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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

  • Successful completion of a Pre-training review (PTR) with NAHB,
  • 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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