​Certificate IV in Hairdressing

Institute: The Malka Group

Code: SIH40111

Certificate IV
Enrolment period
6-12 months

Course description


As time changes, hair has emerged as an important form of self expression for both men and women. Develop your hairdressing skills for a successful career in the thriving hair and beauty industry.

About this Qualification

This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior hairdressers who develop complex technical skills and knowledge working as part of or coordinating a salon team.

It includes senior hairdressers who work as technical advisers with a hairdressing products company; or independently as a freelance session stylist. Functions at this level include the self-directed application of a broad range of knowledge and skills and the provision of technical leadership, training and support to colleagues.

A hairdresser at this level may provide specialist services, including haircutting, hair design, hair colouring, complex colour correction, hair extensions, chemical reformation, trichology and makeup application.

What you will Learn

You will learn a range of Hairdressing skills, including:

  • Complex colour services
  • Creative haircuts
  • Long hair design
  • Make-up design

Your Career in Hairdressing

Possible Job roles in hairdressing include:

  • Senior hairdresser

Training is available at our Northern and Southern fully working salons.

Entry Requirements

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

Units of Competency

The SIH40111 Certificate IV in Hairdressing requires 11 units of competency.

Core Units

  • SIHHTLS401A - Provide technical leadership within the hairdressing context
  • SIHHTLS402A - Research and utilise hairdressing trends to advance creative work

Elective Units

  • BSBMKG413A - Promote products and services
  • SIBXFAS202A - Design and apply make-up for photography
  • SIHHCLS406A - Solve complex colour problems
  • SIHHHCS410A - Design and perform creative haircuts
  • SIHHHDS305A - Select and apply hair extensions
  • SIHHHDS406A - Design and apply creative long hair designs
  • SIRXMGT001A - Coordinate work teams
  • SIRXMGT003A - Lead and manage people
  • TAEDEL402A - Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment
All other electives available on request


6 to 12 months

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Victorian Government Funded Tuition Fees

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* Tuition Fees may vary depending on electives selected
** Fee for services price on application


Successful completion of this qualification means you are eligible to enrol in SIB50210 Diploma of Salon Management or SIH70111 Vocational Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing Creative Leadership.

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

Pre-requisites: must already hold Certificate III

For more information about this course, visit our website. Or Call Paul on 0433 021 612

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