SHB40216 – Certificate IV Hairdressing
This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior hairdressers who develop complex technical skills and knowledge working as part of or coordinating a salon team.
It includes senior hairdressers who work as technical advisers with a hairdressing products company; or independently as a freelance session stylist.
Functions at this level include the self-directed application of a broad range of knowledge and skills and the provision of technical leadership, training and support to colleagues.
A hairdresser at this level may provide specialist services, including haircutting, hair design, hair colouring, complex colour correction, hair extensions, chemical reformation, trichology and makeup application.
This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.
Information in detail
|Certificate IV in Hairdressing |
10 Units: 2 Core & 8 Electives
|Core Unit Codes||Units of Competency||Hours|
|SHBHTLS001||Provide technical leadership within the hairdressing context||45|
|SHBHTLS002||Research and utilise hairdressing trends to advance creative work||35|
|Electives Unit Codes|
|SHBHCLS006||Solve complex colour problems||40|
|SHBHCLS007||Enhance hair designs using creative colouring and lightening techniques||50|
|SHBHCUT008||Design and perform creative haircuts||40|
|SHBHDES005||Select and apply hair extensions||30|
|SHBHDES006||Design and apply creative long hair designs||50|
|SHBHREF003||Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments||40|
|SHBHTLS003||Work as a session stylist||30|
|SHBHCUT006||Create combined haircut structures||35|
|BSBWOR502||Lead & manage team effectiveness||35|
15 weeks full time (part time also available, contact the college for more details)
After achieving SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing individuals may undertake:
- SIB50210 Diploma of Salon Management
- SIH80113 Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing Creative Leadership
The Certificate IV in Hairdressing is designed to build on the foundation skills acquired through the completion of the Certificate III in Hairdressing or equivalent.
Entry to this qualification is open to those who have vocational expertise in the hairdressing industry.
Vocational expertise must include a minimum of 2 of the 3 points below:
- Experience as an operator in a commercially run salon
- Provision of cutting, styling and chemical services
- Establishment of a clientele base
Employability Skills Summary
|Employability Skill||Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:|
|Communication||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 and to ensure and confirm client satisfaction; giving clear instructions to apprentices and other team members; listening to and carrying out verbal instructions from other team members and supervisors; reading and interpreting product and equipment manufacturer instructions and other work related documents; completing written workplace forms; sharing work-related information with other team members.|
|Teamwork||Working collaboratively with other team members; supporting the team; respecting and understanding others views and giving and receiving feedback; sharing technical expertise and acting as a mentor and trouble shooter for less experienced team members.|
|Problem-solving||Demonstrating sensitivity to client needs and concerns; anticipating problems and acting to avoid them where possible; solving technical hairdressing and service problems independently; providing technical problem solving and leadership to other hairdressers.|
|Initiative and enterprise||Acting independently as freelance session stylist or within the context of a salon team or manufacturers technical team structure; regularly suggesting new hairdressing design, service and product ideas to clients.|
|Planning and organising||Using a broad range of products and equipment to plan and carry out complex technical hairdressing and hair design services.|
|Self-management||Understanding and following workplace policies regarding work availability, rosters and work duties; working effectively within a team culture by practising inclusive behaviour, effective management of personal presentation, hygiene, and time; efficiently and independently prioritising and completing technical tasks.|
|Learning||Identifying personal strengths and weaknesses in the context of the job role; recognising how to personally develop as a hairdressing technical leader; consistently seeking opportunities to learn new ways of doing things; implementing changes within the specific hairdressing job role and wider industry product and technical developments.|
|Technology||Seeking, using and maintaining a range of hairdressing and small business technology in the context of available equipment and salon procedures; recognising and reporting faulty equipment and following salon occupational health and safety procedures.|
|Payment Plans are available for students – contact administration if you require assistance with fee payments.|
|Total Scheduled Hours||430|
|Hourly Tuition (RTO)||$5.40|
|Government Funded Tuition Fee||$2322.00|
|Government Funded Concession Tuition Fee||$464.40|
|Learner Guides Fee||$200.00|
|Equipment Kit Fee||TBA|
|Total Government Subsidy||$3010.00|
|Non Funded Course Fee (Fee for Service)||$5375.00|
How do I know if I am eligible for Skills First Funding?
Generally, you are eligible for a government-subsidised training if you are:
- an Australian citizen
- an Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa)
- a New Zealand citizen
and are any of the following:
- under 20 years of age
- seeking to enrol in a Foundation Skills List course (and do not hold a Diploma or above qualification or are receiving core skills training in other sectors)
- seeking to enrol in VCE or VCAL
- seeking to enrol in an hairdresses apprenticeship
- 20 years and older and ‘upskilling’ by seeking to enrol in a course at a higher level than your existing qualification.
If you are enrolled at a school, you will not be able to receive government-subsidised training for a course through Skills First Funding, unless you are undertaking the course as part of a School-Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship.
The Government supports schools in other ways to offer vocational training to their students, so you should discuss all your options with your school.
How many courses am I eligible for?
You are eligible to commence a maximum of two subsidised courses at the same qualification level in your lifetime. This restriction applies whether or not you complete the courses. For example, this means if you have already commenced two courses at the Certificate III level, you may only commence courses at the Certificate IV level (or above).
This restriction does not apply to courses on the Foundation Skills List or to students recommencing training in the same qualification (at the same or a different provider).
Under exceptional circumstances students may apply for an exemption to the rule allowing only two commencements at the same level, enabling them to enrol in a further qualification at the same level. No exemptions are available for any other eligibility criteria.
In addition, eligible students can begin up to two subsidised courses in a year as long as you are not doing any more than two courses at a time.
If you are seeking to enrol in an hairdresser apprenticeship (not a traineeship) and you have already commenced two courses in that same year, you will be eligible for government subsidised training under the Victorian Training Guarantee if either of the two courses you previously commenced are included on the Higher Education and Skills Pre-Apprenticeship and Pathway qualifications list:
What if I want to study and I don’t meet the eligibility criteria?
You can still study at your choice of training provider if places are available, but you may not be able to access a government-subsidised place.
Some training providers do not provide government-subsidised training places and charge full fee for service rates. Some courses are only offered as full fee for service.
We also offer scholarships for The Certificate III in Hairdressing to eligible students. Please contact us for details
Students must enroll for Certificate IV in Hairdressing between the 1st through to 31st May 2015 and commence study by the first week in June 2015, or at a date mutually agreed upon by the Academy and the student.
Scholarship is valid for full time students only
The course must be completed within the contracted time frame so as not to incur any additional charges.
If the student fails to finish the course, or fails to finish the course within the scheduled time frame, then the scholarship amount will be forfeited.
Government Funding available to those who qualify