Certificate III in Hairdressing

Course Code SHB30416
Locations Warrnambool
Study Mode Full-time, Part-time, On Campus
Length 14 months (part time study options available)
Commencement February 2020, July 2020
Timetable 4 days a week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
9:00am - 4:30pm
Course Overview
Introduction

This is a rewarding, creative course which gives you the opportunity to enter the hairdressing industry with confidence, passion and flair.

Working hands-on in our salon you will learn all aspects of hairdressing including cutting, colouring and styling along with free access to up-to-date workshops with our industry partners. Pure Academy is an encouraging environment where you will discover skills and talents and fulfil your dreams with a rewarding new career.

In this course, you will also have the chance to work in the Pure Living Hair and Beauty salon located at Lyndoch Living to gain additional salon experience and become confident stylists.

What will I Learn?

This course allows students to perform a full range of client services including client consultation and advice, hair and scalp treatments, haircutting, hair design, hair colour and lightening, chemical reformation, hair extensions and protein straightening.

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

This course is the standard entry level qualification for the Hairdressing Industry. On completion of this course graduates can gain employment in a hairdressing salon.

Pathways

Students may also choose to study complimentary industry related courses such as SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services, SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology or SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-up to enhance their career prospects.

Placement

Students will undertake salon work placement within the Pure Academy hair salon and are required to supply some models for assessments. Additional work place is advisable during term breaks.

Information Session

Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts. 

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Course Requirements
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

This course is available via Direct Entry.
Direct Entry - apply directly to the Institute by speaking to the Course Coordinator. Details available from the Customer Service Centre.

Students enroling in this course must be 16 years of age or older and have completed year 10 or equivalent.

Students are required to obtain a police check prior to starting the course. The impact of any disclosures will be considered on a case by case basis.

Course requirements

To complete this qualification you must complete 21 core and 7 elective units

Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20 $0.00
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services 40 $15.00
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair 65 $40.00
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments 45 $40.00
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones 55 $20.00
SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments 55 $35.00
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures 20 $10.00
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures 30 $15.00
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures 35 $15.00
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures 35 $115.00
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques 30 $140.00
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs 50 $20.00
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas 20 $10.00
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base 35 $10.00
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments 45 $25.00
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions 25 $15.00
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions 25 $10.00
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients 40 $10.00
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment 45 $10.00
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team 30 $10.00
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices 40 $15.00

Elective Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation 20 $10.00
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures 45 $115.00
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures 45 $90.00
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles 30 $525.00
SHBHDES005 Select and apply hair extensions 45 $200.00
SHBHIND004 Participate in session styling teams 65 $30.00
SHBHREF003 Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments 45 $15.00
Assessment

This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

After applying

Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.

Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suits your needs.

Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
Create your USI
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Skills recognition
If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.

Fees
Course Fees

Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:

  • Tuition fee
  • Consumables/material fee

There are 3 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:

The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. 

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Student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $2,035.00
Concession rate $410.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy) $10,800.00
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Fee type Indicative Course Fee
Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee $1,692.00
Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees

You may be required to pay the cost of some goods or materials necessary for your course, eg: tools of the trade, uniform and books. The maximum consumables/materials fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay.

Final costs will be determined at enrolment and you will be informed of the fees associated with course consumables and resources via your Statement of Fees. 

Booklist

Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books. You can choose where to purchase these items from. You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE

Which fee applies to me?

Government-subsidised rate - Skills First
You could be eligible for a government-subsidised rate depending on your age, educational history, and citizenship or residency status. If you are eligible, the government will contribute to the cost of your training.
Check your eligibility

Skills First Exemptions
As a Victorian Government TAFE, South West TAFE is able to provide exemptions for prospective students. Contact our Customer Service Team to find out if you are eligible for an exemption.

Concession rate
If you are eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place and hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. You may be eligible for the concession rate. 
Find out more about concession rates

Full fee rate
If you are not eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place, exemption, concession or are enrolling in a course that isn't government-subsidised, you may be required to pay the full fee rate. 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT FEES AND ELIGIBILITY

How do I pay my fees?

Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.

You have three options when organising your payment:

  1. Upfront payment - can be made over the phone with EFTPOS
  1. Payment plan - can be directly debited from your bank account, debited from your Centrelink payments or via a VET Student Loan (for diploma or advanced diploma courses only)
  1. Paid by employer, school or job network agency - if your fees are being paid by your employer, school or job network agency, you will need to complete an Authority to Invoice form.

Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.

We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.

Next Steps
Careers and Course Advice

Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.

Our Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre is here to support you. Whether you’re exploring career options, transitioning from school to the workforce or looking to study after school we’re here to help you. Call, email or drop in.

Call 5564 8515 or email skillsandjobscentre@swtafe.edu.au

How to apply

There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.

  1. Apply - complete a short online application form. Once this form is submitted we'll send you a thank you email.
  2. Get ready - your thank-you email will contain links to a pre-training review, to a unique student identifier and to government-subsidised training eligibility.
  3. Chat with your teacher - your teacher or course specialist will contact you about your Pre-Training Review outcomes and additional course information.
  4. Enrol - after chatting with your teacher, you will receive an email with your enrolment form and a link to verify your identity.
  5. Sign - once you've completed your enrolment, you will receive a declaration form to review and sign.

If need any assistance with applying, contact our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.

Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.