Hairdresser Skills Assessment Australia

If you are a Hairdresser, moving to Australia, you will need to complete the mandatory Hairdresser Skills Assessment for migration purposes.

On completion of the Hairdresser Skills Assessment you will be issued with your Australian Certificate 111 in Hairdresseing. This will be invaluable for employment once you arrive in Australia.

If you would like to see if you are eligible for a Skilled Visa, use our free visa points calculator and/or send your CV to and our Migration Consultants will be happy to advise on your options.

Hairdressing Skills Assessment Process

1. Self Assessment Questionnaire

You will need to complete a Self-Assessment Questionnaire, which is a form you complete to make sure your skill level is at the standard immigration is looking for. Email us at for the Hairdressing Self-Assessment Questionnaire or call us on 0203 376 1555.

2. Documentary Assessment

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

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

3. Technical Interview

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

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

The Technical interviews will be held at the Down Under Centre’s London office, 48 Haven Green, Ealing W5 2NX.


Free Visa Points Calculator

Please fill in the form below to see if you eligible for a visa to 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.


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, make sure you sign up to the DUC Employment Hub!