Hairdressing is currently the largest employing occupation in the personal services industry sector. Hairdressing businesses offer a diverse range of hair-related services such as hair cutting, colouring and styling.
Hairdressing in WA Today
The Hairdressing Industry in WA is predominantly made up of small and medium enterprises, most employing between four and six people of whom a high share are apprentices. While the majority of businesses are owner operated there are some chains, including franchises. Most businesses are Australian owned with limited international ownership. Competition is high and will remain high as a large number of salons compete for clients.
Hairdressing qualifications are included in the SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package and provide employees with career pathway opportunities which will help them to secure a future and grow within the hairdressing sector.
The current qualifications specific to Hairdressing are:
Nationally recognised Hairdressing qualifications (as at March 2018)
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Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Apprenticeships and traineeships are an excellent way to combine training with a job and gain a nationally recognised qualification while earning a wage.
To access the current list of apprenticeships and traineeships available in Western Australia, visit:
WA Jobs and Skills Centres
Jobs and Skills Centres are a one-stop shop for students, jobseekers, businesses and employers. The Jobs and Skills Centres provide careers, training and employment services at TAFE campuses.
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Vocational Education and Training Qualifications for Secondary Students
The RAPS Skills Advisory Council works with industry and other stakeholders to provide advice on the suitability of qualifications for delivery in schools. The Department of Training and Workforce Development update this advice annually into the ‘VET qualifications register for secondary students’.
To access the current ‘VET qualifications register for secondary students’, please go to:
RTO Auspicing Tool for Schools
The auspicing tool has been developed in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Training Accreditation Council to assist schools to research and choose a suitable registered training organisation.
Access the current auspicing tool for schools:
Auspicing research tool for schools | Department of Training and Workforce Development