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SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

Key details

Duration

1 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 1 - 3 years. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and/or units selected and will vary depending upon how long a student takes to reach the required competency level.

Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Intake

On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2
Online - No

Locations

Alice Springs, Palmerston
Alice Springs, Palmerston

Course code

SHB30416

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of hairdressers who use a range of well- developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. They use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for teh outcomes of their own work.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Hairdressing include: 
>Hairdresser 
>Men's Hairdresser

 

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.
Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.
For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.
Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.
Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Credit transfer, or advanced standing, is awarded based on previous relevant studies completed successfully within the past seven years.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process of advanced standing where credit is granted based upon the assessment of a student's prior formal, non-formal and informal learning (or a combination thereof) to determine the extent to which the student has achieved the required learning outcomes of a specified unit.
To apply for credit transfer or RPL, you must apply to study at CDU and submit the relevant supporting documents including:

  • HE113 Application for Exemption Form (PDF, 216.84 KB)
  • Official Academic Record (Academic transcript and award certificates)
  • Unit outlines or syllabus matching time-frame of studies. Unit outlines must be specific to the teaching period in which the unit was undertaken and must include:
    • aims/objectives
    • learning outcomes
    • assessment items
    • resources required and institutional identifiers (web links are not accepted, these must be converted to PDF prior to submission)

Please make sure you submit all the required documents with your application to ensure processing time is reduced.

 

Fees

2024 Fees

  Fee Type  2024 Course Fees
  Fee Free TAFE*  Free
  Full Fee  $14,775.00 - 16,425.00

*This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education and training is a joint initiative of the Northern Territory Government and Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retain or upskill.

Fee free places are available for eligible domestic students who are NT residents, limited places are available, so secure your place now.

Fees shown are indicative and subject to change annually. Actual course fees may vary depending on the units chosen. International non-student visa-holders; study eligibility needs to be verified before enrolment. Fees may vary depending on the visa type.

For further clarification and information on fees, payment options, instalment plans, and refunds, contact CDU on 1800 061 963 or refer to TAFE Fees and Payments.

International tuition Fees

The annual tuition fee for commencing student visa holders in 2024 is AUD $16,050.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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Study with the Territory's largest training provider and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed. 

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster
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Why study at CDU?

Study with the Northern Territory's largest training provider and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses
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Why study at CDU?

Study with the Territory's largest training provider and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed. 

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster
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Why study at CDU?

Study with the Northern Territory's largest training provider and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses

What will I study?

To achieve SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing a total of twenty-eight (28) units of competency must be completed comprising twenty-one (21) Core and seven (7) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below. The electives offered may vary between campuses.  

Course structure

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 985 - 1095.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBSUS201Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices20
SHBHBAS001Provide shampoo and basin services40
SHBHCLS002Colour and lighten hair65
SHBHCLS003Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments45
SHBHCLS004Neutralise unwanted colours and tones55
SHBHCLS005Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments55
SHBHCUT001Design haircut structures20
SHBHCUT002Create one length or solid haircut structures *30
SHBHCUT003Create graduated haircut structures *35
SHBHCUT004Create layered haircut structures *35
SHBHCUT005Cut hair using over-comb techniques *30
SHBHDES003Create finished hair designs50
SHBHIND001Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas20
SHBHIND003Develop and expand a client base35
SHBHREF002Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments45
SHBHTRI001Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions25
SHBXCCS001Conduct salon financial transactions25
SHBXCCS002Provide salon services to clients40
SHBXIND001Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment45
SHBXIND002Communicate as part of a salon team30
SHBXWHS001Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices40
 Total nominal hours for core units785
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (Complete 7 units)
GROUP A - GENERAL HAIRDRESSING (must complete 3 units from Group A)
SHBHCUT006Create combined haircut structures *45
SHBHCUT007Create combined traditional and classic men-s haircut structures *45
SHBHDES004Create classic long hair up-styles30
 Total nominal hours for elective units120
GROUP C - GENERAL ELECTIVES (must complete 4 units from Group C)
SHBHBAS002Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation20
SHBHCCS001Plan hair services for special events20
SHBHCUT011Design and maintain beards and moustaches

20

SHBHCUT012Shave heads and faces

25

SHBHDES005Select and apply hair extensions45
SHBHREF001Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments65
SHBHREF003Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments45
SHBXCCS004Recommend products and services20
SIRRINV001Receive and handle retail stock35
 Total nominal hours for elective units80 - 190
 Total nominal hours for the qualification985 - 1095

Units with  a * have prerequisite unit(s) that must be completed prior.

