INTERNATIONAL

Certificate III in Hairdressing

CRICOS Code: 094561M
National Code: SHB30416


Description

Discover a dynamic career in hairdressing with this course, which is the essential qualification to work as a hairdresser in Australia. You’ll learn skills in workplace communication, consulting with clients, selling products and services, and designing and applying a broad range of technical hairdressing services including cutting, styling, colouring, perming and straightening.

Duration (incl. holidays)
Semester(s)
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78 weeks
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60 weeks
Hairdresser Hairdresser
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Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

  • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 10 or overseas equivalent.

Work Placement Duration:   360 hours

There is no work placement requirement as a part of this qualification however, students will complete 360 hours of work experience with the support from industry and educators at TAFE SA. Students are recommended to actively seek this experience, connecting with industry will assist with training expectations and can lead to casual employment. Note: All students have access to the TAFE SA salon where students are fully supervised and can provide services to paying clients prior to transition to placement in industry.

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Fees
Average cost per semester (6 months)
AUD $6567
Total course cost ( 78 weeks)
AUD $19700
Incidental Fees
AUD $0
Total Fees
AUD $19700

* International students may need to purchase or have access to a hairdressing kit containing essential equipment necessary for learning practical skills. Students may choose to purchase learning guides for support in their learning. The approx cost is $250-$950.

Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

Overseas Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

  • Employment Outcomes

    This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as hairdressers working as part of a team in a hairdressing environment, and who are competent in communicating in the workplace, consulting with clients, selling products and services, and designing and applying a broad range of technical hairdressing services on clients.

    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 III in Hairdressing (SHB30416)
    You will learn how to cut, colour, chemically reform and style your client's hair. You will also learn about client communication and service which includes discussing the needs of your client and styling according to their requirements. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 21 core units and 7 elective units.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices 40
    Colour and lighten hair 65
    Communicate as part of a salon team 30
    Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment 45
    Conduct salon financial transactions 25
    Create finished hair designs 50
    Create graduated haircut structures 35
    Create layered haircut structures 35
    Create one length or solid haircut structures 30
    Cut hair using over-comb techniques 30
    Design haircut structures 20
    Develop and expand a client base 35
    Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions 25
    Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas 20
    Neutralise unwanted colours and tones 55
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
    Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments 45
    Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments 55
    Provide salon services to clients 40
    Provide shampoo and basin services 40
    Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments 45

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Braid hair 30
    Create classic long hair up-styles 30
    Create combined haircut structures 45
    Create combined traditional and classic mens haircut structures 45
    Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments 65
    Design and maintain beards and moustaches 20
    Participate in session styling teams 65
    Plan hair services for special events 20
    Produce visual merchandise displays 35
    Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation 20
    Receive and handle retail stock 35
    Recommend products and services 20
    Research and use hairdressing industry information 15
    Select and apply hair extensions 45
    Shave heads and faces 25
    Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments 45
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