About the course

About the course

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.

Box Hill Institute Hairdressing and Barbering offers you the ideal opportunity to enjoy learning a new skill online.

  • Our full time hairdressing course will help you establish your career as a Barber.
  • Develop a range of well developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of Barbering services to clients.
  • Be the Barber you want to be.

With our full time course, you wil gain essential practical skills to create ladies and men's modern hair designs using the world renowned Pivot Point training resources and the expert teaching team.

At Box Hill Institute, Hairdressing and Barbering have all the essential resources to give you the training you need, including high quality online resources accessed through our Moodle Platfrom 'Student Web', Webinars, Forum's etc, along with a 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, May, July and September

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

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 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

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 to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Government Subsidised ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$664$3,320$10,120
Service Fee$160$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80
Material Fee$260$260$260
Retain Course Items$1,255$1,255$1,255
Total Course Estimate$2,419$5,075$11,875
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$2,419$5,075$11,875

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 2020 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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