SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing (Online)

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TMT is a proud Pivot Point Partner. Pivot Point is the most recognised name in the world of hairdressing education across six continents. At TMT, we use Pivot Point Training System to ensure not only your qualification is Internationally Recognized but also enjoying the rich educational experiences and best-in-class educational content only a global leader such as Pivot Point® International can provide. We believe it’s our responsibility to evolve makeup, hair and beauty education, challenging the status quo, preparing our students for a sustainable career within the beauty & entertainment industry by partnering with the best in the industry.


Do you have a passion for beauty and hair? Does the idea of transforming your passion for hair care and styling into a fulfilling career entices you? Are you looking for a Nationally Recognised course that combines artistic technique with practical skills to help you achieve your dream career? The SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing is designed for aspiring hairdressers like you who are ready to turn their passion into a rewarding profession.

This Nationally Recognised certificate course is meticulously structured around four key stages, each designed to build a comprehensive skill set in the art of hairdressing. In the initial stage, students focus on foundational skills, learning the basics of hair cutting, styling, and colouring,  understanding hair types, scalp care, and the principles of hair design. 

The second stage introduces more advanced techniques, delving into creative hair-cutting and colouring methods and exploring the latest trends in hair fashion.

The third stage will refine their skills in chemical reformation, such as perming and straightening, and master complex colouring techniques, including balayage and foiling.

The final stage focuses on the business aspects of hairdressing. Students learn about salon management, customer service excellence, and effective communication skills. 

Each stage of the course is designed to ensure that students are not only technically proficient but also creatively inspired and business-savvy, making them well-rounded professionals ready for the diverse demands in the hairdressing and hairstyling field.

Upon completion of the course, graduates are equipped for various roles within the hairdressing industry. Career paths include becoming a professional hairdresser in salons, working as a freelance stylist, specializing in bridal and event hair styling, or even venturing into salon management and ownership. 

For those with a passion for teaching, opportunities also exist in hairdressing education and training. This certificate course is more than just a qualification; it’s a passport to a world of creativity, fashion, and personal expression in the hairdressing industry. So take the steps today and turn your passion for hair into a thriving career and become a trendsetter in the hairdressing industry!




In the Hairdressing profession, you’ll be dedicated to helping people feel and look their very best.

Our expert educators will help you well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients.
Our course content selection provides you with the knowledge, attitude and skills to work in the hairdressing industry as a professional hairdresser. From day one you will develop a broad range of competencies, opening doors to the hairdressing industry – from providing advice on hair care, beauty products and hairstyles, shampooing hair and conditioning scalps, colouring, straightening and permanently waving hair with chemical solutions, cutting hair with scissors, clippers and razors, styling hair into dreadlocks and braids and adding hair extensions, shaving and trimming beards and moustaches, cleaning work areas and sanitising instruments, arranging appointments and collecting payments.
To successfully complete this course, you will need to attend live / recorded classes for 2 days per week online for 42 weeks as well as simulated training salon & work experience participation. You will have structured learning activities including homework, assignments, assessment preparation, practical salon work experience and online study. You will complete 28 units of study to gain Certificate III in Hairdressing.

Upon completing the Certificate III in Hairdressing, you are a qualified hairdresser and hairstylist. Travel the world with transferable skills or use your knowledge to work in an established salon or to launch your own salon business.

Hair stylist
Hair colourist
Freelance session stylist
Creative/Artistic Director
Technical or sales advisor

TMT accepts students who are 16 and have completed year 10 or equivalent, there is no maximum age limit. If you are an international student, you must have a minimum English language level of IELTS 5 or equivalent. International Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Applicants who are not able to demonstrate that they meet the criteria above, nevertheless, believe that they satisfy TMT’s English requirements, may request to complete a Language literacy and numeracy assessment (LLN), prior to a formal interview by the Principal / Head Teacher at the College.

Applicants without completing year 12 are required to do the LLN Test [Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test], this test is used to identify any supports a student might require.

Online [Australia Wide]

Full time Duration: 12 months, Two days [Monday & Tuesday 9am to 4pm] per week plus 125-200 hours of in-salon student work experience training.
Part time Duration: 18 months, 1 Day [ Monday / Tuesday 9am to 4pm] per week plus 125-200 hours of in-salon student work experience training.
For online students, school will assist you setting up simulated home salons.

For full time study, this course requires 30 – 35 hours nominal hours of study per week. This consists of attending 2 days per week in classroom training, structured learning activities, including homework, assignments, assessment preparation and Pivot Point Lab activities. Hairdressing is a practical hands-on discipline, you are required to participate in student training salon activities and work on real fee paying clients as well as do practical exercise and 125-200 hours of in-salon student work experience training.

Monthly Rolling Intake with Major Intakes in January, April, July and October


  • Upfront Payment (with a discount) 
  • Payment by Term
  • Payment by Weekly Payment Plans


Student TypeAdmin Fee (*)Tuition FeeDeposit (*)Total

(*) The Online Delivery Option is not open to international students wanting to come and study in Australia. This delivery option is available to International Students to study while living at their home country.

The School requires a deposit and admin fee to be paid before enrollment into a course.
Fees can be paid by direct bank deposit. Payments must be calculated in Australian Dollars (AUD). Please contact the School for direct bank deposit details.

Students are required to purchase student retained Hairdressing Kit, Pivot Point Learning Resource & Swatch Kit. The combined Material and Learning resource cost is $2850.

In order to achieve the SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing you must complete all 28 units of competency.

Stage 1

  1. SHBHIND001 Maintain & organise tools, equipment & work areas
  2. SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
  3. SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
  4. SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
  5. SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation.
  6. SHBHDES002 Braid hair
  7. SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs
  8. SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair

Stage 2

  1. SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
  2. BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  3. SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
  4. SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures
  5. SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures
  6. SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures
  7. SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures

Stage 3

  1. SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles
  2. SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
  3. SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
  4. SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments
  5. SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
  6. SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
  7. SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base

Stage 4

  1. SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services
  2. SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
  3. SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
  4. SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques
  5. SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
  6. SHBHCUT011 Design and maintain beards and moustaches


Work experience provides you with exposure to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work experience is mandatory for this qualification as this is a highly practical course. There are a number of ways to get the work experience to build up your skills and confidence. Participation in simulated training salons and / or undertake work experience with a suitable industry employer.


For more information, please complete our enquiry form.

To enrol, simply complete our enrolment form . We will assess your application and get in touch with you.

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