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12 months full time / 6 months part time
You can choose to study the Certificate III in Barbering SHB30516 together with the Certificate III in Hairdressing SHB30416.
If you're a qualified hairdresser, build on your current skills with our fast-track six month course.
Enter into exciting trade with ever-growing career opportunities with the Certificate III in Barbering SHB30516. Learn the essential industry-ready skills to help you craft a perfect head of hair. Australia’s barbershop renaissance has grown into a multi-million dollar industry, with existing hairdressing salons are looking to hire barbers to expand their market. Skilled barbers with innovative knowledge in hair and beauty techniques are sought after in the world of professional barbering.
Our Certificate III in Barbering SHB30516 will teach you the skills you’ll need for barbershop success, including shaving techniques, hair cutting and designing and maintaining beards. Our facilities include a fully-equipped hair salon with barbering capabilities, so that students have the opportunity to practice their skills on real customers with real barbering requirements. This course will prepare you for the job market, supporting your technical and operational skills by developing your sales and consulting skills. Melbourne Polytechnic works closely with industry and students will have the opportunity to engage in high profile training workshops and enter hair show competitions for added industry credibility.
Graduates of the Certificate III in Barbering SHB30516 might find work within an existing barbershop, or they might begin their own barber business. You might also find employment as a hairstylist for television, film and theatre, or work in a wider hairdressing business.
On successful completion of this course, you may enter the industry as a barber.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
Full time: Three days per week for Terms 1, 3 and 4. Two days per week for Term 2.
Part time (qualified hairdressers only): One day per week. Build on your current skills with our fast-track six month Barbering course for qualified hairdressers.
Assessment is competency based. Satisfactory completion of each learning outcome is required. Competencies will be assessed via practical demonstrations, assignments or knowledge builders.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBSUS201||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices||Core||20|
|SHBHBAS001||Provide shampoo and basin services||Core||40|
|SHBHCCS001||Plan hair services for special events||Elective||20|
|SHBHCUT001||Design haircut structures||Core||20|
|SHBHCUT002||Create one length or solid haircut structures||Core||30|
|SHBHCUT003||Create graduated haircut structures||Core||35|
|SHBHCUT004||Create layered haircut structures||Core||35|
|SHBHCUT005||Cut hair using over-comb techniques||Core||30|
|SHBHCUT006||Create combined haircut structures||Elective||45|
|SHBHCUT007||Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures||Core||45|
|SHBHCUT009||Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques||Core||25|
|SHBHCUT010||Create haircuts using tracks and carving||Elective||30|
|SHBHCUT011||Design and maintain beards and moustaches||Core||20|
|SHBHCUT012||Shave heads and faces||Core||25|
|SHBHCUT013||Provide men's general grooming services||Core||25|
|SHBHDES001||Dry hair to shape||Core||40|
|SHBHIND001||Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas||Core||20|
|SHBHIND003||Develop and expand a client base||Core||35|
|SHBHTRI001||Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions||Core||25|
|SHBXCCS001||Conduct salon financial transactions||Core||25|
|SHBXCCS002||Provide salon services to clients||Core||40|
|SHBXIND001||Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment||Core||45|
|SHBXIND002||Communicate part of a salon team||Core||30|
|SHBXWHS001||Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices||Core||40|
|SIRRINV001||Receive and handle retail stock||Elective||35|
|SIRRMER001||Provide visual merchandise displays||Elective||35|
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|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
The materials fee covers learning resources required for the course.
You must also purchase a toolkit. Our toolkits are sourced from a supplier at a discounted rate. The approximate cost to you depends on your qualification:
You will be given the final cost and an order form when you enrol.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
After you complete that form we will send you an email with a link to an application form webpage. If you don’t receive the email, check your spam and junk folders.
Complete the application form on the application form webpage.
You will be required to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend an enrolment appointment over the phone or on campus.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about Tuition Payment Plans here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
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Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.