Cutting Education Short Courses

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The Fundamental Cutting Course

Perfect for newly qualified stylists looking to obtain more knowledge and confidence in cutting, or for those who seeking to mentor or refresh in educating others!

Key Learning:

  • Revising shape & styling techniques
  • Discovering the simplicity within the craft of cutting.
  • Refining and exercising your technical cutting ability.
  • The foundation of cutting hair, which will open your eyes to the matrix of hair design in connection with suitability.

Contemporary Cutting Course

The contemporary cutting course is designed to help expand your skills, focusing on disconnection, advanced cutting methods and sectioning patterns. This course will unlock your imagination and creativity, allowing you to create more bespoke haircuts for your clients!

Key Learning:

-Salon contemporary work introducing disconnection and how it reflects on shape and balance

-Working with disconnection in relation to problem solving

-Looking at variations of sectioning patterns and why

-Going through alternative cutting method

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Key Information

Additional information for courses:

Please bring


-comb (small)


-Straightening Irons

-Sectioning clips

-Classic Denman Brush

-Water Spray

-Booklets Supplied

Next intake date:


The following occupations relate to this qualification Hairdressing Apprentice: Hairdressing Apprentices are Hairdressers in training. They provide general help in the salon while they develop their hairdressing skills. Salon Assistant: Salon Assistants perform routine work in a hairdressing salon, including duties such as greeting clients, scheduling appointments, washing clients’ hair, cleaning the salon and selling products and services.

Course Structure


  • Lecture
  • Demonstration
  • Hands on work session

Entry Requirements

Selection for enrolment in our courses will be approved for applicants who meet the qualification selection criteria. In line with Government policy students with intellectual and physical disabilities and who meet the entry criteria are encouraged to participate in training.




Fees and Funding

Please call our head office for more information

Funding for local students

Victorian Training Guarantee: In 2016 the Victorian and Commonwealth Government will subsidise your training. Changes to the TAFE and training system are designed to make the system more accessible for people who do not have a post-school qualification or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold. Your course place guaranteed under the previous system, the Victorian State Government funded a set number of training places. Under the changes a subsidised place at an approved training provider is guaranteed for all eligible students. The fee schedule shows the Government Funded student amount in the right-hand column (full fee also shown). You are eligible for a government subsidised place if you are: — An Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident of Australia, — Asylum seeker with a referral from the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre, or — A Victim of Human Trafficking with a referral from the Australian Red Cross; and — Under 20 years of age in the year in which your course starts, or — doing a Foundation Level course (provided you do not hold a Diploma level qualification or higher), or — doing a qualification higher than any you already have (no age restriction), and — have not commenced or not be scheduled to commence more than two Victorian Government subsidised courses in 2016 and — not be currently enrolled in two or more Government subsidised courses


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