Certificate III in Hairdressing (Non-Apprenticeship)




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Establish your career in the creative industry of hairstyling and earn while you learn. Our popular Certificate III in Hairdressing will build on your interest in current hair styles and fast-track you to an exciting career as a fully qualified hair dresser.
This nationally accredited program will give you the primary skills needed to work in the hairdressing industry. Learn all aspects of color, cutting and long hair design, chemical curling and straightening and understand hair and scalp science.
Pathways to further study
At Melbourne Polytechnic, we provide seamless pathways towards higher qualifications. Find out more on pathways
Career Pathways
On successful completion of this course, you may enter the industry as a hairdresser
Units of Study
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 Neutralize 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
SHBHDES002 Braid hair
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organize tools, equipment and work areas
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
SHBHREF003 Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays
Assessment Methods
Assessment is competency based. Satisfactory completion of each learning outcome is required. Some competencies may be accessed through course work while others may be achieved through on-the-job training.
Pathways to further study
The Certificate III in Hairdressing may lead you on to further study in this field
Career Pathways
On successful completion of this course, you may enter the industry as a hairdresser.


Which department am I in? Department of Visual Arts

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Other English Language Requirements accepted: Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) overall score of 64 with no sub-score less than 58; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) Overall Grade C1.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Students must have the following:
Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency or higher.
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognized equivalency

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by this university
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offers below pathways courses for this subject Extended Foundation
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)

Full Time (12 months)

A$29,100.00 (US$ 22,762) per year

19 February 2018, 16 July 2018

Melbourne Polytechnic 77 Street Georges Road, PRESTON, Victoria, 3072, MELBOURNE, Australia