Course / Hairdressing

Certificate IV in Hairdressing

Course Information

  • Program Code
  • Cricos Code
  • Study Mode
    Blended Learning
  • Course Duration
    30 Weeks


Certificate IV in Hairdressing is designed for those who wish to become a professional hairdresser. Students at this level will learn how to provide technical leadership to hairdressing teams, straighten and relax hair with protein treatments and also enhance hair designs using creative colouring and lightening techniques. Individuals will be responsible for their own outputs and learn a range of well-developed skills where discretion and judgement is required.

  • Complex colour techniques
  • Creative long hair styles
  • Hair extensions
  • Session styling
  • Creative haircuts
  • Protein treatment 
  • Hairdressing trends
  • Technical leadership
  • Leading and managing teams
  • Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation

Entry Requirements

Domestic students (DS) seeking to enrol in the program must:

  • Demonstrate their competence in language, literacy and numeracy levels when enrolling into the course. A pre-training review of an applicant’s language, literacy and numeracy skills during the application process will be conducted including one-on-one interviews
  • Domestic students under 18 years of age MUST provide written evidence of exemption from their school or the regional director at the Department of Education & Training


The hairdressing sector is predominantly comprised of small businesses, many of which are operated as salons by self-employed hairdressers. Students have access to a fully equipped Hairdressing salon services environment (simulated) for practical demonstration and observations of all appropriate units throughout the course. Practical tasks will be set for each student that relate to the course structure and hairdressing. 

ACCEND has the hairdressing services open to public, where students are able to maintain their skills required to successfully complete this qualification. An assortment of assessment methods structures this qualification including Practical Observation, Written Assessment, Project and simulated Workplace observation. Students will have access to a full range of hairdressing resources required for this qualification. 

Assessments given to participants will occur in set tuition time (observational based assessments) and outside class time (project based assessments). All practical demonstrations will be observed by a ACCEND Trainer/Assessor.

In meeting their obligations to train a trainee, ACCEND will ensure that:

  • The student has access to the full range of settings/experiences required to develop competencies in all aspects of hairdressing
  • The student has access to the full range of tools and equipment commonly used by workers employed in hairdressing
  • The student will be instructed and supervised by a suitably qualified and experienced person

Employment Outcomes / Pathways

  • Qualified hairdresser 
  • Salon owner
  • Session stylist
  • Backstage hair stylist
  • Salon manager 

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:

  • SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing
  • SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management

This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

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Related Courses

  • Certificate II in Salon Assistant

  • Certificate III in Barbering

  • Certificate III in Hairdressing

  • Certificate IV in Hairdressing

  • Diploma of Salon Management

    Domestic Student Fees
    ItemFee for Service  
    Tuition Fee payable by student (Per Hour) $9.40    
    Course Duration 515 Hours
    Tuition Fee Payable by Student (A) 515 x $9.40 = $4,841.00    
    Materials / Resources (B) $950.00    
    Uniform (C) $100.00    
    Total Course Fee Payable by Student (A+B+C) $5,891.00    
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