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    Morpheus Academy of Hair + Beauty | Certificate III in Barbering
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    Certificate III in Barbering


    Program Code: SHB30516 | CRICOS Code 096336D

    Study Mode: Classroom Based | Salon Training


    The art of Male grooming has seen a resurgency in modern times and is not restricted to back alley barber shops anymore!

    This qualification is designed for Stylists who are passionate about pomade and buzz cuts, who believe that man-scaping is life and can’t wait to wax a moustache!

    For anyone wanting an entrance into this industry specialty or for those wanting to expand their skill base to include this ever growing industry sector, this is the course for you.

    Course Overview

    The Certificate III in Barbering is designed for those who wish to become a professional Barber. Students at this level will demonstrate competence in communicating in the workplace, consulting with clients and applying a broad range of technical skills and knowledge to provide barbering services to clients. Individuals will develop a range of well-developed skills where discretion and judgement is required and are responsible for their own outputs. The course is very hands on with lots of theory and practical sessions, designed to meet the growing demand for specialist barbering skills in the industry.

    Skills Covered

    On completion, candidates will have the confidence and ability to provide a variety of hairdressing services including the following;

    • Provide general grooming techniques for men
    • Perform clipper over comb techniques
    • Treat scalp conditions
    • Provide colour treatments
    • Provide head neck and shoulder massage
    • Perform beard and moustache trims
    • Hair design and styling
    • Traditional and classic men’s cutting techniques
    • Provide client services

    Course Structure


    Assessment methods may include:

    • Written and oral assessment
    • Project/Assignment
    • Demonstration/ Observation
    • Scenarios/ Roleplay
    • Portfolio of evidence
    • Workplace case studies


    Units of competency

    Unit Unit Description
    SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
    SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
    SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
    SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
    SHBHDES001 Dry hair to shape
    SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
    SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
    SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
    BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair
    SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
    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
    SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base
    SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
    SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
    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 services
    SHBHCUT010 Create haircuts using tracks and carving


    Credit Transfer and RPL offered

    Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment

    Requirements and Pathways

    Entry Requirements

    Students must satisfy the following

    • Must be 16 years or over,
    • English proficiency level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent or completion of a Literacy, Language & Numeracy (LLN) Test



    • SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing
    • SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management


    Graduates from the Certificate III will have the following opportunities;

    • Qualified Barber
    • Salon Owner
    • Manager
    • Hair Stylist


    Total Course Fee $9,900.00

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