South Australia

Certificate III in Hairdressing

After completing a Certificate II in Salon Assistant in 2017, Shanna-Lee gained part-time employment at James Gray Salon followed by an offer to undertake a school-based apprenticeship, studying Certificate III in Hairdressing through TAFESA.

Shanna-Lee said that working in the salon while doing her Certificate II was an effective way for her to gain experience in the industry, meet potential employers and complete her required work experience hours.

She chose the hair styling industry because she loves the versatility, experimenting with colours and styles, and the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world to work.

Shanna-Lee balances her apprenticeship, TAFE and Year 12 studies, as well as taking on various leadership roles at school and in the community.

Recognising that hairdressing is an ever-changing industry, Shanna-Lee keeps up-to-date with industry trends, actively engaging in opportunities for new learning in her chosen field.