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Certificate III in Hairdressing

National ID: SIH30111 | State ID: D590


Are you ready for hair stylish career?

When you complete the Certificate III in Hairdressing you will be a cut above the rest as a hairdresser.

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to cut hair using clippers or scissors, to shampoo, condition and rinse hair and dry and style hair using brushes, combs, rollers and other equipment.

You will also learn skills to operate a cash register and computer, perform reception duties such as answering telephone calls, making appointments, and write up client record cards.

You will have the opportunity to apply your skills in our Visage beauty therapy clinics.

The Certificate III in Hairdressing is an apprenticeship: you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Hairdressing

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Beaconsfield

Three year apprenticeship

How Apprenticeship
When This course is available for Semester 1, 2017.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Hairdressing

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2017

VET Student Loans 

Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

1 Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Develop and expand a client base SIHHIND304A D8720
Provide service to clients SIBXCCS202A D4798
Apply the principles of hairdressing science SIHHHSC301A D8711
Communicate in the workplace SIRXCOM001A S6120
Respond to service related and technical problems SIHHCCS303A D8679
Apply one length or solid haircut structures SIHHHCS302A D8689
Apply graduated haircut structures SIHHHCS303A D8690
Perform chemical straightening and relaxing services SIHHHRS303A D8708
Apply salon safety procedures SIHHOHS201A D8723
Perform chemical curling and volumising services SIHHHRS302A D8707
Apply over-comb techniques SIHHHCS305A D8692
Apply layered haircut structures SIHHHCS304A D8691
Co-ordinate clients and services SIHHIND303A D8719
Design haircut structures SIHHHCS301A D8688
Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions SIHHHSC302A D8712
Design and perform full and partial highlighting techniques SIHHCLS303A D8683
Perform shampoo and basin services SIHHBAS201A D8675
Work effectively in a retail environment SIRXIND001A S6140
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices BSBSUS201A D1021
Neutralise unwanted colours and tones SIHHCLS304A D8684
Colour and lighten hair SIHHCLS302A D8682
Perform on scalp full head and retouch bleach services SIHHCLS305A D8685
Design and apply short to medium length hair design finishes SIHHHDS303A D8700
Perform a full client consultation SIHHCCS302A D8678
Conduct financial transactions SIBXCCS201A D4797
Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas SIHHIND201A D8717

2 Group A General Hairdressing Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Combine structures for current haircut designs SIHHHCS306A D8693
Design and apply classic long hair up styles SIHHHDS304A D8701
Combine structures for traditional and classic men's haircut designs SIHHHCS307A D8694

3 Group C General Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Perform head, neck and shoulder massage SIHHBAS202A D8676
Participate in a session styling team SIHHIND306A D8722
Plan services for special events SIHHCCS304A D8680
  • For TAFE Admissions full-time courses, apply at tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ when applications are open. Semester One applications open in September of the prior year, Semester Two (mid-year) applications open in May.
  • Online courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information
    call: 1800 001 001 or email: info@smtafe.wa.edu.au
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students, contact
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

South Metropolitan TAFE maintains strong relationships with a number of universities. On completion of diploma and advanced diploma courses, students may be eligible for credit towards a South Metropolitan TAFE associate degree or higher education diploma, or a bachelor degree at one of our university partners. For details of our university pathway options, visit our Uni Pathways page.

Please note: Different university entrance arrangements may apply to international students. For further details please contact the individual Universities directly.


Page last updated February 21, 2017