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National Qualification Code: SHB30416

The course duration is equivalent 4 terms for 36 weeks, 9 weeks per term.


The Certificate III in hairdressing will cover basic aspects of hairdressing relating to preparation of clients, styling, conducting salon financial transactions, recommending products and services and applying and removing hair coloring products.

This course reflects the role of hairdressers who use a range of well developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to
provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. They use
discretion and judgment to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.


Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Hairdresser
  • Hair Salon Service


There are no entry requirements for this qualification


The course is offered as a blended course with face-to-face, online learning and simulated work environment practice.​

Classroom Learning includes lectures supported with visual topic content, PowerPoints, practice, group and oral work. Your materials are provided either in print or digital copy that can be accessed as part of the course.​

Online Learning requires you to complete additional online study each week. This learning is tailored to the follow the units you are completing in class. This includes reading topics, research and additional materials.​

Simulated Work Environment

Over the duration of the course, students will complete a range of hair services to demonstrate skills and knowledge of the course.


Intake 1: 05/02/2024

Intake 2: 29/04/2024

Intake 3: 22/07/2024

Intake 4: 14/10/2024


Students are required to complete a range of tasks as part of the assessment requirements for each unit. To perform at your best, you will need to work on the assessments outside of class time. Assessment methods may include:

Practical demonstrations where you will be observed by one of our assessors in a simulated environment and in your work placement

Knowledge based tests which contain written short answer questions

Projects for you to investigate and complete in your own time.

Logbook from work placement signed by your supervisor contributes to assessment


AMBI recognises certificates and statement of attainment issued by other registered training organisation and the skills and knowledge that students may have gained through any previous studies and at workplace and life experiences. RPL and credit transfer can be applied for at the time of enrolment or during orientation. A fee is payable for assessing your RPL status.


Upon successful completion of all the required units of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification in SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing. Students who do not complete all required units may be eligible for a Statement of Attainment in partial completion of a SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing.

For the latest updates, more information, course locations, and upcoming intake dates, contact us via email at [email protected] or call us at (02) 8076 2248.

Course Structure

Our course has been designed to meet the requirements for the SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing. 

It contains 28 units of competency (21 core and 7 electives)

Unit Code               Unit Name

Core Units

BSBSUS201Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBHBAS001Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHCLS002Colour and lighten hair
SHBHCLS003Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
SHBHCLS004Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
SHBHCLS005Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments
SHBHCUT001Design haircut structures
SHBHCUT002Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT003Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT004Create layered haircut structures
SHBHCUT005Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBHDES003Create finished hair designs
SHBHIND001Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
SHBHIND003Develop and expand a client base
SHBHREF002Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
SHBHTRI001Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBXCCS001Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND001Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXIND002Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBXWHS001Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

Elective Units

SHBHCUT006Create combined haircut structures
SHBHCUT007Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHDES004Create classic long hair up-styles
SHBHBAS002Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHCCS001Plan hair services for special events
SHBHREF001Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments
SHBHIND002Research and use hairdressing industry information