SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing

Course Duration: 6 months
(22 weeks plus 4 weeks break)


Special Price Offer: $4450 per term

Course Fee: $5375 per term


Job Role: Senior Hairdresser


Entry Requirements
You must satisfy 2 of the following 3 points to qualify to apply for this course:


  1. Experience as an operator in a commercially-run salon

  2. Provision of cutting, styling and chemical services

  3. Establishment of a clientele base 



To achieve a Certificate IV in Hairdressing, all units must be completed. There are 11 units in total, including 2 Core units and 9 Elective units.



To Achieve a Certificate IV in Hairdressing you need to have completed the Certificate III in Hairdressing and all 11 Core units and a minimum of 4 units from any of the Elective streams (hairdressing, beauty or management).


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Vocational Outcomes
Successful graduates of the Certificate IV in Hairdressing will have a number of vocational pathways (options) available to them. AH&B College has focused on current industry directions and expectations including: advanced styling, fashion trend awareness, and commercial salon small-team management. The graduate would be expected to embody the industry term of “Senior Hairdresser”. The Senior Hairdresser may lead a small team and will be involved with the training and development of junior salon staff. Hairdressers may also look to other industry pathways including session work (work with magazine/models); mobile hairdressing; film & television work; or a career with one of the large industry suppliers (i.e. Matrix or L’Oreal). 


Further Study


SHB50216- Diploma of Salon Management


Other Requirements:

  • Students must be 18 years of age or older.

  • International students must have an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent. Please contact the College for more details.

  • achieved a SHB30416- Certificate III in Hairdressing (or equivalent); and

  • at least one year post-qualification 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.




If you have previous industry experience or studies you may be eligible to apply for course credits. Please advise us if you wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) on your application form. Contact the College for more details.






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Unit Title

Provide technical leadership to hairdressing teams

- Research and use hairdressing trends to advance creative work

- Solve complex colour problems

- Enhance hair designs using creative colouring techniques and lightening techniques

- Create classic long hair up-styles

- Design and style long hair creatively

- Promote products and services

- Develop and apply scalp treatment therapies

- Coordinate work teams

- Lead and manage team effectiveness

- Promote innovation in a team environment