Certificate III in Hairdressing

SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

The Certificate III in Hairdressing qualification is nationally recognised. It has been designed as ‘THE STANDARD’ trade entry qualification for the hairdressing industry. This qualification provides you with the required knowledge and skills to competently perform as a qualified hairdresser.
Functions at this level include applying skills and knowledge to sell products and services, ensuring a safe working environment and performing a full range of hairdressing services.
By undertaking this qualification you will develop the skills to enable you to work as part of a team in a national or international salon, performing a range of services that include:

  • Male & female hair services
  • Client consultation and advice
  • Hair and scalp treatments
  • Hair cutting
  • Hair design
  • Permanent waving
  • Straightening
  • Product advice and sales
  • Colour and lightening
  • Chemical reformation services

All applicants must be at a minimum age of 16 years and must meet language, literacy and numeracy standards.


There are no pre-requisites for this course


1 Year, Full Time
Fee for Service (Fast Track)

  • $7500 if you completed Certificate II in Salon Assistant with Impact Training Institute.
  • $8500 if you completed Certificate II in Salon Assistant at another RTO.
  • Otherwise $10500 for the full Certificate III.       

Toolkit and text book $960

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Interest Free Payment Plan
Choose from fortnightly and weekly payment plans.


On successful completion of the Certificate III in Hairdressing, students will be competent to work as qualified Hairdressers within the Australian Hair and Beauty Industry. Students can also articulate into a Certificate IV in Hairdressing or directly enrol into the Diploma of Hairdressing Salon Management.

Basin services SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
Tools and equipment SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
Sales and service SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBHDES002 Braid Hair
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBHIND002 Research and use hairdressing industry information
Haircut structures SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
Haircutting  1 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
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
Combined haircutting SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
Salon fundamentals 2 BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
Styling SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles
Colouring 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
Treatments SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
SHBHREF003 Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments