This qualification reflects the role of skilled senior hairdressers who use a range of highly developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. These senior hairdressers provide specialist services in one or more areas including haircutting, design, colouring and complex colour correction, trichology and chemical reformation. They work independently and many hairdressers at this level provide technical leadership, training and support to team members.
This qualification provides a pathway to work as a senior hairdresser in a salon environment, a freelance session stylist or a technical advisor in product companies.
This qualification is also suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Hours|
|SHBHTLS001||Provide technical leadership to hairdressing teams||45|
|SHBHTLS002||Research and use hairdressing trends to advance
|SHBHCLS006||Solve complex colour problems||55|
|SHBHCUT006||Create combined haircut structures||45|
|SHBHCUT008||Design and perform creative haircuts||45|
|SHBHDES004||Create Classic long hair up styles||35|
|SHBHDES006||Design and style long hair creatively||50|
|SHBHTLS003||Work as a session stylist||30|
|SHBHDES005||Select and apply hair extensions||45|
|SHBHREF003||Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments||45|
|SHBHCLS007||Enhance hair designs using creative colouring and
$ 100.00 per unit to be RPL
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to
The Certificate IV in Hairdressing is designed to build on the foundation skills acquired through the completion of the Certificate III in Hairdressing or equivalent. Entry to this qualification is open to those who have vocational expertise in the hairdressing industry. Vocational expertise must include a minimum of 2 of the 3 points below:
- experience as an operator in a commercially run salon
- provision of cutting, styling and chemical services
- establishment of a clientele base