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.
This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway, however, it is not suitable for VETiS delivery.
32 units must be completed:
26 core units
6 elective units comprised of:
all 3 units from either of the following elective groups:
Group A General Hairdressing
Group B Mens Hairdressing
3 units from Group C General elective units
general electives may include a maximum of 2 elective selected from electives packaged in the Certificate IV in Hairdressing.
In all cases selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).
After achieving SIH30111 Certificate III in Hairdressing, individuals may undertake:
SIH40111 Certificate IV in Hairdressing
SIB50210 Diploma of Salon Management
SIH80113 Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing Creative Leadership
There are no entry requirements to this qualification.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.
The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills as identified by the hairdressing industry for this qualification. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
Using questioning and active listening to ascertain and respond to client needs to ensure clients enjoy a positive experience that reflects salon values; negotiating responsively with client to suggest new looks, products and services; ensuring and confirming client satisfaction; giving clear instructions to apprentices and other team members; regularly carrying out verbal instructions from other team members and supervisors; reading and interpreting product and tool manufacturerâ€™s instructions and other work related documents; completing simple written workplace forms and sharing work related information with other team members.
Supervising apprentices and working collaboratively with other team members; supporting the team; respecting and understanding others views; giving and receiving feedback in the context of a salon environment where employees are expected to perform their individual tasks but also look for opportunities to assist others at peak client periods and to share technical expertise.
Demonstrating sensitivity to client needs and concerns, anticipating problems and acting to avoid them where possible; Solving technical and service problems in the context of a team structure where, decisions may be made independently or may be referred to another technical team member or a supervisor for support or resolution depending upon salon policy and procedures.
Initiative and enterprise
Acting independently within the context of a team structure where some supervision may occur; regularly suggesting new hairdressing design, service and product ideas to clients.
Planning and organising
Planning and carrying out complex technical and salon tasks to accommodate salon service timelines and priorities.
Understanding and following salon policies regarding work availability, rosters and work duties; working within the salon culture by practising inclusive behaviour, effective management of personal presentation, hygiene, and time; efficiently prioritising and completing delegated tasks under instruction.
Identifying personal strengths and weaknesses in the context of the job role; recognising how to personally learn best at work; seeking opportunities to learn new ways of doing things; implementing changes within the context of salon procedures and wider industry product and technical developments.
Using and maintaining a range of salon technology in the context of available equipment and salon procedures; recognising and reporting faulty equipment and following salon occupational health and safety procedures.