Certificate in Advanced Hair Formulations

The Certificate in Advanced Hair Formulations teaches the essentials of advanced cosmetic science and formulation skills specific to the needs of formulating shampoo, conditioner, repair and treatment products, styling and temporary colour formulas. This Certificate program teaches you how to make salon grade products – and ensure their quality - to make hair care formulas at a Professional level without needing to undergo full Cosmetic Science training to become a Cosmetic Chemist. This course contains a good balance of natural and synthetic formulation types. Learn how to make basic and advanced shampoo, conditioner, repair, spray in, leave in, wash off and treatment products as well as styling products such as gels, cremes, hair spray, mousse, waxes and pomades; and even temporary and semi-permanent hair colourant formulations.

 

FIND OUT WHAT YOU WILL LEARN TO FORMULATE

 

 

  • Start Date: Can be started at any time.
  • Mode of delivery: On-Line/Distance - a practical kit is sent to you to complete all required practical activities.
  • Entry Requirements: Year 10 or equivalent.
  • Duration: 300 study hours.
    • Normal duration: 15 weeks (flexible study plan up to 45 weeks).

 


Benefits 

 

Industry Approved and Recognised

 

Our institute is Industry Recognised by the International Federation of Society of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) and Government Accredited

25+ hours online lectures

(full course: 300 study hours)

Learn through over 30 cosmetic science videos where our qualified and experienced Cosmetic Chemists walk you through the 300 study hours of course content in detail.

Full cosmetic chemist textbook

 

Download our comprehensive and detailed textbook. With more than 700 pages, this professional manual will be your guide during and your reference after your studies.

Guided learning materials

Effectively study online with a comprehensive guided study checklist to plan and track your study progress. See an example of how our study is laid out step-by-step

 

1-on-1 training support

Don't wait to get your questions answered on a forum. Speak directly to your trainer - a qualified Cosmetic Chemist - when you need help. Meet our trainer here

 

Detailed study feedback

Understand and learn with detailed feedback for every assessment from your trainer, an experienced Cosmetic Chemist. Learn more about your future trainer

Real-life work scenarios 

No quizzes or games - get ready to work in the cosmetic industry with several real-life work scenarios throughout your studies. See an example of assessments here.

 

Raw materials database

Get lifetime access to our database containing information on thousands of cosmetic raw materials and suppliers contacts. 

Professional  community

Join a professional community online with hundreds of qualified Cosmetic Chemists from over 75 countries in the world. Build your network and get ongoing support from your trainers and peers even after graduation.

 


Study modes

 

 

Study Only:

Online Lectures + Text 

Get the learning with - no assessment commitment. Note: you'll need to source your own materials for practical activities.

* 15 weeks access to online lectures - over 30 full training lectures, you can watch anytime, over and over again.

* Full electronic text - over 700 pages of Professional training text

* Lifelong access to our database containing 1000's raw materials information + contacts

* Guidance on over 50 different practical activities 

* Learn to formulate over 60 different types of products with full guidance and example formulas 

                                                                                                              

 

 

                                                                                                      

 

 

$1250AUD 

Study Only:

Online Lectures + Text + Practical Kit

Get the learning and a practical kit to complete all practical activities - no assessment commitment.

* 15 weeks access to online lectures - over 30 full training lectures, you can watch anytime, over and over again.

* Full electronic text - over 700 pages of Professional training text

* Lifelong access to our database containing 1000's raw materials information + contacts

* Guidance on over 50 different practical activities 

* Learn to formulate over 60 different types of products with full guidance and example formulas 

* Practical kit to complete 35 essential learning activities

                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

 

$1495AUD + Postage

Full Program:

Full Certificate Program

Get the learning, practical kit, trainer support, assessments and Certificate.
 

* Up to 45 weeks access to online lectures - over 30 full training lectures, you can watch anytime, over and over again.

* Full electronic text - over 700 pages of Professional training text

* Lifelong access to our database containing 1000's raw materials information + contacts

* Guidance on over 50 different practical activities 

* Learn to formulate over 60 different types of products with full guidance and example formulas 

* Practical kit to complete 35 essential learning activities

* Access Students & Graduates Facebook group

* 1-on1 trainer support 

* 2 written assessments

* practical assessment

* Hard copy Certificate

$2495AUD + Postage

 

 Access full student Prospectus, policies and procedures. 

 For instalment payment options, please refer to the price list or contact us: [email protected]

 



Course structure and learning outcomes

COURSE UNITS:

PCFECI001: Investigate and evaluate cosmetic ingredients

Compliance: Compliance requirements of cosmetic ingredients

PCFMCI005: Plan microbiological control of cosmetic ingredients and manufacturing environment

PCFSPF006: Select preservatives for personal care formulas

PCFRMF007: Select rheology modifiers for personal care formulas

Lipids: Select lipids for hair care formulas

Emulsions: Emulsifiers for hair care formulas

Surfactants: Surfactants for personal care formulas

Aerosols: Develop aerosol formulas for hair styling

PCFHCF016: Prepare hair care and styling formulas

PCFPST013: Plan and interpret stability testing

 

SEE DETAILED INFORMATION ON UNITS

 

TRAINING AND ASSESSMENTS:

  • On-line lectures to support learning and activities within the texts
  • Electronic text for 6 full units and 4 half units
  • Box of raw materials and packaging to work through various practical activities and prepare practical samples
  • 2 Written assessment comprising theoretical questions and workplace simulated scenarios
  • 1 Practical assessment

 

On completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • evaluate and select the right type of ingredients for a variety of hair care formulations
  • research various materials to determine suitability to various formulation developments
  • develop safe, stable and effective formulas to cover a wide range of hair care, styling and temporary
  • colour products
  • conduct microbial evaluations of raw materials, finished products, equipment and the facility and
  • implement GMP
  • prepare, implement and evaluate stability protocols to ensure suitable shelf life

On successful completion, learners can continue on to study our Diploma of Personal Care Formulation to become a Cosmetic Chemist with credit in 6 subjects. 

 

This course will benefit the following careers:

  • Research and Development Scientists
  • Formulating Chemists
  • Product/Compounding Managers and assistants

 

This course is ideal for:

  • Research and Development Scientists
  • Compounding personnel
  • Raw material suppliers
  • Product development personnel in the practical development of products
  • Technical staff involved in practical development and/or manufacturing
  • Those wanting to formulate for their own brand specific to hair care and styling products

 

Required equipment:

In order to study this course, you will need to purchase or have access to standard laboratory equipment; or the following equipment if studying from home:

  • Scales that measure up to at least 1.2kg in 0.01g increments
  • 3 x 1.1L stainless steel mixing bowls
  • 1 x 8 wire whisk (250 – 300mm)
  • 2 hot plates (or normal stovetop)

 

Duration:

  • This course consists of 6 full units + 4 half units from the Diploma of Personal Care Formulation
  • Full-time study = 36-38 hours per week to complete in 8 weeks
  • Part-time study = 15-20 hours per week to complete in 15 weeks
  • Flexible study = 5-10 hours per week to complete in 45 weeks
  • Study load consists of:
    • guided training and practical work = 250 hours
    • extension research and practical activities = up to 50 hours