INTERNATIONAL

Certificate III in Barbering

CRICOS Code: 094562K
National Code: SHB30516


Description

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.

Duration (incl. holidays)
Semester(s)
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52 weeks
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40 weeks
Hairdresser Hairdresser
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Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

  • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 10 or overseas equivalent.

Work Placement Duration:   324 hours

Student will complete 324 hours of work placement commencing in their first semester in 2nd term and continuing through their final semester of the course. Students will undertake their placement at the TAFE SA Salon on campus. Students may, if they wish, do their work placement with a salon in the community (which students would need to arrange themselves)

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Fees
Average cost per semester (6 months)
AUD $8000
Total course cost ( 52 weeks)
AUD $16000
Incidental Fees
AUD $0
Total Fees
AUD $16000

* International students need to purchase or have access to a hairdressing/barbering kit containing essential equipment necessary for learning practical skills. Students may choose to purchase learning guides for support in their learning.

Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

Overseas Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

  • 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.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices 40
    Communicate as part of a salon team 30
    Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment 45
    Conduct salon financial transactions 25
    Create combined traditional and classic mens haircut structures 45
    Create graduated haircut structures 35
    Create layered haircut structures 35
    Create one length or solid haircut structures 30
    Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques 25
    Cut hair using over-comb techniques 30
    Design and maintain beards and moustaches 20
    Design haircut structures 20
    Develop and expand a client base 35
    Dry hair to shape 40
    Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions 25
    Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas 20
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
    Provide mens general grooming services 25
    Provide salon services to clients 40
    Provide shampoo and basin services 40
    Shave heads and faces 25

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Create combined haircut structures 45
    Plan hair services for special events 20
    Receive and handle retail stock 35
    Recommend products and services 20
    Research and use hairdressing industry information 15
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