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Offering Info

Certificate III in Hairdressing

  • National Course Code: SHB30416
  • TAFE NSW code: SHB30416-01V01-21GRA-222

Location – Grafton

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

24 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Hairdressing enables you to launch your career as a qualified hairdresser and hairstylist. Learning a broad range of hairdressing skills as well as building your clientele, this course will qualify you to work in an established salon or start your own.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Unleash your creative skills on women's and men's hair
  • Use cutting methods and techniques
  • Apply colour techniques
  • Create special occasion and classic up-styles
  • Design haircut structures

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A collaborative teamwork spirit
  • Effective communication skills
  • Resilience in the face of adversity
  • Professional integrity

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • The qualification to become a hairdressing
  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A pathway for further study

Career opportunities:

  • Hairdresser
  • Hair stylist
  • Hair colourist
  • Freelance session stylist
  • Creative/Artistic Director
  • Technical or sales advisor

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Hairdressing
  • Diploma of Salon Management

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Hairdressing as either an apprenticeship or non-apprenticeship, so you can style the career you want.

Apprenticeship
To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the hair industry evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your training plan proposal (TPP) with your application

Non-apprenticeship
You will need to be either:

Experienced in hairdressing salon work

To be eligible for a subsidised place in this course as a non-apprentice, you must:

  • Be over 21 years of age
  • Provide evidence, such as a resume or letter of support from your employer, of current industry experience. Your workplace evidence will be reviewed prior to course entry to make sure your skills and knowledge meet course requirements

If there are gaps in your industry experience, you will need to complete simulated work activities to ensure you are able to meet work evidence requirements.

New to hairdressing (commercial)

You will need to secure work placement (details below) to meet the on-the-job component of your training. It is important to know that there is no government subsidy available for this study option.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Hairdressing as an apprenticeship. There may also be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice.

Apprenticeship
To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the hairdressing industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application

Enquire today to talk through your options.

Non-apprenticeship
There may be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice. Enquire today and one of our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will help you understand any eligibility or entry requirements.

WORK PLACEMENT

There is no work placement requirement for this qualification. As an apprentice, you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

If you are enrolling as a non-apprentice, you need to be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments in order to meet the course completion requirements.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Comfort working with a diverse range of clients

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you:

  • are over 21 years of age
  • have credit transfers from relevant previous study (ie Certificate II in Salon Assistsnt) and/or Recognition of Prior Learning from relevant workplace experience.
  • have current employment in Hairdressing industry to complete the required workplace assessments during the course.
  • local level entry requirements are identified at an ACFS level 3 for this qualification. Learners are required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment (RUReady) as part of this enrolment.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to provide hair services on paying clients and may also need to provide clients for some of your practical classes and assessments.
  • to be prepared to have treatments done on yourself.
  • to comply with Work Health & Safety requirements for classes, including wearing closed in protective footwear and clothing that is clean and professional for the industry.
  • to attend all classes, complete all class and unsupervised activities, assessment activities, and teacher directed tasks.

Work Placement:
To meet the requirements of this course, students should be employed in a hairdressing salon where they provide hair services on clients. Work placement is designed to enrich the learning, compliment the formal training and enable an easier transition into the industry once the course is completed. Students will also be provided with access to clinic sessions at the TAFE campus Hairdressing facility, providing services on paying clients.
Clinic sessions can be completed as work placement with a host employer that has been approved by the teaching section.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class, over 1.5 days per week for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including online revision, private study and assignment preparation.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This qualification reflects the role of hairdressers who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. They use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work. Students entering this course typically have good communication skills and like the personal service area. Students will need to be a caring person who:

  • loves working with people and helping them achieve their goals
  • is patient and tactful
  • loves making people feel and look good
  • is good at practical tasks and has good hand-eye coordination
  • is a team player and a hard worker

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • Disabilities Services
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support
  • Multicultural Student Support
  • Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Additional Support Services

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Tuesday from 8.30am to 4.30pm.. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to purchase specialist equipment in order to develop your skills outside of scheduled class times prior to starting class.

Detailed Student Equipment Lists will be provided at the orientation session or first day of class, along with suggested industry suppliers.

The cost for specialist equipment for this course is approx. $784 which you will retain on completion of your training.

Students are also required to wear closed in protective footwear and plain black pants or black skirt below the knee. A uniform at a cost of $50 is available for purchase from TAFE NSW Hairdressing Section.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.

The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/index.html

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
Elective Units
Number Title
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures
SHBHDES002 Braid hair
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles
SHBHIND002 Research and use hairdressing industry information
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

Grafton
7 Clarence Street, Grafton
Phone 131 601

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