Certificate IV in Hairdressing – SHB40216

This course will provide you with advanced hairdressing techniques including haircutting, hair design, hair colouring, complex colour correction and makeup application.

Successful completion of this qualification can lead to many career opportunities such as a technical advisor for product companies, an in-salon Senior Stylist or Freelance Session Stylist for creative projects including Fashion festivals, weddings, photography shoots etc.


Applicants must have successfully completed Certificate III in Hairdressing and at least one-year experience post-qualification, full time employment as a qualified hairdresser in a salon environment.


To fulfil the requirements of this qualification, students are expected to demonstrate a range of skills within a hairdressing salon.  Where this is not available within your workplace, you will be able to utilise the facilities of the Clip Joint Education Salon. This will enable you to apply your skills and knowledge by engaging with and providing services to members of the public.


Students will be expected to attend Clip Joint Education for a combination of theory based workshops and complete practical salon projects in a hairdressing environment.

The Certificate IV in Hairdressing is made up of 11 units of competency (2 core and 9 elective*), below is a list of units students will complete as part of this course:

SHBHTLS001 Provide technical leadership to hairdressing teams
SHBHTLS002 Research and use hairdressing trends to advance creative work
SHBHCLS006* Solve complex colour problems
SHBHCLS007* Enhance hair designs using creative colouring and lightening techniques
SHBHCUT006* Create combined haircut structures
SHBHCUT008* Design and perform creative haircuts
SHBHDES004* Create classic long hair up-styles
SHBHDES006* Design and style long hair creatively
SHBBMUP002* Design and apply make-up
SHBBMUP003* Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBHTLS003* Work as a session stylist

Clip Joint Education has a limited number of subsidised training places for eligible qualified* hairdressers who wish to upskill to the Certificate IV in Hairdressing (SHB40216).

This program is currently supported through WorkReady by the Government of South Australia. Visit skills.sa.gov.au to determine your eligibility.

Qual Code: SHB40216
Duration: Part Time for 12 months
Intakes: March/April 2019 -Enrolment applications close by 31 January 2019.
Course Fees:
Tuition Fee: $1,600
Materials Fee (Tools and Equipment): $400

If you hold a Centrelink Concession card, further subsidies may apply.

Please contact us on Ph. 8223 5600 or email: academy@clipjoint.com.au

The following information is applicable to International students who are seeking full time study in the Certificate IV in Hairdressing with Clip Joint Education.

Qual Code: SHB40216
CRICOS Course Code:  091489E
Duration: Full Time – 4 days per week for 12 months.
Intakes: Monthly intakes. Please contact Clip Joint Education for details.
Entry Requirements: In addition to the qualification entry requirements listed above, International applicants must be 18 years of age and have achieved an overall IELTS band score of 5.5
Career Pathway: Senior Stylist, Session Stylist, Creative Stylist, Advisor
Training Pathway: Diploma of Salon Management
Course Fees:
Tuition Fee: 2019 details TBA
Materials Fee (tools & equipment):  2019 details TBA
Application Fee (non refundable): 2019 details TBA

Total Course Fees:  2019 details TBA

Please note, the above course fees are applicable for enrolments in 2018.

International applicants must be 18 years of age and have achieved an overall IELTS band score of 5.5.

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