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Key details

Duration

1 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of one (1) year full-time face-to-face. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units. Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

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.

Career opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification may lead to employment as a senior 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 or another higher qualification from the SHB training package.

Fees

2022 Fees:
This course is free for eligible students who receive an NT Domestic Subsidised place or $15,390.00 for Domestic Full fee places. Actual fees may vary according to your choice of units.

VET fee exempt

Exemptions apply to VET tuition fees for NTG supported courses only.

At the time of enrolment, students in these categories will be exempt from paying tuition fees:

  • Recipient of a Centrelink payment
  • Recipient of a Veteran's Affairs payment
  • Enrolled Secondary Students
  • Permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status

Certified copy of the evidence must be provided at the time of enrolment.

If your course is delivered in a location that is listed on the NTG’s Location Categories for VET Funded Programs, with remote as the location category you may be eligible for the Remote 2 Location tuition fee exemption.

Delivery allowance for VET funded programs

International tuition Fees

The annual tuition fee for commencing students in 2022 is AUD $15,000.00.
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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Why study at CDU?

Study with the Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) 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

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 1010.

CodeModule/Unit of Competency

Hours

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
GROUP A - GENERAL HAIRDRESSING  
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
SHBHBAS002Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation20
SHBHCCS001Plan hair services for special events20
SHBHREF003Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments45
SHBXCCS004Recommend products and services20
 Total nominal hours for elective units105
 Total nominal hours for the qualification1010

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

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing, however, the fulltime course is designed for applicants over the age of 21.

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

International Students

Please refer to https://www.cdu.edu.au/international/how-apply for information regarding international student applications.

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.

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Course details

Accreditation

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

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

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

This qualification is available to international students at Alice Springs and Palmerston campuses (CRICOS Course No. 094763A). Please refer to VET International for the course and fee information.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
SALES AND PERSONAL SERVICES
Occupation types
Hairdresser
Area of study
Hair and Beauty Services

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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How to apply

How to apply for domestic students

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Admission requirements for domestic students

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

 

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How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

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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.

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CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Alice Springs
094763A
Palmerston
094763A

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