Commissioner's Information Bulletin 653

Hairdressing and Beauty Services - Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Wholesale Retail and Personal Services

Date of effect: 9 May 2016

Updated: 13 November 2020

In this Commissioner's Information Bulletin (CIB) two additional School Based Apprenticeships (SBAs) are established for the Educational Pathways Pilot Program (EPPP) launch. These apprenticeship vocations are:

  • Hairdressing
  • Hairdressing - Barbering

The associated qualifications SHB30416 and SHB30516 are located in the SHBv2.0 Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package.

All other Vocational Training Orders remain unchanged.

Superseded Bulletins

This Commissioner's Information Bulletins replaces CIBs 512.

Qualifications, structure and packaging

Transition Arrangements

Competency based completion

Industrial arrangements

Licensing and regulatory arrangements

School based apprenticeships and traineeships

Part-time apprenticeships

Registered training organisations

Funding arrangements

Inspecting Vocational Training Orders

Enquiries

To sign up an apprentice or trainee call 1300 363 831. To find a job in an apprenticeship or traineeship search here.

For implementation of new pathways in relation to this Training Package profile please contact Sarah Rosen NSW SkillsIQ ITAB Mobile: 0438 233 797.

David Collins
The Commissioner for Vocational Training


Job descriptions

Apprenticeships

Certificate III apprentices, employed as barbers provide sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of barbering services. These apprentices acquire a range of well-developed technical and customer service skills where discretion and judgement is required. This includes consultation on shaving, men's grooming and creating haircut structures. On-site supervisors are to review and approve apprentices work and are responsible for all services conducted by the apprentice. Work is typically conducted in a barber shop or salon.

Certificate IV apprentices, who work as beauty therapists provide a range of beauty therapy treatments and services, including lash and brow treatments, nail services, make-up, massage and waxing. Apprentices’ are to be clearly identified to all clients and may communicate with clients to recommend treatments and services and sell retail skin care and cosmetic products. Apprentices’ perform routine and non-routine activities and solve non-routine problems applying and adapting technical skills and knowledge, and use judgement in the provision of beauty treatments and services. In the final year of their apprenticeship they may work largely independently when competencies have been delivered by the RTO and these competencies are endorsed by the employer on the apprentices’ training plan.

Work is typically conducted in beauty salons and spas where a qualified member of staff is onsite to provide instruction and subject matter expertise as required. Supervisors are to review and approve apprentices work and are responsible for all treatments conducted by the apprentice.

Certificate III apprentices employed as hairdressers use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of hairdressing services to clients. They use discretion and judgement to provide client services. On-site supervisors are to review and approve apprentices work and are responsible for all services conducted by the apprentice. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a hairdresser in any industry environment, usually a salon.

Traineeships

Certificate III trainees employed as make-up artists design and apply make-up for a range of purposes and occasions across the beauty, fashion, media and entertainment industries. These individuals possess a range of well-developed technical and consultation skills where discretion and judgement is required, on-site supervisors are to review and approve trainees work and are responsible for all services conducted by the trainee. This includes working cooperatively with a range of individuals including photographers, fashion stylists and media production staff. Work is typically conducted as part of a team or on a freelance basis in settings such as Make- up studios, retail cosmetic counters, fashion and media sets and photography studios.

Certificate III trainees employed as nail technicians to provide manicure and pedicure services, including the application of nail art and acrylic and gel nail enhancements. These individuals possess a range of well-developed technical and customer service skills where discretion and judgement is required, on-site supervisors are to review and approve trainees work and are responsible for all services conducted by the trainee. Work is typically conducted in nail and beauty salons.

Certificate II trainees employed in the role of retail sales personnel are involved in a range of tasks to sell and demonstrate beauty or cosmetic products. They follow known routines and procedures and work under direct supervision. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a retail sales consultant in any business that sells beauty or cosmetic products and services. This can include beauty and hairdressing salons, retail outlets and department stores.

Certificate II trainees employed as salon assistants learn a defined and limited range of basic skills and knowledge used in hairdressing salons by individuals who provide assistance with client services. These routine and repetitive tasks are completed under direct supervision and with guidance from hairdressers who manage client services. The combined skills and knowledge do not provide a job outcome as a hairdresser as this qualification is intended to prepare individuals for further training.


Apprenticeships

Beauty Therapy - Apprenticeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 6 October 2015
Qualification SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy by direct entry
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy where the apprentice holds SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics or SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up or SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology
    • 30 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time:
  • SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy by direct entry
    • 54 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy - where the apprentice holds either SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics or SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up or SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology
    • 45 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
School based

SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy

The term for a school based apprenticeship will be the school based component plus 24 months full-time post-school, or until the relevant competencies are achieved. The school based component will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During the school based component of the apprenticeship the school-based apprentice must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 3 months

Hairdressing - Apprenticeship, ^

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 4 March 2011
Updated 13 November 2020
Qualification SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing by direct entry
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing - where the apprentice holds SHB20216 Certificate II Salon Assistance
    • 33 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

The term for a school based apprenticeship will be the school based component plus 24 months full-time post-school, or until the relevant competencies are achieved. The school based component will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During the school based component of the apprenticeship the school-based apprentice must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.


Educational Pathways Pilot Program (EPPP) ^

The term for a school based apprenticeship will be the school based component plus 30 months full-time post-school, or until the relevant competencies are achieved. The school based component will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During the school based component of the apprenticeship the school-based apprentice must undertake a minimum of 50 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 3 months

Hairdressing - Barbering - Apprenticeship, ^

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 9 May 2016
Updated 13 November 2020
Qualification SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering
Terms of apprenticeship Full-time:
  • SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering by direct entry
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering where the apprentice holds SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant
    • 33 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering

The term for a school based apprenticeship will be the school based component plus 24 months full-time post-school, or until the relevant competencies are achieved. The school based component will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During the school based component of the apprenticeship the school-based apprentice must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.


Educational Pathways Pilot Program (EPPP) ^

The term for a school based apprenticeship will be the school based component plus 42 months full-time post-school, or until the relevant competencies are achieved. The school based component will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During the school based component of the apprenticeship the school-based apprentice must undertake a minimum of 65 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 3 months

Traineeships

Beauty Services - Make-Up - Traineeships

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 9 May 2016
Qualification SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 2 months

Beauty Services - Nail Technology - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 6 October 2015
Qualification SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 2 months

Beauty Services - Retail Cosmetics - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 9 May 2016
Qualification SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
Part-time: See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
School based

SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 2 months

Hairdressing - Salon Assistant - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 9 May 2016
Qualification SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant
Terms of traineeship Full-time:
  • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 2 months
Page last updated: 13 November 2020