Hairdresser skills assessment Australia

If you are a Hairdresser migrating to Australia, you will need to complete the mandatory Hairdresser skills assessment for Australian migration purposes. Hairdresser ANZSCO Code 391111.

On completion of the Hairdresser skills assessment you will be issued with your Australian Certificate III in Hairdressing. This will be invaluable for employment once you arrive in Australia.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for Hairdressers emigrating to Australia.

If you would like to see if you are eligible for a Skilled Visa, complete our free visa points calculator and our Migration Consultants will be happy to advise on your options. You can also call us on 0203 376 1555 to speak with Wes Zandt who can discuss the Hairdresser skills assessment with you.

Hairdressing skills assessment Process

1. Documentary Assessment for Hairdresser skills assessment Australia $1,120

This is where you will need to provide as much information and documentary evidence as you can of your previous work experience as a Hairdresser.

  • If you hold trade related qualifications, you’ll be asked to prove you have a minimum of 3 years’ work experience.
  • If you don’t have trade related qualifications, you’ll be asked to prove you have a minimum of 5 years’ work experience.

You also need to prove that you have worked as a Hairdresser for a minimum of 12 months out of the last 36 months.

There will be a list of mandatory documentation that you must provide and a list of useful documentation that you could include in your application. You will also need to supply contact details of one or two work referees who can confirm your skills in the industry.

Down Under Centre Agency Service £600 + VAT

The Down Under Centre can provide you with an agency service to assist you with the gathering of your documentation for your Australian Hairdresser qualification, as it is considered to be the most difficult stage of your Australian visa application. It pays to make sure you gather the year’s evidence required for your Australia visa application.

3. Technical Interview for Hairdresser skills assessment Australia $2,000

An assessor will review the information and evidence you have provided and begin to match your skills to the units/subjects in the Hairdressing Australian qualification.

A Technical interview with the assessor will be arranged to discuss and identify your previous experience as a Hairdresser. You will be required to answer industry related questions to confirm and identify your current skills.

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Hairdressing in Australia

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

As a hairdresser you will need to be confident in being able to provide advice on hair care, beauty products and hairstyles. You’ll also be shampooing and conditioning hair scalps.  Additionally, you will be colouring, straightening and lastingly waving hair with chemical solutions, cutting hair with scissors, clippers and razors and shaping hair into dreadlocks and braids and adding hair extensions. Furthermore, you’ll be shaving and trimming beards and moustaches. To add, you may need to clean, colour, cut and style wigs and hairpieces You need to ensure you dust work areas and disinfect instruments. You will also be placing appointments and collecting payments.

Hairdresser jobs in Australia

If you are working as a Hairdresser in Australia, you could be earning up to $20 an hour! To stay updated with any available job opportunities and to connect with employers in Australia. Sign up to the DUC Employment Hub!

Posted jobs for Hairdressers in Australia via DUC Employment Hub:

Location: Wangaratta, Victoria
Salary: $53,352 + super & commissions
This salon is recently renovated and bang on-trend. The space is light, open and airy meaning you can do your best work. There are 15 chairs, 4 wash lounges and spacious areas for moving around… it’s a big salon! They’re looking to sponsor a creative senior stylist who is passionate about all things hair and keen to be part of their great team. Wangaratta offers an amazing lifestyle and is perfect for couples wanting to raise a family, through to singles wanting to live the good life and have a love of the great outdoors. Wangaratta is surrounded by national parks, rivers, lakes, alpine resorts, wineries and gourmet food destinations. It also has great restaurants and night life, excellent schools, healthcare and a friendly community vibe. If you want a city ‘fix’ it’s just a 2 hour drive (or a direct train ride) to Melbourne and a short 40 minute drive to Australia’s largest inland city, Albury/Wodonga.

Location: Manly Beach, Sydney NSW
Salary: $30-$35 per hour + Commission plan ($67,000 base + $30,000 commission)
Based in Manly, on Sydney’s lovely northern beaches, is a well-established and award-winning boutique salon of 25 years. Employer is looking for a special senior hairdresser to join and work closely with their new management team. Currently they are open just four days a week – Wednesday to Saturday – so you get a long weekend EVERY WEEK! Employer is also open to sponsoring overseas qualified hairdressers.

