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SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering

National ID: SHB30516 State ID: AZZ5
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Gain the skills you need to carve out a career in barbering.

If you want to help people look and feel their best, this Certificate III in Barbering Apprenticeship will provide you with the technical skills and knowledge required to work as a barber.

You'll learn the essentials needed to work in the men's grooming industry including: 

  • designing and creating haircuts,
  • designing and maintaining beards and moustaches,
  • shaving heads and faces
  • health, safety, hygiene
  • financial and retail skills to work in a salon
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

This course is available as an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship is a full time employment based training program usually lasting 3-4 years. It combines on the job learning and scheduled training with a registered training provider. 

Entrance requirements for apprenticeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship.

An apprenticeship involves full time work with an employer who provides an opportunity to learn all aspects of a trade. This is a structured program for a fixed period of time and while you learn on the job, you also attend off the job training with us.

Some of the benefits of an Apprenticeship are that you can:

  • Earn a wage while you train
  • Learn on the job skills combined with off the job training
  • Receive a nationally recognised qualification on successful completion
  • Start a valuable step towards a rewarding career path.


    Upon successful completion you will receive a Certificate III in Barbering.

    Job opportunities include:

    • Barber
    • Salon Assistant

    For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA

    Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

    Further study option in SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing, please note you must have at least one year post qualification full time employment experience as a hairdresser/barber in a salon environment) to enroll. 

    We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here. (opens in a new tab)

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