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, coloring and complex color 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.

Course Requirements

Unit Code Unit Name
SHBHCLS006 Provide technical leadership to hairdressing teams
SHBHTLS002 Research and use hairdressing trends to advance creative work
SHBHCLS006 Solve complex colour problems
SHBHCLS007 Enhance hair designs using creative colouring and lightning techniques
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBHCUT008 Design and perform creative haircuts
SHBHDES004 Create Classic long hair up styles
SHBHDES006 Design and style long hair creatively
SHBHTLS003 Work as a session stylist
SHBHDES005 Select and apply hair extensions
SHBHREF003 Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments

Recognition of Prior Learning (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

Prerequisite Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who have: achieved a Certificate III in Hairdressing (or equivalent); and at least one year post qualification full time employment experience as a hairdresser in a salon environment where they have applied the skills and knowledge covered in the above (or equivalent) qualification.
All international students should be able to meet the English requirements as required under the assessment level of the student by Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).The Centre of Excellence accepts the results from International English Language Testing System (IELTS), PTE Academic English or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as below:


Course Fees $5,500
Airport Transfer Fee $150
Enrolment Fee $250
Accommodation Fee from $240-$300 per week

Length of Course

33 study weeks + 3 weeks holidays




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