SHB30416 - Certificate III in Hairdressing



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3 years
Delivery Location
401 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hill, Victoria 3127
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Course Overview

The Certificate III in Hairdressing involves theory and practical work which will develop your skills in order to successfully provide a variety of hairdressing services. MMCollege operates a live salon to support students in applying and practicing their skills. Students will also learn how to effectively engage and work as a team within a hairdressing environment. After finishing the Certificate III in Hairdressing qualification, you will be a fully qualified hairdresser with a range of skills.

Our Apprenticeship pathway allows students to study hairdressing while working within a hairdressing environment. The course is delivered in consultation with employers to ensure that each apprentice and their employer are successful in the progression of the training.

Live clients
MMCollege recommends that as part of your course, you invite your family and friends to practice on. A small fee will be charged to cover the cost of products and services. If you can’t find models, MMC will attempt to source clients for practical sessions.

Those that are passionate about pursuing a career in Hairdressing.

Once you have completed Certificate III in Hairdressing you can start working in a Melbourne Salon. You may choose to travel around Australia and work in a series of different hairdressing salons. The hairdressing qualification is recognised Australia wide. You may also move into different areas of hairdressing including working with product companies, colour companies, cruise-liners or utilise your hairdressing skills overseas.

  • Certificate III in Hairdressing (SHB30416)

Under the Apprenticeship pathway the Certificate III in Hairdressing is delivered over a 2-3 year period. Due to the nature of delivering in conjunction with a hairdressing workplace these time frames will vary dependent on the workload that the apprentice has within their workplace in order to successfully complete practical assessments.
This course is competency based and will require a student satisfactorily obtaining the skills to be a competent Hairdresser, and as such this requires the course to be somewhat flexible in its delivery approach. However, as a basis we aim to deliver this course over a 2-3 year period.

This course is delivered on campus in Surrey Hills, Victoria. A combination of theory units and practical assessments make up this course with role play and simulated working environments incorporated in the delivery. Students will work in a simulated Hairdressing environment when undertaking the practical components of the course.

As an apprentice, students and employers will work collaboratively to complete some practical elements of the course within the shop environment. Students will be given a workplace log book in order to track and complete these requirements.

Completion of 28 units of competency (21 core and 7 electives)

Unit CodeUnit Name
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBHBAS001 Perform shampoo and basin services
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

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Based on detailed industry consultation, MM College has selected the following seven elective units of competency to meet the training package rules.

Unit CodeUnit Name
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles
SHBHDES002 Braid hair
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHIND004 Participate in a session styling team
SHBHCCS001 Plan hair services for special events
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle stock

There are no prerequisite qualifications necessary to study the Certificate III in Barbering. To successfully enrol in the course does require the completion of a Pre-Training Review. This process allows MMCollege to also assess a students suitability to undertake the course including a Language, Literacy and Numeracy evaluation.

There are no specific entry requirements to study the Certificate III in Hairdressing however, students are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review process to evaluate their suitability for the course.

Course assessments are delivered in the form of;

Written assessments

Practical assessments

Project work

Role Play

This qualification is nationally accredited and successful participants will receive a certificate for SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

A credit transfer is the recognition that a unit or component of another training program may be equivalent in content and level to a unit or component of the training program you are seeking to undertake. A credit transfer can result in the exemption of some units or course requirements and reduce your fees. Relevant units deemed competent on Statements of Attainment or AQF Qualifications issued by other RTOs will be recognised. The credit transfer process incurs no additional costs when enrolling in a course with MMC. Any application for credit transfer(s) is required to be made at the time of enrolment.

MMCollege is committed to providing up-to-date and relevant Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) information to all students during enrolment and whilst enrolled. MMCollege staff will provide support and guidance regarding these enquiries.  The RCC assessment follows the same procedure as RPL described below. All applicants for RPL will be provided with a copy of the relevant unit of competency and evidence requirements for the units being applied for. Applicants who are able to provide satisfactory evidence that they have achieved the required unit of competency or competencies may progress through the course with an exemption for the RPL units.

What is RPL?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process, which recognises what you have learnt from:

  • Life experience
  • Work experience
  • Non-accredited/accredited training programs

These experiences are measured against the qualification/unit you are doing or want to do. If what you have learned at work or elsewhere is relevant to your course or qualification, you may not have to do certain units of the qualification again.

How does RPL work?

If you decide to apply for RPL, you will be asked for detailed records of your experience, employment, training, etc., which may be relevant. An RPL application form template (Appendix 1.2) can be requested from Administration. Part of the RPL process requires you to conduct a self-assessment and to provide evidence against each of the performance criteria in a unit of competency. Once this is completed, you will then have an interview with your trainer who will go through your evidence portfolio with you.

Please speak with staff during your enrolment process in regards to applications for RPL. Please note there is a cost for the RPL process to cover the time spent by trainers and administrators processing the RPL application.

401 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hill, Victoria 3127

Fees can vary depending on your eligibility for Government funding and your concession status. Please refer to our fees schedule for more information

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