Certificate III

Course information

This qualification has been replaced by a new version across Australia. The new version will shortly become available at North Coast TAFE. If you have any questions about this please contact us.

About the course

Course Number: SIH30111-01V02

This is where you begin your journey in the creative art of hair colour and design. Doing your training at NC TAFE is your best choice to develop your skills and knowledge on this colourful journey of hair design, and our Certificate III Hairdressing qualification is tailored for apprentice hairdressers working as part of a team in a hairdressing environment. Discover where your career can take you, with a passion for hair fashion work, as a platform stylist, design for stage, television and film, or events. You will develop competencies in communicating in the workplace, consulting with clients, selling products and services, and designing and applying a broad range of technical hairdressing services.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.
We also offer this course to non-trade students at a Fee for Service Price.

People considering enrolment in hair and beauty courses need to be aware that skills development will require students to practise on each other and that industry dress codes will apply. This will necessarily involve touch but will always be practised and applied in accordance with industry codes of practice and ethics. 

Work Placement
You are required to be employed in a hairdressing salon to complete the course work.  You will have the opportunity to work on real clients in our well equipped simulated salons.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway, including a school based apprenticeship.

Course study options

Offered on 7 campuses

TAFE to Uni Pathway
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  • What you'll learn

  • Entry requirements

  • Future study pathways

  • Career opportunities

  • TAFE 2 uni pathways

  • Get credit for previous study and life experience

Other student services offered with this course

Counselling and career services
Disability support services
Libraries and information services


North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.

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Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.

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