SHB30516 – Certificate III in Barbering

Certificate III in Barbering

Course Code: SHB30516


Suitable for those who wish to start a career in the barbering/hairdressing industry and is open to the general public.

This course will assist you in developing skills in barbering foundations, essential cutting techniques, grooming and colouring to salon services.

Designed for those new entrants into the barbering/hairdressing industry seeking a job in the industry and people with some experience in the barbering/hairdressing industry seeking to re-enter the industry.

I want to after I graduate!

What Is Required

No formal prerequisites for entry and new entrants as well as people with some experience in the industry are welcome to apply.

My Study Options

Option 1
Apprenticeship (Barbershop & Campus)1 day per week on campus
9:00am - 5:00pm4 days per week in Barbershop

Where To Study


Course Overview

The course is delivered over 6 stages and is typically delivered consecutively within a nominal period of 12 months, with some classes delivered up to 24 months (depending on experience, capacity to absorb information and possible credits and different electives applied at enrolment).

The typical program design consists of a total volume of learning of 935 hours, which includes...

  • Face-to-Face Delivery: 845 hours
  • Work Placement: 90 hours

  • Assessment Methods

    • Written Activities
    • Questions & Answers
    • Observation
    • Portfolio

  • Delivery Methods

    • Face-to-Face Classes
    • Practical Demonstrations
    • Self-Directed Learning
    • Hands-On Mentoring
    • Master Classes

  • Reasonable Adjustment

    Reasonable adjustments may be made in cases where an individual learner’s special needs requires alternative forms of assessment.

  • Credit Transfer RPL

    Credit opportunities will be identified and addressed at pre-enrolment.

    We acknowledge formal statement of attainment issued by another RTO or TAFE for this qualification. This may reduce the amount of learning required. For full details click here.

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) takes into consideration the candidates’ previous training, work and life experience against the competencies in this qualification. This may reduce the amount of learning required. For full details click here

  • Accreditation & Award

    Avante Education is a registered training organisation and this course is a nationally recognised qualification.

    To achieve an award in this qualification, you must achieve competency in a total of 19 units. This includes all thirteen (13) core units and (6) electives

  • Career Opportunities

    • Barber
    • Barber Shop Owner
    • Barbering Educator/Trainer
    • Barber Fashion/Trend designer
    • Barbering Journalist/Editor
    • Retail Barber Product Sales Personnel
    • Barber Shop Products and Suppliers Assistant
    • Receptionist in Barbering & Hairdressing Salon
    • Barbering Equipment Sales Representative

  • Student Support Services

    • Life Coaching
    • Career Pathway Counselling
    • Job Search Assistance
    • Resume Writing
    • Interview Presentation Skills
    • Employability Skills Training
    • Image Consultant – Personal Stylist
    • Soft Skills Library
    • Technical Skills Library
    • Student Crisis Support Fund
    • One-to-One Course Progress Mentoring

Course Outline


Stage 1 Foundations

  • BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
  • SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tool, equipment and work areas
  • SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
  • SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
  • SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
  • SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work prac

I Have A Question

What Are The Costs

Application Fee
Materials Kit & Tech Kit

$1,395 4 & $480 3

Learner Resources 1
Tuition Fee 2
$80 (Digital)
$500 (Hardcopy)

Are you eligible for Victorian Government subsidised training?
This is our standard fee based on a full course enrolment. Course fees vary based on each individual's enrolment details. Final course fees are offered after an individual assessment.
1 Accessing the learner resources can either be digital (online access via a personal computer or mobile device) or hardcopy (printed learner resources).
2 Tuition Fee for students eligible for Victorian Government subsidised training.
3The TECHkit is applicable for students who do not meet our minimum requirements in Avante Education's BYOD Policy
4The materials kit fee must be purchased prior to commencement. The kit includes all tools necessary to complete all practical assessments for all 26 units.
For more information on our fees, please visit here

Ready To Go Avante

If you have decided that you are ready to start studying the Certificate III in Barbering then please apply for one of our upcoming intakes here.

When you apply for an intake, you will fill out the Application to Enrol form online and then we will contact you to book in a one-on-one session with your Trainer.

If you have any question about any of our upcoming intakes or you can't find one that suits you, then please fill out the enquiry form here and we will be happy to assist you further.

Available Intakes

Intake Name Location Course Start Date Course End Date

My Study Pathway Options

Avante Education's courses are highly regarded within industry and provides a pathway to lifelong learning and professional development.

You may be a student looking for an alternative path to your preferred course. You may want to progress from a certificate III to a certificate IV. You may want to switch from another institution or return from the workforce after a break.

Whatever the case may be, find a pathway and maximise your career opportunities by progressing into and between qualifications, streamlining you into your career aspirations!

StreamCertificate IICertificate IIICertificate IVDiplomaAdvanced Diploma
HairdressingSalon AssistantBarber
Hair Stylist
Senior Colourist
Senior Stylist
Salon Manager

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