The Productivity Places Program (PPP) is part of the Commonwealth Government’s Skilling Australia for the Future initiative and aims to address higher level skill shortages and increase workforce participation and productivity.

The Diploma of Hairdressing Salon Management is a nationally recognised course offered to Australian residents where the employer is required to contribute just 20% towards the up-skilling of his/her employer, ($890) with the government subsidising the balance.

The course, price at $9,000 without subsidy, is specifically designed to develop strong business acumen and operational understanding for those who wish to pursue a career in salon business management.

Leading institution The Brisbane Hairdressing School, are keen advocates of the diploma, offering the course at their Brisbane campus as well as via correspondent learning.

“When a hairdressing professional decides that they want to pursue a career in salon business management, there is often a fundamental gap between their vision and the knowledge required to develop and implement a small business plan” explains Lina Wood, founder and director of the Brisbane Hairdressing School.

Founder and Director of the Brisbane Hairdressing School, Lina Wood

“By engaging in this Diploma, the chances of succeeding in the business environment are heavily increased. I would advise all hairdressers to take advantage of this government support,” says Wood.

With units of study including management, promotion, planning and leadership modules within the Diploma of Hairdressing Salon Management will benefit not only the individual but a salon culture and the industry as a whole.

The Productivity Places Program PPP (Government subsidy), is valid until December 31st 2011 with The Brisbane Hairdressing School taking places for the course on the first Monday of each month.