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  • SHB30516

Certificate III in Barbering

At a glance

At a glance

Kick start your career in the hairdressing industry and become a barber with this entry-level course.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Barber
COURSE OUTCOME

SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering

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Course overview

Course overview

Kick start your career in barbering with this entry-level qualification. You will develop the essential skills and knowledge to work as a barber. Employment opportunities in the industry are forecast to increase around Australia by up to 50,000 new positions within the next five years.

You will develop a variety of skills including head and face shaving, carving, and clipper over comb techniques. You will also learn about a variety of modern salon operations including stock management, building and retaining a clientele, and processing financial transactions. Your training will take place in the classroom and in a simulated professional salon environment supported by industry-experienced teachers.

Successful completion of this course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to confidently seek employment opportunities in barbering.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
SHBHCUT006
Create combined haircut structures
SHBHBAS002
Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBXCCS004
Recommend products and services
SHBHCLS002
Colour and lighten hair
SHBHCUT010
Create haircuts using tracks and carving
SHBHIND002
Research and use hairdressing industry information

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

You must have completed year 10 or equivalent.
If you're under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions apply.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You are responsible for meeting the minimum standard of dress. This includes having access to and wearing a black shirt, black pants or skirt (accompanied by black stockings or leggings), and enclosed, non-slip soles. You may also be required to purchase TAFE Queensland branded uniform items. More details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation.

Approximate cost for hairdressing tools range from $500-$900. These are not to be purchased until after orientation where teachers will discuss in more detail.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland