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Certificate III in Barbering




Quick Facts

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Become a qualified barber and learn the full range of barbering skills and hairdressing techniques

In this Program:

  • Develop job ready skills for the hair industry.
  • Hands on experience with the guidance of our qualified teachers.
  • Learn in a positive atmosphere and have access to state-of-the-art facilities.

We will teach you practical skills in areas of:

  • Designing and styling men’s hair, including fades
  • Hair and scalp treatment techniques
  • Relaxing and straightening hair
  • Men’s grooming
  • Foundation cutting, combination mens’ cutting, scissor and clippering techniques
  • Head and face shaving.
  • Advanced cutting and colour techniques.

Your Career:

  • Barber
  • Hair Stylist
  • Hairdresser

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Program Details

  • Program Code & Title

    SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering.

  • Subjects

    The SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering requires 26 Subjects.

    Core Subjects:

    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 Subjects:

    SHBHCLS004 – Neutralise unwanted colours and tones
    SHBHCLS002 – Colour and lighten hair
    SHBHBAS002 – Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
    SHBXCCS004Recommend products and services
    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 Program however Students are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review and a Language Literacy Numeracy and Digital Literacy Assessment.

    These will assist with determining suitability and relevance into course entry and identification of any support needs.

  • Assessment

    Assessment methods may include:

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

    Apprenticeship: Estimated duration 156 Weeks 

    Non-Traineeship: Estimated duration 52 Weeks 

  • Delivery Mode

    Face to Face Training 

    In person Classroom Based training delivered at TMG College Australia sites with a combination of interactive workshops in the TMG College Australia’s Salon with opportunities or Students to undertake practical industry based simulated training activities and workplace participation. 

    Offsite Training 

    TMG College Australia can deliver training and undertake assessments using facilities at a Students Workplace, or in a Mobile Manner (e.g. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course).  

    Mixed Mode Training 

    A combination of various delivery modes. Also known as "Mixed Delivery" or "Blended Learning". This includes Virtual, Face to Face and Workplace Based.

  • Pathways

    Students who successfully complete this qualification may undertake 

    • SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing 
    • SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management 
  • Your Career

    This qualification may provide possible job title, including:

    • Barber
    • Hairdresser
    • Hair Stylist
  • Fees & Eligibility

    Enrolment Fees:
    Without Concession - $42.25
    With Concession  - $8.45*


    Fee For Service - $6,950.00

    Material Fees:

    Traineeships - Toolkit $650.00

    Non-Traineeships - Toolkit & Products $1,300.00


    The student tuition fees 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.

    Skill First Eligibility1. 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.


    *Formal confirmation of permanent residence granted by the Department of Home Affairs (or its successor) AND the student’s foreign passport or ImmiCard required 

  • Locations

    This Qualification is available in the following regions:

    • Melbourne CBD 
    • Traineeship



  • Upcoming Classes

    TMG College Australia

  • Credit Transfer

    We provide Credit Transfer with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification, if the CT request is equivalent in content and learning outcomes with TMG’s matched qualifications.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    We provide Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where student work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL result is subject to the quality and amount of the evidence submitted by the Student to TMG.