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Certificate III in Beauty Services (VIC ONLY) SHB30115

Would you like to start a career in beauty therapy? If you like the idea of working with people in a hands-on role, this entry-level course could be your calling. The Certificate III in Beauty Therapy (SHB30115) course can help you gain employment in t...

Study Method In-class
Location Geelong Victoria
Job Outcomes Beauty therapist +1
The Gordon Institute of TAFE -  Course

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy (VIC ONLY) SHB40115

If you like working with people, have great communication skills and love all things beauty (and a bit of science), becoming a beauty therapist could be your calling. Training takes place in The Hair Beauty Make-up studio providing a hands-on environme...

Study Method In-class
Location Geelong Victoria
Job Outcomes Beauty therapist +2
The Gordon Institute of TAFE -  Course

Diploma of Beauty Therapy (VIC ONLY) SHB50115

Would you like to become a qualified beauty therapist working in a salon, day spa, resort spa, or international spa? This diverse beauty therapy course equips you with advanced skills and knowledge to work at a senior level in the industry. Our diploma...

Study Method In-class
Location Geelong Victoria
Job Outcomes Senior beauty therapist +3
The Gordon Institute of TAFE -  Course

Certificate II in Salon Assistant (VIC ONLY) SHB20216

This qualification prepares you for the entry level skills required in a hair salon as a salon assistant. You will learn how to provide assistance with blow drying hair,braiding,applying basic treatments on hair,client services and a lot more. You will...

Study Method In-class
Location Melbourne Victoria +1
Job Outcomes Salon Assistant
Angel Institute of Education -  Course

Certificate III in Hairdressing (VIC ONLY) SHB30416

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 cli...

Study Method In-class
Location Melbourne Victoria +1
Job Outcomes Hairdresser
Angel Institute of Education -  Course

A career in the Hairdressing Industry

Once you enrol and complete your hairdressing course you should have a clear understanding of the type of career path you want to take. There is a wide variety of both full time and part-time career paths within the hairdressing industry. If you are struggling, consider organising a hairdressing apprenticeship to help you get an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. Some common career paths you can get from completing hairdressing courses online or at TAFE include:

  • Salon Owner/ManagerDuties vary for each salon but common job requirements include interacting with the client base, hairstyling and performing other beauty procedures.
  • Salon Hairdresser/StylistWorking daily in a salon as a hairdresser can range from cutting peoples hair of any age to performing a variety of scalp treatments.
  • Product ConsultantThis career can include working with either specific clients or salons, analysing requirements, delivering product demonstrations, checking training and marketing material as well as ensuring all staff members have a full understanding of each product they are using.
  • Colour SpecialistThis job can be either an extra task of working at a salon or a full-time position; it requires being responsible for developing and producing dyes and pigments.
  • BarberingWhilst the same role as a hairdresser or stylist, being a Barber is purely specialising in men’s cuts and facial hair.
  • Salon AssistantWorking as a Salon Assistant involves parts of all these previously mentioned roles and can also have a more administrative side to the position.

Hairdressing Courses

Starting your hairdressing course requires little to no entry requirements as it can be common for some people to complete a course for reasons other than being a full-time hairdresser. The study areas of a hairdressing course government funded at TAFE or online include subjects such as classic men’s haircut, safe hygiene, solid haircut, hair designs and other salon services. Ensure you look at the course overview for each course, as each institute will provide different education.

Some hairdressing courses at TAFE that have online options in Australia can be found at these institutions:

  • Chisholm
  • TAFE South Australia
  • Melbourne Polytechnic
  • TAFE Queensland
  • Box Hill Institute
  • Victoria University
  • International Career Institute
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