SIH80113 - Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing Creative Leadership

Have experience in hairdressing? Get it recognised.

Your solid skills in Hairdressing and Creative Leadership, like researching global design trends, refining hair design concepts, and acting as a creative leader with innovative concepts, may have provided all you need to know to achieve formal recognition.

Bring your skills in design theory, presentation delivery, and negotiating hair design concepts for briefs to earn this Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing, with emphasis on Creative Leadership.

Show your style in Hairdressing today and fashion your future.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

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The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

6 units must be completed:

  • 4 core units
  • 2 elective units:
  • one elective unit must be selected from the general elective units listed below
  • the remaining elective unit may be selected from the general elective units listed below or selected from any other endorsed Training Package or accredited course, these must be units which are first packaged at AQF level 6 or 7.

In all cases selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).

Core units 


Provide creative leadership to the hairdressing industry


Conceive, develop and realise innovative hairdressing concepts for media


Conceive, develop and realise innovative hairdressing concepts for events


Plan and deliver professional hairdressing presentations

General elective units 


Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity


Research global design trends


Research and apply design theory


Originate and refine hair design concepts


Establish, negotiate and refine hair design concepts for briefs

The Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing Creative Leadership is designed for those existing hairdressers who operate at a senior level and have substantial experience across the hairdressing industry.

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who have significant expertise in the hairdressing industry employed as a senior hairdresser in a commercial salon operation or paid session styling assignments.

Expertise must include:

  • provision of highly specialised styling and chemical services
  • establishment and maintenance of an extensive clientele base
  • co-ordination and training of team members
  • contribution to the promotion of an organisation in platform work at recognised state-wide or national industry events.

Experience must be demonstrated through a combination of the following types of supporting evidence:

  • portfolio of work and professional achievements that may include published hair work or collections, magazine features industry awards or recognition
  • testimonials that demonstrate industry recognition from industry peers, media and product companies
  • documentation that provides evidence of employment as a technician or creative director and participation in industry events such as product launches, trade shows, demonstrations etc.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

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