SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering

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Certificate III in Barbering

Full Time: 2 Nights Per Week | 12 Months

Night: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

30th Jan 2024, 22 July 2024

This qualification 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 salon.

This course provides training in the fundamentals of barbering techniques and services including:

Shampoo & Basin Services

Men's General Grooming Services

Beards & Moustaches

Freehand Clipper Techniques

Salon Services

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Why choose SCA?

To be awarded SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering, a student must complete a total of Twenty-six (26) units of competency, consisting of:

Twenty Core (21) core units, and;

Five (5) elective units

These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.

Entry Requirements

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

Course Delivery

This course is delivered via face-to-face teaching, demonstration, and practical application. Students experience a simulated workplace environment, with access to equipment, products and facilities reflecting industry practice. Students are also required to complete a total of 100 hours mandatory work experience to be undertaken prior to course completion.

Full Time: 2 Nights Per Week | 12 Months

Night: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

South Coast Academy offer payment plans for all courses and are an approved Smart and Skilled Funding Provider for our Certificate Level Qualifications.

Fee for Service

Course Cost
Course Deposit

Paid upon enrolment to secure spot in course

Payment Plan
Eleven (11) x monthly payments $836.36

Charged on the first of every month.

Student Kits

The following kit is required for purchase for this course:

Barbering Kit

You can find more information on student kits by clicking the button below.

Whats included

All teacher directed learning

Online Learner Management System (LMS)

Student Uniform & ID Card

Industry Product Training

All learning resources

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. 

The SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering qualification allows many options to work in a Salon or Barbershop, or even working for yourself as a freelance Barber.

Potential career opportunities include:



Men's Hair Stylist

Business Owner/Operator

SCA Recruitment Services

South Coast Academy offers a Recruitment Service to assist those in the Hair and Beauty industries looking for employment opportunities.

For Job Board Candidates and SCA Students, we offer:

Job Opportunity Notifications

Resume Writing Assistance

Interview Preparation

Job Ready Workshops focusing on presentation skills

Contact the Academy to book in your enrolment interview

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