Certificate III in Hairdressing
Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
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No minimum education
This qualification is part of the Hairdressing Training Package. It reflects the role of individuals employed as hairdressers working as part of a team in a hairdressing environment and who are competent in communicating in the workplace, consulting with clients, selling products and services and designing and applying a broad range of technical hairdressing services on clients.
Subjects you can Study
Core: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices; Conduct financial transactions; Provide service to clients; Perform shampoo and basin services; Perform a full client consultation; Respond to service related and technical problems; Design haircut structures; Apply one length or solid haircut structures; Apply graduated haircut structures; Apply layered haircut structures; Apply over-comb techniques; Perform chemical curling and volumising services; Perform chemical straightening and relaxing services; Colour and lighten hair; plus more and electives.
About Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)The Canberra Institute of Technology is a large multi-campus provider of a wide range of vocational education and training programs. CIT offers over 400 programs at different levels through six campuses across Canberra.
The CIT also offers a range of courses at its Learning Centres at Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and Reid. Students will be able to study in these centres at their own pace and at times that suit them. The centres aim to offer all the specialist support students will need for successful study.
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Studying at CIT is different from the school or university systems. Unlike universities, which offer a more general and theory-based education, CIT focuses on teaching the skills and knowledge for jobs. CIT aims to provide quality programs and services, relevant curricula and modern facilities.
CIT programs cater for full or part-time students as well as people in either full-time or part-time employment. Some courses can be studied online or at an individual pace via one of the flexible Learning Centres. CIT classes are small, the average size being 20 students.
Courses are run only if there are enough students and resources. Each course has its own entry requirements. Selection criteria and/or selection processes apply to many high demand programs.
CIT offers traineeship programs which are advertised in local newspapers. VET FEE-HELP and FEE-HELP is available for eligible programs where students meet the requirements.
Provider CRICOS: 00001K RTO code: 0101;HE
Certificate IIICourse code: SIH30111
- Part-time internal = 2 years
32 units: 26 core; 6 elective
No minimum education
Students must purchase their own hairdressing tools and equipment prior to commencement of off-the-job training at CIT.
Life after Study
Hairdressers cut, style, colour, straighten and permanently wave hair and provide clients with hair and scalp treatments.
In most salons, the senior hairdressers and the more advanced apprentices cut and style hair. Apprentice hairdressers undertake routine tasks in the initial stages of employment, assisting senior hairdressers with preparing clients, shampooing, applying and removing simple hairdressing treatments, and sterilising and maintaining equipment. As apprentices gain experience they carry out more complex tasks under supervision.