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Duration: 
3 years full time or longer for part time
Location: 
City King St
Industry
Delivery mode: 
Blended
Face to Face
Online
Workplace

Applications due 31 December 2018

Overview

Launch your career in the creative and exciting hairdressing industry.

You will develop specialist hairdressing skills and learn salon business practice at the hairdressing training studio.

This qualification equips you with practical skills in:

  • design and style
  • foundation colour
  • hair and scalp treatments
  • long hair design
  • protein treatments and straightening
  • men’s grooming
  • advanced cutting and colour techniques.

Our qualified, industry experts will also teach you how to consult clients and promote products and services.

On completion, you will have the confidence and skills to provide a variety of hairdressing services and begin your career as a qualified hairdresser.

Hairdressing training studio

You will learn in a dedicated hairdressing training studio, right on campus. This industry-standard facility is fitted with the latest equipment and a student-run salon where you will gain experience providing services to members of the public.

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Careers

Upon successful completion students are 'job ready' and recognised within the hairdressing industry as a fully qualified hairdresser.

Course structure

To be awarded SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing qualification, a student must successfully complete a total of twenty-eight (28) units of competency, comprising of:

- twenty-one (21) core units;
- seven (7) elective units, consisting of:
- all three (3) units from Group A or all three (3) units from Group B;

- four (4) units from Group C.

 

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome as well as be approved by Victoria Polytechnic.

CORE UNITS

ELECTIVE UNITS

Group A

Group B

Victoria Polytechnic do not currently offer units from this grouping. Prospective students are invited to contact Victoria Polytechnic to discuss electives from this group.

Group C

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.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: VET

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply for this course

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

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Direct applications due 31 December 2018.

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