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|Full-time apprenticeship: three yearsPart-time apprenticeship: six years
|Apply any time
|On-the-job training and training sessions on campus one day a week
An apprentice undertaking the Certificate III in Hairdressing will develop a range of sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. These services include hair and scalp treatments, hair cutting, hair design, colouring and lightening, protein straightening and hair extensions. Students are guided by our highly experienced teachers 1 day per week or block release in the Pure Academy.
This course allows students to perform a full range of client services including client consultation and advice, hair and scalp treatments, haircutting, hair design, hair colour and lightening, chemical reformation, hair extensions and protein straightening.
Certificate III in Hairdressing is the standard entry level qualification for the Hairdressing Industry. On completion of the apprenticeship graduates will have the opportunity to continue working in salons or may choose to open their own salon.
On completion of this course, graduates may choose to study in related industry fields through, Certificate III in Barbering, Certificate III in Beauty Services or Certificate III in Nail Technology to expand their skills and enhance their career opportunities.
This course is available via Direct Entry.
Direct Entry - apply directly to the Institute by speaking to the Course Coordinator. Details available from the Customer Service Centre.
Students enroling in this course must be employed as an apprentice within a hairdressing salon and must be 16 years of age or older and have completed year 10 or equivalent.
Students are required to obtain a police check prior to starting the course. The impact of any disclosures will be considered on a case by case basis.
You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice or trainee before commencing this course.
If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice.
|Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
|Provide shampoo and basin services
|Colour and lighten hair
|Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
|Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
|Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments
|Design haircut structures
|Create one length or solid haircut structures
|Create graduated haircut structures
|Create layered haircut structures
|Cut hair using over-comb techniques
|Create finished hair designs
|Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
|Develop and expand a client base
|Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
|Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
|Conduct salon financial transactions
|Provide salon services to clients
|Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
|Communicate as part of a salon team
|Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
|Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
|Create combined haircut structures
|Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures
|Create classic long hair up-styles
|Participate in session styling teams
|Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The course fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Course fee funding is made available to eligible individuals by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. An accurate quote for this course will be provided during the enrolment process.
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|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
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Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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If you need any assistance with applying, contact our team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.
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