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Key details

Duration

1 year/s

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

Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Intake

On campus - Semester 1, Semester 2
Online - No

Locations

Palmerston, Alice Springs
Palmerston

Course code

SHB30516

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of skilled senior 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.

You will learn to provide specialist services in one or more areas including haircutting, design, colouring and complex colour correction, trichology and chemical reformation. Many hairdressers work independently and provide technical leadership, training and support to team members.

The qualification provides a pathway to work as a senior hairdresser in a salon environment, a freelance session stylist or a technical advisor in product companies.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Services Industry, Hairdressing include:
>salon manager
>salon owner

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.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing or another higher-level qualification from the SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package.

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

In 2023 this course is FREE for eligible students who receive an NT Domestic Supported place OR between $11,325.00 - $12,375.00 for domestic full fee places.

International tuition Fees

The annual tuition fee for commencing students in 2023 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"
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Why study at CDU?

"Study with the Northern Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities - Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses"

What will I study?

To achieve SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering a total of twenty-six (26) units of competency must be completed comprising twenty-one (21) Core and five (5) 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 755 - 825.

CodeModule/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBSUS201Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices20
SHBHBAS001Provide shampoo and basin services40
SHBHCUT001Design haircut structures20
SHBHCUT002*Create one length or solid haircut structures30
SHBHCUT003*Create graduated haircut structures35
SHBHCUT004*Create layered haircut structures35
SHBHCUT005*Cut hair using over-comb techniques35
SHBHCUT007*Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures45
SHBHCUT009*Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques25
SHBHCUT011Design and maintain beards and moustaches20
SHBHCUT012Shave heads and faces25
SHBHCUT013Provide men’s general grooming services25
SHBHDES001Dry hair to shape40
SHBHIND001Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas20
SHBHIND003Develop and expand a client base35
SHBHTRI001Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions25
SHBXCCS001Conduct salon financial transactions25
SHBXCCS002Provide salon services to clients35
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 units650
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (select 5 from the following)
ICTWEB201Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement (unnamed)20
SHBHBAS002Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation20
SHBHCUT006*Create combined haircut structures45
SHBHCUT010Create haircuts using tracks and carving30
SHBHDES002Braid hair (unnamed)30
SHBHIND002Research and use hairdressing industry information15
SHBXCCS004Recommend products and services20
SIRRINV001Receive and handle retail stock35
SIRRMER001Produce visual merchandise displays35
 Total nominal hours for elective units105 - 175
 Total nominal hours for the qualification755 - 825

 NOTE: Units marked with an asterisk (*) require completion of the following pre-requisite unit(s):

 

Pre-requisitesThe pre-requisite unit to be completed prior to the units below
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
SHBHCUT009 Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques

SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures

SHBCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures

SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structuresSHBCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structuresSHBCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniquesSHBCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures

 

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

There are no entry requirements for SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering; however the full-time course is designed for applicants over the age of 21. Students need to complete an online or paper literacy and numeracy assessment; to show they have an appropriate level of LLN skills to participate successfully in the course and to identify any additional support needs.

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.

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.

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CDU student

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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 Palmerston campus (CRICOS Course No. 0101701). 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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Admission requirements for domestic students

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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.

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CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Palmerston
0101701

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