SHB40216 – Certificate IV in Hairdressing

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SHB40216-Certificate IV in Hairdressing

This current qualification is for those who wish to advance a career in the Hairdressing industry and is open to the general public which has been designed with pre­requisites described below, that enjoy face to face interactive learning, with a high content of practical application to skills acquisition.
When Hair is more than just a passion, then this course is for you. For people who wish to be a skilled senior hairdresser who can use a range of highly developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. As a senior hairdresser you will be able to provide specialist services in more areas including haircutting, design, colouring and complex colour correction, make­up and apply a range of hair extensions. Learn to work independently and as many hairdressers at this level provide technical leadership, training and support to team members in the advancement of their career.
Take the pathway to work as a senior hairdresser and be recognised in a salon environment, a freelance session stylist or a technical advisor in product companies.
  • Senior Stylist
  • Session Stylist
  • Lead and Manage Salon Teams
  • Wedding Hairstylist
  • Photography Make-Up Artist
  • Wedding Make-Up Artist
  • Debutant/Red Carpet/Formal Hairstylist and Make-Up Artist
  • Advanced Colour Specialist
  • Advanced Cutting and Styling Specialist
  • Hair Extension Expert/Stylist
  • Hairdressing Salon Owner
  • Hairdressing Educator/Trainer
  • Extensions/Advance Stylist Educator/Trainer
  • Hairdressing Fashion/Trend Designer
  • Hairdressing Journalist/Editor
  • Fashion/Catwalk Hair Show Stylist
  • Entertainment Stylist
  • Hairdressing/Extensions Retail Sales Personnel
  • Hairdressing Equipment and Products Sales Representative
This qualification ‘SHB40216 ­ Certificate IV in Hairdressing’ has formal pre requisites for entry and is open to those who qualify who are interested in pursuing or enhancing a career in the Hairdressing industry.
Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who have:
1. achieved a Certificate III in Hairdressing (or equivalent); and
2. at least one year post­qualification full time employment experience as a hairdresser in a salon environment where they have applied the skills and knowledge covered in the above (or equivalent) qualification.
Our services are also in line with the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. People with disabilities are welcome to apply.
Please refer to our delivery locations section for current intake dates and delivery locations.
Reasonable adjustments to assessment methods may be made according
to each learners individual circumstance, these will be discussed prior to enrolment.
  • Classroom (face2face) tutorials
  • Quizzes
  • Small Group Discussions
  • Case Studies
  • Active Summaries
  • Q&A Sessions
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Self­-Paced Learning and Hands-­On Mentoring
  • Written activities
  • Case Study
  • Practical Observation
  • Verbal
  • Role Play
  • Questions & Answers
  • Portfolio
Avante Education has a policy to acknowledge formal Statements of Attainment issued by another Registered Training organisation. For more information please refer to the credit transfer section for more information on how to apply.

The competencies of this qualification may be attained through the process of RPL. Please refer to the RPL section for more information and how to apply.

We offer professional fully equipped commercial salons. Practical skills formation activities are performed under the supervision of qualified trainers and assessors.
Avante Education Trainers and Assessors are able to provide assistance to students who require LLN Support, other student support services include;

  • Life Coaching
  • Career Pathway Counselling
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Resume Writing
  • Interview Presentation Skills
  • Employability Skills Training
  • Image Consultant – Personal Stylist
  • auss-one Soft Skills Library
  • auss-one Technical Skills Library
  • Student Crisis Support Fund
  • 1 to 1 Course Progress Mentoring
To achieve a SHB40216 ­ Certificate IV in Hairdressing a total of 11 units must be completed. This includes all Two (2) Core Units and Nine (9) Elective Units.

National Recognised Training Course

SHBHTLS001 – Provide technical leadership to hairdressing teams
SHBHTLS002 – Research and use hairdressing trends to advance creative work
SHBHCLS006 – Solve complex colour problems
SHBHCLS007 – Enhance hair designs using creative colouring and lightening techniques
SHBHCUT008 – Design and perform creative haircuts
SHBHDES005 – Select and apply hair extensions
BSBINN301 – Promote innovation in a team environment
BSBMKG413 – Promote products and services
BSBWOR502 – Lead and manage team effectiveness
SHBBMUP003 – Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBHTLS003 – Work as a session stylist

Discover how our courses can help you move from a certificate through to a PhD. Refer to our Career & Study Pathways section for more information.

To achieve an award of SHB40216 ­ Certificate IV in Hairdressing a total of 11 units must be completed. This includes all Two (2) Core Units and Nine (9) Elective Units.

Victorian and Commonwealth government funding is available for eligible individuals. For more information on eligibility requirements, please view our course fees for the most up to date information, or contact us.

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