National code: RTOSS

Statement of Attainment in Hairdressing

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Overview About this course

Act as the friendly face of a bustling TAFE NSW salon as you launch your hairdressing or barbering career. Get familiar with the tools of the trade and provide relaxing massages and shampoos.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Analyse hair and scalp, such as noticing dry or oily hair

  • Shampoo customers

  • Align and reset scissors and clippers

  • Use the four basic techniques of massage

  • Remove colours, foils and hair bleach

  • Recommend shampoos and treatments for different hair types

  • Communicate with clients and work as part of a team

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

  • The skills to provide clients with shampoos and relaxing massages

  • The confidence to act as the face of a hairdressing or barbering team

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An interest in joining the hairdressing industry

  • A friendly and approachable manner

  • A passion for being creative

  • Ability to work in a team

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: hairdresser with the Certificate III in Hairdressing, hairstylist with the Certificate III in Hairdressing, hair colourist with the Certificate III in Hairdressing, freelance session stylist with the Certificate III in Hairdressing, creative/artistic director with the Certificate III in Hairdressing and technical or sales advisor with the Certificate III in Hairdressing.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Hairdressing does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 3 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 2 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Greet and prepare clients for salon services SHBXCCS009

  • Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation SHBHBAS002

  • Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas SHBHIND001

  • Provide shampoo and basin services SHBHBAS001

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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