Certificate III in Hairdressing

Certificate III in Hairdressing

Course Code
Creative Industries
Study Area(s)
Course Length
Full-time(3 years)

Start Date(s): February 2021
End Date(s): Non-apprentices: Flexible - 1 year from commencement. Apprentices: 2-3 years from commencement.
Days and Time: Non-apprentices:
Mon |Tue | Wed
9am - 4pm

Course Overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessment – where safe and practical to implement. Our Certificate III in Hairdressing's new and improved model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. 

Learn the techniques used by Australia's most sought after stylists.

Industry leaders like multiple Australian Hairdresser of the Year winner Joey Scandizzo choose Kangan Institute help facilitate their apprentices’ training.  Study hairdressing with us and you’ll learn the techniques used by Australia’s most sought after stylists.   

The Certificate III in Hairdressing (SHB30416) is designed to give you the skills and hands-on experience required to work in any top salon as a qualified hairdresser. 

You will learn how to:

- Design haircut structures
- Create solid, graduated and layered haircuts
- Bleach, colour and lighten hair
- Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
- Provide highlighting treatments
- Cut hair using comb over techniques
- Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
- Develop and expand your client base.

Kangan Institute also offers the Certificate III in Barbering (SHB30516).

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBSUS201Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices20
SHBHBAS001Provide shampoo and basin services (SHBHBAS001)40
SHBHCLS002Colour and lighten hair65
SHBHCLS003Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments45
SHBHCLS004Neutralise unwanted colours and tones55
SHBHCLS005Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments55
SHBHCUT001Design haircut structures20
SHBHCUT002Create one length or solid haircut structures30
SHBHCUT003Create graduated haircut structures35
SHBHCUT004Create layered haircut structures35
SHBHCUT005Cut hair using over-comb techniques30
SHBHDES003Create finished hair designs50
SHBHIND001Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas (SHBHIND001)20
SHBHIND003Develop and expand a client base35
SHBHREF002Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments45
SHBHTRI001Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions25
SHBXCCS001Conduct salon financial transactions (SHBXCCS001)25
SHBXCCS002Provide salon services to clients (SHBXCCS002)40
SHBXIND001Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment (SHBXIND001)45
SHBXIND002Communicate as part of a salon team (SHBXIND002)30
SHBXWHS001Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices (SHBXWHS001)40


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
SHBHCCS001Plan hair services for special events20
SHBHCUT006Create combined haircut structures45
SHBHCUT007Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures45
SHBHCUT011Design and maintain beards and moustaches20
SHBHDES004Create classic long hair up-styles30
SHBHIND002Research and use hairdressing industry information (SHBHIND002)15
SHBXCCS004Recommend products and services (SHBXCCS004)20

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2021 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2021 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2021: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
$0.0 $0.0 $0.0

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2021. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course leads to employment as a hairdresser in a hairdressing salon. You may also work as a session stylist for photography shoots or as a hairdresser in film and television.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in hair styling, hair cutting, hair colouring and foiling, and retailing skills.

What qualifications will I receive?

Upon completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Hairdressing (SHB30416). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Students complething this course can undertake the Certificate IV in Hairdressing or the Diploma of Salon Management.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, complete an online application form by clicking the yellow 'Apply Here' button above.  For further information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants for this course complete an assessment to evaluate their Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills.  This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.