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SIH30111 Certificate III in Hairdressing

Working as a hairdresser is a challenging, creative and in-demand career!  Why not enrol at the Australasian College Broadway today to prepare yourself with the training in the cutting edge industry of hairdressing.

MHM Australasia Pty Ltd trading as the Australasian College Broadway (TAC) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code: 6980) approved to deliver SIH30111 Certificate III in Hairdressing.

SIH30111 Certificate III in Hairdressing is designed as the standard entry level and “must have” qualification for anyone contemplating working in the hairdressing industry. This qualification enables graduates to work independently as a hairdresser or as part of a hairdressing team, and to be confident in communicating and consulting with clients in designing and applying a broad range of technical hairdressing services, cutting, colouring, perming, styling etc.

The course delivery is designed to equip graduates with a well-developed range of skills and judgment, allowing them to effectively service a hairdressing clientele.

Job role:


Entry requirements:

There are no formal academic or pre-requisite entry requirements for this qualification other than English language and literacy skills for effective communication in the hairdressing industry. This qualification requires a sound command of spoken English, the capacity to read written instructions and the ability to write at the level needed to record client information competently. The use of questioning and active listening to ascertain and respond to client needs, reading and interpreting product and tool manufacturer’s instructions and other work related documents and sharing work related information with other team members.

Basic computer skills and knowledge of how to use the internet and financial point of sale machinery, e.g. cash register, EFTPOS, is required.

If you are under 18 years of age your application must be approved and signed by a parent or legal guardian.

You will have a personal interview with the college and at this time undertake an assessment to gauge suitability for the qualification study level, relating to language, literacy, numeracy and general information that may impact your study and qualification completion.

Pathways Information:

On successful completion of this qualification you may choose to undertake:

Learning and assessment:

Face to face classroom delivery occurs at TAC campus in Glebe, with some self-paced study projects. Practical work is undertaken in a working simulated salon environmentwith paying clientele. Assessments are conducted through a variety of means, including written exercises, tests, projects, assignments, role-plays, simulations and treatments performed in a real salon environment.

We do not have third party arrangements for any part of the delivery and assessment.

Support services:

TAC offers both academic, including a Language, Literacy and Numeracy specialist,and non-academic support services to assist learners to achieve their learning goals. These services are available at no cost, which is detailed in the Learner Handbook.


Delivery Mode 1: Full time study, 52 weeks, (three days a week) excluding College and public holidays. 
Delivery Mode 2: Part time study, 78 weeks, (2 days per week) excluding College and public holidays.  
Delivery Mode 3: Part time study, 78 weeks, (2 evenings plus Saturday) excluding College and public holidays

Course units:

In order to gain this qualification from TAC, 32 units of competency must be completed. A unit of competency is one of the building blocks of a qualification. The unit describes distinct work tasks and the knowledge, technical skills and employability skills needed to perform effectively in the workplace. This course consists of 26 core and six elective units.

Learners who do not complete the qualification but successfully complete one or more units will be entitled to a statement of attainment. 

Core Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices   BSBSUS201A
Core Conduct financial transactions SIBXCCS201A
Core Provide service to clients SIBXCCS202A
Core Perform shampoo and basin services SIHHBAS201A
Core Perform a full client consultation SIHHCCS302A
Core Respond to service related and technical problems SIHHCCS303A
Core Design haircut structures SIHHHCS301A
Core Apply one length or solid haircut structures SIHHHCS302A
Core Apply graduated haircut structures SIHHHCS303A
Core Apply layered haircut structures SIHHHCS304A
Core Apply over-comb techniques SIHHHCS305A
Core Perform chemical curling and volumising services SIHHHRS302A
Core Perform chemical straightening and relaxing services SIHHHRS303A
Core Colour and lighten hair SIHHCLS302A
Core Design and perform full and partial highlighting techniques   SIHHCLS303A
Core Neutralise unwanted colours and tones SIHHCLS304A
Core Perform on scalp full head and retouch bleach services SIHHCLS305A
Core Design and apply short to medium length hair design finishes   SIHHHDS303A
Core Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas SIHHIND201A
Core Apply the principles of hairdressing science SIHHHSC301A
Core Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions SIHHHSC302A
Core Coordinate clients and services SIHHIND303A
Core Develop and expand a client base SIHHIND304A
Core Apply salon safety procedures SIHHOHS201A
Core Communicate in the workplace SIRXCOM001A
Core Work effectively in a retail environment SIRXIND001A
Elective Combine structures for current haircut designs SIHHHCS306A
Elective Combine structures for traditional and classic men’s haircut designs   SIHHHCS307A
Elective Design and apply classic long hair up styles SIHHHDS304A
Elective Perform head, neck and shoulder massage SIHHBAS202A
Elective Recommend hair, beauty and cosmetic products and services SIRXRPK002A
Elective Merchandise products SIRXMER001A


