Start your sensational hairdressing career with this full-time course. Designed to provide you with all the skills and knowledge to become a qualified hairdresser, this course focuses on real-life and hands-on hairdressing experiences, making you ready 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, practice 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 thrive in the hairdressing world!
CIT is a fully accredited Pivot Point school giving you access to state-of-the-art resources on-campus, off-campus and online. Our salons replicate a commercial salon environment, which gives you hands-on experience with real clients and the knowledge and confidence to be ready for employment.
Certificate III in Hairdressing | SHB30416
2022 Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July)
2023 Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July)
2022: $6,850 per semester
2023: $7,050 per semester
Uniform: $50, Hairdressing Pivot Point kit: $1,750, Pivot Point online textbooks: $400 approx.
*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 may happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2022 and 2023 fees are subject to change.
- Year 12 Certificate or equivalent
Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.
Students must meet one of the following English requirements:
- IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0)
- TOEFL iBT - 46
- PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band)
- Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162
Course Subjects - Certificate III
Likely Job Outcome
Hairdresser – working as part of a team in a hairdressing environment, competent in communicating in the workplace, consulting with clients, recommending products and services, and designing and applying a broad range of technical hairdressing services on clients.
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.