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The art of barbering is cool again! The traditional high street
barber shop is quickly being transformed into a destination for men
from all walks of life wanting a unique barbering experience.
With the demand for barbering at TAFE NSW we have
introduced Australia's first barbering apprenticeship course along
with an exciting range of flexible course options including short
courses for current barbers and hairdressers wanting to specialize.
Previously, barbers could only study hairdressing units that were not
relevant or specific to the barbershop, which resulted in many not
completing formal qualifications. Our courses are developed to support
the training of barbering professionals and a future of a highly
skilled barbering workforce. The great news is that current barbers
can now be recognised with a qualification that they deserve.
The Certificate III in barbering apprenticeship will give you a
formal qualification as a professional barber. The course requires you
to be employed as barbering apprentice and attend TAFE one day per
week. You will learn the necessary skills required to work as a barber.
We understand that fitting training in with the needs of the
barbershop business is important so delivery can be customised
including flexible attendance and assessment options.
Those wishing to complete their training faster may opt to study
full-time, combining study with part-time work in a barbershop.
Through a recognition process, skilled barbers can now gain a
Certificate III in Barbering (SHB30516) with customised gap training,
Barbering at TAFE NSW is delivered by qualified barbers practising in
the field with training materials and delivery designed to be
completely relevant to today's barbershop. You will learn the latest
hair techniques from industry leaders in state-of-the-art facilities
and gain a strong understanding of the business side of barbering. Our
purpose-built salons are also open to the public, so you can practise
your skills and get a taste of working with real clients.
Whether your considering a career in barbering or just wanting
to expand your skills in creative mens haircuts talk see our career
page for how to enrol.