The SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing has been designed as the standard entry level qualification for the hairdressing industry. Likely functions in the hairdressing industry for those who achieve this qualification involve employment as a hairdresser working as part of team in a salon, performing processes that require a range of well-developed skills where discretion and judgement is required; with responsibility for own outputs, and responsibility for the supervision of others, including apprentices. Functions at this level include applying skills and knowledge to sell products and services, ensuring a safe working environment and performing a full range of client services, including client consultation and advice, hair and scalp treatments, haircutting, hair design, colour and lightening, and chemical reformation services on male and/or female clients.

Paraskevi International is proud to offer you Nationally Recognised Training in our modern, custom designed training rooms and salon in South Townsville. Our courses consist of essential theory, relevant practical activities and rostered salon hours. Our goal is to provide our students with an interactive and fun learning environment with as much hands-on experience in the salon as possible. We are excited to offer you real salon experience, right from the first week! Our talented trainers will give you regular progression reviews to monitor your success and if needed, organise additional one-on-one tuition.

Course Requirements

To achieve a SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing, you must successfully complete 28 units, comprising of 21 core units and 7 elective units. 

Duration and Study Options

The expected nominal hours of this qualification is 1020 hours. It is expected that the program would be of less duration for participants who have completed components of the qualification. The number of relevant hours of credit granted for these candidates will be considered on a case by case basis. 

Fast-Track Program: is great for those who wish to study this course on a Full-Time or Part-Time basis. Attendance can range from 1 day to 5 days a week depending on your work / life commitments. The course is expected to take 10 to 12 months for full-time students depending on prior learning and competencies. The course includes: Full hairdressing kit (including scissors, brushes, hairdryer etc), all text books, E-learning access, and Employment opportunities.

School-based Apprenticeships: allow you to gain a nationally recognised qualification as well as your Senior Certificate AND you get paid working in your chosen field. Generally available to students from Year 10, students may convert to a full-time or part-time apprenticeship when they finish school to allow them to complete the qualification. You will be required to attend “Off Job” Training 1 day a week.

Apprenticeships: combine training with working in a real job, for a real boss, with a real wage that upon successful completion will allow you to become a qualified tradesperson. “Off Job” Training is usually 1 day a week. Apprentices work and train usually from 36 to 38 hours a week full-time and no less than 15 hours each week part-time, averaged over a 4 week cycle.

BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services Core
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair Core
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments Core
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones Core
SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments Core
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures Core
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures Core
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures Core
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures Core
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques Core
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs Core
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas Core
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base Core
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments Core
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions Core
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions Core
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients Core
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment Core
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team Core
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices Core
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures Elective Group A
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures Elective Group A
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles Elective Group A
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation Elective Group C
SHBHIND002 Research and use hairdressing industry information Elective Group C
SHBHREF001 Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments Elective Group C
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services Elective Group C

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for this qualification. All fee for service students must be 15 years of age or older. The minimum age for apprentices and trainees is 13 years of age. 

Language, Numeracy and Literacy

The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) informs the identification and description of underpinning English language, literacy and numeracy features and requirements within competency standards. The learner’s language, literacy and numeracy levels are expected to be equivalent to Level 3 of the ACSF. Testing methods will include reading and writing, oral communication, numeracy and mathematics.

Credit Transfer (CT)

CT is the recognition of previous subjects successfully studied and completed by you that satisfies the competency requirements of one or more subjects required to be successfully studied and completed for this Qualification. Participants wanting to apply for CT must be able to produce evidence by way of certified copies of previous qualifications.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning is the recognition of knowledge, skills and experience gained by you through either life and/or work experience, formal and/or informal training, and/or education that satisfies the competency requirements of one or more subjects required to be successfully studied and completed for this Qualification. Participants wanting to apply for RPL must be able to produce evidence by way of certified copies of previous qualifications and/other supporting evidence to be eligible for the RPL process.

Study Outcomes

On completion of your studies you will receive a SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing Qualification Certificate, issued by Paraskevi International.

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Senior Hairdresser
  • Wedding & Formal Hair Stylist

Pathways Information

After achieving SHB30516 Certificate III in Hairdressing, graduates may undertake:

SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing
SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management
SHB80116 Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing Creative Leadership