Put your training and experience to use with ITEC’s RPL services and earn a nationally recognised qualification with a SHB40216 – Certificate IV in Hairdressing via our RTO partners.
Certificate IV in Hairdressing
Within four weeks of receiving sufficient and complying evidence of competency in all applied for units of competency.
This certificate course acknowledges the knowledge and technical skills of a senior hairdresser who works as part of a team in a coordinating role. You work as a technical adviser in a hairdressing product company, or as an independent freelance session stylist. At this level, functions will include applying knowledge and advanced skills in providing training, support and technical leadership to a team of hairdressers. You may also provide hairdressing services, such as cutting, design, colouring, colour correction, chemical reformation, hair extensions, trichology and even makeup application.
You will need to provide a range of evidence to assist your assessor to make a decision about your competence. The types of evidence you may be asked to provide can include
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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 members
This 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.
Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who have:
1. achieved a Certificate III in Hairdressing (or equivalent); and
2. at 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.
11 units must be completed:
The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.
Provide technical leadership to hairdressing teams
Research and use hairdressing trends to advance creative work
Group A – Hairdressing Technical
Solve complex colour problems
Enhance hair designs using creative colouring and lightening techniques
Create combined haircut structures
Design and perform creative haircuts
Create classic long hair up-styles
Select and apply hair extensions
Design and style long hair creatively
Apply and maintain wigs and hairpieces
Make wigs and hairpieces
Curl and volumise hair with chemical treatments
Straighten and relax hair with protein treatments
Enhance hair designs using chemical reformation techniques
Group B – General Electives
Promote innovation in a team environment
Promote products and services
Lead and manage team effectiveness
Design and apply make-up for photography
Work as a session stylist
Conduct trichological assessments
Develop and apply scalp treatment therapies
Plan assessment activities and processes
Provide work skill instruction
Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace