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ANZSCO 391111 - Registered Migration Australia


A hairdresser cuts, styles, colours, straightens and permanently waves hair, and treats hair and scalp conditions. In Australia a hairdresser is a Skill Level 3 occupation.





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Hairdresser Occupation Lists
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Hairdresser job description - Registered Migration Australia


The job of a hairdresser in Australia is to cut, style, colour, straighten and permanently wave hair, and treat hair and scalp conditions.




  • providing advice on hair care, beauty products and hairstyles
  • shampooing hair and conditioning scalps
  • colouring, straightening and permanently waving hair with chemical solutions
  • cutting hair with scissors, clippers and razors
  • styling hair into dreadlocks and braids and adding hair extensions
  • shaving and trimming beards and moustaches
  • cleaning work areas and sanitising instruments
  • arranging appointments and collecting payments
  • may clean, colour, cut and style wigs and hairpieces



Skill Level

Most occupations in the hairdresser unit group (Group 3911) have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. 

In Australia: 
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3) 

In New Zealand: 
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3) 

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.


Occupations within the Hairdresser Group


  • 391111 Hairdresser


English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Hairdresser is currently assessed with TRA (Trades Recognition Australia) more info regarding assessment bodies


Visa Caveat


  • The following caveat applies to the Subclass 457 visa and ENS (Subclass 186) Direct Entry Stream application:


    Caveat 1

    The position does not require a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience.


Average Income

The average salary for a Hairdresser in Australia is $ 44,346 for male employees and $ 34,458 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 29.6 Females: 30.2 Persons: 30.1

Source: (Group 3911) Hairdressers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016


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