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Morpheus Academy of Hair + Beauty | Certificate III in Hairdressing
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Certificate III in Hairdressing


Program Code: SHB30416 | CRICOS Code 096337C

Study Mode: Classroom Based | Salon Training


Do you dream in long silken strands? Do you enjoy spending time styling your own or others hair? Does the thought of helping people to look their best for any occasion make your day?

Your Dream of becoming a Professional Hairdresser can be realized with this course. Armed with your in-depth Theory Knowledge and extensive Student Salon experience you will be an asset to any salon.

Course Overview

The Certificate III in Hairdressing is designed for those who wish to become a professional Hairdresser. Students at this level will demonstrate competence in communicating in the workplace, consulting with clients, selling products and services and applying a broad range of technical hairdressing services to clients. Individuals will develop a range of well-developed skills where discretion and judgement is required and are responsible for their own outputs. The course is very hands on with lots of theory and practical sessions. At Morpheus Academy, salon services training is an integral part of learning, students provide services and treatments to clients throughout their course.

Skills Covered

On completion, candidates will have the confidence and ability to provide a variety of hairdressing services including the following;

  • Perform hair colour services
  • Create haircut structures
  • Treat scalp conditions
  • Provide head neck and shoulder massage
  • Perform full and partial Foiling, tinting and bleaching services
  • Provide chemical and protein treatments
  • Hair design and styling
  • Classic men’s haircuts
  • Provide client services

Course Structure



Assessment methods may include:

  • Written and oral assessment
  • Project/Assignment
  • Demonstration/ Observation
  • Scenarios/ Roleplay
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Workplace case studies


Units of competency

Unit Unit Description
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
SHBHCLS005 Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBHDES003 Create finished hair designs
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base
SHBHREF002 Straighten and relax hair with chemical treatments
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHREF003 Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments
SHBHREF001 Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services


Credit Transfer and RPL offered

Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment

Requirements and Pathways

Entry Requirements
A satisfactory completion of a Language, Literacy & Numeracy test and the attendance at a pre-enrolment interview is required to identify the aptitude of the applicant for the course.



  • SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing
  • SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management


Graduates from the Certificate III will have the following opportunities;

  • Qualified Hairdresser
  • Salon Owner. Manager
  • Colour Stylist
  • Backstage Hair Stylist


Total Course Fee $14,900.00

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