SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

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Course description

The Certificate III in Hairdressing (SHB30416) is the minimum qualification for professional hairdressers in Australia. Over 18 months of practical training you will learn how to wash, cut, style, and treat both men’s and women’s hair — as well as work in a contemporary salon. This extensive course covers: hair colours, lightening, braiding, bleaching and other chemical treatments.

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Nationally recognised

Average duration

18 months

Online or Distance



This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Hairdresser$960 weekly pay
Barber$960 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Salon Manager$1,340 weekly pay
Massage Therapist$865 weekly pay
Beautician$1,050 weekly pay
Waxing Therapist$1,050 weekly pay
Spa Therapist$1,050 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

Australian Qualifications Framework
Nationally Recognised Training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

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These course providers offer the SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing:

TAFE Queensland
On Campus
North Regional TAFE
Distance / On Campus
Demi International
On Campus