Certificate III in Barbering - SHB30516

Victorian International Academy

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03394G

This qualification is part of the Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package. It 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. It provides a pathway to work as a barber in any industry environment, usually a barber shop or salon.


  • 26 units: 21 core
  • 5 elective


  • Create one length or solid haircut structures
  • Produce visual merchandise displays
  • Provide on scalp full head and retouch bleach treatments
  • Conduct salon financial transactions
  • Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
  • Design and maintain beards and moustaches
  • Create combined haircut structures
  • Plan hair services for special events
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Communicate as part of a salon team
  • Provide salon services to clients
  • Cut hair using over-comb techniques
  • Design haircut structures
  • Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
  • Develop and expand a client base
  • Create layered haircut structures
  • Research and use hairdressing industry information
  • Create haircuts using tracks and carving
  • Create graduated haircut structures
  • Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
  • Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
  • Provide shampoo and basin services
  • Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
  • Recommend products and services
  • Provide men's general grooming services
  • Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques
  • Receive and handle retail stock
  • Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
  • Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments
  • Dry hair to shape
  • Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures
  • Shave heads and faces

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Fitzroy Domestic: $9,100
International: $14,000
  • Part-time or day release : 2 years
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery

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