Hairdressing – Certificate III

This qualification reflects the role of barbers who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of barbering services to clients. They use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a barber in any industry environment, usually a barber shop or salon.

HSC credit ATAR pathway
5 No


The Certificate III in Hairdressing develops the practical and technical skills required by apprentice hairdressers, and the underpinning knowledge needed to apply those skills in a hairdressing workplace.

Hairdressers 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 work. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a hairdresser in any industry environment, usually a salon.

Outcome on completion of your HSC

  • Statement of Competencies Achieved for Certificate III in Hairdressing SHB30416 in SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package.

  • A career path in the Hairdressing trade.

  • Continuation in the Hairdressing apprenticeship full time post school.

Course delivery

  • Will be delivered both on the job and off the job.

  • Two years part time during school, followed by two years full time post-school in both on and off the job training.

Commitment required

  • Undertake a minimum of 100 days in paid employment during school plus the formal training required for the qualification.

  • Undertake Certificate III Hairdressing, and complete Stage 1 of this qualification by the end of your HSC.

  • The employment and training can be undertaken during school time, after school and during school holidays.

How will you be assessed?

  • Both on the job and off the job through written tests, project work and practical exercises.


Course ATAR eligibility HSC unit credit

Hairdressing

No

Minimum of 4 units over two years towards your HSC for the formal training component (VET course).

Industry-based Learning course

(optional)

No

This optional course recognises the significant work component involved in the school based apprenticeship.

The course offers an additional 4 units credit towards your HSC.

This HSC VET course does not contribute towards the calculation of the ATAR.


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