SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering

Barber Tools


Certificate III in Barbering has been designed as a qualification for new entrants or existing workers in a hairdressing environment  to enter into work as a barber.

Training can be on the job or at the college in a salon setting, with a mix of practical work on clients, written work, workshops, and group discussion. Assessment includes theory work, demonstration of skills & participation in salon duties, written and or oral tests. All practical assessments will be required to be carried out on paying members of the public.


Duration:          Apprenticeships 36 months


Pre-requisite:     None

Offered to:       Trainee


                     Qualified hairdressers 


Cost:           Apprentices will receive funding according to Queensland Government funding contribution                             guidelines this will be discussed at time of enrolment. Qualified hairdressers contact the college                       to find out your options


               SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing       

               SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management.  

At this level of barbering, duties include performing a broad range of barbering services to clients, interacting with customers and providing customer service, following workplace safety procedures, demonstrating effective  environment work practices, providing assistance to colleagues and developing barbering and hairdressing industry knowledge.


26 units must be completed:

  •  21 core units

  •  5 elective units

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 (Learner selects 5 units from below)

   SHBHBAS002 Provide head neck & shoulder massage for relaxation

   SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services

   SHBHCCS001 Plan hair services for special events

   SHBHCUT010 Create haircuts using tracks & carvings

   SHBHIND002 Research & use hairdressing industry information

   SHBHCLS002 Colour & lighten hair

   SHBHCLS004 Neutralise unwanted colours & tones

   SIRRINV001  Receive and handle retail stock

   SIRRMER001  Produce visual merchandise displays


This is a practical qualification with a lot of hands-on assessment and mandatory hours that learners must complete before obtaining a successful completion of this qualification. All skills assessments will be required to be carried out on paying members of the public.