Certificate III In Hairdressing

Course Code: SHB30416
Study Area:

  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time / Part time / Blended - Apprenticeship/Trainee- 3 - Year/s (contact days reliant on employment)
  • Full time (Non-apprentice) - Classroom- 1 - Year/s (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • This course will prepare you for employment in the hairdressing industry.

  • There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Course overview

Rolling Enrolments

Full time / Part time / Blended - Apprenticeship/Trainee- 3 - Year/s (contact days reliant on employment)

Full time (Non-apprentice) - Classroom- 1 - Year/s (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

Next intakes:

Enrolling Now (college-based students / non-apprentices)
2022 Rolling Enrolments (apprentices)

If you dream of working in a highly creative fashion industry then a Certificate III in Hairdressing could be for you.

We also offer non-apprenticeship training , also known as college-based hairdressing training. This course is delivered over 10 months and included some work placement in a hairdressing salon. This course is focused on hands on skills working with real clients to achieve industry skills and knowledge.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.


If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible to study this course for free or low-fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees and materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

This qualification 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 judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a hairdresser in any industry environment, usually a salon. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

How to apply
  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Students will be selected after a direct interview.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Observation
  • Knowledge Test

Learning options
  • Apprenticeship/Trainee
  • Competency Based Completion

Key study areas

Communication with clients, shampooing and blow drying hair, hair colouring and cutting mens and womens hair. Long hair styling, chemical straightening.

Further study opportunities
  • Certificate IV in Hairdressing


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
To check your eligibility click here.
Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Apprenticeship
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$3,434.00
Concession - average total course fee*$686.80
Full fee - average total course fee*$12,510.73
B.   Materials average fee**$1,584.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$490.00
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$1,736.37
Concession - average total course fee*$346.62
Full fee - average total course fee*$4,228.11
B.   Materials average fee**$1,855.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$490.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

This page was last updated on 22/06/2022 12:59 PM