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Offering Info

Certificate III in Barbering

  • National Course Code: SHB30516
  • TAFE NSW code: SHB30516-01V01-21PMQ-249

Location – Port Macquarie (Apprenticeship)

Attendance

Variable

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

7 Hours per week

Duration

2 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Barbering is designed for aspiring barbers who want to learn the art of fading, carving and cutting hair in the thriving men's grooming industry. You'll practice your skills on real clients in our fully equipped barbershops and real salons.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Fade, carve and cut hair
  • Design and maintain beards and moustaches
  • Shave heads and faces
  • Implement freehand clipper techniques
  • Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
  • Manage the essentials of barbershop operations

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Great communication
  • Customer experience skills

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A trade qualification (for those studying as an apprentice)
  • The opportunity to apply for your Certificate of Proficiency

Career opportunities:

  • Qualified barber
  • Freelance session stylist
  • Creative/artistic director
  • Technical or sales advisor
  • Business owner/operator
  • Franchise owner/operator
  • Screen media entertainment

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate III in Hairdressing

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Barbering as an apprenticeship. There may also be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice.

Apprenticeship
To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the barbering industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your training plan proposal (TPP) with your application

Non-apprenticeship
There may be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice. Enquire today and one of our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will help you understand any eligibility or entry requirements.

WORK PLACEMENT

There is no work placement requirement for this qualification. As an apprentice, you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

If you are enrolling as a non-apprentice, you need to be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments in order to meet the course completion requirements.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Manual dexterity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • The ability to work with a diverse range of clients

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

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

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to attend all classes
  • to complete all class and unsupervised activities, assessment activities, and teacher directed tasks.

In addition, you will be required to work on clients and supply models for skills practice and assessments.

Your learning resources and assessments are provided online using the Moodle platform. Therefore, you will need access to a personal computer or laptop with a webcam and microphone and reliable internet connection. You are welcome to use the TAFE NSW Library services network for this.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class, 1 day a week for 18 months As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 9 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 1.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including online revision, private study, assessment preparation and research.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course is for indentured Apprentices in the barbering industry who are contracted to an employer, providing the opportunity to learn all aspects of their trade. Apprentices are required to complete this course as part of the formal training component in their apprenticeship.

Learners generally come with little or no experience in the Barbering industry. However individual learners may have completed a Certificate II in Salon Assistant or other disciplines where relevant Credit Transfer will apply.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are a range of Support and Library services available to you, please contact TAFE NSW for more comprehensive information.

The following services are available for students in this course:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • Disabilities Services
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support
  • Multicultural Student Support
  • Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Additional Support Services

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.

Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.

This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:

  • over 21 years of age
  • able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
  • able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to purchase specialist equipment in order to develop your skills outside of scheduled class times prior to starting class. Detailed Student Equipment Lists will be provided at the orientation session or first day of class, along with suggested industry suppliers. The cost for specialist equipment for this course is approx. $400 which you will retain on completion of your training. Students are also required to wear closed in protective footwear and plain black pants or black skirt below the knee. You will need to purchase a uniform at $30 from TAFE NSW Teaching Section.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures
SHBHCUT009 Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques
SHBHCUT011 Design and maintain beards and moustaches
SHBHCUT012 Shave heads and faces
SHBHCUT013 Provide men's general grooming services
SHBHDES001 Dry hair to shape
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
Elective Units
Number Title
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBHCUT010 Create haircuts using tracks and carving
SHBHIND002 Research and use hairdressing industry information
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Port Macquarie
70 Widderson Street, Port Macquarie
Phone 131 601

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