Gain the skills you need to carve out a career in barbering
If you want to help men look and feel their best, successful completion of this qualification will provide you with the technical skills and knowledge required to work as a barber in the men's grooming industry. You'll learn the essentials needed to work in the men's grooming industry.
The Certificate III in Barbering is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.
- Designing and creating haircuts
- Designing and maintaining beards and moustaches
- Shaving heads and faces
- Health, safety, hygiene
- Financial and retail skills to work in a salon
I have the following attributes:
- Excellent attitude, enthusiastic, motivated and patient
- Good health with no skin allergies
- Good hand-eye coordination and attention to detail
- Able to consult with clients and listen to their needs
- Want to work in the personal services industry
|School Leaver||Non-School Leaver||AQF|
|OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8||C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent||Certificate I or Certificate II|
You must be employed in a training contract (apprenticeship) by an appropriate organisation to study.
Study can be adjusted to suit your workplace. Training options include:
- Block release programs
- Workplace training programs
- Day release training programs
- Trade Skills Recognition (TSR) - for those already working in the men's grooming industry who are seeking a qualification
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
The Certificate IV in Hairdressing is a post trade qualification so you must be able to produce a current Certificate III in Hairdressing or equivalent, and have at least one year post-qualification full time employment experience as a hairdresser in a salon environment to study this course.
Estimated Course Fee
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Eligible for VSL
These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.
- Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
- Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
- Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester.
- Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
- For secondary school aged persons (in 2021, students born on or after 1 July 2003 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2021 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
- Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
- Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
- The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
- VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
- Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.
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