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 had the pleasure of attending The Gordon during my hairdressing apprenticeship. The Gordon not only provides the textbook fundamentals of hairdressing, but provides a great deal of opportunities for students and teachers to co-exist creatively.

From photo shoots to awards nights, The Gordon and its staff have a way of bringing everyone's skills together to produce not only award winning hairdressing skills, but an entertaining environment to showcase the talent and creativity in Geelong's hairdressing industry.

The passion and drive that comes from The Gordon's hairdressing department is second to none. With staff not only encouraging their students to enter competitions, partake in photo shoots and donate their time to charity events, the staff even participates in these activities themselves.

With inspiration nights, platform presenting and a wonderful, innovative approach to hairdressing, my career certainly has a strong foundation with thanks to the staff and the wonderful experiences I had at The Gordon.”

Adam Di Biase
Certificate III in Hairdressing, 2007
Certificate IV in Hairdressing, 2011


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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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