Who can apply?

The Register is open to those hairdressers and barbers who comply with the South Australia Hairdressers Act 1988 (Act), and who also fit the criteria of a skilled and experienced hairdresser as set out from time to time by SAHBA, the peak body for the South Australian hair and beauty industry.

To be considered for the SA Qualified Register in South Australia you are required to comply with one of the following:

  • If You Qualified Through an Apprenticeship – you will need to provide one of the following:
    • Certificate of Competency – also known as Trade Certificate (if from SA)
    • Hairdressers License (if from interstate)
    • Registration (if from SA or interstate)
  • If You Qualified Through a National Accredited Course (Institutional Student) in the last 10 years – you will need to provide both of the following:
    • Cert III in Hairdressing PLUS Certificate of Recognition (which is issued by Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services) (you will need to provide both of these documents)
      Please note: If you have a CERT III in Hairdressing or Barbering and you have a minimum of 10 years of industry experience (having worked a minimum 25hrs/week average) before 1 July 2020 you do not need to provide a Certificate of Recognition but need to provide proof of this employment