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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
Duration Three year apprenticeship
How Apprenticeship
When Available Semester 2, 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 


Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices SHBXWHS001 AVG56
Communicate as part of a salon team SHBXIND002 AWX99
Create finished hair designs SHBHDES003 AWY27
Create one length or solid haircut structures SHBHCUT002 AWY42
Design haircut structures SHBHCUT001 AWY45
Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas SHBHIND001 AWY22
Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation SHBHBAS002 AWY52
Provide salon services to clients SHBXCCS002 AVG54
Provide shampoo and basin services SHBHBAS001 AWY53


Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Colour and lighten hair SHBHCLS002 AWY48
Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment SHBXIND001 AVG37
Create layered haircut structures SHBHCUT004 AWY40
Cut hair using over-comb techniques SHBHCUT005 AWY38
Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions SHBHTRI001 AWY04
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices BSBSUS201 AUK77
Recommend products and services SHBXCCS004 AWX98


Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Conduct salon financial transactions SHBXCCS001 AVG38
Create classic long hair up-styles SHBHDES004 AWY26
Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures SHBHCUT007 AWY37
Create graduated haircut structures SHBHCUT003 AWY41
Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments SHBHCLS003 AWY47
Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments SHBHCLS005 AWY49


Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Create combined haircut structures SHBHCUT006 AWY39
Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments SHBHREF001 AWY17
Develop and expand a client base SHBHIND003 AWY19
Neutralise unwanted colours and tones SHBHCLS004 AWY46
Plan hair services for special events SHBHCCS001 AWY50
Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments SHBHREF002 AWY18
  • This course will not use TAFE Admissions for Semester Two 2017, please apply direct to South Metropolitan TAFE as per below.
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), 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.

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 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 May 30, 2017