Creative Edge Training  is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO number 41497) registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority. Creative Edge Training is proud to offer the SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing formally SIH30111
This program provides learners with skills and knowledge required to provide skills in Hairdressing services and will offer learners the skill to competently perform a broad range of required skills & knowledge to perform both Ladies and male clients including but not limited to cutting, coloring, chemical reformation, blow drying, & up styling, including consultation and providing advice on Hairdressing treatments and services as well as selling retail Hair care products, expanding their client base within a team environment.
On successful completion, learners will be employable as skilled Hairdressers in salons and the wider Hairdressing industry

This popular, comprehensive and inspiring learning experience covers all the foundations required for this entry level qualification.

We educate our students using customised Creative Edge Training resources supported by Tracey Hughes Education Hairdressing Training manuals and DVD’s; the most recognised and awarded educator in industry history globally, which focuses on developing your technical and communication skills with a practical approach.

A Creative Edge Training Certificate III in Hairdressing qualifies you to become a practiced Hairdresser  and on completion you be able to work as a Hairdresser who uses a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. And be able to  use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of your own work.

A career that will offer you countless opportunities:

  • Compete in hairdressing competitions
  • Style for photo shoots and fashion parades
  • Manage a Salon or start your own business
  • Become a session stylist
  • Travel the world

Who is responsible for your training?

Creative Edge Training  is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of all AQF certificates.

The SHB30416 comprises 28 units of competency. Creative Edge Training have organised these units of competency into relevant clusters relating to shared skills and knowledge or shared work tasks. This results in an efficient delivery of training and assessment and a structure that is very logical for learners.
To be issued the qualification SHB30416 a learner must be assessed as competent in 28 units of competency. 21 core units plus a total of 7  elective units. (3units from Group A General Hairdressing or 3 units from group B Men’s Hairdressing plus 4 elective units from Group C General). Creative Edge Training have selected the elective units of competency within this course and have chosen these based on providing the learner a broad set of skills with a focus on providing both men’s and ladies delivery. The selected units of competency are also supported by the learning content within the prescribed text. The selection of these units of competency and the course structure has been confirmed through industry engagement undertaken by Creative Edge Training.

National recognition

These competencies have been drawn from the nationally endorsed industry training package the SHB Hairdressing Training Package. On successfully completing the training and assessment, a SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing qualification will be issued. A transcript listing all units of competency will also be issued. The qualification and units of competency are nationally recognised and provide individuals with a valuable qualification that can be applied throughout Australia and the wider Hairdressing community. Creative Edge Training will issue a qualification within 30 days of the final assessment being completed.



On commencement a Training plan will be developed which will outline the course duration.

This will be discussed in detail with you upon commencement outlining your program.

If you have started your training you may be eligible for course credits or RPL recognition of prior learning.

If you consider you may be eligible please advise Creative Edge Training staff at time of enrollment.


Entry Requirements

There are no education prerequisites, however students must  be  enrolled prior to commencing formal training delivered by Creative Edge Training.


An equipment list will be available to you at sign up.  You are not required to purchase our kits however Creative Edge Training has negotiated some excellent deals directly with our supporting suppliers for Creative Edge Training Students. Mention you are a CET student to receive specials discounts.



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