Location: Queensland
Salary: $55-60K
All facets of hairdressing, colouring, cutting, styling etc. Offering Employer Sponsorship for this Hairdressing role.

Location: Wangaratta, Victoria
This salon has an opportunity for a creative stylist to join their salon crew!

Hairdressers emigrating to Australia FAQs

The Hairdresser skills assessment for Australian migration is a 2 stage approach. You need to prove to the assessor you have the necessary skills as a Hairdresser.

The first stage is paper based, proving you are a Hairdresser though payslips, detailed CV, references, videos, photos, qualifications. This is called the documentary assessment for the Hairdresser skills assessment Australia.

The second stage is a technical interview with an Australian qualified Hairdresser and is also a qualified trainer and assessor. This is a relaxed chat over Skype or Zoom where the Hairdressing assessor will discuss your application and ask questions related to Hairdressing skills.

No, its not mandatory. If you completed an apprenticeship as a Hairdresser, then you are required to show 3 years of paid work experience pre or post qualification for the Hairdresser skills assessment. For example, if you are from the UK and hold an NVQ3 as a Hairdresser, you would require the 3 years work experience.

If you do not hold an NVQ3 as a Hairdresser, then you are required to have a minimum of 5 years paid work experience as a Hairdresser.

The skills assessment is required so you, the migrant, can apply for an Australian visa and work in Australia as a Hairdresser. This is the way Australian Immigration can gauge if you are in fact a Hairdresser under the Australian guidelines.

Many people want to move to Australia as a Hairdresser and without a skills assessment delivered by an approved assessing body, Australian immigration have no way in checking a migrant has the necessary skills.

To emigrate to Australia as a Hairdresser you will need to complete the Hairdresser skills assessment for a skilled visa.

The Down Under Centre work very close with the assessing body for the Hairdressing skills assessment. We are very proud to be working with a TRA skills assessment provider, and we have many years’ experience with clients and have the correct software and plenty of staff to hold your hand throughout the Australian skills assessment.

Migrating to Australia as a Hairdresser has its challenges and you the migrant will have plenty of questions. We will know the answers and be available through working hours to answer any of your questions.

Your TRA Australian Hairdresser skills assessment is valid for 3 years from the date it was issued. This means that you need to have your invitation to apply for the visa within 3 years of your skills assessment completion.

On completion, you also receive your Australian certificate III in Hairdressing which has no expiry date. This certificate is invaluable to employers when looking for Hairdressing jobs in Australia.

As Australia’s population increases, so will the demand of overseas Hairdressers.

The Down Under Centre works with many Australian Hairdresser employers who take on our English speaking skilled migrants. The employers have no hesitation taking on our Australian qualified Hairdressers moving to Australia by using our DUC Employment Hub. Our employment hub will also teach you how to prepare for your move to Australia as a Hairdresser. You will also receive a skype chat with one of our relocation team.

At successful completion of your Australian Hairdresser skills assessment, you will receive your TRA skills assessment required for a skilled visa to Australia and you will also receive your Australian certificate III in hairdressing.

If you are a Hairdresser looking to migrate to Australia, you need to be between 18 and 45 years old. However at age 18, Hairdressers will not have yet achieved the necessary qualifications and experience to prove their competence.

Hairdressers between the ages of 25-32 years old generate the maximum points for age towards their visa application. Complete our free visa points calculator to confirm your points.

If you are under 31 years old you can look into Working Holiday Visas Australia.

Yes, you can. First, complete our free visa points calculator. We’ll contact you to determine your eligibility for migrating to Australia and explain the Australian visa process. We have clients all over the world and the tools to get you to Australia as a Hairdresser.

With a passport from the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand you automatically add 5 points to your partner’s Australian visa application.

If you completed the Hairdresser skills assessment for Australia (and are under 45 years of age) this would add 10 points. You would also benefit from the certificate III in hairdressing which will benefit when applying for a job as a Hairdresser in Australia.

Applying for a Hairdresser skills assessment to migrate to Australia does not necessarily require a qualification; this is dependent upon the country of your passport. 

The Down Under Centre has access to Australia’s Country Education Profiles and can confirm if your qualifications will be recognised so you can complete your skills assessment as a Hairdresser and obtain a visa to work in Australia as a Hairdresser.

If you don’t hold any qualifications you can still move forward with your Australian skills assessment if you can provide 5 years of paid work experience.

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