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SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

National ID: SHB30416 State ID: BAA1
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Ready to enter into a hairdressing career that's at the cutting-edge?

Become a qualified hairdresser, trained in practical skills to work one-on-on with clients, offering them quality service. You will receive hands-on experience at either our Karratha or Broome based salon where you will get the opportunity to work on real clients using advance equipment and tools. During this course, you will learn how to colour, cut, style, and provide hair treatments, in conjunction with offering customer service in client consultations, selling products and services, and making financial transactions.

Upon completion, students will possess a range of well-developed skills using discretion and judgement while being responsible for their own workload.

Please note: This course is completed as an apprenticeship. Head to our Apprenticeship page for more information. 

  • Communication skills 
  • Customer service skills 
  • Teamwork skills  
  • Hair styling (shampooing, treatments, colouring and lightening, straightening, bleaching) 
  • Design haircuts to meet clients’ needs  
  • Stock Handling  
  • Making Financial Transactions 
  • you want to become a fully qualified hairdresser
  • you have a passion for staying up to date with new hair trends 
  • you have great attention to detail 
  • you have good hand-eye coordination 

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

In order to study this course at North Regional TAFE, you must meet the following entry requirements: 

  • To undertake this qualification, an apprenticeship will need to be obtained. 

Once obtaining an apprenticeship for this qualification, you will work full time or part time in a salon that offers hairdressing services to the public.  


National ID Unit title
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices


National ID Unit title
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic mens haircut structures
SHBHDES002 Braid hair
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles
SHBHREF003 Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock
SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays

This qualification prepares you for roles such as:

  • Hairdresser

Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) .



Tuition fee*

Resource fee

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Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Delivery locations and study options

Duration 2 years
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Karratha Campus

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