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SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering

If you’re a Certificate III qualified hairdresser, now you can make your experience count to fast-track you through a fee-free* nationally recognised Barbering qualification. Apply now to gain recognition of prior learning, then complete fee-free skills gap training in as little as 10 weeks (1 day per week).

* Eligibility criteria apply. Training in priority qualifications is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments. RTO 90003.

 

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Complete the 10-week skills gap training and submit your recognition of prior learning by 31 May 2024, to gain your fee-free* (SHB30516) Certificate III in Barbering at one of 16 campus locations.

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Sydney Region

Sydney Region

Ultimo, Granville, Bankstown

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South Region

South Region

West Wollongong, Moss Vale, Moruya, Albury

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West Region

West Region

Orange, Tamworth

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North Region

North Region

Newcastle, Gosford, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Wollongbar, Kingscliff

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Learn the latest in barbering techniques
  • Fade, carve and cut hair
  • Design and maintain beards and moustaches
  • Shave heads and faces
  • Implement freehand clipper techniques

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Feel supported along the way

To assist students, the Australian Hairdressing Council (AHC) has developed Project Barber, a comprehensive support program that covers health, education, life and people skills through videos, podcasts, documents, and links. In addition, students will have access to an online community of peers and HR recruitment, for those seeking employment after completion.

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Project Barber - Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, you must be:

  • A qualified Certificate III Hairdresser
  • With current industry experience within the last 5 years
  • Not be a registered apprentice
  • Living or working in NSW
  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen

Project Barber - FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

To be eligible to apply to trade-up your hairdressing experience and gain a fee-free* (SHB30516) Certificate III in Barbering, you must:

  • Hold a Certificate III in Hairdressing (or equivalent overseas qualification),
  • Be 21 years of age or older,
  • Have worked in the hair industry within the last five years.

There are 16 TAFE NSW campuses where you can gain the fee-free Certificate III in Barbering, including: Ultimo, Granville, Bankstown, West Wollongong, Moss Vale, Moruya, Albury, Orange, Tamworth, Newcastle, Gosford, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Wollongbar and Kingscliff

No. The Certificate III in Barbering is delivered face-to-face across 16 TAFE NSW campuses.

The course is designed to provide skills-gap training for Barber specific units. Participants in this program will complete 1 day per week for 10 weeks of face-to-face, bootcamp style training, at your preferred TAFE NSW campus. Students will work towards a Certificate III in Barbering using portfolio evidence or credit transfer for the remaining units of competency.

Each location will have a different starting date depending on student demand and educator timetables. The first programs will commence in September 2023 and will conclude end May 2024.

Skills gap training can be completed in just 1 day per week over 10 weeks.

TAFE NSW (SHB30516) Certificate III Barbering is currently available fee-free*. To check eligibility visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/fee-free-short-courses

Recognition of prior learning can be submitted up to May 2024. You will then complete skills-gap training to gain your fee-free Certificate III in Barbering, 1 day per week over 10 weeks. Evidence of current skills and prior experience, obtained from previous hairdressing courses and employment, is necessary to gain recognition for units not covered during the 10-week program.

There is a maximum of 15 students per class, at each campus location enabling you to get the most out of your hands-on practical training.

To assist students, the Australian Hairdressing Council has developed Project Barber, a comprehensive support program that covers health, education, life and people skills through videos, podcasts, documents, and links. In addition, students will have access to an online community of peers and HR recruitment, for those seeking employment after completion.

Speak to your TAFE NSW Coordinator to discuss your options.

A TAFE NSW coordinator will contact you to discuss your unique qualifications and experience for recognition of prior learning, determining your eligibility for the program.

Learners will be required to complete knowledge related tasks and skills practice. Approximately 7 hours per week on campus for 10 weeks.

Upon successful completion, you will receive a Certificate III in Barbering.

Graduates go onto to get employment as a Barber in a barber shop or hairdressing salon.