Fancy a close shave? 

Sculptured beards and classic hairstyles have become signature looks on the streets of Melbourne. iTFE’s special Hairdressing course in barbering can get you the skills you need to master the art of classic styling, design, combing and clipper techniques for men's har.

Open to anyone with an interest in high quality hair styling, our unique hands on training in state-of-art facilities will set you on your way to be the most in demand barber in town. iTFE understands what it takes to get into some of the best barber shops and salons. Let us look after your career and help you get industry recognised qualifications today. 

Course Summary

  • Duration: 43 weeks, two days per week/5 hours per day. 
  • Accreditation: Nationally accredited - SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering 

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Course Information

Current intake is full, please contact admissions for next intake or a link for the next intake.

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Current intake is full, please contact admissions for next intake or a link for the next intake.


Melbourne Training Centre
Level 6, 250 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Phone: 1300 659 557
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Course Cost

Enrolment Fee 

$250.00 (eligibility criteria applies)

Material Fee

$585.00 (GST included).

Skills for Victoria - Government Funded Training 

Skills for Victoria is a state-wide training program that allows for substantially lower training fees to be associated with nationally accredited training courses. Eligibility criteria applies to these type of courses. 

To find out if you're eligible, contact us or use our online interactive eligibility tool. 

Unique Student Indentifier (USI)

The Commonwealth Government have recently introduced 'Unique Student Identifier' numbers. It's mandatory that all students attending this course register for a free USI prior to commencement. Registering only takes a few minutes.

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Course Outline

26 units must be completed to be awarded the SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering which includes:

  • 21 core units.
  • 5 elective units, consisting of any listed in this qualification or elsewhere in the SHB Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering - Units of Competency

Core units

BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services

SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures

SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures

SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures

SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures

SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques

SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures

SHBHCUT009 Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques

SHBHCUT011 Design and maintain beards and moustaches

SHBHCUT012 Shave heads and faces

SHBHCUT013 Provide men’s general grooming services 

SHBHDES001 Dry hair to shape

SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas

SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base

SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions

SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions

SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients

SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment

SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team

SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices

Elective units

SHBHCCS001 Plan hair services for special events

SHBHCLS002 Colour and lighten hair

SHBHCLS003 Provide full and partial head highlighting treatments

SHBHCUT010 Create haircuts using tracks and carving

SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures