About the course

About the course

This hairdressing course will provide you with well developed skills in all aspects of hairdressing including sales, consultation and skills in structuring and executing the latest trends in hair styles.  

You'll create contemporary hair designs by using the world renowned Pivot Point training resources, as well as learning from the expansive knowledge of our teaching team. This course offers you the opportunity to work in industry, gaining additional confidence in your new found skills, under the guidance of real world salon teams. 

This program contains all aspects of hairdressing, including fundamental basin skills and customer service, along with hair sculpting, design and finishing skills. You will also learn all about hair colouring and lightening, plus straighten and relaxing hair techniques.

As part of the course all students may be used to model a variety of techniques and hairstyles.  

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length


Full time: 36 weeks (Thursday and Friday 9am - 4.30pm)

This includes practical face to face workshops, time on the tools, time in our professional hair salon - servicing real clients, online resources and 1:1 tuition via MSTeams. 

There will be approximately 10-12 hours of study at home each week.

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

LocationStudy ModeStudy LoadStart DateDaysAdditional Info
19 Feb 2024
15 Jul 2024

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion, you will be able to apply for employment within the hairdressing industry

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Entry Requirements

You must:

  • be at least 17 years of age (or be a mature age applicant)
  • have successfully completed Year 10 or equivalent
  • have a basic level of literacy and numeracy skills

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW - to assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment. A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Pathways & Accreditation

After successful completion you may wish to apply for entry into:

  • Certificate III in Barbering
  • Certificate IV in Hairdressing
  • Diploma in Screen and Media (Specialising in Make-up)

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

In order to successfully complete this course you will be required to purchase a specific set of professional industry products and equipment. Upon enrolment you will receive a 'welcome letter' outlining detailed instructions on how and where to order your student kits (at student prices and through recommended suppliers). The kit is to be purchased separately to your course enrolment. Kits will be required from the first day of the course.

Government Subsidised ConcessionGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$891$4,455$13,118
Service & Amenity Fee$260$260$260
Material Fee$700$700$700
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$1,851$5,415$14,078
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$1,851$5,415$14,078

Service & Amenity Fee may very depending on course commencement and enrolment duration. Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2023 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure

Completion of 28 units (including 21 core and 7 electives)

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