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SIH30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

SIH30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing


Qualification Overview

This qualification reflects the role of hairdressers who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. They use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a hairdresser in any industry environment, usually a salon.

In the main, qualified hairdressers work in the salon environment and provide a full range of services. Many operators choose a specialist pathway as colourist or stylist. Others can work as specialist session stylists in diverse settings including fashion parades, hair shows, technical seminars, platform demonstrations, training sessions and fashion shoots as well as film, television and theatre productions.

These individuals possess a range of well-developed skills where discretion and judgement is required and are responsible for their own outputs.

Participants may include:

  • Current workers in the Hairdressing industry wishing to add to their career opportunities
  • Students who wish to continue study Cert III to increase their employment opportunities

SIH30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing 

Participants need to complete eighteen (28) units of competency consisting of:

-       21 Core Units

-       7 Elective Units 

Hours of the Qualification are 1200 Hours

Certificate III in Hairdressing Core UnitsNote:

  • The hours include all teaching and learning activities. This is in accordance with AQF volume of learning.
  • The Elective Units can be changed depending on clients needs and in accordance with training package rules. 

Assessment Methods

A wide variety of assessments methods will be employed to assess student competence in each unit. These include but are not limited to:

  • Practical Assessment (Demonstrations & Observations)                   
  • Written Tests  
  • Portfolio

Entry Requirements

There is no entry requirements to this qualification stated in the training package, however, the ACET has developed its own entry requirements:

  1. Applicants 18 years and above who have satisfactorily completed year 10 or equivalent or
  2. Applicants 18 years and above with no formal qualifications who can be assessed for skills that would qualify to undertake this training, and,
  3. Must complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test and the Pre-Training Review. As a result of the pretraining review, any learners with identified barriers will be referred to the appropriate support services/office or referred externally where required. If a learner is unable to, meet the inherent requirements of the qualification, even with reasonable adjustment, ACET will offer counselling regarding alternative training and/or career path options.


Completion of the Qualification

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification SIH30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing issued by the Australasian College of Education and Training (ACET).

Australasian College of Education and Training (ACET) is a Registered Training Organisation (Provider Number: 121666) registered with the Australian Skills and Qualifications Authority (ASQA).

Qualification Availability

ACET has regular monthly intakes for each of its qualifications. Please contact ACET for confirmation of the commencement date for the next available intake.


Future Study Pathways

After successful completion of your Certificate III, you will have many other study options available to you. It may include Certificate IV in Hairdressing.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Candidates may be able to shorten the length of their chosen qualification by supplying evidence of their previous training, employment experience or other life skills that directly relate to the qualification competencies. The evidence must be valid, sufficient and authentic.

Contact ACET directly on 9354 5404 to discuss your previous experience and we will be able to guide you through the RPL process.

Note: ACET is Not an Approved RPL provider under the Victorian Training Guarantee funding


Credit Transfer (CT)

Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen qualification by taking into account previous studies. ACET recognises Australian registered training organisations for credit transfers. Credit Transfers will be granted upon the receipt of sufficient evidence to support the application.

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