Be the barber you want to be by enrolling in our barbering course where you’ll gain the essential practical skills to create men’s traditional and modern hairstyles.

Our barbering course provides you with a range of well developed sales, consultation, and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of barbering services to clients. You’ll learn to use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of your own work.




National Code SHB30516
Study Areas Hairdressing
Study Level Certificate III
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 44 weeks

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $3,200.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $640.00
Full Tuition Fee $12,400.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $650.00
Retain Course Items*** $1360.00


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February, April, May, July and September

Full time: 44 weeks

Box Hill

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

Successful completion will enable you to enrol in our Certificate III in Hairdressing, Diploma of Salon Management, or apply for work as a barber in any industry environment, usually a barbershop or salon

Direct entry

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

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

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

SHBXIND002

Communicate as part of a salon team

SHBXWHS00

Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

SHBHIND001

Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas

SHBHBAS001

Provide shampoo and basin services

SHBHBAS002

Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation

SHBHTRI001

Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions

SHBHDES001

Dry hair to shape

SHBCUT012

Shave heads and faces

SHBXIND001

Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

BSBSUS201

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

SHBHCUT001

Design haircut structures

SHBHCUT002

Create one length or solid haircut structures

SHBHCUT003

Create graduated haircut structures

SHBHCUT004

Create layered haircut structures

SHBHCUT006

Create combined haircut structures

SHBHCUT007

Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut Structures

SHBHCUT005

Cut hair using over-comb techniques

SHBHCUT009

Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques

SIRRINV001

Receive and handle stock

SHBCUT013

Provide men’s general grooming services

SHBHCUT011

Design and maintain beards and moustaches

SHBHCUT010

Create haircuts using tracks and carving

SHBHIND003

Develop and expand a client base

SHBXCCS001

Conduct salon financial transactions

SHBXCCS002

Provide salon services to clients

SHBXCCS004

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Last updated: April 18, 2019 04:43pm