Certificate III in Hairdressing

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS SIH30111 – CRICOS Course Code:  077453A

As an International student, you will be required to attend full-time, after entering Australia on an appropriate visa. Entry to SIH30111 Certificate III in Hairdressing will be available to applicants 18 years and over who have met the English language requirements listed below.


  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service – minimum score 5.5  (Academic)  or
  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language – score 550.
  • Conversational English – acceptance is subject to an interview.

This interview can be in person, or if you are not in Australia, over the phone.
Please advise the receptionist that you are phoning from overseas.

The Queensland Hairdressing Academy reserves the right to enrol students that we evaluate as being acceptable to the guidelines and standards of the Academy; we reserve the right to deny acceptance accordingly, without prejudice.

At completion of this qualification you will graduate with the skills and knowledge required of a qualified Hairdresser working as part of a team. Learning all aspects of communication, consultation, selling, colouring, cutting & chemical work applied in a salon environment.

32 units must be completed:

  • 26 core units
  • 6 elective units comprised of 3 units from group A or B and 3 units from Group C


In all cases selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification.

Units of Competency

Unit Code

Unit Name

BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SIBXCCS201A Conduct Financial Transactions
SIBXCCS202A Provide service to clients
SIHHBAS201A Perform shampoo and basin services
SIHHCCS302A Perform a full client consultation
SIHHCCS303A Respond to service related and technical problems
SIHHHCS301A Design haircut structures
SIHHHCS302A Apply one length or solid haircut structures
SIHHHCS303A Apply graduated haircut structures
SIHHHCS304A Apply layered haircut structures
SIHHHCS305A Apply over-comb techniques
SIHHHRS302A Perform chemical curling and volumising services
SIHHHRS303A Perform chemical staightening and relaxing services
SIHHCLS302A Colour and lighten hair
SIHHCLS303A Design and perform full and partial highlighting techniques
SIHHCLS304A Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
SIHHCLS305A Perform on scalp full head and retouch bleach services
SIHHHDS303A Design and apply short to medium length hair design finishes
SIHHIND201A Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
SIHHHSC301A Apply the principles of hairdressing science
SIHHHSC302A Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SIHHIND303A Coordinate clients and services
SIHHIND304A Develop and expand a client base
SIHHOHS201A Apply salon safety procedures
SIRXCOM001A Communicate in the workplace
SIRXIND001A Work effectively in a retail environment
Group A – General Hairdressing
SIHHHCS306A Combine structures for current haircut designs
SIHHHCS307A Combine structures for traditional and classic men’s haircut designs
SIHHHCS309A Design and apply classic long hair upstyles
Group B – Mens Hairdressing
SIHHHCS307A Combine structures for traditional and classic men’s haircut designs
SIHHHCS308A Design and maintain beards & moustaches
SIHHHCS309A Perform face and head shaves
Group C – General Elective Units
SIHHBAS202A Perform head, neck and shouder massage
SIHHHCS304A Plan services for special events
SIHHHCS306A Combine structures for current haircut designs
SIHHHCS308A Design and maintain beards and moustaches
SIHHHCS309A Perform face and head shaves
SIHHHDS305A Select and apply hair extensions
SIHHHRS304A Perform protein straightening and relaxing treatments
SIHHIND305A Hone and strop straight razors
SIHHIND306A Participate in a session styling team
SIRXSLS002A Advise on products and services
SIRXRPK002A Recommend hair, beauty and cosmetic products and services
SIRXINV001A Perform stock control procedures
SIRXMER001A Merchandise products
Persons interested in gathering the skills equivalent to a qualification in hairdressing. They may include high school students wanting to remain at school while undertaking a VET qualification, school leavers, overseas students, unemployed, women re-entering the workforce or “out of trade” apprentices wanting to complete the qualification they started.
Minimum successful completion of Qld school year 10 or equivalent.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):  Skills gained via work or life experience are recognised and may reduce the duration and fees of the course.

Fast track: 10-12 months full-time. Part-time 2-3 days a week.

Apprenticeship or study a partial amount of this qualification whilst at a School in a school based Apprenticeship.

Duration based on your study mode selected.

Rolling intake: Don’t be made to wait to begin your course, commence study on a date that suits you!