Hairdressing & Beauty Courses

Turn your passion for hair and beauty into a fulfilling career with an Australian qualification in Hairdressing or Beauty.  A Hairdressing qualification will provide you with skills in, cutting, styling, colouring, creating amazing looks for clients. Hairdressing is a rewarding career choice. Not only is it rewarding, but skills in hairdressing also make you an in-demand employee with this growing industry. Statistics predict that career opportunities in the hair and barbering industry will increase by 31,000 jobs in the next 5 years.

A qualification in beauty is designed to provide professional and practical skills for those wishing to operate as a beauty therapist, employing staff and managing a beauty salon. A beauty qualification allows students to learn the latest beauty industry techniques. Embark upon a career in make-up and turn your passion for making people look and feel great, into a career in the thriving beauty industry.

Information about Hairdressing & Beauty Courses

Course Options

Certificate III in Hairdressing or Barbering

This qualification reflects the role of hairdressers or Barbers who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing or barber services to clients. They use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.

Certificate III in Makeup 

With this qualification you will learn make-up application techniques such as photographic, airbrushing, remedial camouflage and creative makeup. Collaboration with hair stylists, photographers, beauty therapists and other make-up artists will further enhance your skills to tint lashes and brows, apply eye lash extensions, and create the perfect tanned look for your clients

Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work as beauty therapists to provide a range of beauty therapy treatments and services, including lash and brow treatments, nail services, make-up, massage and waxing. They communicate with clients to recommend treatments and services and sell retail skin care and cosmetic products.

Diploma of Beauty Therapy 

This qualification reflects the role of hairdressers or Barbers who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing or barber services to clients. They use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.

Diploma of Screen & Media (Specialist Makeup Services)

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate the work of self and/or team in the film, television, radio and interactive media industries.

Diploma of Salon Management 

This qualification reflects the role of senior managers and small business owners of personal services businesses. They are responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operation of the business and for planning, monitoring and evaluating the work of the team. Salon managers also operate with significant autonomy to make strategic business management decisions.

Career Options

Hairdresser, Barber, Salon Manager, Makeup Artist, Beauty Therapist, Stylist

English Proficiency

Usually, you will need to demonstrate you have competent English skills by showing a test results such as IELTS 5.5

High School Certificate 

You will need to provide a copy of your high school diploma to show that you have at least completed junior high school (Grade 10)

Typical Subjects that you will study in your Early Childhood Education and Care course include:

Subject Description
  • Develop cultural competence
  • Ensure the health and safety of children
  • Provide care for children
  • Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
  • Nurture creativity in children
  • Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
  • Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
  • Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • Promote children’s agency
  • Analyse information to inform learning
  • Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
  • Embed sustainable practices in service operations
  • Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • Maintain work health and safety





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If you are hoping to continue your studies at university, once you have finished your Diploma of Early Childcare and Education you could request course credit towards a number of different bachelor degrees such as:

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of  Health Sciences (Aesthetics)

Bachelor of Creative Arts 

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Steps towards an Australian Skilled Visa

As the occupations of Hairdresser and Salon Manager are on the Regional Occupation List (ROL) and the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), once qualified and with the necessary professional experience, it may be possible obtain an employer-sponsored visa that will allow you to continue to live and work in Australia once you have completed your Australian studies.

Complete your 2-year course

You will need to study a course or package of courses with a duration of at least 2 years,  that will provide you with at least a Diploma level qualification. Your Study Gurus Counselor will help you enrol in a course that will meet the duration and qualification levels to become eligible to apply for a graduate visa.

Apply for your 485 Graduate Visa

After you have studied for 2 years and completed your vocational placement during your studies (most education providers will arrange this for you), you may be eligible to apply for and receive the Temporary Graduate Visa. You will need to obtain a provisional skills assessment and demonstrate your English proficiency. The graduate visa will allow you to live and work in Australia for up to 18 months so you can gain professional experience. Our team of migration agents will work with you through the graduate visa process.

Apply for a formal Skills Assessment

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Apply for a Skilled or Employer-Sponsored Visa

Upon receipt of your positive skills assessment, you may be eligible to apply for a General Skilled Migration Visa or for the employer sponsorship. Common visas available to a Childcare Centre manager include:

  • 189 – Skilled Independent (subclass 189) – Points-Tested
  • 190 – Skilled Nominated
  • 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage – Medium Term Stream
  • 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (provisional) – Employer sponsored stream
  • 491 – Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa

*Applicants must meet the applicable visa eligibility criteria including qualifications, professional work experience, English proficiency, character

Job Outlook for Hairdressers

Future Growth

Very Strong

Median Weekly Pay

$1,025 is the median earnings for a full-time Hairdresser

Full Time Share

51% of the profession hold full time employment