Brisbane School of Hairdressing (BSH) and Gold Coast School of Hairdressing (GCSH) has provided expert training to apprentices since 1997. Your foundation teaching is vital to your success in the salon industry.
With the latest in training techniques and salon technologies we are best positioned to provide you with the key theory and practical training required to successfully complete your hairdressing/barbering apprenticeship.
Training with BSH/GCSH gives you access to the best educators and resources in hairdressing training, providing you with the ultimate kick-start to your hairdressing career.
Certificate III in Hairdressing – SHB30416 &
Certificate III in Barbering – SHB30516 (apprenticeship pathway)
This course is designed for apprentices registered to a hairdressing salon as a hairdresser or a barbershop as a barber.
On successful completion of the theory and practical components of the course, you will be classified as a qualified tradesperson with a nationally recognised Certificate III in Hairdressing or Barbering.
Entry to this course is open to Australian residents registered as apprentices and eligible to undertake the standard Certificate III in Hairdressing or Certificate III in Barbering.
On completion of your Certificate III in Hairdressing or Barbering (Apprenticeship Pathway), you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to undertake:
Procedures required for setting, pincurls, fingerwaves, short and long hair fashion designs
Hair and scalp treatments
Administrative duties in a business environment
Colouring services including off-scalp bleaching
Perming and relaxation services
Haircuts on a variety of clients in a salon environment
Straight edge shaving
Men’s cuts and styles
Hair art and track work
Beard trimming and styling
Recognition of Prior Learning
Students may apply for recognition of any prior learning with application forms available on request.
Credits and Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) will also be given for any units of study already completed at another registered training organisation.
Hours of attendance are 9.00am – 4.30pm with flexible or block attendance available by prior arrangement.
The Queensland Government provides apprenticeship funding for eligible students. For further questions please contact one of our friendly staff on 07 3229 2999.
Step 1 – Contact your preferred Australian Apprenticeship Centre
An Australian Apprenticeship Centre will assist you and your employer to complete the training contract and can be contacted on 13 38 73.
Step 2 – Nominate Brisbane School of Hairdressing as your Registered Training Organisation
We deliver off-the-job training to apprentices and trainees and will work with you and your employer to help develop a training plan, deliver training, assess your achievement of skills and issue your final qualification.
Step 3 – Enrol at college
You will need to fill out an enrolment application form for BSH. We will then develop a training plan documenting the roles and responsibilities of you and your employer.
Your personal training plan will set out what you will learn, where you will learn it and how you will be trained and assessed.
Once we receive all the necessary paperwork and DET has issued your training registration number we will organise an orientation session for your apprenticeship.
Important information for apprentices
- A training plan will need to be signed by all parties and returned to BSH before orientation and training can commence. This essential plan includes the compulsory units of training and electives.
- The Department of Education & Training (DET) will contribute towards the cost of training and assessment services for an eligible Apprentice. This will assist you to attain your hairdressing qualification. All indentured apprentices must be an Australian Resident and working in a salon to enrol in this program. Apprentices are also required to pay a student contribution fee towards their training & education. This fee is set by DET.
- Partial exemption of tuition fees not exceeding 25% will be allowed when the student holds a current health care card or pensioner concession card; or the participant presents an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the participant is entitled to the above concessions
School based apprenticeships
School based apprenticeships allow students typically in years 11 and 12 the opportunity to study for their Senior Certificate or equivalent, whilst simultaneously undertaking government-approved and accredited training qualifications as paid employees.
Students not only receive their Senior Certificate or equivalent at the end of year 12, but also train towards a qualification in their chosen career.
Brisbane School of Hairdressing is a Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO) that offers school-based apprenticeships at our Brisbane campus.
If you are considering a school-based arrangement, an education, training and employment schedule will need to be developed with a SRTO and the support of your employer, school and parent/s.
This schedule documents when you are due at work, school and training. Students who do not complete their apprenticeship or traineeship whilst at school are required to enter into full-time or part-time work after leaving high school.
Unlike other apprentices and trainees, school-based participants are not paid for the time spent undertaking training delivered by the SRTO, and do not accrue entitlements to sick leave or recreation leave.
However, you are paid by your employer and can work up to 15 hours per week.
Find a salon where you would like to work. Make certain you look well-presented and have a copy of your resume.
Ask if you can leave your resume with the view to gaining part-time employment in a ‘tea and tidy’ position or a school-based apprenticeship.
If all goes well your employer may employ you as a school-based apprentice at which point you can then choose BSH as your SRTO. You can attend your ‘off-the-job’ work in school holidays or on a fortnightly basis – whatever suits your timetable.
For more information on undertaking a hairdressing apprenticeship, contact one of our friendly staff on 07 3229 2999 or speak to your careers counsellor at school.