SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering

Course Duration: 12 months
(37 weeks plus 15 weeks break)


Special Price Offer: $3500 per term

Course Fee: $3770 per term
Job Role: Barber
The Certificate III in Hairdressing is an exciting and very hands-on course. This is a nationally-recognised course throughout Australia. This is the course you want to study if you wish to be a qualified hairdresser and gain employment in the hairdressing industry working as a competent hairdressing professional. Graduates will have good practical skills and knowledge of the fundamentals of hairdressing, treating hair and scalp conditions, basics of hair design, applying chemical services to hair and cutting hair. Graduates will also have good client communication and management skills; have the ability to ensure a safe working environment; and be able to work effectively in a salon.
To achieve a Certificate III in Hairdressing, all units must be completed. There are 28 units in total, including 21 Core units and 7 Elective units.

Units of Study


BSBSUS201      Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

SHBXCCS001   Conduct salon financial transactions

SHBXCCS002   Provide salon services to clients

SHBHBAS001   Provide shampoo and basin services

SHBHIND001   Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas

SHBHRTI001    Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions

SHBHIND003   Develop a expand a client base

SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

SHBXIND002   Communicate as part of a salon team

SHBXIND001   Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

SHBHBAS002   Provide head, neck and shoulder massage for relaxation

SHBHIND002   Research and use hairdressing industry information

SHBXCCS004   Recommend products and services

SHBHDES001   Dry hair to shape

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

SHBHCUT006  Create combined haircut structures

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

SHBHCUT010  Create haircuts using tracks and carving




Description of the Qualification:

This qualification reflects the role of barbers who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of barbering services to clients. They use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.



Vocational Outcomes:
Certificate III is the Standard Trade Qualification for the Hairdressing Industry. Graduates should possess a range of well-developed skills where discretion and judgement is required and are responsible for their own outputs. They should be able to work as a hairdresser in a salon team. Successful graduates will have obtained a sound foundation based in employability and sustainability skills which are integral to the modern hairdresser.


Employment Pathways

Employment pathways can include, but are not limited to (AH&B College does not guarentee employment):

  • Employee in a barber shop

  • Salon Manager

  • Barber/ salon owner

  • Overseas Employment

  • Employment on cruise ships

  • Employment as a representative for a men’s hair and care company. 


Entry Requirements

  • Students must be 18 years of age or older.

  • International students must have an IELTS score of 4.0 or equivalent. Please contact the College for more details.




If you have previous industry experience or studies you may be eligible to apply for course credits. Please advise us if you wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) on your application form. Contact the College for more details.





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AH&B College
Level 1, Royal Arcade
175-181 Oxford Street
Bondi Junction NSW 2022