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SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing (CRICOS:112490A)
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SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing (CRICOS:112490A)

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SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing (CRICOS:112490A)


About this course

Certificate III in Hairdressing:


CODE: SHB30416


CRICOS Course Code: 112490A


Campus Locations:




Level 1, 220 Albert Road South Melbourne 3205


Intake: Multiple intakes available


Course Description:


You will develop specialist hairdressing skills and learn salon business practice at the hairdressing training studio.

This qualification equips you with practical skills in:

  • design and style
  • foundation colour
  • hair and scalp treatments
  • long hair design
  • protein treatments and straightening
  • men’s grooming
  • advanced cutting and colour techniques.

Completion of this qualification contributes to recognition as a qualified hairdresser.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a hairdresser.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards, and industry codes of practice.




The duration of this course is 52 weeks




Face to face classroom, Practical training and assessment is completed in haodressing training studio located at Level 1, 220 Albert Road South Melbourne.




  • All overseas students entering this qualification must have an English Language proficiency level of one of the below:
  • IELTS band score of 5.5 (Academic or general version) or equivalent internationally recognized exam result, or
  • IELTS band score of 5.0 (Academic or general version) then Satisfactory completion of ELICOS or ESL up to 20 weeks at upper intermediate level or
  • Upper Intermediate (General English) or higher certificate from a CRICOS registered English language training provider
  • In the 2 years before commencing the course, has completed secondary studies equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification from an English language speaking country.
  • In the 2 years before commencing the course, has completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate III or higher level.
  • Acacia Institute also has an online English proficiency test to ensure that students have the English language capacity to successfully complete this course.
  • For overseas students on an Australian student visa, Acacia Institute has a requirement that all students must be over 18 years of age at the commencement of course.
  • It is recommended that students have attained a year 12 certificate or equivalent.


Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements


There are no language, literacy and numeracy requirements to enter this qualification. However, LLN testing will be used during enrolment to investigate the need for language, literacy and numeracy support throughout the course.


Licensing/Regulatory Requirements


There are no licensing or regulatory requirements associated with this course.

For international students, ACACIA has a requirement that all students must be over 18 years of age at the commencement of course.

International students are required to hold Overseas Health Insurance cover for the duration of the course.


Unit of Competency:



Unit Code Description
BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices
SHBHIND002 Research and use hairdressing industry information
SIRRINV001  Produce visual merchandise displays
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles
SHBHCCS001 Plan hair services for special events
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair
SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones


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