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Certificate III in Barbering

For overseas students seeking a career in barbering or hairdressing. 


TMG College Australia    


Course Overview

The qualification SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering involves theory and practical work which will develop your skills in barbering services and in working as a team within a barbering environment. Such skills may include communicating in the workplace, consulting with clients, selling products and services, and designing and applying a broad range of technical barbering services on clients.

After finishing the Certificate III in Barbering qualification, you will be a qualified barber with a range of well-developed skills.

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SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering TMG College Australia


Program Details

  • Course Code & Title

    SHB30516- Certificate III in Barbering 

    CRICOS Code: 093824A 

  • 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

    Intended overseas students must satisfy the following requirements: 

    • Age: Must be 18 years or over  
    • English proficiency level: An IELTS Band 5.5 or equivalent OR undertake a TMG College Australia English language test  
    • Successful completion of Year 12 or its equivalent


    Students are required to undertake a Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment. These will assist with identification of any support needs.

  • Duration

    52 weeks (including 12 weeks of holidays).


  • Delivery Mode

    TMG College Australia Provides the following delivery options: 

    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 program may undertake 

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

    This program may provide job outcomes such as:

    • Barber
    • Barber Shop Owner
    • Barbering Educator / Trainer
    • Barber Fashion / Trend designer
    • Barbering Journalist / Editor
  • Fees

    Course Fee: $11,250.00

    Other Fees*

    Material Fee: $204.54

    Toolkit Fee: $650.00

    Product Fee: $650.00

    *Fees subject to change by the suppliers.

  • Locations

    This qualification is available in the following regions: 

    • Melbourne - CBD 


  • Upcoming Classes


    • January 31
    • April 25
    • July 18
    • October 10


    • January 30
    • April 24
    • July 17
    • October 9

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