SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering

Barbering course in Melbourne to qualify you and prepare you for Barbering work. This certificate has been designed for those new entrants into the Barbering and Hairdressing industry seeking a job in the industry and also people with some experience in the Barbering / Hairdressing industry seeking to re-enter the industry.

Course Overview

Course Code SHB30516
Course Title Certificate III in Barbering
Location Melbourne City Campus
Intake Dates Weekly
Fee Type Government Funding, Concession, Full Fee
Duration Apprenticeship: 3 Years
Non-Apprenticeship/Non-Traineeship: 2 Years
Mode of Delivery Classroom-Blended, Workplace

– Become a qualified Barber.
– Melbourne CBD location.
– Traditional and new techniques.
– Work-ready training.
– Learn urban barbering skills.
– Hands-on experience.

SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering is for the individuals who wish to start a career in the Barbering / Hairdressing industry. The course has been designed for those new entrants into the Barbering / Hairdressing industry seeking a job in the industry and people with some experience in the Barbering / Hairdressing industry seeking to re-enter the industry.

This course is best suited to people that enjoy face to face interactive learning, with a high content of practical application of skills.


Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge questions
  • Simulated Hands-on Projects
  • Research and Report/Assignment writing
  • Case studies/Simulated scenarios
  • Practical Demonstration

Units of Competency

The SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering requires 26 units of competency.

Core Units

BSBSUS201- Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBHBAS001 – Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHCUT001 – Design haircut structures
SHBHCUT002 – Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT003 – Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 – Create layered haircut structures
SHBHCUT005 – Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBHCUT007 – Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHCUT009 – Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques
SHBHCUT011 – Design and maintain beards and moustaches
SHBHCUT012 – Shave heads and faces
SHBHCUT013 – Provide men’s general grooming services
SHBHDES001 – Dry hair to shape
SHBHIND001 – Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
SHBHIND003 – Develop and expand a client base
SHBHTRI001 – Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBXCCS001 – Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002 – Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND001 – Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXIND002 – Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBXWHS001 – Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

Elective Units

SHBHCLS004 – Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
SHBHCLS002 – Colour and lighten hair
SHBHBAS002 – Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHCUT008 – Design and perform creative haircuts
SIRRINV001 – Receive and handle retail stock

Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Applicants will be required to a complete an ACFS language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.

Learning (ACSF Level 3+), reading (ACSF Level 3+), writing (ACSF Level 3+), oral communication (ACSF Level 3+) and numeracy (ACSF Level 3+) are desirable to participate in the course.


Fee Types

Government Funding Concession Government Contribution Full Fee
Apprenticeship $43.50 (870 hours x $0.05) $8.70 (870 hours x $ 0.05 x 20%) $10,687.50 (855 hours x $12.50) $10,731.00
Non-Apprenticeship/Non-Traineeship $43.50 (870 hours x $0.05) $8.70 (870 hours x $ 0.05 x 20%) $7,267.50 (855 hours x $8.50) $7,311.00


Other costs required for this qualification

Material Fee – Resource Material Fee – Toolkit/Product
Apprenticeship  –  –
Non-Apprenticeship/Non-Traineeship $400.00 $694.76


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*Fees subject to change by the suppliers* Eligibility criteria applies
* Material fees may apply
* The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. TMG College Australia encourage individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this training. ** Eligibility Criteria 1. You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen. 2. You must not have completed the same AQF level qualification or higher than the course you wish to enrol in, unless under 20 years of age on 1 January this year. 3. You must not have commenced or be scheduled to commence more than two Victorian Government subsidised courses this year; and 4. You must not be currently enrolled in two or more Victorian Government subsidised courses. ***Traineeship incentives may be applicable on full time/ part time basis, subject to eligibility. Enrolment fees apply.


Learners who successfully complete this qualification may undertake:

  • SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing
  • SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management
  • SHB80116 Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing Creative Leadership

Your Career

This qualification may provide possible job title

  • Barber
  • Barber Shop Owner
  • Barber Fashion / Trend designer
  • Retail Sales Personnel
  • Salon Products and Services Assistant