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Hairdressing courses

If you are interested in basic hairstyling or artistic colouring, we have a range of hairdressing courses that are a cut above the rest.

Our courses are often focused on the delivery of apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship, skills recognition and other programs tailored to industry needs.

Gain skills to take you further you can study our short courses or TAFE certificates.


Many of our graduates gain employment in the following industries:

  • hairdressing
  • make-up
  • modelling.


Our hairdressing courses are provided by VU Polytechnic.

Short courses 3 courses

Duration: 9 hours

Learn to use the latest styling techniques to control the fluidity of hair, utilise natural colour or add hair pieces, create fashion effects for overall presentation.

Learn the urban barbering techniques of clipper fading to join the growing barbering industry. This hands-on workshop will advance your clipper work.

Duration: 3 weeks

Develop the specialised knowledge and skills to apply eyelash extensions in a professional and hygienic manner.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 3 courses

Duration: 3 years
Become a qualified barber and learn the full range of barbering skills and hairdressing techniques when you study the Certificate III in Barbering.
Duration: 3 years
Fulfil your dream of working in the hairdressing industry with a Certificate III in Hairdressing at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Kick start your career in hairdressing and develop the basic skills and confidence needed to work in a salon.

I completed my hairdressing apprenticeship at Victoria University as a work-based training student. VU was chosen by my mentor who believes it is the best institute for salon training because of its focus on on-the-job training.
Jessie McAllister

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