Certificate III in Barbering

Duration Up to 14 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeSHB30516
TAFE SA CodeTP00901
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Start your career in barbering with this course. You'll learn men’s grooming, head and face shaving, beards and moustaches teamed with haircutting and finishing the client’s hair. The course has a strong focus on knowledge and practical skills in all haircutting and men's grooming.



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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
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    Employment Outcomes

    This qualification provides a pathway to work as a barber in the hairdressing or barbering industry, usually a barber shop or salon.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Barbering (SHB30516)
    A strong focus on fundamentals in knowledge and practical skills in all haircutting forms in solid, graduation, layers and combination haircutting for current and traditional styles. Specialisation in barbering skills such as clipper and scissor over comb, tapering skills, WHS and sustainability. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 21 core units and 5 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


     Fee Range (approx)
    Total TAFE SA course cost$10,425

    This course also has an incidentals cost of: $900  for Barbering tools and manikin heads

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