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SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

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Next intake February 2023
LocationsGeelong City Campus
DurationFull-time: 12 months
ApprenticeshipFull-time: 3 yrs

Course description

Are you thinking of becoming a hairdresser? This could be a great career for you if you’re a people person with good communication skills and a creative streak.

This course gives you the entry-level qualification recognised by the hairdressing industry. Your training is supported by hands-on experience at The Studio, our practical clinic located at our Geelong City Campus. You can study on-campus with us or as an apprentice in the industry. 

Take advantage of Job Trainer! Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Job Trainer opportunity Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

This is a JobTrainer Priority Course. All students who meet the Skills First eligibility criteria can access free or reduced tuition fees for this course. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

Work placement/industry experience

Work experience is not required in this course but recommended, with an option to undertake 80 hours of placement, organised by the student. *If undertaken, please note that you may be required to travel outside of your usual training location to attend work experience. This may include other regional areas or suburbs of Melbourne.

Possible career outcomes

  • Qualified hairdresser
  • Salon supervisor
  • Session stylist
  • Sales representative for hairdressing company

Applications & attendance

How to apply

  1. Follow our instructions for how to apply for a course.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants

To become an apprentice or trainee, you will first need to find an employer willing to employ you. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider can assist you with this and will also start your application and enrolment process. Find a local provider here

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IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2023 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 14 Feb 2023 
Class DayStart: 6 Feb 2023
Mon,Tues,Thurs & Fri, 9am to 4pm
 
Full-time: 12 months  Apply  
2023 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Apr 2023
Close: 1 Jul 2023 
Class DayStart: 10 Jul 2023
Mon,Tues,Thurs & Fri 9am to 4pm
 
Full-time: 12 months    
2023 Ongoing
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 15 Dec 2023 
Class DayTimetable supplied once admitted
 
Apprenticeship:Full-time: 3 yrs    

 

Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

  • Applicants must be aged 16 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide a Transition from School form prior to undertaking this course.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2 
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer    
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

Academic:

Successful completion of Australian Year 10 or equivalent – Equivalents can be found on our Entry Requirements page.

English:

IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 (or equivalent); or completion of Australian Year 12; or a qualification undertaken in Australia at Certificate IV or higher and completed within the past 5 years; or university studies in Australia of at least 2 years duration.

*Applicants from specified countries may be exempt from English Language Requirements for admissions purposes. Such students will still need to provide evidence of meeting minimum English requirements for visa purposes. Check the list of exempt countries for more information.

Age/other requirements:

You must be 18 years or over a

  • Applicants must be aged 16 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide a Transition from School form prior to undertaking this course.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2 
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer    

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Apply safe hygiene health and work practices SHBXWHS001 40
Colour and lighten hair SHBHCLS002 65
Communicate as part of a salon team SHBXIND002 30
Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment SHBXIND001 45
Conduct salon financial transactions SHBXCCS001 25
Create finished hair designs SHBHDES003 50
Create graduated haircut structures SHBHCUT003 35
Create layered haircut structures SHBHCUT004 35
Create one length or solid haircut structures SHBHCUT002 30
Cut hair using over-comb techniques SHBHCUT005 30
Design haircut structures SHBHCUT001 20
Develop and expand a client base SHBHIND003 35
Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions SHBHTRI001 25
Maintain and organise tools equipment and work areas SHBHIND001 20
Neutralise unwanted colours and tones SHBHCLS004 55
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices BSBSUS201 20
Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments SHBHCLS003 45
Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments SHBHCLS005 55
Provide salon services to clients SHBXCCS002 40
Provide shampoo and basin services SHBHBAS001 40
Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments SHBHREF002 45
Elective Units Code Hours
Braid hair SHBHDES002 30
Create classic long hair up-styles SHBHDES004 30
Create combined haircut structures SHBHCUT006 45
Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures SHBHCUT007 45
Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments SHBHREF001 65
Participate in session styling teams SHBHIND004 65
Research and use hairdressing industry information SHBHIND002 15

 

Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on work
  • Workplace tasks              
  • Written assignments
  • Tests                    
  • Team projects  
  • Photoshoot

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.90 per hour 1080 AUD $972.00 AUD $13,770.00
Standard Tuition AUD $4.50 per hour 1080 AUD $4,860.00 AUD $13,770.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $16.41 per hour 1080 AUD $17,723.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials (Kit) AUD $1,200.00 once
Unit Materials AUD $1,145.00 once
Education Levy AUD $162.00
Resource AUD $660.00 once

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 28/01/2023 2:39:49 PM
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