Certificate IV in Hairdressing

Details for International students

View details for Australian residents.

You are considered an Australian resident (domestic student) if you:
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen; or
  • Are an Australian permanent resident; or
  • Hold a permanent Australian humanitarian visa
You are considered an international student if you:

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Course essentials

  • Offered by:
    School of Service Industries
  • VU course code:
  • Location:
  • Duration:
    0.5 year
  • Intake:
  • Fees:
    A$6,100 per semester

Enter the glamorous world of hairdressing and further your career with advanced technical skills and knowledge of hairdressing practices.

Develop specialist training in haircutting, colouring, hair extensions, hair design, chemical reformation and trichology and make-up application.


  • hairdresser
  • salon team co-ordinator
  • technical adviser with a hairdressing products company
  • session stylist

Study pathways

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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 +61 3 9919 6100 to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

Course objectives

The course provides training to hairdressers requiring a post-trade qualification.

Course structure

To achieve a Certificate IV in Hairdressing, 11 units must be completed comprising: - 7 core units, plus - 4 elective units.

Core Units of Study

Elective Units of Study

Complete 4 of the following units of competency

WRH30109 - Certificate III in Hairdressing

Admission requirements

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.

  • TAFE: Certificate III in Hairdressing
  • Year 12: Certificate III in Hairdressing
  • International: N/A
  • Mature: Certificate III in Hairdressing
  • Other: Certificate III in Hairdressing

English language requirements

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

To apply for this course, you can:

If you have questions about your application, you can:

Information and fees listed above are for non-resident students. Fees are accurate at the time of viewing and will be subject to annual increases. Some courses require students to purchase equipment or clothing that they will need in the course. These equipment or clothing costs are not included in the course fees listed above and we recommend that you confirm these costs with the relevant college.

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this course information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that course information is current with the Student Contact Centre.