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SHB30516

Certificate III in Barbering

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

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Ipswich Start date: 23 Jan 2023 Duration: 1 year
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Apprenticeships and traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$11,105

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.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, skills in hairdressing and barbering are in demand with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies. The industry grew very strongly over the past five years and is expected to continue to expand with more than 31,000 job openings expected over 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.

What can I do?

  • Barber

Course outcome:

SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering

Trade skills assessment and gap training program

If you can demonstrate substantial competency in this qualification, you may be able to access funding for recognition of prior learning and gap training through the Trade Skills and Assessment Gap Training (TSAGT) program. TAFE Queensland is a proud recipient of funding from the Queensland Government, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) for this program. Only eligible participants may receive funding for eligible courses. Learn more about eligibility criteria.

Industry connections

At TAFE Queensland we maintain strong and relevant industry connections. Our teachers have their finger on the pulse and are equipped to guide you through your education to give you the ability to meet and exceed expectations in the workplace.

What you will study

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

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBSUS201
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBSUS201
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements, including reducing the negative environmental impact of work practices.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBHBAS001
    Provide shampoo and basin services
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBHBAS001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to complete a range of hair services provided at the basin area including pre-service shampoos and treatments, and post treatment removal of residual colour and lightening products.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide shampoo and basin services

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBHCUT001
    Design haircut structures
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBHCUT001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop 2-D visual representations and plans for solid form, graduated and increased and uniform layered haircut structures. This enables hairdressers to visualise the components of finished haircut structures as aids to planning and completing haircuts.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Design haircut structures

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBHCUT002
    Create one length or solid haircut structures
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBHCUT002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and analyse hair and facial characteristics to design and recommend complementary one length or solid haircuts. It requires the ability to cut hair into one length or solid hair cut structures and to finish hair to shape.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SHBHCUT001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Create one length or solid haircut structures

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBHCUT003
    Create graduated haircut structures
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBHCUT003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and analyse hair and facial characteristics to design and recommend complementary graduated haircuts. It requires the ability to cut hair into graduated hair cut structures and to finish hair to shape.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SHBHCUT001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Create graduated haircut structures

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBHCUT004
    Create layered haircut structures
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBHCUT004
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and analyse hair and facial characteristics to design and recommend complementary layered haircuts. It requires the ability to cut hair into both uniform and increased layered hair cut structures and to finish hair to shape.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SHBHCUT001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Create layered haircut structures

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBHCUT005
    Cut hair using over-comb techniques
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBHCUT005
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and analyse hair and facial characteristics to design, recommend and complete complementary tapered haircuts. It requires the ability to cut hair using scissor-over-comb and clipper-over-comb techniques, to remove bulk, to blend different structures within haircuts and to outline or blend perimeters of haircuts.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SHBHCUT001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Cut hair using over-comb techniques

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBHCUT007
    Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBHCUT007
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and analyse hair and facial characteristics to design, recommend and complete a range of complementary traditional and classic men’s haircuts which combine different structures. The combination may involve two or more different structures which can include solid, graduated and layered structures and those tapered haircuts created using over-comb techniques.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SHBHCUT002 , SHBHCUT003 , SHBHCUT004 , SHBHCUT005
  • UNIT NAME
  • Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBHCUT009
    Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBHCUT009
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and analyse hair and facial characteristics to design, recommend and complete complementary haircuts using freehand clipper techniques.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    SHBHCUT001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBHCUT011
    Design and maintain beards and moustaches
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBHCUT011
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and analyse beard, moustache and facial characteristics to design, recommend and complete a range of complementary styles. It also involves ongoing maintenance of styles.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Design and maintain beards and moustaches

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBHCUT012
    Shave heads and faces
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBHCUT012
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to complete face and head shaves after analysing the client's head, face and hair characteristics for impacting factors.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Shave heads and faces

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBHCUT013
    Provide men's general grooming services
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBHCUT013
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and provide a range of general men’s grooming services including trimming eyebrow and ear hair and shaving the neck under a beard. These enhancement services are usually offered in conjunction with haircutting services.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide men's general grooming services

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBHDES001
    Dry hair to shape
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBHDES001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a variety of styling tools to dry hair to shape after services completed by hairdressers or barbers in the salon team.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Dry hair to shape

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBHIND001
    Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBHIND001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain, organise and clean tools, equipment and work areas to ensure a clean and tidy client environment and the hygienic and safe provision of hair services.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBHIND003
    Develop and expand a client base
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBHIND003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by hairdressers and barbers to develop, sustain and expand a personal clientele in order to remain a viable industry employee. Building relationships with clients occurs while hairdressers and barbers are delivering a range of services in the salon in which they are employed or operate.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and expand a client base

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBHTRI001
    Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBHTRI001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to recognise a range of hair and scalp conditions as part of a pre-hair service analysis, to advise on and provide remedial treatments for minor conditions and to advise clients to seek further advice for abnormal or contagious conditions.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXCCS001
    Conduct salon financial transactions
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXCCS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct financial transactions for the sale of products and services within a personal services environment.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct salon financial transactions

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXCCS002
    Provide salon services to clients
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXCCS002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide a complete customer service experience.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide salon services to clients

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXIND001
    Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXIND001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in a personal services environment by integrating knowledge of workplace rights and responsibilities and organisational policies and procedures, and by using effective team and individual work practices to plan and organise daily work activities.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXIND002
    Communicate as part of a salon team
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXIND002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work as part of a team in a salon or retail cosmetics environment. It requires the ability to communicate with colleagues and senior staff and actively participate in a team work environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Communicate as part of a salon team

  • UNIT CODE
  • SHBXWHS001
    Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    SHBXWHS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to follow safe practices to minimise risks to self, client and colleagues in a salon environment.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $11,105
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $11,105
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $11,105
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $11,105
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
Anytime
1 year

Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Full fee: $11,105
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Burdekin
Anytime
1 year

Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Full fee: $11,105
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
1 year

Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Full fee: $11,105
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Alexandra Hills
Apprenticeship
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BLOCK TRAINING
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MIXED MODE
Loganlea
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South Bank
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Caboolture
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Ipswich
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CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Southport
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Robina
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CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Mooloolaba
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WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Bundaberg
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Gympie
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
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BLOCK TRAINING
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MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Hervey Bay
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Burdekin
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Townsville (Pimlico)
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $11,105
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $11,105
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $11,105
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Full fee: $11,105
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
Anytime
1 year

Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Full fee: $11,105
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Burdekin
Anytime
1 year

Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Full fee: $11,105
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
1 year

Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Full fee: $11,105
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Alexandra Hills
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Loganlea
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
South Bank
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Caboolture
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Ipswich
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Southport
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Robina
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Mooloolaba
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Bundaberg
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Gympie
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Hervey Bay
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Burdekin
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Townsville (Pimlico)
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

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. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

You must have completed year 10 or equivalent.
If you are 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.

Robina campus

The Robina campus will be a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) campus for general learning.  Students are able to access discounted pricing for device purchases via JB Hi-Fi.  TAFE Queensland will have some portable devices available for short term loan and there will also be a limited number of desktop computers located on-site that students will be able to access.  For all the details visit the BYOD page on our website. 

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.

Pathways

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
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

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. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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