Certificate III in Hairdressing
CRICOS: 094149A | National ID: SHB30416


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Certificate III: 1.5 years


Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2018

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2019


CIT Reid

Tuition Fees

2017*: Semester 2 - $8,000 > now $5,600
2018*: Semester 1 and 2 - $8,200 > now $5,600

*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT’s fee pricing review. 2018 fees subject to change.

As of Semester 2 2017, students will pay only $5,600 per semester for course fees AND pay no additional material fees.


This full-time course leads you to a sensational hairdressing career. Designed to provide you with all the skills and knowledge to become a qualified hairdresser, our focus is to provide students with real life and hands-on hairdressing experience in readiness to enter this exciting industry. You will have access to the latest in quality training resources and products. You will learn from our expert teachers; practise in a real-salon environment (with real clients!) and gain all the skills you need to become a successful hairdresser - including very important skills like communication and quality customer service. On graduation you will be skilled in styling, cutting, colouring and selling and ready to take the hairdressing world by storm.

Entry Requirements

ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent OR Adult Entry | Students must also meet one of the following English requirements IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0) | TOEFL iBT - 46 | PTE Academic - 42 | TOEFL PBT - 527 | Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162.

Extra Fees

There are no additional material fees charged for the hairdressing course

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Course Subjects

Certificate III in Hairdressing
CRICOS: 094149A | National ID: SHB30416

National ID Subject Name
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work area
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structure
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base

Electives: complete all 7 of 8 subjects

National ID Subject Name
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut cutting structures
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHDES002 Braid hair
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles
SHBHREF001 Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments
SHBHIND004 Participate in session styling teams
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services

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Teaching Methods and Assessment

This program is delivered using a variety of teaching methods including face-to-face lecture style or smaller tutorial groups, learning in simulated hairdressing salons and on-line learning through e-Learn.

Predominantly students will be assessed through a formal observation checklist according to the required skills and knowledge of the subject within a salon environment on a client. The times and dates can often be negotiated between yourself and the teacher, however assessments are identified and scheduled within a time range at the beginning of each subject. Assessment outcomes are based on competency. You will generally have a small amount of theory based assessment which will normally be in an online quiz format or on the Client Consultation Sheet.

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