Start from scratch or build on your current hairdressing skills with the Certificate III in Barbering.
Our course in barbering opens up a range of possibilities for you – from salon work, television and theatre, or even running your own business.
Industry connections and resources
Training full time, you will learn your craft under the skilled eyes of our professionally qualified staff in our operational, publicly accessible salon. You’ll learn to use a full range of well-developed sales and consultation skills as well as technical and operational skills. You will learn to provide a broad range of barbering services to clients such as cutting and colour, designing and maintaining beards, shaving, and hair show competitions and presentations. Your teachers are from industry and will encourage and support you throughout your training.
Gain confidence and skills to use to provide client service while learning to coordinate a salon team and discover sales techniques for industry related products and services.
After completion of your course, you’ll be qualified to work in the following areas:
Semester 1: 3 days per week
Semester 2: 4 days per week
For qualified hairdressers.
2 days per week.
Modes of Delivery
Simulated work environment, Classroom
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsPractical Demonstration, Assignments, Knowledge Builders
MaterialsStudents will be required to purchase a toolkit and course learning guide.
Entrance RequirementsApplicants must be over the age of 16.
Career PathwaysOn successful completion of this course, you may enter the industry as a barber
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBSUS201||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||20|
|SHBHBAS001||PROVIDE SHAMPOO AND BASIN SERVICES||40|
|SHBHCCS001||PLAN HAIR SERVICES FOR SPECIAL EVENTS||20|
|SHBHCLS002||COLOUR AND LIGHTEN HAIR||65|
|SHBHCLS003||PROVIDE FULL AND PARTIAL HEAD HIGHLIGHTING TREATMENTS||45|
|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|
|SHBHCUT006||CREATE COMBINED HAIRCUT STRUCTURES||45|
|SHBHCUT007||CREATE COMBINED TRADITIONAL AND CLASSIC MEN'S HAIRCUT STRUCTURES||45|
|SHBHCUT009||CUT HAIR USING FREEHAND CLIPPER TECHNIQUES||25|
|SHBHCUT010||CREATE HAIRCUTS USING TRACKS AND CARVING||30|
|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|
|SHBHIND003||DEVELOP AND EXPAND A CLIENT BASE||35|
|SHBHTRI001||IDENTIFY AND TREAT HAIR AND SCALP CONDITIONS||35|
|SHBXCCS001||CONDUCT SALON FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS||25|
|SHBXCCS002||PROVIDE SALON SERVICES TO CLIENTS||40|
|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|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3.