Certificate III In Hairdressing


Certificate III in Hairdressing

Course Code
Creative Industries
Study Area(s)
JobTrainer, Apprenticeship, Hairdressing
Course Length
Full-time(3 years)

Start Date(s): Rolling Enrolments - enrol at any time throughout the year.
End Date(s): Non-apprentices: Flexible - 1 year from commencement. Apprentices: 2-3 years from commencement.
Days and Time: Non-apprentices: Mondays
Tuesdays and Wednesdays - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Course Overview

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).

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.


If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible to study this course low-fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees and materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBSUS201Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices (BSBSUS201)20
SHBHBAS001Provide shampoo and basin services (SHBHBAS001)40
SHBHCLS002Colour and lighten hair (SHBHCLS002)65
SHBHCLS003Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments (SHBHCLS003)45
SHBHCLS004Neutralise unwanted colours and tones (SHBHCLS004)55
SHBHCLS005Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments (SHBHCLS005)55
SHBHCUT001Design haircut structures (SHBHCUT001)20
SHBHCUT002Create one length or solid haircut structures (SHBHCUT002)30
SHBHCUT003Create graduated haircut structures (SHBHCUT003)35
SHBHCUT004Create layered haircut structures (SHBHCUT004)35
SHBHCUT005Cut hair using over-comb techniques (SHBHCUT005)30
SHBHDES003Create finished hair designs (SHBHDES003)50
SHBHIND001Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas (SHBHIND001)20
SHBHIND003Develop and expand a client base (SHBHIND003)35
SHBHREF002Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments (SHBHREF002)45
SHBHTRI001Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions (SHBHTRI001)25
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
SHBHBAS002Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation (SHBHBAS002)20
SHBHCCS001Plan hair services for special events (SHBHCCS001)20
SHBHCUT006Create combined haircut structures (SHBHCUT006)45
SHBHCUT007Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures (SHBHCUT007)45
SHBHCUT011Design and maintain beards and moustaches (SHBHCUT011)20
SHBHCUT012Shave heads and faces (SHBHCUT012)25
SHBHDES002Braid hair (SHBHDES002)30
SHBHDES004Create classic long hair up-styles (SHBHDES004)30
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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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 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).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
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. 

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

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
980 980 $5.31 $1.06 $12.93

^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 2022. 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 completing 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.