Certificate III in Barbering
CRICOS: 094153E | National ID: SHB30516


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Certificate III: 1.5 years


Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2018

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2019


CIT Reid

Tuition Fees

2018*: Semester 1 - $8,200 | Semester 2 - $8,200
2019*: Semester 1 - $8,440 | Semester 2 - $8,440

*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT’s fee pricing review. 2018 fees subject to change.


Be part of the dynamic men's grooming industry of Barbering.

In this qualification you will gain the skills and knowledge to be employed as a creative barber working as part of a team in a barbering or hair salon environment. You will become competent in communicating in the workplace, consulting with clients, recommending products and services, and designing and applying a broad range of technical, head and face shaving, freehand clipper designs, beard and moustache services, carving and track design barbering services on clients. You will gain a range of well-developed skills where your discretion and judgement are required and you are responsible for your own creative design.

CIT is a fully accredited Pivot Point school enabling us to use state of the art resources on campus, off campus and online. Our salons replicate a commercial barber / salon environment - working on clients - which makes the learning journey more enjoyable and practical to barbering clientele.

Entry Requirements

ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent OR Adult Entry | Students must also meet one of the following English requirements IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0) | TOEFL iBT - 46 | PTE Academic - 42 | TOEFL PBT - 527 | Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162.

Extra Fees

  • Hairdressing Pivot Point Kit: $1330
  • Pivot Point Textbooks: $625
  • Uniform: $50
  • Stationary: $20

Course Subjects

Certificate III in Barbering
CRICOS: 094153E | National ID: SHB30516

National ID Subject Name
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work area
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structure
SHBHCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut cutting structures
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBHDES001A Dry Hair to Shape
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
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base

Electives: complete all 4 subjects

National ID Subject Name
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
SHBHCUT010 Create haircuts using tracks and carving
SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services

Other electives: complete 1 subject

National ID Subject Name
SHBHIND004 Participate in session styling teams

Job Opportunities


Teaching Methods and Assessment

This program is delivered using a variety of teaching methods including face-to-face lecture style or smaller tutorial groups, learning in simulated hairdressing salons and on-line learning through e-Learn.

Predominantly students will be assessed through a formal observation checklist according to the required skills and knowledge of the subject within a salon environment on a client. The times and dates can often be negotiated between yourself and the teacher, however assessments are identified and scheduled within a time range at the beginning of each subject. Assessment outcomes are based on competency. You will generally have a small amount of theory based assessment which will normally be in an online quiz format or on the Client Consultation Sheet.

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