Looking for the best hairdressing courses in WA? Train with us at Central Regional TAFE and you’ll get world-class training from highly experienced and supportive staff. Plus you’ll have access to state of the art facilities and hands-on training with real clients.

At CR TAFE, we are committed to providing you with hands-on, practical training that you’ll actually use in the workplace. Our state-of-the-art training facilities simulate a real-life work environment and give you practical experience working on real clients. When you train with us, you’ll get the support and guidance you need to pursue employment in your area of passion with confidence

  • Salon Assistant
  • Hair Stylist
  • Hairdresser
  • Barber
  • Office Manager
  • Leading Hand
  • Sales Team Coordinator
  • Team Leader
  • General Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Sales Team Manager
  • Executive Manager/ Director

Hairdressing Courses

^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
National ID: SHB30516
State ID: AZZ5
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Barbering

Look sharp for a career that's a cut above.

It's a career that will never go out of style - complete this barbering apprenticeship and you'll be in demand in the growth industry area of men's grooming.

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Gain the skills you need to carve out a career in barbering.

If you want to help people look and feel their best, this Certificate III in Barbering Apprenticeship will provide you with the technical skills and knowledge required to work as a barber.

You'll learn the essentials needed to work in the men's grooming industry including: 

  • designing and creating haircuts,
  • designing and maintaining beards and moustaches,
  • shaving heads and faces
  • health, safety, hygiene
  • financial and retail skills to work in a salon
Certificate III
National ID: SHB30416
State ID: BAA1
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate III in Hairdressing

Your career in hair starts here.

Cut, repair and style your way to a rewarding and expressive future. This apprenticeship with provide you with the skills you need to begin your career in an industry that can make anyone feel amazing.

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Complete the Certificate III in Hairdressing and be a cut above the rest.

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to cut hair using clippers or scissors, to shampoo, condition and rinse hair and dry and style hair using brushes, combs, rollers and other equipment. You will also learn skills to operate a cash register and computer, perform reception duties such as answering telephone calls, making appointments as well as writing up client record cards.

Certificate III
National ID: HLTSS00065
State ID: AE114
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set (Retail)

Skills that will keep people safe.

This skill set provides those working in the retail industry with the skills and knowledge to confidently minimise the risk of infections in the workplace for themselves and customers.

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Blended Delivery

Keep yourself and your customers safe in the workplace.

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers in retail businesses to manage infection control. 

Skills can be applied to specific retail industry needs such as stand alone stores, shopping centres, cinemas and game arcades, petrol stations and convenience stores, supermarkets, retail areas within beauty salons, hairdressing salons, barbers and sporting facilities including gyms, markets and museums and galleries.

You will learn about following organisational infection prevention and control procedures including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks. 

As part of this course students will complete:

  • Course pre-reading requirements
  • 1 day workshop on campus
  • Workplace assessment - The lecturer will visit the student at their workplace at an agreed date/time.  

Gain these skills:

  • Introduction to Infection Control
  • Chain of Infection and Disease Transmission
  • Breaking the Chain of Infection
  • Contamination and Cleaning
  • Hazards, Risks, Responsibilities and Reporting

Maintain your ability to work safely and within government requirements; or, if you are a business owner - prepare your business for compliance by including your staff in training, raising their capability in ensuring the safety of staff and customers in your workplace.


Skill set
National ID: SHB20216
State ID: BAA3
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Certificate II in Salon Assistant

Make a career out of making people feel great.

This course is perfect for getting your foot in the salon door, and getting to know various roles before you specialise later down the track. Walk-ins welcome.

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On campus
VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Get ahead in a stylish career and be confident in any salon situation.

This entry level qualification will give you the start you need to work in a hairdressing salon. You'll obtain the skills, knowledge and confidence to get your career as a hairdresser underway and improve your opportunities for obtaining a hairdressing apprenticeship.

As a salon assistant you will be the first staff member to greet a client for their appointment. It's your job to provide them with excellent customer service and ensure that the hairdressers have what they need throughout each appointment.  

You'll learn to:

  • Shampoo, colour and braid hair
  • Maintain hairdressing tools
  • Schedule appointments
  • Maintain salon presentation and merchandising techniques
  • Adhere to workplace health and safety

Enhance your employment options by doing a dual qualification

At our Geraldton Campus this qualification is offered as part of a dual qualification with the below course:

SHB20116 |  Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics(opens in a new tab)

This entry level qualification is a good start to your career in the make-up and cosmetic retail industry. You'll learn basic skills in workplace communication, client interaction, demonstrating and selling make-up and retail skin care products, and performing routine salon or store functions. Gain the necessary experience to become a retail sales staff member who works across a range of tasks to sell and demonstrate beauty or cosmetic products, this can include in workplaces like beauty and hairdressing salons, retail outlets and department stores.

Certificate II
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