SHB30416-Certificate III in Hairdressing

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Qualification Name

Certificate III in Hairdressing

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Qualification Description

Certificate III in Hairdressing at Educube equips students with a comprehensive skill set essential for excelling in the dynamic field of hairdressing. Throughout the program, students develop well-honed sales, consultation, and technical abilities to deliver a diverse range of hairdressing services to clients. With a focus on discretion and judgment, students take responsibility for their work outcomes, ensuring client satisfaction and service excellence. This qualification serves as a pathway to pursue a rewarding career as a hairdresser in various industry settings, typically within a salon environment. With Educube’s Certificate III in Hairdressing, students embark on a journey towards professional success and fulfillment in the vibrant world of hairdressing

What You Will Learn

The SHB40216 Certificate III in Hairdressing program offers a streamlined pathway for individuals to gain formal recognition of their existing skills and experience in hairdressing.


    1. design and style
    2. foundation color
    3. hair and scalp treatments
    4. long hair design
    5. protein treatments and straightening
    6. men’s grooming
    7. advanced cutting and color techniques

Entry Requirements

There are no specific prerequisites specified in the training package for this qualification although All applicants are required to complete the following to determine suitability for admission:

    1. complete a Pre-training Review (PTR); and
    2. must undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment


Local admission requirements for Apprenticeship applicants:

    1. must have an active employer
    2. must have an active Epsilon number prior to commencing the course.

Future Career Options for SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing Graduates:

    1. Hairdresser in a salon
    2. Stylist for fashion events or shows
    3. Freelance hairdressing services
    4. Hairdressing educator or trainer
    5. Product sales representative for haircare companies

Overall, the SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing opens up a range of exciting career opportunities in the dynamic and ever-evolving hairdressing industry, allowing graduates to pursue paths aligned with their interests, skills, and aspirations.

Pathways for SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing Graduates:

    1. Advanced Diploma in Hairdressing
    2. Diploma of Salon Management
    3. Certificate IV in Hairdressing (for specialization)
    4. Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (for teaching hairdressing)
    5. Business courses for entrepreneurship opportunities in the hairdressing industry

Overall, further study options for SHB40216 Certificate III in Hairdressing graduates enable them to continue their professional development, expand their skill set, and pursue rewarding career pathways in the dynamic and competitive hairdressing industry.

Packaging Rules

28 units must be completed:

  • 21 core units
  • 7 electives consisting of
  • all 3 units from Group A or all 3 units from Group B
  • 4 units from Group C.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core Units 


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Provide shampoo and basin services


Colour and lighten hair


Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments


Neutralise unwanted colours and tones


Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments


Design haircut structures


Create one length or solid haircut structures


Create graduated haircut structures


Create layered haircut structures


Cut hair using over-comb techniques


Create finished hair designs


Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas


Develop and expand a client base


Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments


Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions


Conduct salon financial transactions


Provide salon services to clients


Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment


Communicate as part of a salon team


Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

Elective Units 

Group A – General Hairdressing 


Create combined haircut structures


Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures


Create classic long hair up-styles

Group B – Men’s Hairdressing 


Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures


Design and maintain beards and moustaches


Shave heads and faces

Group C- General Electives 


Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation


Plan hair services for special events


Create combined haircut structures


Design and maintain beards and moustaches


Shave heads and faces


Braid hair


Create classic long hair up-styles


Select and apply hair extensions


Research and use hairdressing industry information


Participate in session styling teams


Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments


Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments


Recommend products and services


Receive and handle retail stock


Produce visual merchandise displays

Delivery options

Hybrid (both online + face-to-face). Some units are virtual; some are hands-on training; some require e-learning and some units are face-to-face. No worries; Instructors will completely guide you.


Can you be a self taught hairdresser?

Answer: You might be able to start work as a trainee hairdresser or barber and learn on the job. Your employer would expect you to take a part-time course to get qualifications, either at a college or in their own training school.

Do hairdressers need a license in Australia?

Answer: Qualified hairdressers across all Australian states are paid an award wage based on attaining a Certificate III in Hairdressing. Unlike other trades such as electricians, hairdressers do not receive a licence, but must have their Certificate III to be qualified and need their apprenticeship signed off.

Is hairdressing a good career in Australia?

Answer: The average salary of a hairdresser in Australia is $59,000 per year or around $29.00 per hour. Like all industries, earning potential can change depending on your level of education and experience

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