The Academy has been training hairdressers and barbers in Victoria for over 86 years. More than 14,000 hairdressers have qualified through the Academy and are employed in hair salons, barber shops, working overseas or self-employed in their own businesses.

We now offer you the opportunity to gain a prestigious City & Guilds (London)  qualification.

We are the only City & Guilds (London) Approved Training Centre in hairdressing and barbering in Australia.

City & Guilds is widely accepted by employers and industries around the world as a benchmark for workplace excellence and is considered the world leader in vocational training. It is accepted in over 80 countries worldwide.

With The Academy you will graduate with DUAL QUALIFICATIONS, the Australian Certificate III in Hairdressing (SHB30416) and an International Diploma in Hairdressing or Barbering.  No other college in Australia can offer you this!

You can choose the international qualification you would like to study. Just make one selection from the City & Guilds Certificates and Diplomas listed below:


  • City & Guild Enrolment fee (non-refundable) $250 
  • Tuition Fee: $ 5,400   ( if paid in full at commencement  $5,000 ) 
  • Length of Course: 12 -14 months


If you have any experience or qualification in Hairdressing or Barbering you can upgrade to any of the City & Guilds Qualifications with a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment.

Recognition of Prior Learning takes into account all the work experience and training you have had in Hairdressing and/or Barbering. You will be required to complete both practical and written tasks as part of this assessment.

Course Length:  6 – 12 months
Enrolment Fee:  $250 (non-refundable)
Tuition Fees:      From $2000

Recent Academy Graduates can enrol in a City & Guilds Qualification with a reduced Tuition Fee of $500 (plus the enrolment fee)

Do  you  need  help  with  your  fees?

The Academy can work with you to develop a payment plan that will suit your budget.

You can also consider a Tuition Fee Help Loan. This is a loan especially designed for students and allows you to repay your fees over four years, making your chosen course very affordable.

For more information on the Dual Qualification call Cheryle on 0393299544 or email