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The College

Melbourne College of Hair and Beauty (MCOHB) has been operating since the 1950’s and has been providing the highest standard hair and beauty training for over 60 years.

As one of Melbourne’s longest running privately owned Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, MCOHB offers a broad range of innovative courses from Certificate II to Diploma level in Hairdressing, Beauty therapy, Business and Make-Up.

We also have well established hairdressing and beauty salons open to the public, in the heart of Melbourne CBD, so you will be able to practice your skills on real paying clients. Our salons, are on many days, fully booked with clients!

We aspire to deliver the highest standard of service to our students and are committed to the vision, mission, goals and success of our students and educators. What we promise is what we deliver. We always deliver products of exceptional quality that add value to all involved for the long term. We focus our attention on the student’s successful outcome.

Our mission is to train and lift the students to a higher vision and standard enabling them to build their skills, performance and personality beyond their normal limitations and in the process emerge prepared to contribute productively, responsibly, and ethically.

We conduct nationally recognised qualifications and are based on industry endorsed competency standards, assuring students vocational education and training, by delivering courses from the National Hairdressing Training Package and the National Beauty Training Package.

Melbourne College of Hair & Beauty has flexible modes of training and can customise training and assessment to suit your needs. Further pathways have been established for hairdressing and beauty students wishing to continue their studies at higher levels.


Nationally Recognised Qualifications

The qualifications and units of competence delivered by Melbourne College of Hair and Beauty are nationally recognised where specified by a code and description, for example, SIB40110 Certificate IV in Beauty Services. We also offer training in the form of short courses that is not nationally recognised.

As a registered CRICOS/ESOS provider, Melbourne College of Hair and Beauty can enrol and provide nationally recognised training to overseas students who have Australian student visas.

The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) is working to remove barriers that arise from Industry Licences and Regulations that differ between states. The preceding courses have National Government Accreditation and are delivered in accordance with the National Hairdressing Training Package, the National Beauty Training Package and the National Screen and Media package.


We are a CRICOS Provider, which means we are approved and registered to deliver courses to International students. Our CRICOS Provider Code is 02886G.

The requirements for providers of courses for international students are regulated by the ESOS Act, and providers are required to register their courses with the Australian Government. The State Office of Higher Education (OHE) and the Education Minister approve registrations before a code is given and the details are then recorded on the CRICOS register.

Other Information

A copy of the College’s most recent Audit report is available here.