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Certificate III in Barbering

  • Certificate

Enter into exciting trade with ever-growing career opportunities with the Certificate III in Barbering. Learn the essential industry-ready skills to help you craft a perfect head of hair.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
12 months full-time, 6 months part-time
Course Code
SHB30516
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

You can choose to study the SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing together with the Certificate III in Barbering.

Be a cut above the rest

Enter into exciting trade with ever-growing career opportunities with the Certificate III in Barbering. Learn the essential industry-ready skills to help you craft a perfect head of hair. Australia's barbershop renaissance has grown into a multi-million dollar industry, with existing hairdressing salons are looking to hire barbers to expand their market. Skilled barbers with innovative knowledge in hair and beauty techniques are sought after in the world of professional barbering.

Hone your skills to the industry standard

Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Barbering will teach you the skills you'll need for barbershop success, including shaving techniques, hair cutting and colouring and designing and maintaining beards. Our facilities include a fully-equipped hair salon with a barbering capabilities, so that students have the opportunity to practice their skills on real customers with real barbering requirements. This course will prepare you for the job market, supporting your technical and operational skills by developing your sales and consulting skills. Melbourne Polytechnic works closely with industry and students will have the opportunity to engage in high profile training workshops and enter hair show competitions for added industry credibility.

Grow your opportunities in multiple industries

Graduates of the Certificate III in Barbering might find work within an existing barbershop, or they might begin their own barber business. You might also find employment as a hairstylist for television, film and theatre, or work in a wider hairdressing business.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be over the age of 16.

Study locations

Preston

Career pathways

On successful completion of this course, you may enter the industry as a barber.

  • Performance Industry Stylist
  • Hairdresser
  • Barber
  • Hairstylist

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.