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.
Sample course units
|Unit Code||Unit Description|
|BSBSUS201||Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices|
|SHBHBAS001||Provide shampoo and basin services|
|SHBHCCS001||Plan hair services for special events|
|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|
|SHBHIND003||Develop And Expand A Client Base|
|SHBHREF001||Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments|
|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|
|SIRRMER001||Produce visual merchandise displays|
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