The Certificate III in Barbering will prepare you to work as a barber in an industry environment, usually a barber shop or salon. If you are passionate about barbering and like to get hands on and create your own unique style, then this is the course for you. Become an expert by combining knowledge with practice, ensuring you have what employers are looking for upon completion of the course.
This qualification is focused on the Craft of Barbering, where the traditions of ‘old school’ barbering will be taught alongside the excitement of urban barbering techniques. The Certificate III in Barbering is highly respected by the barbering industry because it is taught by real barbers, for barbers.
We are also accepting apprentice enrolments into this course. Applicants will need to be employed to apply for an apprenticeship.
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|Module Code||Module Title||Nominal Hours
|BSBSUS201||Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices||20
|SHBHBAS001||Provide shampoo and basin services||40
|SHBHBAS002||Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation||20
|SHBHCUT001||Design haircut structures||20
|SHBHCUT002||Create one length or solid haircut structures||30
|SHBHCUT003||Create graduated haircut structures||35
|SHBHCUT004||Create layered haircut structures||35
|SHBHCUT005||Cut hair using over-comb techniques||30
|SHBHCUT007||Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures||45
|SHBHCUT009||Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques||25
|SHBHCUT011||Design and maintain beards and moustaches||20
|SHBHCUT012||Shave heads and faces||25
|SHBHCUT013||Provide men's general grooming services||25
|SHBHDES001||Dry hair to shape||40
|SHBHIND001||Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas||20
|SHBHIND002||Research and use hairdressing industry information||15
|SHBHIND003||Develop and expand a client base||35
|SHBHTRI001||Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions||25
|SHBXCCS001||Conduct salon financial transactions||25
|SHBXCCS002||Provide salon services to clients||40
|SHBXCCS004||Recommend products and services||20
|SHBXIND001||Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment||45
|SHBXIND002||Communicate as part of a salon team||30
|SHBXWHS001||Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices||40
|SIRRINV001||Receive and handle retail stock||35
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment will include mostly practical assessment methods with some written or oral assessments. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.
Assessment for apprentices may include some on the job assessments.
What will I study?
You will study the Certificate III in Barbering and all related core and elective modules. If you have previously completed a Certificate III in Hairdressing, you may be eligible for credits on certain units. This can be discussed with the department at the time of application.
For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.
For Business and Industry
We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.
Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!
You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!
The fees listed below relate to 2019 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.
Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.
Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).
Average annual course fee#
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fees per annum *
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# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.
Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee.
2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)
|| Type of cohort:
||Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours)
||Non eligible/FFS full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours)
||Special cohort classes:
- Concession card holders
- Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
- Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
|Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
|Domestic student services fees for 2019:
||$0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total
||$0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total
||$60 fixed fee
The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
student contact hours
Government Subsidised $/SCH
Indigenous Concession $/SCH
Full fee $/SCH
^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.
*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2019. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.
For more information about our fees structure, click here.
What costs and other fees should I expect?
Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email@example.com for a fee schedule. When you apply and are interviewed a Statement of Fees will be provided with Tuition, Materials & consumables fees
Can I apply?
There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months).
Applicants for the apprenticeship stream will need to be employed in the barbering industry.
Where and how can I study?
You will study at our state of the art Hair and Beauty training facility at the Richmond Campus.
What employment opportunities will I have?
This course will prepare you for employment in the growing barbering industry.
What skills will I have when I complete this course?
You will gain skills in:
Traditional & urban barbering techniques,
- Freehand clipper techniques
- Face shaves
- Beard and moustaches styles
- Mens grooming
- Head neck and shoulder massage
- Traditional mens haircuts
- Designing urban hair cut styles
- Retailing skills.
What qualifications will I receive?
On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Barbering . As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.
What opportunities for further studies will I have?
Students completing the Certificate III in Barbering will be eligible for credit transfers into the Certificate III in Hairdressing allowing for an expansion of their skillset.
How do I apply?
If you wish to apply for this course you must complete an online application by clicking the 'Apply Here' tab above or for further information call our Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This course has a mid-year intake and also a rolling enrolment.
How will I be selected for this course?
All applicants will need to undertake a literacy & numeracy assessment and a pre- training interview. Applicant will be chosen on suitability to the industry.
Applicants for the apprenticeship stream will need to be employed within the Barbering industry.