SIH30111 Certificate III in Hairdressing

(Domestic and International Students)


Who Should Study this Course?

This course is for people who want to work in men’s or women’s hairdressing. You will learn how to cut, colour, perm, straighten and style your client’s hair. You will also learn about client communication and retail services, which includes discussing the needs of your client and styling according to their needs. You can apply for hairdressing positions Australia wide and around the world upon successful completion of this course. The course is delivered at the College’s hairdressing facilities in Granville, Sydney NSW, which is located close to public transport and shops.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion, candidates may elect to seek employment as a Hairdresser.

Academic Pathways

Candidates may also wish undertake further study and complete SIH40111 Certificate IV in Hairdressing and / or SIB50210 Diploma of Salon Management.

Centrelink Approval and Travel Concessions

Australian students that enroll in this course may be entitled to receive Centrelink Student Related payments as well as NSW Travel Concessions. Please contact us on (02) 9637 2006 for further information.

Entry requirements

There is no pre-requisite training or previous employment requirements for this qualification. International students must be 18 years of age and over and local students must be 16 years and over.

International students (from countries where English is not the first language) are expected to have a minimum English Language standard and are required to have one of the following prior to enrolling in a qualification:

  • At least 50% completion of any AQF Certificate IV or Diploma qualification within Australia
  • Achieved an IELTS band score of 5.5
  • Achieved an IELTS band score of 5.0 plus must have completed Upper intermediate ELICOS (At least 10 weeks)
  • Achieved an IELTS score of 4.5 plus must have completed Upper intermediate ELICOS (At least 20 weeks)
  • Must have successfully completed at least 38 weeks of ELICOS study in Australia
  • Must complete an English language test on campus at Unique International College.

Depending on the student’s country of origin, there may be additional English Language requirements that the student needs to meet to get a student visa. For more information, please check the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) website:

Issuance of AQF (Australian Qualification Framework) Certification

UIC is responsible for issuing AQF certification documentation to a learner whom it has assessed as meeting the requirements of this training product.


This qualification is part of the  SIH11 Hairdressing Training Package. Learners who successfully complete this course will be issued SIH30111 Certificate III in Hairdressing.


Units of Competency and Course Duration

The program is delivered over a period of 50 weeks, including holidays. The program is organized into four stages; each stage is ten (10) weeks in duration.

Units of competencies


On completion of stage 1, 2 and 3 students are given a 2 weeks holiday break. 4 weeks holiday is reserved at the conclusion of the course for students to complete any outstanding assessment requirements. This can be subject to change, prior notice will be given.

Class Timetables

This course is run over four shifts depending on class availability.

Please Note: Timetables are subject to change at the discretion of the institute.


Unique International College runs four main intakes each year (January, April, July and October). Intakes are also possible once the course has commenced. For further details, please contact us.

Unique International College
Level 1, 60 South St, Granville NSW 2142
Dial Country code +61
Phone: 02 9637 2006
Fax: 02 9637 2009

Equipment and Materials

All students will be provided with required equipment and materials including text books, which is part of the tuition fees.

Teaching Methods

The course is delivered through lectures, presentations by industry experts, demonstrations, visual aids, observations, practice and critiques. The course is taught in two phases (basic training and salon sessions). Basic Training: Includes classroom presentations and lectures. Salon Sessions: Is conducted in the colleges simulated hairdressing salons and allows students to gain hands on experience.

Teaching Resources

  • Simulated hairdressing salon
  • Professional hairdressing products and equipment
  • Computer labs
  • Internet access, print stations
  • Lecture rooms
  • Audio visual equipment


Students are required to wear smart attire and enclosed shoes at all times while attending the college.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is both formative (competency determined over a period of time and activity) and summative (competency determined immediately after session delivery). Assessments may include, but are not limited to theory assessment, analysis sheets, portfolios, practical observation and project related assessments.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Have you worked or studied in this field before? RPL allows you the opportunity to be recognised for skills experience and study that you may have already attained. To gain RPL you will need to contact the college for our RPL kit, which will guide you through the process of presenting your evidence. RPL will only be granted before the start of the course, or within the first two weeks of starting of the course.

RPL can be applied for by overseas students with the following conditions:

  • You are still required to attend full-time study
  • The duration of the course is reduced affecting your Confirmation of Enrolment with DIAC (Department of Immigration and Citizenship)

There is a fee for the RPL service which is detailed in the RPL kit.

Students Fees

Tuition fee: AUD $12,350
Application Fee: AUD $250 (Payable once only. This fee does not apply to existing UIC students)
TOTAL: AUD $12,600


  • Students are provided with relevant student workbooks at the beginning of each unit for the duration of the unit. Once the unit is completed student may borrow the books for other times if they wish by visiting reception and also have the option of purchasing the books at a cost of $30 each.
  • Printing and photocopying is charged at 40 cents per page (black and white) 80 cents (colour).
  • All other tools and materials required for the course apart from the above is included in the course Tuition Fee.
  • Student Fees are subject to change. Please review our website or contact the college prior to enrolment to ensure listed fees are correct.
  • We do not charge any fee for services such as issuing a transcript, replacement certificate or statement of attainment or for any special purpose letter requested from the college (such as enrolment confirmation letter, term break/holiday confirmation letter).

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

It is the responsibility for each International Student to ensure they have adequate Overseas Student Health Cover (OShC) for the duration of their study. Unique International College has current arrangements with BUPA who provides our students with discounted coverage. Should you wish to take cover through BUPA or discuss your coverage options, please contact us.

Student support services

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) support will be provided in all subjects as part of the normal tuition and assessment activities. The college will organize additional LL&N support if required on a fee-per-service basis.

For the full list of Unique International College support services, please click here.

Access and equity

The College is committed to integrating Access and Equity principles within all the services provided to clients in accordance with the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Act 1986, Racial Discrimination Act 5 1975, NSW Anti-Discrimination Act and Disability Discrimination Act 1992. All our staff members recognize the rights of learners/clients and provide information, advice and support consistent with our mission statement, code of ethics and code of practice.

The college recognizes the diverse background of our learners from all over the world. Regardless of cultural, linguistic, nationality, gender, sexuality, religion, disability or age all students have the right to study in an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. All learners equally have the right to be treated in a fair and considerate manner while studying at the college.

If at any time students feel that in any way the college is not abiding by this Code of Practice they can report their complaints or grievance to their trainer, Head of Studies or Chief Executive Officer.

Dispute Resolution

For details please refer to our policies and forms page.