Hair and Beauty

SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing is part of the Hairdressing Training Package (SHB16). 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 requiring the full qualification

Dates and Times

Suitability processes are applicable to this qualification.

Campbell Street Campus

  • Next Intake:   February 2019
  • Duration:  2 years, full-time
  • Information Session:  Monday, 26 November 2018 – 5.30pm
    • 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
  • Information Session:  Tuesday, 27 November 2018 – 6pm
    • Venue: C Block, Alanvale Campus, Alanvale Road, Newnham
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Occupational Health & Safety procedures must be followed.
All units within this course will be assessed and delivered in a clustered approach including observation, demonstration, research and written assignments.


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Fees and Payments

Full Fee:   $2,583
Full Fee Concession:  $370
Subsidised Fee:   $2,153
Subsidised Concession:  $310

Plus Hairdressing Kit:  $1,205

Because the Government provides generous levels of support to enable TasTAFE to offer much of its training on a subsidised basis, you may not have to pay the maximum fee. Your eligibility for a fee subsidy or a concession will be determined at the time of enrolment, and your overall tuition fee will depend on your individual circumstances.

Please note the majority of people who have not completed a Certificate III or above in the last five years are subsidised students

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English language, literacy and other skill requirements
The Hairdressing Training Package (SHB16) units you will be studying will be made clear before you start the course. We will discuss these in our Information Session, and you will also find them in the:

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 math’s (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).

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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