Certificate IV in Hairdressing - SHB40216

Victorian International Academy

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03394G

This qualification reflects the role of skilled senior hairdressers who use a range of highly developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. These senior hairdressers provide specialist services in one or more areas including haircutting, design, colouring and complex colour correction, trichology and chemical reformation. They work independently and many hairdressers at this level provide technical leadership, training and support to team membersThis qualification provides a pathway to work as a senior hairdresser in a salon environment, a freelance session stylist or a technical advisor in product companies.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 11 units: 2 core
  • 9 elective


  • Promote innovation in a team environment
  • Design and style long hair creatively
  • Select and apply hair extensions
  • Create classic long hair up-styles
  • Design and perform creative haircuts
  • Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • Conduct trichological assessments
  • Create combined haircut structures
  • Design and apply make-up for photography
  • Promote products and services
  • Provide technical leadership to hairdressing teams
  • Apply and maintain wigs and hairpieces
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Assess competence
  • Develop and apply scalp treatment therapies
  • Plan assessment activities and processes
  • Research and use hairdressing trends to advance creative work
  • Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • Make wigs and hairpieces
  • Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments
  • Work as a session stylist
  • Enhance hair designs using creative colouring and lightening techniques
  • Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments
  • Enhance hair designs using chemical reformation techniques
  • Solve complex colour problems

Standard entry requirements

  • Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who have:1.\tachieved a Certificate III in Hairdressing (or equivalent)
  • And2.\tat 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.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Fitzroy International: $3,300 Yes
  • Full-time : 28 weeks
  • Part-time : 56 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Fitzroy.

A statement of fees will be given prior to enrolment.

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