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Kick start your hair stylist career at SM TAFE.

National ID: SHB30516
State ID: AZZ5
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Barbering

Learn how to become a barber while still working as hairdressing apprentice. This course is offered one day a week at our training salon.

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Want to be a cut above the rest?

Do you want to become a barber? This qualification is delivered on campus one day a week, so it allows you to study while working at a hairdressing salon as an apprentice. 

Gain these skills:

  • sales, consultation and technical skills
  • broad range of barbering services to clients
  • using discretion and judgement to provide client services
  • taking responsibility for work outcomes

You will be required to participate in our Student Training Salon that is open to the public, with real, paying clients. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a barber in any industry environment, usually a barber-shop or salon.

Recognition of Prior Learning is available for this qualification to qualified hairdressers.

Certificate III
National ID: SHB30416
State ID: BAA1
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Hairdressing

This course is all you need to become a qualified hairdresser today.

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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.

Gain these skills:

  • cut hair using clippers or scissors
  • shampoo, condition and rinse hair 
  • dry and style hair using brushes, combs, rollers and other equipment
  • 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 Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics.

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Certificate III
National ID: SHB20216
State ID: BAA3
Industry Creative Industries
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate II in Salon Assistant

Get the skills to impress potential employers as a salon assistant, on your way to becoming a hairdresser.

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Do you have an eye for style and a career dream to become a hairdresser? 

This course will make you job ready for employment as a salon assistant, on your way to becoming a hairdresser or colour technician. 

The role of salon assistant is an integral position in a hairdressers, helping to ensure the smooth running of the salon and client satisfaction on a day-to-day basis. You’ll learn a range of skills to support hairdressers in taking a client through their entire experience, from providing a warm welcome, performing shampooing, colouring, braiding, hairdrying, maintaining tools and work areas to a high standard and conducting financial transactions. 

Learn from our highly experienced team of passionate lecturers and gain a skillset to become employed as a salon assistant in either a local or boutique hairdressing salon, at a spa, or even at a luxury hotel or resort.

Study in specialist facilities 

Gain hands-on experience in our student Hair, Beauty & Massage Student Clinics working on real clients and developing your technique as well as your interpersonal and communication skills with customers whilst learning the working environment of a salon. You can follow the clinics on Facebook.

Our Mandurah campus is also undergoing exciting developments with new purpose-built training facilities coming in 2023, including new simulated hair and beauty training facilities, with a hair salon and dedicated training spaces for beauty and massage therapy.

Certificate II
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