Chisholm Institute offers training to students who have undertaken an apprenticeship in a hairdressing salon. Students will study part-time at the Institute while training on-the-job in the salon. A hairdressing apprenticeship takes three years to complete and students are paid a trainee wage during this period. Prior to commencing training, students enter into a Training Contract. This document must be signed by the apprentice, the employer and, if the apprentice is under 18, a legal guardian. The document and more information on apprenticeships is available from any of the registered New Apprenticeship Centres (NAC). The NAC will contact Chisholm Institute informing them of your new apprenticeship.
To commence study at Chisholm Institute, the apprentice, the employer and a representative from the Institute will negotiate a suitable training plan and attendance mode.
Dandenong and Frankston
To be advised
Through the New Apprenticeship Centre via your employer.
Students are required to have a number of resource manuals and their own hairdressing equipment. Details of these materials will be made available on application and are available through the Institute at a very reasonable cost.
WRRER1B Work effectively in a retail environment
WRRLP1B Apply safe work practices
WRRS1B Sell products and services
WRRS2B Advise on products and services
These modules provide students with the knowledge to work effectively in a retail environment, merchandising and selling products and services. Students will learn to apply safe work practices and perform routine cleaning duties.
WRBCS201B Conduct financial transactions
WRBCS203B Provide service to clients
WRHCS201A Prepare clients for salon services
WRHCS202A Maintain tools and equipment
WRHCS204A Maintain and organise work areas
WRHCS205A Follow personal health and safety routines at work
WRRCS1B Communicate in the workplace
The purpose of these modules is to develop effective communication skills to enable the student to provide advice on products and services to the client. Students will learn to conduct financial transactions and maintain tools and equipment. Preparing for and providing services to clients forms an integral element of these modules.
WRHHD303A Design and apply short to medium-length hair design finishes
WRHHD202A Apply two and three strand braids
WRHHD304A Design and apply long hair design finishes
The purpose of these modules is to develop the student’s knowledge of the principles of design in relation to hair styling and apply a variety of finishing techniques to short and long hair.
WRHHS301A Apply the principles of hairdressing science
WRHHS302A Consult with clients and treat hair and scalp conditions
Students will learn to recognise, advise clients on hair and scalp conditions, providing suitable treatment.
WRHHC301A Design haircut structures
WRHHC302A Apply one length/solid haircut structures
WRHHC303A Apply graduated haircut structures
WRHHC304A Apply layered haircut structures
WRHHC305A Apply over comb techniques
WRHHC306A Combine haircut structures on women
WRHHC307A Combine haircut structures for traditional and classic designs on men
WRHHC308A Design and maintain beards and moustaches
Students will study the design elements of a variety of hair structures and gain the knowledge and skills to create finished designs on men and women incorporating a range of structures.
WRHCL302A Colour and lighten hair
WRHCL303A Design and perform full and partial highlighting techniques
WRHCL304A Perform colour correction
The purpose of these modules is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to perform a range of hair colouring services. Students will apply high lift tints, retouch and full-head bleach services, full and partial highlighting and colour correction.
WRHCR302A Perform chemical curling and volumising services
WRHCR303A Perform chemical straightening and relaxing services
Students will gain the knowledge and skills to chemically reform the structure of the hair (permanent wave). In addition, students will apply technique to relax chemically reformed hair or straighten natural hair.
Theory and practical tests and assignments
Hairdresser, Technician, Trainer
Certificate IV in Hairdressing, Diploma of Salon Management
Skills Recognition including RPL
There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
• Previous study
• And/or skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course
Contact the department for further details