National code: SHB30516

Certificate III in Barbering at Liverpool

Class details

Schedule Pace and number of hours.

Part Time

Delivery Method of course delivery.



Course duration Total time required to complete a course.

2 years

Start date First day of attendance online or on campus.

Any time

End date Final day of attendance online or on campus.

Time Commitment

Class time Dedicated hours required each week in either online or on campus classes.

8 hours

Additional study time The minimum recommended hours you will need to commit to your studies outside of class hours. This may could include private study, work placements and research.

5 hours

Fee details

Full fee This is the non-subsidised fee for the course. Payment plans may be available.


This course may be fee free, or available at a reduced cost.

Proposed Timetable What time classes run

Australian Apprenticeships training can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. TAFE NSW will negotiate your attendance and study pattern with you and your employer.

Additional Information Other things to know


Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learnt and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.

  • Knowledge assessments

  • Practical skills assessments: demonstrations under observation

  • Portfolio of work

Work placement

Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

  • To meet the requirements of this course, learners should be employed in a Barber salon where they provide hair and grooming services on clients.

Materials needed

To complete this course, the following materials are required:

  • You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • You will be required to purchase equipment/tools of trade and personal protective equipment (PPE) at an approximate cost of $450 - $500

  • Milady Standard Barbering $120

Additional requirements

To make sure this delivery option is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

  • This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility.

  • To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

    • an apprentice (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
    • employed full time
    • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal
    • seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become a qualified Barber after successful completion
  • As part of this course, you will be required to provide hair and grooming services on paying male clients and may also need to provide clients for some of your practical classes and assessments. You must comply with Work Health & Safety requirements for classes, including wearing closed in protective footwear and clothing that is clean and professional for the industry.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Barbering qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 26 Units of competency, including 21 core and 5 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions SHBHTRI001

  • Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques SHBHCUT009

  • Develop and expand a client base SHBHIND003

  • Provide men's general grooming services SHBHCUT013

  • ... 6

Course Delivery Studying at your Workplace

You will get your training on the job, supervised by a workplace training officer or your employer. This training is undertaken at your place of employment. Work-based learning may also include completing work-based projects while under supervision. You may need to attend an on campus assessment and/or a teacher might need to observe and assess you in a real or simulated environment.


TAFE NSW campuses work closely with the community and industry to ensure you have access to the industry standard technologies, equipment and facilities.

  • Computer labs

  • Conference rooms

  • Library

  • Various specialist classrooms

Student Support

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  • Mon 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Tue 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Wed 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Thu 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Fri 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed