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ANZSCO Code: 391111

A hairdresser cuts, styles, colours, straightens and permanently waves hair, and treats hair and scalp conditions.

Occupation description

A hairdresser cuts, styles, colours, straightens and permanently waves hair, and treats hair and scalp conditions.

Their job involves:

  • providing advice on hair care, beauty products and hairstyles.
  • shampooing hair and conditioning scalps.
  • colouring, straightening and permanently waving hair with chemical solutions.
  • cutting hair with scissors, clippers and razors.
  • styling hair into dreadlocks and braids and adding hair extensions.
  • shaving and trimming beards and moustaches.
  • cleaning work areas and sanitising instruments.
  • arranging appointments and collecting payments.

Hairdressers are usually employed at hairdressing salons. These work environments can range from small workshops which undertake a variety of jobs to salons that specialise in a particular area of hairdressing (e.g. colour or cutting).

Note: This trade assessment is for general hairdressers. It does not incorporate hairdressing for the media industry or modelling of fashion/clothing industry.

How will I be assessed?

We will review your training and employment evidence to ensure you have: 

  • 5 years’ employment experience as a Hairdresser (with no formal training)
  • 3 years’ employment experience as a Hairdresser (with relevant formal training*).

*‘Formal training’ is training that aligns with the national training standards in your country of training. 

Your evidence must show you have worked in your occupation for at least 12 months within the last 3 years.

You can find information about the employment, training, and document requirements below:

If you are successful in Stage 1, you will complete a technical assessment.

For more information about the technical assessment, see the Pathway 1 Technical Assessment Guide and Pathway 2 Candidate Guide.

How to Apply

If you're a tradesperson, your skills and experience will be assessed by someone who has worked in your trade and understands your skills and qualifications. VETASSES is Australia's leading assessment body for trades and we can assess 27 different trade occupations. 


Step 1

Check your eligibility to apply for a Trade Skills Assessment. 


Step 2

Understand the Assessment Process 


Step 3

Confirm the type of evidence you may be asked to provide 


Step 4

Find the cost you’ll need to pay up front for your trade skills assessment 


Step 5


You are strongly encouraged to review each of the units of competency shown above. To do this: 

1. Go to the following website:

2. Enter a unit code (e.g. MSMWHS200) into the ‘Title or code’ search box.

3. Click on the ‘NRT’ button.

4. Click on the ‘Search’ button.

5. Read the Unit of Competency information.

Start your online application