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SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing

2018

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Overview

Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
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CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
SALES AND PERSONAL SERVICES
Occupation types
Hairdresser

This qualification reflects the role of skilled senior hairdressers who use a range of highly developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. These senior hairdressers provide specialist services in one or more areas including haircutting, design, colouring and complex colour correction, trichology and chemical reformation. They work independently and many hairdressers at this level provide technical leadership, training and support to team members.

This 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.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

This qualification may also be suitable for Apprenticeships.

Entry requirements

CDU Entry Requirements - 2018

To gain entry to this qualification candidates require:

    1. Achieved a Certificate III in Hairdressing (or equivalent); and
    2. At least one year post-qualification full time employment experience as a hairdresser in a salon environment where they have applied the skills and knowledge covered in the above (or equivalent) qualification.

Students also need to complete an online or paper literacy and numeracy assessment to show that they have an appropriate level of LLN skills to participate successfully in the course and to identify any additional support needs.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of between 475 - 570 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,425.00 - $1,710.00
Domestic Full Fees: $8,075.00 - $9,690.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2018: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2018 VET Fees.pdf

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government. Information about VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide, VET Fees online or 2018 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 will be charged at $3.00 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Hairdressing include:

  • Senior Hairdresser
  • Session Stylist
  • Skills 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 VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@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

     

    Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

    Completed Award Course Level
    HE
    VET
    to a HE Award
    Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
    Certificate IV
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 40 credit points
    Certificate IV
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 40 credit points
    Diploma
    *
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 80 credit points
    Diploma
    *
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 80 credit points
    Advanced Diploma
    *
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Advanced Diploma
    *
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Associate Degree
    *
    3 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points
    Associate Degree
    *
    4 year Bachelor award
    up to 160 credit points

    Pathways from the qualification

    SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management

  • 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: Internal, Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Hair, Beauty and Retail
Location: Palmerston Campus
Phone: 08 8946 7520
Fax: 08 8946 7944
Email: VET.hair_beauty_retail@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a Certificate IV in Hairdressing a total of ELEVEN (11) units of competency must be completed comprising TWO (2) Core and NINE (9) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 475-570.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SHBHTLS001 Provide technical leadership to hairdressing teams
45
SHBHTLS002 Research and use hairdressing trends to advance creative work
55
  Total nominal hours for core units
100
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (Select 9)
SHBHCLS006 Solve complex colour problems
55
SHBHCLS007 Enhance hair designs using creative colouring and lightening techniques 65
SHBHCUT006* Create combined haircut structures 45
SHBHCUT008* Design and perform creative haircuts
45
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair upstyles
30
SHBHDES005 Select and apply hair extensions
45
SHBHDES006 Design and style long hair creatively
50
SHBHREF001 Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments
65
SHBHREF003 Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments
45
SHBHREF004 Enhance hair design using chemical reformation techniques
45
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography 30
BSBMKG413 Promote products and services 40
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness 60
  Total nominal hours for elective units
375 - 470
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
475 - 570
* Has pre-requisites units
 

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