
* Eligibility criteria applies. See course details to check if you meet the requirements for funding.

Study Hairdressing at High School with TAFE SA

The Hair and Beauty VET for Schools program can help you:

  • develop practical, industry-specific skills
  • develop an understanding of the world of work
  • gain a nationally recognised qualification
…all while completing your SACE. Click here to find out more.

Training Salons

TAFE SA has hair and beauty salons that are open to the public. Our students and apprentices practice their skills under supervision in our well-equipped salons, providing hair, nail, tanning, waxing, facial and massage services at very reasonable prices. For more information, check out our price list.

Price List

Student Program Information Guides

The following PDF guides provide detailed information about hairdressing courses: