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Certificate III in Barbering

Jobtrainer Code: SHB30516

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Overview

Campus

Preston

Duration

12 months full time / 6 months part time

Requirements

6 months part time is for qualified hairdressers only.
You must be over age of 16.

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February, July

You can choose to study the Certificate III in Hairdressing SHB30416 together with the Certificate III in Barbering.

If you're a qualified hairdresser, build on your current skills with our fast-track six month course.

Be a cut above the rest

Enter into exciting trade with ever-growing career opportunities with the Certificate III in Barbering. 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.

Hone your skills to the industry standard

Our Certificate III in Barbering SHB30516 will teach you the skills you’ll need for barbershop success, including shaving techniques, hair cutting and colouring and designing and maintaining beards. Our facilities include a fully-equipped hair salon with a 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.

Grow your opportunities in multiple industries

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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

On successful completion of this course, you may enter the industry as a barber.
  • Performance Industry Stylist
  • Hairdresser
  • Barber
  • Hairstylist
[The teachers] are very kind, they are very helpful, they help everyone.
Julian Eskander
Certificate III in Barbering SHB30516

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Blended learning
  • Simulated salon
  • Classroom

Class Schedule

Full time: Three days per week.
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 Methods

Assessment is competency based. Satisfactory completion of each learning outcome is required. Competencies will be assessed via practical demonstrations, assignments or knowledge builders

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
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 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 WITH A PERSONAL SERVICES ENVIRONMENT Core 45
SHBXIND002 COMMUNICATE AS 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

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

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Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Job Trainer Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $920 $920 $4600 $9900
Materials fee $340 $340 $340 $340
Maximum annual amenities $250 $175 $250 $250
Total payable $1510 $1435 $5190 $10490
Per year $
Per semester $
Materials fee $

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.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

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 19 November 2020. 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.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees explained

Eligible students will pay 20 per cent of the standard Government subsidised tuition fee. Students can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund, including Free TAFE courses.

Who is eligible for JobTrainer?

To qualify for a non-traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or unemployed. 

To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or
    have been unemployed at the commencement date of the Training Contract; or became employed within 31 days before the commencement date of their Training Contract

To find out if you are eligible for Job Trainer or Free TAFE, call us on 03 9269 8400.

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:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking 

Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

Toolkit list and order form will be supplied when you enrol.

Scholarships on offer

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Requirements

  • Applicants must be over the age of 16.
  • 6 months part time is for qualified hairdressers only.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

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