Certificate in Foundation Hairdressing

Certificate in Foundation Hairdressing


*This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

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Course Reference Number: CRS-N-0032882
SSG Funding Validity Period: 03/09/2018 – 02/09/2019

Course Overview
This course is for students that have no prior training in hairdressing and would like to start as a beginner to gain entry into the industry.

The focus of this course is on the skills of shampoo and blow style, perming and colouring.

Course Structure
The course is comprises of 3 modules.

Training Hours
Shampoo and Blow
Hair Perming
Hair Colouring
Course Content : Practical
⇛ Mannequin Sessions Only + Live Models PracticeDuration: 240 hoursTime:

  • 2 months – Monday to Friday
    • 30 hours per week / 10 session per week
  • 4 months – Monday to Friday
    • 15 hours per week / 5 session per week
  • 5 months – Monday, Wednesday & Friday
    • 12 hours per week / 4 session per week
  • 7 months – Monday, Wednesday & Friday
    • 9 hours per week / 3 session per week

Course Fee: $2440 (inclu. Application Fees, Course Fees)

Learning Outcome
While on the course, you will take part in practical session working on blocks (mannequin heads) and later on will begin supervised practice with live models in the Classic Practical Area, applying what you have learnt in a fully equipped salon-school environment.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Perform shampoo and blow dry service
  • Prepare for hair colouring
  • Provide hair colouring service
  • Prepare for hair perming
  • Provide hair perming service

Course Intake
Course commences every month.

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Course Entry Requirement
Course participants should be at least 16 years old of age at date of class commencement with an Elementary Pass in English or Mandarin.

Graduation Requirement
Students are required to meet the following criteria in order to graduate and obtain their relevant certificates:

  • Must complete all 3 modules with at least 80% (90% for International students) in attendance
  • Able to perform 1 internal practical assessment of shampoo and blow + hair colouring on live model
  • Must achieve at least 80% in terms of live model requirement i.e complete 48 Live Models

Training Hours (240 hours)
We offer various modes of study. You can refer to the following table for mode of study and its corresponding course duration.

Mode of Study
Hours per week
Duration Days of Instruction
Full Time (Full Day)
2 months Monday – Friday (10am to 5pm)
Full Time (Half Day – 5 Classes per week)
4 months Monday – Friday
Your Choice of any Sessions*
Part Time (4 Classes per week )
5 months Your Choice of any Weekdays
Your Choice of any Sessions*
Part Time (3 Classes per week )
7 months Your Choice of any Weekdays
Your Choice of any Sessions*

*Morning session 10am to 1pm; Afternoon session 2pm to 5pm; Evening session 6pm to 9pm (Mon,Wed,Fri Only)

At the end of the course, you will be able to use the knowledge and skill learned to enter the industry as a Salon Assistant or you can choose to progress on to Diploma in Comprehensive Hairdressing .

Course Awards
Upon meeting all School Graduation requirements, you will be awarded the Certificate in Foundation Hairdressing by Kimage Hairdressing School.

Course Fees
$2140 (Incl 7% GST) – payable on the first day of class.
(The course fee is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit claims)

Upon Application (non-refundable)
Application Fees $300 (Incl 7% GST)
include complimentary Fee Protection Scheme and Medical Insurance

Others (optional)

  • Tool Kit Fee $230 (Incl 7% GST)
    Tool kit fee refers to the complete set of tools that are needed to perform all the practical tasks in the course. Payable at point of purchase, which is the first day of class.
    Example of Tool Kit Set – Combs, Rollers, Clips, School Apron etc.
  • Locker Rental $13/month (Incl 7% GST) or Trolley Rental $21/month (Incl 7% GST)
    Rental fee applies to students who want to rent a locker or trolley in the school and use it as personal storage.
    Rental fee is payable quarterly.

Mode of Payment
All fees can be paid over the counter in cash or NETS. Payment with cheque should be made in favour of “Kimage Hairdressing School Pte Ltd”.

International Students
International students without valid passes must apply for 2 month student pass. For International Students on student pass, in the event that any of the following occurs, the school will inform ICA of the student’s attendance:

  • Student has failed to attend classes for a continuous period of 7 days or more without any valid reason; or
  • Student has not attended classes regularly, i.e. where the percentage of attendance is 90% or lower in any month of the course without any valid reason.
  • Student’s studies in the school has been terminated.

Material Fees
Material Fees of $200 is compulsory for international students holding student passes. Material Fees cover costs of goods incurred by the students during their hands-on live model practical sessions throughout their course of study. Material fee is payable upon commencement of course.

Modules Synopsis

Shampoo and Blow (Training Hours: 69 hours)
Learn how to perform all necessary consultation, using the appropriate communication skills to project a professional image, diagnose the hair and scalp to identify the correct shampoo and conditioning products to use, prepare the client appropriately for shampoo and conditioning service according to salon procedures and meeting all health and safety standards.

Hair Perming (Training Hours: 75 hours)
Student will be able to perm and neutralise hair by preparing themselves, the work area and their clients for the service, assessing the potential of the hair to achieve the desired look by identifying the influencing factors, carrying out the necessary tests prior to and during the service and recording the results. Practical training will enable the student to wind the hair with even tension, making sure all wound perm rods sit on their own base, monitor the development of the perming and neutralising processes, leave the hair free of perm lotion when the desired degree of curl is achieved, using water temperature and flow to suit client’s needs and finish up the service by providing suitable aftercare advice.

Hair Colouring (Training Hours: 96 hours)
Student will learn the knowledge in relation to the types of colouring products, influencing factors in choosing the appropriate products, the changes that the chemical bring about to hair and the strength and effects of hydrogen peroxide. The practical component will include application techniques and mixing techniques.

Internal Assessment

Before completion of the course, the following tasks will be internally assessed.

  • Shampoo and Blow
  • Hair Colouring

Students are required to register for internal assessment and perform the above tasks on a live model. Students will be graded based on Able/Unable to perform tasks. Students are also responsible for their assessment live model.