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Offering Info

Certificate III in Barbering

  • National Course Code: SHB30516
  • TAFE NSW code: SHB30516-01V01-21WLB-228

Location – Wollongbar

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

10.5 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • 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 provide evidence that you:

  • are over 21 years of age
  • have Credit Transfers from relevant previous study (ie Certificate II in Salon Assistant) and/or Recognition of Prior Learning from relevant workplace experience
  • have current employment in Hairdressing industry to complete the required workplace assessments during the course

Local level entry requirements are identified at an ACFS level 3 for this qualification. Students are required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment (RUReady) as part of this enrolment.

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
  • 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.

Work Placement:
To meet the requirements of this course, students should be employed in a barber shop where they provide barbering services on clients. Work placement is designed to enrich the learning, compliment the formal training and enable an easier transition into the industry once the course is completed.

Students will also be provided with access to a simulated work environment at the TAFE campus, providing services on paying clients. TAFE Clinic sessions can be completed as work placement or with a host employer that has been approved by the teaching section.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time course. You will need to attend class for 13 hours per week for 18 weeks in Semester 2 2021. Followed by Semester 1 2022, you will need to attend class for 8 hours per week for 18 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 13.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including online revision, private study and assignment preparation.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This is an advanced entry course for non-apprenticed learners who wish to seek employment as a qualified Barber. Students have completed a SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant course (or equivalent) or other nationally recognised training, have demonstrated industry experience and are over 21 years of age.

Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfer will be applied to individual students as appropriate.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • A range of support and Library Services
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • 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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Thursday and Friday from 8.00am to 3.30pm. Orientation will be Monday 12 July 2021. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

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. 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. $400.00 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. A uniform can be purchased at a cost of approx $30.00 to wear in the TAFE NSW simulated workplace environment.

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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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

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
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBHCUT010 Create haircuts using tracks and carving
SHBHIND002 Research and use hairdressing industry information
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services

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

Wollongbar
Sneaths Road, Wollongbar
Phone 131 601

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