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SHB30516 - Certificate III in Barbering

Course Outline

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.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Course code SHB30516
Start date

Please refer to the course intake dates provided below

Delivery mode Blended delivery: Face-to-face training, Virtual Classroom (Zoom)

Domestic: 52 weeks
International: 52 weeks (All the courses for International students are run over 2.5 days for a minimum of 20 hours per week)


** Please note: Duration in weeks may vary depending upon the amount of contact days per week. Duration may vary depending on the cohort and industry requirements

Entry Requirements

RTO requirements

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and oral English skills. You will be required to complete a Pre-training and Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment. For inquiries regarding additional requirements, international and domestic students are encouraged to reach out to us either by phone at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500, or by visiting contact page.


Training Package

There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.


Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include:

  • SHB50216 – Diploma of Salon Management

Employment of occupational pathway

Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • men’s stylist/barber in a hairdressing salon
  • barber in a barbershop

Assessment Methods

MITT utilizes a range of assessment methods to assess student skills and competencies. These are as outlined below:

  • Question and answer/written assessment tasks
  • Role play/practical demonstration and observation of skills (as applicable)
  • Observation of skills in a simulated environment (as applicable)

Assessment will be either a Recognition of Prior Learning pathway or a Training and Assessment pathway. For a Training and Assessment pathway, participants are advised of the assessment requirements at the start of each training session. Students not achieving competency in any of the assessments will be required to undertake another assessment under the terms and conditions of MITT’s reassessment policy.

RPL/Credit Transfer

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. You will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge throughout your life. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.

Click below for further details:

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

Course Intake Dates

Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.
If the dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit student’s needs.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
International Students 8th 15th 15th 7th
Domestic Students Please Call us on 131389 or +61 03 94500500 for the intake Dates


Units of study

To achieve SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering a total of 26 units must be completed. This includes:

21 core and 5 elective units

(NB: Elective units may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements)

Unit Code

Unit Name



Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Provide shampoo and basin services


Design haircut structures


Create one length or solid haircut structures


Create graduated haircut structures


Create layered haircut structures


Cut hair using over-comb techniques


Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures


Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques


Design and maintain beards and moustaches


Shave heads and faces


Provide men’s general grooming services


Dry hair to shape


Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas


Develop and expand a client base


Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions


Conduct salon financial transactions


Provide salon services to clients


Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment


Communicate as part of a salon team


Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices



Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation


Colour and lighten hair


Neutralise unwanted colours and tones


Recommend products and services


Receive and handle retail stock


  ** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.