Baxter Institute - Melbourne - Hairdressing Courses (Domestic Students)

Hairdressing Courses – Domestic Students

Certificate IV in Hairdressing


Location 100 Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Total Tuition Hours
500 hours
Delivery Mode
Intakes Weekly
Prerequisite -Completion of Certificate III in Hairdressing (or equivalent), and-At least one year post-qualification full time employment experience as a hairdresser in a salon environment where the student has applied the skills and knowledge covered in the above (or equivalent) qualification.
Assessment Mode Combination of theory, practical and/or project assessments
Fees* Refer to “Course Fees
Entry Requirements Successful completion of Pre-training review (PTR)
Third party arrangement Not applicable is the national register which states the currency of any training product

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This qualification reflects the role of skilled senior hairdressers who use a range of highly developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. These senior hairdressers provide specialist services in one or more areas including haircutting, design, colouring and complex colour correction, trichology and chemical reformation. They work independently and many hairdressers at this level provide technical leadership, training and support to team members

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a senior hairdresser in a salon environment, a freelance session stylist or a technical advisor in product companies.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Full-time: approx. 8 months including up to 8 weeks holiday¹
Part-Time: approx. 1 years and 4 months including up to 16 weeks holiday¹
SIHHTLS401A Provide technical leadership within the hairdressing context
SIHHTLS402A Research and utilise hairdressing trends to advance creative work
SIHHCLS406A Solve complex colour problems
SIHHCLS407A Apply creative colouring and lightening techniques to enhance hair designs
SIHHHCS410A Design and perform creative haircuts
SIHHHDS406A Design and apply creative long hair designs
SIHHHDS305A Select and apply hair extensions
SIHHHRS304A Perform protein straightening and relaxing treatments
SIBXFAS202A Design and apply make-up for photography
SIBBSPA505A Provide Indian head massage for relaxation
SIHHTLS403A Work as a session stylist

All individuals interested in doing this course will undergo a PTR (Pre-training review) process to determine the suitability of the individuals’ preferred course or qualification as per the institute’s documented policies and procedures. This PTR process includes a PTQ (pre-training questionnaire), LLN (Language, Literacy, and Numeracy) assessment and PTI (pre-training interview). The PTR process helps determine if the course chosen by the individual learners would be the most suitable and appropriate for them by identifying their aspirations and interests, existing educational attainment and capabilities, competencies previously acquired Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) or credit transfer, experiences and aptitude as well as determining ACSF core skills level (literacy and numeracy skills), and digital capability.

SHB50216 – Diploma of Salon Management
^ SHB80116 – Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing Creative Leadership
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*Tuition fees and other course related fees are not subject to change once a student has enrolled.

¹ subject to variance depending on  the time of enrolment
^ qualifications not offered at Baxter