Kick start your hair stylist career at SM TAFE.
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.
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 in Hairdressing
This course is all you need to become a qualified hairdresser today.
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.
Certificate II in Salon Assistant
Get the skills to impress potential employers as a salon assistant, on your way to becoming a hairdresser.
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.