SHB30416 – Certificate III in Hairdressing


Successful completion of this course may lead to gaining employment in a salon as a qualified hairdresser. After achieving SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing, participants may wish to undertake SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing, or SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management (not currently offered by CSaT).

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Course Name: SHB30416 - Certificate III in Hairdressing
Course Code: SHB30416
Course Duration: This course will take 36 - 72 months to complete (dependant on study status of full time or part time).

Certificate III in Hairdressing has been designed to provide full qualifications to work as a qualified hairdresser in Australia. This qualification reflects the role of hairdressers who 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 own work.

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


Apprentices are predominately work-based.
Fee for service students are classroom based with practical completed in a fully functional hair salon.
Assessments are conducted through a variety of means including written tasks, projects and observation.

Entry Requirements:

There are no specific entry requirements for this program, however learners will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment on/prior to enrolment.

Qualification Requirements:

There are 28 units of competency in the Certificate III in Hairdressing,
21 core (mandatory) units and 7 electives.

Mode of Delivery:

Work-based or Classroom delivery or a combination of both


This program can be undertaken through the following payment arrangements;
Fee for service
User Choice (Queensland Government funded)

Please note, eligibility criteria applies for Queensland Government funded programs. Please see the Course Information Pack for further details.
Student Contribution Fees - Student Contribution Fees for User Choice Funded students are payable at $1.60 per nominal hour. Please see our flyer or Course Information Pack for further information on payment requirements (including possible exemptions).

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