Hair and Beauty

SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

SHB30416 – Certificate III in Hairdressing is part of the Hairdressing Training Package. It reflects the role of individuals employed as hairdressers working as part of a team in a hairdressing environment and who are competent in communicating in the workplace, consulting with clients, selling products and services and designing and applying a broad range of technical hairdressing services on clients.

This course has been designed for mature age students as an alternative non-trade pathway for those not currently employed in a Hairdressing salon. Successful completion of the course provides the necessary skill sets and knowledge to operate as a hairdresser.

This level qualification includes the ability to design and cut hair, colour hair, straighten and perm hair in a safe working environment whilst performing a full range of client services. There is a work placement component to this course requiring students to be responsible for maintaining a clientele for salon services.

This qualification would suit:

  • Mature and focused learners who have demonstrated a keen interest in the hairdressing industry
  • People currently working in a hairdressing salon and wanting to gain a qualification
  • People who have completed some units of the SHB20216 – Certificate II in Salon Support or SHB30416 – Certificate III in Hairdressing and now require the full qualification

Location, Dates and Times

Campbell Street Campus

  • Next Intake:   February 2019
  • Duration:  2 years, full-time
  • Information Session: Monday, 21 January 2019 – 4pm
    • Venue:  Hairdressing, 75 Campbell Street, Hobart
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:  February 2019
  • Duration:  2 years, full-time
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Assessment Process

Examples of assessments for this course may include:

  • Observations on the job and/or in a simulated assessment environment
  • Research projects
  • Written tasks

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.  For further details please refer to

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Are there ‘other’ costs?

Yes, a Hairdressing Kit:  $1,205

Essential Requirements

There are no essential entry requirements for this course.

Desirable Skills and Attributes

Hairdressing students are expected to:

  • read and interpret manufacturer’s instructions for use of chemicals and other information required for Occupational Health & Safety Purposes
  • write details in appointment book
  • write in a legible manner for safety with chemicals
  • assist senior staff with written instructions
  • update client record card outlining tasks completed e.g. perm, colour etc
  • meet and greet clients and complete paperwork required
  • read and understand theory materials
  • deal easily with basic mathematical tasks e.g. add and subtract, handle money

Support is available to help students who may have difficulty meeting the above requirements. Some of these skills may be improved through the learning process. If required, other assessment methods may be used for students e.g. verbal tests instead of short written tests.


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SHB30416 – Certificate III in Hairdressing.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing, 28 units must be successfully completed comprising of 21 core units plus 7 elective units.
A full list of electives are available on request and are dependent on demand. Not all electives are available in all regions.


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