Certificate IV in Hairdressing - SHB40216


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is part of the Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package. It reflects the role of skilled senior personnel 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 personnel 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 at this level provide technical leadership, training and support to team members. It provides a pathway to work as a senior hairdresser in a salon environment, a freelance session stylist or a technical advisor in product companies.


  • 11 units: 2 core
  • 9 elective


  • Promote innovation in a team environment
  • Design and style long hair creatively
  • Select and apply hair extensions
  • Create classic long hair up-styles
  • Design and perform creative haircuts
  • Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • Conduct trichological assessments
  • Create combined haircut structures
  • Design and apply make-up for photography
  • Promote products and services
  • Provide technical leadership to hairdressing teams
  • Apply and maintain wigs and hairpieces
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Assess competence
  • Develop and apply scalp treatment therapies
  • Plan assessment activities and processes
  • Research and use hairdressing trends to advance creative work
  • Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • Make wigs and hairpieces
  • Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments
  • Work as a session stylist
  • Enhance hair designs using creative colouring and lightening techniques
  • Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments
  • Enhance hair designs using chemical reformation techniques
  • Solve complex colour problems

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