Certificate III in Hairdressing (non-apprenticeship) - Geelong - Victoria - Gordon Institute of TAFE City Campus - I3036

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Certificate III in Hairdressing (non-apprenticeship)
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Certificate III in Hairdressing (non-apprenticeship) - Geelong - Victoria Certificate III in Hairdressing (non-apprenticeship) - Geelong - Victoria
The Certificate III in Hairdressing (non-apprenticeship) and the Certificate IV in Hairdressing will equip you with skills and knowledge to work in the hairdressing industry in several roles. The Certificate III in Hairdressing is offered as a fee-for-service course for students who do not want to undertake a three-year apprenticeship. Fee payment plans can be arranged. The Certificate III in Hairdressing consists of theory work and practical experience in industry and in the Gordon Institute salon Creative Futures Hair and Beauty using internationally renowned Pivot Point resources. Certificate III in Hairdressing covers haircutting, hair design, colouring, decolourising and lightening and chemical reformation for male and female clients. The course also introduces occupational health and safety, hair analysis, hair structure and growth and hair and scalp disorders. Certificate III in Hairdressing graduates will be qualified professional hairdressers.
Entry Requirements:
You must complete a Direct Entry Application Form. Applicants will be expected to have relevant language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills to study the Certificate III in Hairdressing. You will also be required to attend an interview. All applicants will also need the ability to maintain fee commitments, as detailed below.
Certificate III in Hairdressing (non-apprenticeship)
Course Description:
Modules / Units of Competency
There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate III in Hairdressing (non-apprenticeship). The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
Conduct Financial Transactions
Provide Service to Clients
Colour and Lighten Hair
Design and Perform Full and Partial Highlighting Techniques
Perform Colour Correction
Perform Chemical Curling and Volumising Services
Perform Chemical Straightening and Relaxing Services
Prepare Clients for Salon Services
Maintain Tools and Equipment
Maintain and Organise Work Areas
Follow Personal Health and Safety Routines at Work
Design haircut structures
Apply one length/solid haircut structures
Apply graduated haircut structures
Apply layered haircut structures
Apply over-comb techniques
Design and apply short to medium-length hair design finishes
Apply the principles of hairdressing science
Consult with clients and treat hair and scalp conditions
Communicate in the workplace
Work effectively in a retail environment
Apply safe working practices
Sell products and services
Combine haircut structures on women
Combine haircut structures for traditional and classic designs on men
Apply single, two and three strand braiding techniques
Design and apply long hair design finishes
Operate effectively as a hairdresser in a salon work team
Provide first aid
Practical Placement
The Certificate III in Hairdressing (non-apprenticeship) is a 12–15 month full-time course*. Students who have already completed Certificate II in Hairdressing will be able to complete the course in 12 months. Student intakes are by semester to meet demand.

Students can expect approximately four days class attendance each week and industry placement throughout the course. Industry placement is undertaken at the Creative Futures Salon as well as in industry.

* Selected units may be available on a part time basis. To check availability please contact Course Information.

Selection Criteria
Certificate III in Hairdressing applicants will be assessed at an interview. Assessment will also be based on previous educational records, work and other relevant experience as identified on your application form. If there are more applicants than course vacancies then preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated knowledge of and interest in the hairdressing industry.

Links and options exist between various levels of study. Accredited pathways exist enabling students to move between courses within the Gordon and to other higher education institutions.

Certificate III in Hairdressing (non-apprenticeship)

    * Qualified hairdresser
    * Salon supervisor
    * Session stylist
    * Salon owner/manager

Certificate IV in Hairdressing
Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
Gordon Institute Support Services

The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.
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