Be a cut above the rest with barbering at TAFE NSW

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.

How has training for barbers changed?

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.

Barbering apprenticeship course at TAFE NSW

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.

Flexible study options!

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.

Shave time off your qualification

Through a recognition process, skilled barbers can now gain a Certificate III in Barbering (SHB30516) with customised gap training, if required.

Learn from industry professionals in purpose built facilities

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.