Do you love to showcase your creativity? Do you enjoy being able to help people be the best version of themselves and provide them with self-confidence? Then this course is for you!
In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge to gain work as a qualified hairdresser. You will learn cutting, colouring and finishing techniques for male and female clients, communicating in the workplace, consulting with clients, selling products and services & designing and applying a broad range of technical hairdressing services.
Taught on campus in 9am-4pm blocks over 2-4 days a week, you’ll have plenty of time to put your new skills into practice in the salon. And because we value your learning, you will develop your skills through the world-renowned training resources of Pivot Point Academy.
You’ll also have additional flexibility of our Pivot Point resources online, giving you the opportunity to access resources 24/7 either on campus, in the salon or at home.
Not only that, you can also choose to learn on the job and we will come to you! Our 100% workplace delivery model allows you to be mentored by senior staff within your salon whilst undertaking your hairdressing studies via our online platform.
You will be guided by our workplace teacher who will visit you within your workplace eight times throughout the year (twice per term) along with regular phone/Zoom calls to make sure you feel supported every step of the way.
At the end of the course, you’ll be able to gain hands-on experience as Qualified Hairdresser, a Senior Stylist, or a Session Hairstylist. The possibilities are endless – you could end up working with models and celebrities for film and television work!
You’ll also be able to take your career even further by studying a Certificate IV in Hairdressing (not offered at TAFE Gippsland), a Diploma of Salon Management (not offered at TAFE Gippsland), or a Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing Creative Leadership (not offered at TAFE Gippsland). These qualifications will enhance your employment opportunities and we’ll be here to help you make these decisions if the time comes.
So, if you have great communication skills and enjoy working with and meeting new people, then this is the course for you.
This apprentice pathway requires you to be employed as an apprentice hairdresser in an operational business.
|ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.|
|Bairnsdale: 7/2/22||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm|
|Leongatha: 7/2/22||Monday, Tuesday 9:00am - 4:00pm|
|Traralgon: 7/2/22||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm|
|Bairnsdale: 11/7/22||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm|
|Leongatha: 11/7/22||Monday, Tuesday 9:00am - 4:00pm|
|Traralgon:11/7/22||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm|
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Hairdressing (Apprenticeship).
- Qualified Hairdresser
- Senior Stylist
- Session Hairstylist for Fashion and Film Industry
Opportunities for Further Study
- SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing (Not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)
- SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management (Not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)
- SHB80116 Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing Creative Leadership (Not on offer at TAFE Gippsland)
Recommended entry requirements
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
Recognition of Prior LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services|
|SHBHCLS002 Colour And Lighten Hair|
|SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments|
|SHBHCLS004 Neutralise Unwanted Colours And Tones|
|SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments|
|SHBHCUT001 Design Haircut Structures|
|SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures|
|SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures|
|SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures|
|SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques|
|SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures|
|SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures|
|SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs|
|SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles|
|SHBHIND001 Maintain And Organise Tools, Equipment And Work Areas|
|SHBHIND002 Research and use hairdressing industry information|
|SHBHIND003 Develop And Expand A Client Base|
|SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments|
|SHBHTRI001 Identify And Treat Hair And Scalp Conditions|
|SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions|
|SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients|
|SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment|
|SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team|
|SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices|
|SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock|
|SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation|
|SHBHDES002 Braid hair|
|SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays|
|SHBHCCS001 Plan hair services for special events|
|SHBHREF001 Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments|
Assessment is competency based. A range of assessment methods will be used, including written tests, assignments, online quizzes, role play and practical demonstrations in the training salon