How to become a qualified hairdresser

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      Apprenticeships in hairdressing and barbering typically take three to four years to complete. During this time, apprentices gain hands-on experience and receive formal training to develop their skills and knowledge in the field.

      Yes, it is possible to become a qualified hairdresser or barber without going through an apprenticeship. By completing a hairdressing course, such as the Certificate III in Hairdressing – SHB30416, individuals can acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the industry.

      Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) offers a pathway for experienced hairdressers and barbers to gain formal recognition for their skills and knowledge. Through RPL, individuals can provide evidence of their competency and have their existing expertise assessed, leading to the attainment of qualifications without the need for formal training.

      Skills Certified specialises in supporting individuals through the RPL process. Their experienced team works closely with registered training partners to guide applicants in compiling the necessary evidence and mapping their skills to the relevant units of competency. Skills Certified ensures a smooth and efficient RPL experience, helping hairdressers and barbers obtain the qualifications they deserve based on their existing expertise.

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