PREREQUISITEUNIT(s)
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures

SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures

SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures

SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures

SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques

SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures  
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures  
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures

SHBCUT006 Create combined haircut structures

 

SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures  
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures  
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures  
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men-s haircut structures.

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To ensure you have the right skills and support to succeed in your course, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.

To gain entry into SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing as an Apprentice, candidates require:

  • To be an Apprentice who has entered a Training Contract with their employer an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network NT

Students can undertake this course as non-Apprentices at the Palmerston campus, the fulltime course program is designed for applicants over the age of 21.

The Training Salon is a simulated work environment, students must wear work clothing suited to the industry.

Female uniforms

Black tops are required and can be purchased from the Hairdressing reception. Black tops are to be worn with black pants. No tights, no shorts or ripped jeans. Price of black $35.00.

Male uniforms

Black t-shirts are required and can be purchased from the hairdressing reception. Black t-shirts are to be worn with black pants. No tights, no shorts or ripped jeans. Price of black t-shirt $35.00.

ALL students must attend class in closed in shoes.

 

Hairdressing Toolkit

Toolkit information will be provided to you at the information session, prices start from approximately $500.

Admission criteria

As part of the application process, it is important that you meet the minimum academic entry requirements. If you have any questions, please email the International team: international@cdu.edu.au. We look forward to helping you through the process of applying to study with us at CDU.

ProgramsEntry requirements
Certificate level programsA qualification equivalent to Australian Year 10
Diploma and advanced diploma programsA qualification equivalent to Australian Year 12

Essential requirements

English language requirements

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 165.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency 
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 42 with no less than 36 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 46 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.
 

All the lessons included theory and practical. We got to train with real clients in a busy environment and I got so much out of that.

Loan

CDU student

Alumni Awards finalist Loan Nguyen

Hands-on practical lessons, experienced instructors, and all the resources that CDU provides will absolutely bring your skills and knowledge up to scratch–you won’t believe how much you’ll learn during the process.

Pat

CDU student

Pat (vet)3

All the lessons included theory and practical. We got to train with real clients in a busy environment and I got so much out of that.

Loan

CDU student

Alumni Awards finalist Loan Nguyen

Hands-on practical lessons, experienced instructors, and all the resources that CDU provides will absolutely bring your skills and knowledge up to scratch–you won’t believe how much you’ll learn during the process.

Pat

CDU student

Pat (vet)3

Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Alice Springs, Palmerston

Study Mode: On campus, workplace assessment

International Students

This qualification is available to international students at Palmerston and Alice Springs campus (CRICOS Course No. 094763A).

Additional information

Sector
TAFE
Industry groups
SALES AND PERSONAL SERVICES
Occupation types
Hairdresser
Area of study
Hair and Beauty Services

Contact details

Tourism, Recreation and Beauty Services
Location: Palmerston & Alice Springs Campuses
Phone: 08 8946 7800 (PAL) 08 8959 5312 (ASP) Student Central 1800 061 963
Email: vet.thr@cdu.edu.au

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Together we are a positive force for change in our communities and the world.

You make CDU

Our students choose to study with us because we share the same vision – to make a positive change. Whatever your motivation is, we can guide you in the right direction.

How to apply

How to apply for domestic students

CDU TAFE has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU TAFE courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like TAFE and undergraduate.

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Alice Springs
094763A
Palmerston
094763A

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