Certificate III in Hairdressing

Course Outline: -SHB30416


LAF College of Vocational Education
RTO 22267

Delivery Mode

Students will have a face to face learning commitment of 17 hours and 3 hours self-study per week.

Course Duration

Total duration:  54 weeks/15 months
Holiday breaks:  6 weeks
Nominal hours: 1,080

Course Structure and Units

The SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing requires the completion of 28 units which are made up of 21 core units and 7 elective units.

Core Unit:                                                                                                      Nominal hours

BSBSUS201  Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients 40
SHBHBAS001 Perform shampoo and basin services 40
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment 45
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team 30
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures 20
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures 30
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures 35
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures 35
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques 30
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs 50
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments 45
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair 65
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments 45
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones 55
SHBHCLS005 Provide on  scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments 55
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas 20
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions 25
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions 25
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base 35
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices 40

General Elective Units:


SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures 45
SHBHCUT007 Create combined  traditional and classic men’s haircut structures 45
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up styles 30
SHBHDES002 Braid hair 30
SHBHIND004 Participate in a session styling teams 65
SHBHREF001 Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments 65
SHBHIND002 Research and use hairdressing information 15

Entry Requirements

There are no level entry requirements for this course. However, student at the pre-enrolment stage must undertake LLN test and Pre-training Review to identify student’s strengths and weaknesses with the objective to tailor the learning and assessment strategy to suit the student’s needs which will increase student engagement and ownership

Course Outcomes

This course is suitable for a person who wants to learn the skills of a hairdresser and provide a range of hairdressing services including client consultation and advice, hair and scalp treatments, haircutting, hair design (including wigs and hairpieces), colour and lightening and chemical reformation services.  This includes knowledge of communication and retail skills.

Training Arrangements

The program is delivered at LAF’s College of Vocational Education training centre and includes practical workshops in a fully hairdressing salon.  The training consists of a combination of trainer-led theory and practical activities.  Students will also have the opportunity to provide hairdressing services to clients.


Classes will start at 9.00 am and complete at 4.00 pm.
Classes will be for 2 and half days and 3 hours Self-study

Additional Support

Additional Support    LAF has policies that include reasonable adjustment and access and equity principles.
Reasonable adjustment at LAF is designed to ensure that a student is not presented with unnecessary barriers to demonstrating achievement in the program of study.  Reasonable adjustments may include the use of additional educational support and alternative methods of assessment such as oral assessment.
LAF also offers its students the opportunity to participate in small group bi-lingual (Vietnamese) classes in various aspects of hairdressing services.
Students with disabilities are encouraged to enrol in this course and will be appropriately supported.

Assessment Arrangements

Assessment will include the following;
•    Observation of practical activities
•    Written and oral questions

Skills Recognition

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per LAF College skills recognition policies and procedures.
Contact the Campus Manager to discuss our skills recognition program.
Campus Manager
Phone:  (03) 9311 1586(03) 9311 1586

Education Pathways

Students who complete this course may wish to further their study can enrol in to the SIH40111 Certificate IV in Hairdressing.


Funded students:

Tuition Fee: $150.00

Equipment Fee: $600.00

Fee for service students:

Tuition Fee: $9,180.00

Equipment Fee: $600.00

No administration fee.

How to Enrol/Apply

This course is available by direct entry by speaking to the Campus Manager at the College’s Head Office.

Student Orientation

Students will participate in an orientation program which will go for 1 day starting at 9.00 am and finishing at 4.00 pm.  This orientation program is compulsory for all students.

Contact Details

Contact Details LAF College of Vocational Education
Head office: 15 Sun Crescent, Sunshine, Victoria 3020
Hairdressing department: Hampshire Road Campus, 270 Hampshire Road, Sunshine, Victoria 3020
Campus Manager
Phone: (03) 9311 1586(03) 9311 1586