SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering

Course Duration: 12 months
(37 weeks plus 15 weeks break)


Special Price Offer: $3500 per term

Course Fee: $3770 per term
Job Role: Barber
The Certificate III in Hairdressing is an exciting and very hands-on course. This is a nationally-recognised course throughout Australia. This is the course you want to study if you wish to be a qualified hairdresser and gain employment in the hairdressing industry working as a competent hairdressing professional. Graduates will have good practical skills and knowledge of the fundamentals of hairdressing, treating hair and scalp conditions, basics of hair design, applying chemical services to hair and cutting hair. Graduates will also have good client communication and management skills; have the ability to ensure a safe working environment; and be able to work effectively in a salon.
To achieve a Certificate III in Hairdressing, all units must be completed. There are 28 units in total, including 21 Core units and 7 Elective units.


Units of Study


BSBSUS201        - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

SHBXCCS001     - Conduct salon financial transactions

SHBXCCS002    - Provide salon services to clients

SHBHBAS001    - Provide shampoo and basin services

SHBHIND001     - Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas

SHBHRTI001      - Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions

SHBHIND003    - Develop a expand a client base

SHBXWHS001   - Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

SHBXIND002     - Communicate as part of a salon team

SHBXIND001      - Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

SHBHBAS002    - Provide head, neck and shoulder massage for relaxation

SHBHIND002     - Research and use hairdressing industry information

SHBXCCS004     - Recommend products and services

SHBHDES001     - Dry hair to shape

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

SHBHCUT006     - Create combined haircut structures

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

SHBHCUT010      - Create haircuts using tracks and carving

Description of the Qualification:

This qualification reflects the role of barbers who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of barbering services to clients. They use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.



Vocational Outcomes:
Certificate III is the Standard Trade Qualification for the Hairdressing Industry. Graduates should possess a range of well-developed skills where discretion and judgement is required and are responsible for their own outputs. They should be able to work as a hairdresser in a salon team. Successful graduates will have obtained a sound foundation based in employability and sustainability skills which are integral to the modern hairdresser.


Employment Pathways

Employment pathways can include, but are not limited to (AH&B College does not guarentee employment):

  • Employee in a barber shop

  • Salon Manager

  • Barber/ salon owner

  • Overseas Employment

  • Employment on cruise ships

  • Employment as a representative for a men’s hair and care company. 


Entry Requirements

  • Students must be 18 years of age or older.

  • International students must have an IELTS score of 4.0 or equivalent. Please contact the College for more details.




If you have previous industry experience or studies you may be eligible to apply for course credits. Please advise us if you wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) on your application form. Contact the College for more details.





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