Certificate III in Hairdressing

Certificate III in Hairdressing

Course Code
Creative Industries
Study Area(s)
Hair and Beauty, Hairdressing
Course Length
Full-time(3 years)

Start Date(s): May 2019
July 2019
February 2020
End Date(s): Apprentices: 2-3 years from commencement
Non-apprentices: Flexible - 1 year from commencement
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Course Overview

The Certificate III in Hairdressing is the training program you need to enable you to work as a hairdresser in a hairdressing salon.
Upon commencing this hairdressing course, you will learn all the skills and knowledge required to work independently as a hairdresser within a salon team. The benefit of completing this course successfully is it provides you with industry current techniques which allow for a dynamic and ever evolving career in the hairdressing industry.


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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBSUS201Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices20
SHBHBAS001Provide shampoo and basin services40
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 areas20
SHBHIND003Develop and expand a client base35
SHBHREF002Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments45
SHBHTRI001Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions25
SHBXCCS001Conduct salon financial transactions25
SHBXCCS002Provide salon services to clients40
SHBXIND001Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment45
SHBXIND002Communicate as part of a salon team30
SHBXWHS001Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices40


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 information15
SHBXCCS004Recommend products and services20

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 2019 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. 

2019 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 2019: $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
980 980 $3.10 $0.62 $12.00

^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 2019. 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.

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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. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the 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. 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?

Students can apply online by clicking on the 'Apply Here' button at the top of the Bendigo TAFE website page for this course. This course also has additional intakes throughout the year.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants will need to complete the Pre training interview and LL& N test and be suitable for the industry.