MIG has been supporting hairdressing and barber apprentices for more than 30 years


RTO CODE: 1685


MIG Training are accredited by the Australian Hairdressing Council as RTO Select. This recognises MIG Training as a Hairdressing training provider of choice. MIG Training currently partners with 200 employers to deliver formal training to apprentices across Queensland. These relationships have developed over many years.

Working in with the salon on the skills that are important to the business is the key to a strong relationship. Skills learnt that are not practiced and applied at work are lost to the salon and apprentice.

Many of the owners we work with are happy to discuss the experience they have had training with MIG Training. Contact us at MIG Training for details of those salons who can provide an insight into our services.



An apprenticeship involves working and training toward a SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing  for 3 years full time or 6 years part time.  Juggling work, training and all the rest make an apprenticeship one of the busiest times of your life. The way we help is to provide each apprentice with: 

  • One person to manage the training and be your point of contact  from beginning to end  
  • A plan and support  that will ensure  you make good progress and stay on track.
  • A close relationship  with your salon so you have the best opportunity to make a difference at work, learn the skills  and practice, practice, practice.



The training is delivered differently for each salon and changes with the needs of the apprentice and the salon during the course of the apprenticeship.

Together with the employer and apprentice a plan is agreed which could include a blend of some or all  of the following: 

  • College attendance – Which could include a varying mix of weekly, fortnightly, block or one off attendance for a particular need.
  • Workplace support and assessment  – Which could include 4 – 6 weekly individual salon appointments 
  • Dedicated support – By way of additional support from MIG Training, by phone, email or through the MIG student web portal.  

Apprenticeship training is funded via by the state government. Apprentices are charged a nominal tuition fee that is set and capped by the state government. Unless part of the plan training will commence immediately after the apprentice starts.  Why wait 3 months to get things moving.



The best way to get a new employee signed into an apprenticeship and get the ball rolling is to contact us or phone 33496538 so we can walk you through the steps. We will also put you in contact with best apprenticeship centre consultants to complete the sign and kick things off. 

The pathway for those looking for an apprenticeship is different for everyone. MIG Training can provide advice which path that is best for you including our foundations program designed as a stepping stone to an apprenticeship.  Contact the college on 33496538 for advice on the career path that best suits what you want to achieve.



Student and Apprentice workshops are conducted on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at MIG Training. Course times and days are subject to change, therefore confirmation with college prior to attendance is recommended. Workshops which include practical activities will require students to bring all hairdressing equipment. All students enrolled with MIG Training are welcome to attend the workshops free of charge. An attendance fee will be required if you are not an enrolled student. All workshop learning materials and resources, including models, will be supplied by MIG Training. The workshops have been designed to offer students information and training that will improve their understanding, knowledge and practical skills in all aspects of hairdressing.