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Certificate III in Hairdressing (SHB30416)

From styling models backstage at Fashion Week to expressing your creativity in top salons, the opportunities are endless in this creatively expressive and rewarding field.

The Masters Institute Certificate III in Hairdressing offers you the qualification and the competitive edge to succeed in the hairdressing industry. 

Take a traditional apprenticeship at your favourite salon and come to us one day per week, or take the plunge with our full time Fast-Track course. Either way you are sure to come out salon ready and with a little black book of contacts to match.

Attend our range of industry workshops and battle it out for a spot in celebrity training sessions. We're here to help you become the best hairdresser you can be.

Industry Facing Skill Set

The Masters Institute Certificate III in Hairdressing has been developed with the hair industry, to assure training is relevant and our graduates are highly sought after. The Masters Institute’s carefully structured course is delivered by the industry’s finest educators through collaborative learning environments and real salon experience.

You can study full-time on campus where you will gain knowledge and experience both in the industry and at our salon in Toorak.

You also have the option to undertake an apprenticeship. As an apprentice, you will be employed in the industry and undertake some on-campus study in a format that suits you and your employer.

Core Units Covered

The Certificate III in Hairdressing involves both theory and practical work which will develop your skills and your ability to work as part of a team. You will receive training in areas such as:

  • Learning the art of the perfect haircut
  • Developing and understanding of the hair colour process, from semi permanent tints & highlighting to permanent colour & colour correction
  • Developing your client-facing skills to aid the prefect consultation
  • Learning how to work effectively in a retail environment


Qualified Hairdresser

Salon Supervisor

Session Stylist

Sales Representative for Hair Company

Course Snapshot

Course Duration:
Apprenticeship: 3 Years

Fast Track: 1 Year*

*No time to waste? No worries. Our fast-tracked Certificate III in Hairdressing is the best way to become salon ready in just 12 months.

Next intake: Rolling intakes

Location: Melbourne

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