Campbell Institute

Certificate III
in Hairdressing

Certificate III in Hairdressing



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.

Potential Careers

This qualification is a widely recognised pathway to a successful career as a qualified hairdresser and hairstylist in Australia’s exciting and fast-growing beauty industry.:

Entry Requirements

Students must:

NOTE: Campbell Institute also conducts an entry interview with all prospective students to confirm their details and ensure that the course selected is the most appropriate for their needs.

Mode of Delivery

This program is delivered in a blended learning model that includes face to face learning and online/distance learning and practical training and assessment.

Program Duration: This qualification will be delivered over 104 weeks of training and assessment delivered over eight terms with 32 weeks of holidays.

Delivery Location:

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices Core
SHBXCCS002 Conduct salon financial transactions Core
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment Core
SHBHIND002 Research and use hairdressing industry information Elective
SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays Elective
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base Core
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients Core
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team Core
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles Elective
SHBHCCS001 Plan hair services for special events Elective
SHBHDES005 Select and apply hair extensions Elective
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures Core
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments Core
SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments Core
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures Core
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures Core
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques Core
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs Core
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas Core
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments Core
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions Core
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures Elective
Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures Elective
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services Core
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures Core
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair Core
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones Core