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

Hayley studied beauty therapy and make-up at The Gordon before undertaking her hairdressing apprenticeship with Salon Sojourn in Ocean Grove.

Though her career is just beginning, she has already made an impact in the industry having won numerous competitions, including a silver medal at the 2014 National WorldSkills Competition. She has now been invited to represent Australia at the International Competition in Brazil. She says her success to date as inspired her to go further in the industry, and has big dreams to work overseas, establish her own business and be recognised for her work internationally. 

“I believe if you really want something you will do everything in your power to succeed. I am still unsure of what the future will bring, and I know there are so many different avenues in the hairdressing industry which I can take. But I am 
so excited to see where I will be in a few years’ time!” 

Hayley Parker 
Certificate III in Hairdressing 
Apprentice of the Year 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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