Occupational Certificate | 3 Year | NQF 4 (540 credits) | SAQA ID 102497

The Occupational Certificate: Hairdresser will prepare students for a lifelong career in the hairdressing industry. They will be provided with the essential skills necessary to function as flexible, adaptable and competitive hairdressers rendering services of excellence. Students will also learn to interpret and adapt in a meaningful way to the salon practices and social environment, so that they will become independent practitioners, who will not just follow rules, but who will respond creatively to new and unfamiliar situations. QCTO: SDP01182072019092601
Ideal for...

Individuals who:

  • are interested in the world of beauty and hair
  • wants to work with public
  • wants to become involved in the marketing of products for the industry
  • wants to own their own hairdressing salon
Admission Requirements
NSC (Gr 12) with entrance to Higher Certificate studies or National Certificate (Vocational) with the minimum requirements for entrance to Higher Certificate studies, as specified by UMALUSI
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
Full-time Programme: 18 months formal hours at Centurion Academy, and 18 months informal hours under the supervision of a qualified hairdresser, with a South African Qualification "Red Seal".

Career Opportunities
  • Hairdresser in Salons and Health Spa's
  • Television and stage work
  • Own Business
  • Sales Representative
  • Laboratory and research work
  • Overseas opportunities
  • Work on luxury cruise liners
  • Salon Manager


  1. 1. Shampoo, condition and treat hair and scalp.
  2. 2. Style hair.
  3. 3. Cut hair.
  4. 4. Provide chemical colouring hair services.
  5. 5. Provide chemical reformation hair services.
  6. 6. Provide professional client services.

Hairdresser is offered at:

Centurion, Klerksdorp