Certificate III in Hairdressing SHB30416

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What’s included in this course:

Qualification of Certificate III in Hairdressing
Flexible start date for all enrolments (positive for hairdressing employers)
Opportunities for competition work

The Certificate III in Hairdressing involves theory and practical work which will develop your skills in hairdressing services and in working as a team within a hairdressing environment. Such skills may include communicating in the workplace, consulting with clients, selling products and services, and designing and applying a broad range of technical hairdressing services on clients.

After finishing the Certificate III in Hairdressing qualification, you will be a fully qualified hairdresser with a range of well-developed skills.

Live clients
Marjorie Milner College recommends that as part of your course, you invite your family and friends to practice on. A small fee will be charged to cover the cost of products and services. If you can’t find models, MMC will attempt to source clients for practical sessions.

Once you have completed Certificate III in Hairdressing you can start working in a Melbourne Salon. You may choose to travel around Australia and work in a series of different hairdressing salons. The hairdressing qualification is recognised Australia wide. You may also move into different areas of hairdressing including working with product companies, colour companies, cruise-liners or utilise your hairdressing skills overseas.

Classes follow the Victorian school term dates, with four terms to a year. Classes run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week between 9:00am and 4:30pm at the Surrey Hills Campus.

Please make sure to contact the College to secure a place as class sizes are limited.

There is professional equipment and tools that are required to work within the Hairdressing Industry. These must be sourced by the student using the following equipment list. Marjorie Milner College can recommend suppliers that hold the relevant equipment.

Download SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing Tool List

Assessment Methods:

The Certificate III in Barbering Training Plan will outline all assessment tools for each unit. An overview is outlined below:


Written assessment

Practical assessment

(Live models will be required, Mannequin Heads)

Project work

Eligibility Check for Government Funding

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Tuition Fees may vary depending on electives selected.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment are outlined in the Pre-enrolment handbook.


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Units of Competency

MMC delivers 28 units of competency in the SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing.

Units of Competency
SHBXCCS002 – Provide service to clients

SHBXWHS001 – Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

SHBHBAS001 – Perform shampoo and basin services

SHBHIND001 – Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas

SHBHDES003 – Create finished hair designs

SHBHDES002 – Braid hair

SHBHDES004 – Create classic long hair up-styles

SHBXIND002 – Communicate as part of a salon team

SHBXIND001 – Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

SHBHTRI001 – Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions

SHBHCLS002 – Colour and lighten hair

SHBHCLS003 – Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments

SHBHCLS004 – Neutralise unwanted colours and tones

SHBHCLS005 – Provide on scale full head and retouch bleach treatments

BSBSUS201 – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

SHBHIND003 – Develop and expand a client base

SHBXCCS001 – Conduct salon financial transactions

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

SHBHCUT005 – Cut hair using over-comb techniques

SHBHCUT007 – Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures

SHBHREF002 – Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments

SHBHIND004 – Participate in a session styling team

SHBHCCS001 – Plan hair services for special events

SIRRINV001 – Receive and handle stock

SHBHREF001 – Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments

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