Certificate III in Barbering

This course 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. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a barber in any industry environment, usually a barber shop or a salon.

Entry Requirements

Students will need to demonstrate the Learning, Literacy and Numeracy skills required for this course prior to course commencement.

Student Clinic

SCA operates a student run clinic day designed to enable students to gain valuable experience and skills for treating clients in an Hair Salon environment. SCA students are supervised by an Educator and perform treatments in which they have been deemed competent in. SCA’s Hair Clinic allows students to build the skills needed to find work placement and employment after their qualification.

Included in the Course

All Learning Resource material (ebook), SCA Uniform, Bag and Student ID Card.

Student Kits

SCA students purchase their kits which include the materials and equipment they require to perform treatments in class and outside class hours and within their work experience. The materials and equipment within your kits become the students property once purchased.

Course Name
Course Code
Starting Dates
Course Fee Options
Certificate III in Barbering
Full Time - 12 Months

3-4 Days Per Week 9:30am-3:30pm

This course is delivered via face-to-face teching, demonstration, and practical application. Students experience a simulated workplace environment, with access to equipment, products and facilities reflecting industry practice.
18th July 2022, 31st January 2023, 17th July 2023
Option One - Fee For Service

Full Cost - $10,000.00

Deposit- $1,000.00

Payment Plan - Twelve (12) monthly payments of $750.00

Option Two - Smart and Skilled Funding

SCA offer funding options which are available for the Certificate III in Barbering subject to eligibility. Please visit the Smart and Skilled website for further information.

Course Units

Core Units

BSBSU201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services

SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures

SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircuts

SHBHCUT003 Create graduates 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 technique

SHBHCUT011 Design and maintain beards and moustaches

SHBHCUT012 Shave heads and faces

SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas

SHBHCUT013 Provide men’s general grooming services

SHBHDES001 Dry hair to shape

SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base

SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions

SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions

SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients

SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team

SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

Elective Units

SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation

SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock

SHBHCUT10 Create haircuts using tracks and carvings

SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures

SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services

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