About the course

About the course

This barbering course is the ideal course to help you gain the essential practical skills to create men's traditional and up-to-date looks.  This course will develop your technical skills and knowledge as well as equip you with a broad range client skills including sales, the art of consultation and how to design haircut structures.  

During this course, you'll access amazing online resources through our Student Web portal, through webinars and forums, as well as have ongoing practical guidance from our dedicated team of specialist teachers ready to give you that individual support and guidance needed to coach you through your training. 


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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February, April, July and October

Full time: 30 weeks (this is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery).

This course includes practical face to face classes on the tools, in our professional Barber shop and specialist rooms. Classes are held Wednesday and Thursday 9am-4pm. There is also one hour online tuition each week at a time decided by the class. This allows you to work in industry on the remaining days of the week, whilst completing online theory work. 

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a range of employment opportunities including working as a:

  • barber in a barbershop
  • men's stylist/barber in a hairdressing salon
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Entry Requirements

You must:

  • be at least 17 years of age (or be a mature-age applicant)
  • have successfully completed Year 10 or equivalent
  • have a basic level of literacy and numeracy


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


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Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion will enable you to apply for entry into:

  • Certificate III in Hairdressing 
  • Diploma of Salon Management
  • Diploma in Screen and Media (specialising in Make-up)

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

In order to successfully complete this course you will be required to purchase a specific set of professional industry products and equipment. Upon enrolment you will receive a 'welcome letter' outlining detailed instructions on how and where to order your student kits (at student prices and through recommended suppliers). The kit is to be purchased separately to your course enrolment. Kits will be required from the first day of the course.

Government Subsidised StandardFull FeeGovernment Subsidised Concession or Job Trainer
Tuition Fee$3,480$10,480$696
Service Fee$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83
Material Fee$296$296$296
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$4,025$11,025$1,241
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$4,025$11,025$1,241

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2022 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure

26 units must be completed (including 21 core and 5 electives)

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