Certificate III in Hairdressing

Hayley completed a Certificate II in Make-up Services and Certificate III in Beauty Services while still in school. Following school, Hayley continued her studies at Gordan Institute of TAFE through a Diploma of Specialist Make-Up Services.

While studying Hayley did a lot of freelance make-up and hair. She thoroughly enjoyed her diploma, getting an opportunity to work with fantastic people and get a great feel for the industry, working on musicals such as Hairspray and Singing in the Rain as well the film, Blinder. It was during her diploma studies that her teacher encouraged her to pursue a career in hairdressing, explaining that it was a great qualification that would complement her expertise in make-up.

Hayley pursued hairdressing discovering that she had a natural knack for it. With the support of her teachers and employers, Hayley started entering competitions, getting excellent results. Hayley won a silver medal at the 2014 WorldSkills Australia competition and was later selected into the Skillaroos team to compete in the 2015 43rd International WorldSkills competition held in Brazil.

Hayley finished 10th in the world from 32 competitors and brought home a Medallion of Exellence for her score above 80 percent.

Whilst Hayley hasn't been in the industry for long she finds her job extremely satisfying and knows it is the right career path for her. Not only has she been able to get skills and employment from her training it has also helped her to gain confidence within herself. Hayley says "It's amazing when a passion and career come together, it doesn't feel like you've worked a day in your life!" .

Hayley would like to further her skills and is currently undertaking a Certificate IV in Hairdressing and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Hayley aims to work in well-known salons around the world and work on movies, television and runway fashions shows.


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