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SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering

Sculptured beards and classic hairstyles have become signature looks on the streets of Melbourne.

With iTFE’s Certificate III in Barbering you’ll learn from industry professionals and gain essential skills in classic styling, design, combing and clipper techniques.

Open to anyone with interest in high-quality hair styling, our unique hands-on training in state-of-art facilities will set you on your way to be the most in demand barber in town. Be a part of this rapidly growing area and gain real industry skills.

Learn from leading industry professionals in state-of-the-art facilities and get started in this exciting industry. A Certificate III in Barbering will teach you job-ready skills in classic styling, design, combing and clipper techniques in 12 months. Government funding is available to approved applicants.

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  • Course code
  • Course duration
    12 Months (may vary dependent upon the learner’s skills, experiences and previous studies).
  • Course start dates

    Tuesday 28th January 2020

  • Accreditation
    This course is Nationally accredited as SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering.
  • Location
  • Study mode
    Full time
  • International visitors
    Yes, conditions apply, please contact our Careers’ Team
  • Course type
    On Campus
  • Downloads

Course details

Course modules
Unit code Unit of competency
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over comb techniques
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHCUT009 Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques
SHBHCUT011 Design and maintain beards and moustaches
SHBHCUT012 Shave heads and faces
SHBHCUT013 Provide men’s general grooming services
SHBHDES001 Dry hair to shape
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBHCCS001 Plan hair services for special events
SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair
SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
SHBHCUT010 Create haircuts using tracks and carving
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
Employment outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded the Nationally accredited SHS30516 Certificate III in Barbering.

Course structure
  • 43 weeks classroom training, 2 days per week, 5.5 hours per day.
  • Approximately 7 hours per week of additional study, may include: homework and research activities, completion of assessment tasks and skills practice

Please contact us on 1300 659 557 to confirm our upcoming course timetable.


Students can enrol in SHS30516 Certificate III in Barbering in either a government supported position or as a full fee paying participant.

  • Victorian Government Subsidised Tuition Fee – $250, Material Fee – $680
  • Victorian Government Subsidised Tuition Fee (Concessions) – $50, Material Fee – $680
  • Full Fee for Service Student – $7515.00, Material Fee – $680

View our course fee structure page, or contact us on 1300 659 557 to discuss enrolment fees.

How to apply

Enrol below or contact iTFE on 1300 659 557

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