Certificate II in Hairdressing

This program is designed for students wanting to pursue a career in hairdressing. This introductory course will give students the skills to begin work as an apprentice hairdresser and prepare them with the knowledge and skills required for gaining work in the hairdressing industry.

Training is delivered in a fully equipped hairdressing salon located at South Oakleigh College. This Cert II course runs concurrently with the Cert II course in Retail Makeup and Skin Care. Note that students will be required to complete a work placement in Hairdressing. They will be assisted by our careers department and monitored and supported during their placement.

Certificate II in Retail Make-Up and Skin Care

This one year program is designed as a gateway to the makeup industry and includes a comprehensive make-up and skin-care kit, which includes professional industry based products. This program is ideal for students wanting to pursue a career as an in-store cosmetics consultant. The program focuses on developing job-specific skills in demonstrating retail skin-care products and designing and applying makeup.

You’ll also receive training in customer service, financial transactions and other retail service skills. Students will explore the theoretical and practical skills required to begin work in the industry. You will learn the essentials, like maintaining a clean and efficient work environment, maintenance of tool and equipment, safety in the workplace and how to communicate effectively with those around you.

All aspects of dealing with clients are covered, from how to receive and direct bookings, greeting clients and preparation of clients for salon services. You will become proficient in shampooing, application and removal of both temporary and permanent colour. All elements of blow – waving, hair straightening and single, double, and triple strand braiding are taught. You will also learn basic business skills, stock control, displaying merchandise and recommending hair, beauty and cosmetic products and services. You will learn to design and apply makeup for both day, evening.

The learning experience is enhanced with organised incursions from industry experts and live models. Students will be provided with a kit comprising of hairdressing equipment, course books and work books. The use of makeup tools and cosmetics are taught. Students will be supplied with a polo top to be worn to class as uniform specific for this course.

Please note that this course combines Hairdressing and Makeup Certificate Courses and both must be undertaken concurrently.