Hair Professional

There are two distinctly different job roles within this occupational profile: Hairdresser and Barber. Hairdressers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using a range of techniques, style and finish hair to create variety of looks, and colour and lighten hair for ladies and men. Barbers will be able to shampoo and condition hair, cut hair using barbering techniques, style and finish hair, cut facial hair into shape and provide shaving services for men.

Hairdressers and barbers must be able to work with all hair types ranging from straight hair to very curly, wiry hair. They also need to be able to carry out consultations with clients, demonstrate the professionalism, values, behaviours, communication skills and safe working practices associated with their role and be able to work without supervision to a high level of precision, with exceptional client care skills.

Hairdressing Pathway:

Mandatory units

- Consultation

- Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp

- Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks

- Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks

- Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques

Optional units  choose 1

- Perming hair

- Hair relaxing treatments and techniques

- Hair extension services 

EPA duration

- Maximum 6 hours (excluding breaks) with a minimum of 2 models


Mandatory units

- Consultation

- Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp

- Cutting hair using barbering techniques to create a variety of looks

- Style and finish men's hair

- Cut facial hair into shape

- Shaving services  

EPA duration

- Maximum of 3 hours (excluding breaks) with a minimum of 2 models