Course cost:

All Delivery Modes: $15,880.00.

Course cost is all inclusive except for below additional costs.  

TAC refund policy and procedure is available on our website. You will be given a copy of this and the Learner Code of Conduct prior to enrolment for your information. 

Please ensure you have read and understood this policy prior to your enrolment.

Additional costs:

Please see the Additional Fees policy on TAC website: www.tac.edu.au

The only additional costs our learners incur are replacement costs.

  • $25.00 for any replacement learner ID card 
  • $25.00 for any replacement uniform T-shirt 
  • $55.00 for each re-issue of testamur or statement of attainment 
Payment Options:

Option A: Cash, Credit Card, Cheque

Option B: Payment Plan

How to apply:

All enrolment of learners is undertaken at and by TAC staff as we do not use any enrolment brokers or agents or any other third party.

You can complete the Learner Enrolment Application form available online or at TAC premises and submit it to TAC (in person or via email or facsimile attachment) with the completed requested documentation.

When it is received, your application will be checked within seven (7) working days and you will be contacted to attend a personal interview to provide further information and answer any questions.  At the interview, you will be required to undertake an assessment to gauge your suitability for the qualification level, relating to language, literacy, numeracy and general information that may impact your study and qualification completion.

A Learner Enrolment Agreement will be provided at your interview (if not already completed) that documents your rights and responsibilities.  You need to sign this document acknowledging your agreement in order to be enrolled into the College.

If your enrolment application is unsuccessful you will be notified in writing and you will be provided with an opportunity to submit any additional evidence requested to support your application, or to discuss this with a College representative.

Once enrolled, you will be advised of any changes to the enrolled agreement and services including any third party agreements or change of ownership.

This qualification is not available under VET FEE-HELP arrangements.

You will be given clear written information as to your obligations of chosen payment option, including yet not limited to the payment terms and conditions including deposits and refunds. You will be given our Refund policy information prior to enrolment and all of our policy and procedures are available on our website.

For additional information on your rights you can visit NSW Fair Trading.

Unique Student Identifier (USI):

All learners enrolled in vocational education and training (VET) require a USI prior to being awarded any VET qualification of Statement of Attainment.

The USI is a national requirement and is yours for life.  You can create a USI for yourself at www.usi.gov.au or if you would like the College to apply on your behalf, the College can assist once you provide written permission.

Training and Assessment Guarantee:

Our training delivery and assessments are compliant to the national standards and requirements for registration as a training organisation. 

We guarantee that our training and assessments meet the requirements of the qualification as defined in the Hairdressing Training Package and we provide certification documents that comply with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) requirements.  Further information regarding our training and assessment guarantee is found in the Learner Handbook. 

This qualification has been superseded by SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing. Learners can join this qualification after enrolment of the present SIH30111 Certificate III in Hairdressing.


The Australasian College Broadway is a member of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) and abides by ACPET’s Code of Ethics.  This Code of Ethics is available from the College or via this link.

All courses delivered by the Australasian College Broadway are covered by ACPET’s Australian Student Tuition Assurance Scheme (ASTAS) to provide protection of learners’ fees in the unlikely event that TAC ceases to deliver all or any part of the training course in which you are enrolled. In such an unlikely event, the ASTAS ensures that any Australian learner displaced from a course is relocated efficiently and with minimal disruption to a comparable course with another member or approved provider. 

TAC has a suite of policies and procedures including Complaints and Appeals to protect learner rights whilst at the College.  These are available on our website www.tac.edu.au or via hard copy from the College and are further explained in the Learner Handbook.