Certificate III in Barbering

Course Code SHB30516
Campus Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 785 hours

Course Overview

The SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Hairdresser.

This qualification reflects the job role of those wishing to enter the Hairdressing Industry as a Barber.

They will be delivered all the haircutting units reflective of a Barber as well as beard designing and shaving techniques.

Men’s General grooming services, client communication, selling and recommending retail are covered in detail in this course.

This qualification is delivered on campus or as an Apprenticeship. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Hairdressing industry.

Working in this industry may involve long hours and physically strenuous work.

Further studies
After gaining the achieving SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering, you might wish to undertake further study in the following:

  • SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing
  • SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management
  • SHB80116 Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing Creative Leadership
Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Wangaratta – Docker Street Starts Tue 2nd July, 3 Days a week, 9am to 4pm / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

On campus – Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions.

Apprentices – Apprentices are signed into a 3 year contract. You are encouraged to attend all scheduled appointments with your GOTAFE Trainer/Assessor.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Wendi Bourke
Location: Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 785 $4.50 $3,532.50 $8.50 $6,672.50
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 785 $0.90 $706.50 $8.50 $6,672.50
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice 785 $4.50 $3,532.50 $12.50 $9,812.50
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice Concession 785 $0.90 $706.50 $12.50 $9,812.50
Full Fee 785 $10.25 $8,046.25 N/A N/A
Course Materials 785 $1.50 $1,177.50 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprentices only)

Applicants must also have:

  • The ability to work autonomously
  • Strong communication skills essential
  • Physical skills appropriate to the job role
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills
Units of Competency

SHB30516 – Core Units

SHBXWHS001 – Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBXIND002 – Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBXIND001 – Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXCCS001 – Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBHCUT007 – Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHCUT003 – Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 – Create layered haircut structures
SHBHCUT002 – Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT009 – Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques
SHBHCUT005 – Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBHCUT011 – Design and maintain beards and moustaches
SHBHCUT001 – Design haircut structures
SHBHIND003 – Develop and expand a client base
SHBHDES001 – Dry hair to shape
SHBHTRI001 – Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBHIND001 – Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
BSBSUS201 – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBHCUT013 – Provide men’s general grooming services
SHBXCCS002 – Provide salon services to clients
SHBHBAS001 – Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHCUT012 – Shave heads and faces

SHB30516 – Elective Units

SHBHCUT006 – Create combined haircut structures
SHBHCUT010 – Create haircuts using tracks and carving
SHBHBAS002 – Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SIRRINV001 – Receive and handle retail stock
SHBXCCS004 – Recommend products and services
SHBHIND002 – Research and use hairdressing industry information
SIRXSLS001 – Sell to the retail customer

Assessment Methods

Students will be assessed using the following methods:

  • Knowledge quiz
  • Portfolio
  • Practical Demonstration
  • Observation
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

On campus – Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 GOTAFE to enquire further.

Apprentices – Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.