Hairdresser Qualification - New South Wales

Description

You will need to be qualified if you intend to act as a hairdresser for a fee, gain or reward. If you operate a hairdressing business, all of the hairdressers that you employ must also be qualified.

Qualified hairdressers must have either:

  • a SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing from a registered training organisation
  • been adequately trained as a hairdresser (because the individual has qualifications from somewhere other than in NSW) and the Vocational Training Review Panel has approved
  • been adequately trained as a hairdresser (because the individual has acquired the competencies of the recognised trade vocation) and the Vocational Training Review Panel has approved
  • at any time held a licence under Part 6 (Regulation of the hairdressing trade) of the Shops and Industries Act 1962, other than a licence for beauty treatment only.

Apprentices who act as hairdressers do not need to hold the above qualifications, but they must only work under the direct control or supervision of someone who is qualified.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Hairdressers Act 2003 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

NSW Fair Trading

Contact details

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