Certificate III in Hairdressing

Institute: The Malka Group

Code: SIH30111

Certificate III
Enrolment period
6 - 12 Months

Course description

Hairdressing is an exciting and growing industry. As our society becomes increasingly focused on style and appearance, the demand for hairdressing services is at an all time high.

What does this qualification involve?

This qualification reflects the role of individuals employed as hairdressers working as part of a team in a hairdressing environment, and who are competent in communicating in the workplace, consulting with clients, selling products and services, and designing and applying a broad range of technical hairdressing services on clients.

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

What employment opportunities will I have?

Hairdressers can work in a number of locations. When you graduate you could choose to work in one of the many hairdressing careers such as; business, travel, education, sales, to name a few.

Delivery and work placement

14 hours a week over 52 weeks in a salon training venue. Salons located at Werribee, Melton, Moonee Ponds and Dandenong.#

# Classes are subject to minimum student numbers.

What is the difference between salon training venue and salon placement?

Salon training venue is where you will learn the required skills and knowledge and practice skills. You will also perform your final assessments. The salon placement is where you practice your new skills in an actual working salon.

Do I need people to practice my hairdressing skills on?

Yes, TMG recommend you invite your family and friends. A small fee will be charged to cover costs. If you can’t find models, TMG will support you with advertising.

What does salon placement time mean?

To ensure you are industry ready TMG have real working salons for you to complete your salon training. TMG will allocate time for you to complete your placement or TMG can support you to find placement in other hairdressing salons.

Assessment Methods

This will include:

  • Written assessment
  • Practical assessment (Live models will be required)
  • Project work
  • Online assessment


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Victorian Government Funded Tuition Fees

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Units of Competency

The SIH30111 Certificate III in Hairdressing requires 32 units of competency

Core Units

  • BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • SIHHIND201A Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
  • SIBXCCS201A Conduct financial transactions
  • SIHHHSC301A Apply the principles of hairdressing science
  • SIBXCCS202A Provide service to clients
  • SIHHHSC302A Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
  • SIHHBAS201A Perform shampoo and basin services
  • SIHHIND303A Coordinate clients and services
  • SIHHCCS302A Perform a full client consultation
  • SIHHIND304A Develop and expand a client base
  • SIHHCCS303A Respond to service related and technical problems
  • SIHHOHS201A Apply salon safety procedures
  • SIHHHCS301A Design haircut structures
  • SIRXCOM001A Communicate in the workplace
  • SIHHHCS302A Apply one length or solid haircut structures
  • SIRXIND001A Work effectively in a retail environment
  • SIHHHCS303A Apply graduated haircut structures
  • SIHHCLS304A Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
  • SIHHHCS304A Apply layered haircut structures
  • SIHHCLS305A Perform on scalp full head and retouch bleach services
  • SIHHHCS305A Apply over-comb techniques
  • SIHHHRS303A Perform chemical straightening and relaxing services
  • SIHHHRS302A Perform chemical curling and volumising services
  • SIHHCLS302A Colour and lighten hair
  • SIHHCLS303A Design and perform full and partialhighlighting techniques
  • SIHHHDS303A Design and apply short to medium length hair design finishes

Elective Units

  • SIHHHCS306A Combine structures for current haircut designs
  • SIHHHCS307A Combine structures for traditional and classic men’s haircut designs
  • SIHHHDS304A Design and apply classic long hair up styles
  • SIHHBAS202A Perform head neck and shoulder massage
  • SIRXSLS002A Advise on products and services
  • SIRXRPK002A Recommend hair beauty and cosmetic products

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.


Successful completion of this qualification means you are eligible to enroll in the SIH40111 Certificate IV in Hairdressing.

Venue: Step By Step Hairdressing Salon, 203c Glenroy Rd, Glenroy

For more information about this course visit our website www.tmg.edu.au , or call Paul 0433 021 612

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