Baxter Institute - Melbourne - Hairdressing Courses (International Students)

Hairdressing Courses – International Students


Certificate IV in Hairdressing


Location 100 Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Course Code SHB40216
Training Product Status
Training Product Release date
CRICOS Code 091491M
Intakes Weekly
Total Tuition Hours
500 hours
Delivery Mode
Assessment Mode
Combination of theory, practical and/or project assessments
Fees* Refer to “Course Fees
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.
Admission Direct Entry Requirements -IELTS 5.5 or equivalent Completion of Year 11 (Aus) or equivalent¹ and

-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.


Tuition Weeks: 25 weeks
CRICOS Duration: 27 weeks incl. holidays

SHBHTLS001 Provide technical leadership to hairdressing teams
SHBHTLS002 Research and utilise hairdressing trends to advance creative work


SHBHCLS007 Enhance hair designs using creative colouring and lightening techniques
SHBHCUT008 Design and perform creative haircuts
SHBHDES005 Select and apply hair extensions
SHBHREF003 Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments
SHBHTLS003 Work as a session stylist
SHBHCLS006 Solve complex colour problem
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBHDES006 Design and style long hair creatively

SHBBSPA004 Provide Indian head massages for relaxation

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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¹ subject to assessment level of student’s country – not applicable to level 1 & 2 countries.
^ qualifications not offered at Baxter
* tuition fees and other course related fees are not subject to change once a student has enrolled