Our hairdressing department is home to some of the country’s best industry educators and training facilities. As a Pivot Point accredited school, we’re using the latest educational resources at the forefront of industry change and development in order to bring you some of the country's leading hairdressing courses.

Each year we work with hundreds of apprentices and salons around Victoria. The Studio, our custom designed salon, provides a solid grounding and hands-on experience if you choose to study on-campus. You also have the opportunity to undertake work placement in professional salons and gain extra industry experience across:

  • Photographic shoots

  • Session styling

  • Fashion parades

  • On location for films and events

  • Industry excursions

  • Competitions

Alongside our professional qualifications we also run a range of short course programs, and host guest artists to share their expertise. We also have affiliations with top products such as L’Oreal, Matrix, American Crew, Kevin Murphy, and Excellent Edges.

Career outcomes

Average annual salary

Hairdresser $42,820

Source:, 2014, salary stats.


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Profiles and Testimonials

"I choose to start my career in the hairdressing industry because I always had a passion for styling hair. I absolutely loved the thought of meeting new people and connecting with them because we share the same passion.

I started off as an after-school employee, then started my apprenticeship as soon as I was old enough. Attending trade school allowed me to have the flexibility in learning new skills, giving me extra confidence within the workplace. I find learning is most beneficial when you are completing hands-on work because you can see the results and learn from your mistakes.

In 2015 I travelled to London and completed a two-day long hair workshop. I gained a lot of skills and found it rewarding to come back and share what I had learnt with my colleagues. In the future I plan to travel overseas and gain more skills and experience, to implement back in Australia."

Sarah Mills
Certificate III in Hairdressing, 2015


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Industry and Corporate Training

If you would like to book training for your organisation, please contact 5225 0800 to discuss your requirements.

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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