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SIH30111 – Certificate III in Hairdressing


Learner will gain a range of well-developed skills where discretion and judgment is required and are responsible for their own outputs and be responsible for supervision of other employment member and apprentices. Leaner will gain a nationally recognised qualification and provides individuals with a valuable qualification that can be applied throughout Australia and the wider business and customer services community.

Course Name: SIH30111 - Certificate III in Hairdressing
Course Code: SIH30111
Course Duration: 48 weeks
Training Plans: Certificate III in Hairdressing - $14000.00

This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as hairdressers working as part of a team in a hairdressing environment, and who are competent in communicating in the workplace, consulting with clients, selling products and services, ensuring a safe working environment and designing and applying a broad range of technical hairdressing services on clients.


The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, knowledge tests, response to case studies and feedback from supervisors. The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods are to be applied:

Demonstration / workplace tasks: The student is required to demonstrate a range of skills whilst being observed by, or interacting with, the assessor. The activities will be clearly explained and always relate to duties relevant to the workplace. These activities allow the assessor to observe the student apply their knowledge and skills during practical activity.

Written Report / Case Study: The student is required to produce a range of written records or reports based on real workplace scenarios or based on a case study that is provided by the assessor.

Knowledge Test: The student is required to undertake a number of written knowledge tests over the course of his or her study. These tests will be provided to the student by the assessor at an arranged time and the student will be required to individually complete the test. The student may research their answers from the course training materials and notes as well as relevant workplace references.

Workplace Supervisor Report: Workplace supervisors will be asked to provide feedback about the student’s performance during a module. The supervisor will receive a briefing at the time the student begins studying each module to inform them of the module requirements.

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements to this qualification

Qualification Requirements:

It is desirable that students will enter the program after achieving a SIH20111 Certificate II in Hairdressing or other relevant qualifications. It is acknowledge that many students will have vocational experience in a relevant role that will have provided a suitable preparation for the program.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway, however, it is not suitable for VETiS delivery.

Mode of Delivery:

Trainer led, one-on one, face to face

Units of Competence:
CodeUnit NameType
BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
SIBXCCS201A Conduct financial transactions Core
SIBXCCS202A Provide service to clients Core
SIHHBAS201A Perform shampoo and basin services Core
SIHHBAS202A Perform head, neck and shoulder massage Core
SIHHCCS302A Perform a full client consultation Core
SIHHCCS303A Respond to service related and technical problems Core
SIHHCLS302A Colour and lighten hair Core
SIHHCLS303A Design and perform full and partial highlighting techniques Core
SIHHCLS304A Neutralise unwanted colours and tones Core
SIHHCLS305A Perform on scalp full head and retouch bleach services Core
SIHHHCS301A Design haircut structures Core
SIHHHCS302A Apply one length or solid haircut structures Core
SIHHHCS303A Apply graduated haircut structures Core
SIHHHCS304A Apply layered haircut structures Core
SIHHHCS305A Apply over-comb techniques Core
SIHHHDS303A Design and apply short to medium length hair design finishes Core
SIHHHRS302A Perform chemical curling and volumising services Core
SIHHHRS303A Perform chemical straightening and relaxing services Core
SIHHHSC301A Apply the principles of hairdressing science Core
SIHHHSC302A Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions Core
SIHHIND201A Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas Core
SIHHIND303A Co-ordinate clients and services Core
SIHHIND304A Develop and expand a client base Core
SIHHOHS201A Apply salon safety procedures Core
SIRXCOM001A Communicate in the workplace Core
SIRXIND001A Work effectively in a retail environment Core
SIHHHCS306A Combine structures for current haircut designs Elective
SIHHHCS307A Combine structures for traditional and classic men's haircut designs Elective
SIHHHDS304A Design and apply classic long hair up styles Elective
SIRXMER001A Merchandise products Elective
SIRXSLS002A Advise on products and services Elective

Detailed student information is available within our Participant Handbook which is supplied with the enrolment package and on our website. This booklet contains important information about a student’s right and obligation such as their right to privacy, a safe training environment and right to complain or appeal an assessment decision. It is important that persons applying for enrolment have had an opportunity to review this information first.

Please contact us and we can send this information to you straight away or apply online