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Good people skills, an eye for detail and a dash of creativity is all you need to enjoy a successful career in barbering. However to begin your career, you’ll also need expert training and that’s where our Certificate III in Barbering comes in. Taught by industry professionals, you’ll learn the latest fashion cuts, how to style classic and modern designs as well as the skills involving shaving and men's grooming.

Skills relating to safe working practices are embedded throughout the training to ensure a safe working environment.

You may be able to obtain recognition for your work or life experiences under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Speak to your teacher in the first session to start this process. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Southport

Key dates and info

DURATION

Course details

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Sam Allan

Have your experience acknowledged through Recognition of Prior Learning

The salon-based learning I received whilst completing my Diploma of Hairdressing gave me the confidence to open my own hairdressing salon the day after I completed the course. The flexible learning style offered not only allowed me to complete extra curricular activities, but also acknowledged my recognition of prior learning, which other institutions did not offer. After having such a positive experience throughout my course, I continue to send my apprentices to TAFE Queensland Gold Coast, to ensure they recieve the same positive experience and industry skills.

Sam Allan
Diploma of Hairdressing

Thank you

A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Course snapshot

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Southport Workplace/TAFE

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol into this program students need to have completed a Training Contract with an employer, an Apprenticeship Network Provider, and TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.  If you are not employed as an apprentice hairdresser you are not eligible to enrol.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Resources required

  • Students must supply their own hairdressing tools (not electrical) and stationery. 
  • Students are required to wear professional attire and enclosed non-slip shoes (high heels and beach wear are not appropriate).

Timetable

Delivery is offered via a combination of workplace training and TAFE attendance using a flexible delivery mode and self-paced learning.

Classes are conducted every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.00am-4.30pm at Southport. Each stage has a duration of 9 months full-time, and a part-time apprentice attends fortnightly for 18 months. There are 4 stages in the apprenticeship.

To reflect the nature of the industry, this program is designed to be flexible. Upon sign-up, training arrangements will be negotiated with the employer and the apprentice to provide a tailored solution to meet their business needs.

Barbering involves a lot of practical work in a real salon environment.

The approved hours for an individual apprentice will vary according to the units of competency specified in their individual training plan.

Units

To achieve a Certificate III in Barbering 26 units must be completed, 21 core and 5 electives.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation Elective
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures Elective
SHBHCUT010 Create haircuts using tracks and carving Elective
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services Elective
SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays Elective
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services Core
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures Core
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures Core
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures Core
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures Core
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques Core
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures Core
SHBHCUT009 Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques Core
SHBHCUT011 Design and maintain beards and moustaches Core
SHBHCUT012 Shave heads and faces Core
SHBHCUT013 Provide men's general grooming services Core
SHBHDES001 Dry hair to shape Core
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas Core
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base Core
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions Core
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions Core
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients Core
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment Core
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team Core
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Services.

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training place and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship please email Tracy Grundy at tracy.grundy@tafe.qld.edu.au

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

Good barbers are always highly sought after.

You will graduate with a Certificate III in Barbering, and your numerous career paths include:

  • owning your own business
  • film, theatre, magazine and television
  • working nationally or internationally
  • sales representative
  • salon trainer
  • educator

Job prospects

  • Barber
  • Hairdresser
  • Hair Stylist

Sam Allan

Have your experience acknowledged through Recognition of Prior Learning

The salon-based learning I received whilst completing my Diploma of Hairdressing gave me the confidence to open my own hairdressing salon the day after I completed the course. The flexible learning style offered not only allowed me to complete extra curricular activities, but also acknowledged my recognition of prior learning, which other institutions did not offer. After having such a positive experience throughout my course, I continue to send my apprentices to TAFE Queensland Gold Coast, to ensure they recieve the same positive experience and industry skills.

Sam Allan
Diploma of Hairdressing

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland Gold Coast to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO). Contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract, then give us a call.

If you aren't employed yet, contact Australian JobSearch or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 13 72 48 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
http://tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 21 November 2017

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