SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering Course

What does a Barber do?

Barbers provide a broad range of salon services to clients including:

  • providing advice on hair care, beauty products and hairstyles

  • shampooing hair and conditioning scalps

  • colouring, straightening and permanently waving hair with chemical solutions

  • cutting hair with scissors, clippers and razors

  • shaving and trimming beards and moustaches

  • cleaning work areas and sanitising instruments

  • arranging appointments and collecting payments
     

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of barbers who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of barbering services to clients. They use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a barber in any industry environment, usually a barber shop or salon.

In Australia* no occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification.

  • Occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements MAY apply to this qualification in other countries.


Outcomes

Barber


Entry Requirement

There are no formal prerequisites required to enter the SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering.

Prior to enrolling in this course, students must complete Victorian International Academy’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and pre-training review interview so we can assess the suitability of this course to meet your needs.  For a successful enrolment students must be 18 years old.

Key Information

Qualification Code and Title: SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering

Next intake date: all year round

CRICOS Code: 094740G

Course Structure

26 Units must be completed

  • 21 core units

  • 5 elective units, consisting of:

    • 3 units from the list below

    • 2 units from the list below, elsewhere in the SHB Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

Local Students (Classroom) 
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Course Duration
  • 52 Weeks full time (3 days per week + self-study)

  • 78 Weeks part time (1 day per week + self-study)

Delivery Modes
  • Classroom Based (face-to-face practical and theory)

Locations

Our Fitzroy salon.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites required to enter the Certificate III in Barbering.

Prior to enrolling in this course, students must complete the Victorian International Academy Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and Pre-Training Review interview so we can assess the suitability of this course to meet your needs. For a successful enrolment, students should be 18 years old. Students under 18 will need to meet additional entry requirements, including parent/guardian consent and if no longer attending school, students will also need permission from the Department of Education and Training.

Selection for enrolment in our courses will be approved for applicants who meet the qualification entry requirements. In line with Government policy, students with intellectual and physical disabilities and who meet the entry criteria are encouraged to participate in training.


Skills First

Students may be eligible for subsidised training under the Victorian Government’s Skills First Program.

VIA will assess you eligibility for a government funded place prior to enrolment but you can find out more and check your eligibility on the Victorian Skills Gateway:

https://www.skills.vic.gov.au/s/how-to-check-your-eligibility


Course Fees

The fees you will need to pay will depend on your eligibility for a government subsidised place.  Please see our Statement of Fees documents for more information.

Statement of Fees


Other financial support

You may also be eligible to receive payments to support you while studying at Victorian International Academy.  Please see the Department of Human Services website for more information:

Department of Human Services – Students and trainees

 

Apprenticeships (Workplace)

Course Duration

Apprentices – between 2 & 3 years (depending of part time or full time)

Delivery Modes
  • Workplace Apprenticeship
     

SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing – Victorian International Academy
Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites required to enter the Certificate III in Barbering but students wishing to undertake this qualification as an Apprenticeship must be employed in a suitable workplace in a part time or full time role.

Prior to enrolling in this course, students must complete the Victorian International Academy Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and Pre-Training Review interview so we can assess the suitability of this course to meet your needs. For a successful enrolment, students should be 18 years old. Students under 18 will need to meet additional entry requirements, including parent/guardian consent and if no longer attending school, students will also need permission from the Department of Education and Training.

Selection for enrolment in our courses will be approved for applicants who meet the qualification entry requirements. In line with Government policy, students with intellectual and physical disabilities and who meet the entry criteria are encouraged to participate in training.
 

Skills First

Students may be eligible for subsidised training under the Victorian Government’s Skills First Program.

VIA will assess you eligibility for a government funded place prior to enrolment but you can find out more and check your eligibility on the Victorian Skills Gateway:

https://www.skills.vic.gov.au/s/how-to-check-your-eligibility

Course Fees

The fees you will need to pay will depend on your eligibility for a government subsidised place.  Please see our Statement of Fees documents for more information.

Statement of Fees
 

Other financial support

You may also be eligible to receive payments to support you while studying at Victorian International Academy.  Please see the Department of Human Services website for more information:

Department of Human Services – Students and trainees

 

International Students

 
Course Duration
  • 56 Weeks (including 4 weeks holiday break)

Delivery Modes
  • Classroom Based (face-to-face practical and theory)

Locations
  • Fitzroy

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites required to enter the Certificate III in Barbering but students must satisfy the following Age, English language and Academic requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or over

  • Must have a satisfactory English Proficiency level of 5.5 or equivalent on IELTS Band

  • Must have completed Year 10 or its equivalent

Prior to enrolling in this course, students must complete Victorian International Academy’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and Pre-Training Review interview so we can assess the suitability of this course to meet your needs and to identify any areas of support required. For a successful enrolment, students must be 18 years old.

Selection for enrolment in our courses will be approved for applicants who meet the qualification entry requirements. In line with Government policy students with intellectual and physical disabilities and who meet the entry criteria are encouraged to participate in training.

Course Fees

Refer to Statement of Fees for more information

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