Barbering

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.

  • Course Details
    Course/s

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

  • Course Duration
    Duration

    TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 1 year
    Certificate III: 12 months

  • Course Intake
    Intake

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

    Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2020

  • Course Campus
    Campus

    CIT Reid

  • Course Fees
    Fees*

    Tuition Fees:

    2019*: Semester 1 - $6,650 Semester 2 - $6,650

    2019*: Semester 1 - $6,850 Semester 2 - $6,850

    Extra Fees:

    Barbering Pivot Point Kit: $680
    Pivot Point Textbooks: $355
    Uniform: $20

  • *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 and 2019 fees subject to change.

  • Entry Requirements

    Academic requirements:

    • ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent


    Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.

    English requirements:

  • Course Subjects - Certificate III

    Certificate III in Barbering
    CRICOS: 094153E | National ID: SHB30516
    Core - Complete all 21 subjects

    National ID
    Subject Name
    • SHBHBAS001
      Provide shampoo and basin services
      CIT Code: HAIR239
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to complete a range of hair services provided at the basin area including pre-service shampoos and treatments, and post treatment removal of residual colour and lightening products. This unit applies to salon assistants who work in hairdressing or barber salons under close supervision and with guidance from more experienced or senior hairdressers or barbers. They use little judgement and follow instructions specified by the hairdresser or barber who has completed the client consultation and manages the client service. However, in a small salon, more senior hairdressers or barbers also undertake this function.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SHBHCUT001
      Design haircut structures
      CIT Code: HAIR310
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop 2-D visual representations and plans for solid form, graduated and increased and uniform layered haircut structures. This enables hairdressers to visualise the components of finished haircut structures as aids to planning and completing haircuts. This unit applies to hairdressers and barbers with well-developed skills who work in hairdressing salons or barber shops. They use discretion and judgement to manage the client service and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SHBHCUT002
      Create one length or solid haircut structures
      CIT Code: HAIR311
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and analyse hair and facial characteristics to design and recommend complementary one length or solid haircuts. It requires the ability to cut hair into one length or solid hair cut structures and to finish hair to shape. This unit applies to hairdressers and barbers with well-developed skills who work in hairdressing salons or barber shops. They use discretion and judgement to manage the client service and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.
      Prerequisites: HAIR310 SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
    • SHBHCUT003
      Create graduated haircut structures
      CIT Code: HAIR312
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and analyse hair and facial characteristics to design and recommend complementary graduated haircuts. It requires the ability to cut hair into graduated hair cut structures and to finish hair to shape. This unit applies to hairdressers and barbers with well-developed skills who work in hairdressing salons or barber shops. They use discretion and judgement to manage the client service and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.
      Prerequisites: HAIR310 SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
    • SHBHCUT004
      Create layered haircut structures
      CIT Code: HAIR313
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and analyse hair and facial characteristics to design and recommend complementary layered haircuts. It requires the ability to cut hair into both uniform and increased layered hair cut structures and to finish hair to shape. This unit applies to hairdressers and barbers with well-developed skills who work in hairdressing salons or barber shops. They use discretion and judgement to manage the client service and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.
      Prerequisites: HAIR310 SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
    • SHBHCUT005
      Cut hair using over-comb techniques
      CIT Code: HAIR314
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and analyse hair and facial characteristics to design, recommend and complete complementary tapered haircuts. It requires the ability to cut hair using scissor-over-comb and clipper-over-comb techniques, to remove bulk, to blend different structures within haircuts and to outline or blend perimeters of haircuts. This unit applies to hairdressers and barbers with well-developed skills who work in hairdressing salons or barber shops. They use discretion and judgement to manage the client service and take responsibility for the outcomes of their work.
      Prerequisites: HAIR310 SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
    • SHBHCUT007
      Create combined traditional and classic men's haircut structures
      CIT Code: HAIR319
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and analyse hair and facial characteristics to design, recommend and complete a range of complementary traditional and classic men's haircuts which combine different structures. The combination may involve two or more different structures which can include solid, graduated and layered structures and those tapered haircuts created using over-comb techniques. This unit applies to hairdressers and barbers with well-developed skills who work in hairdressing salons or barber shops. They use discretion and judgement to manage the client service and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.
      Prerequisites: HAIR311 SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures
      HAIR312 SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures
      HAIR313 SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures
      HAIR314 SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques
    • SHBHCUT009
      Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques
      CIT Code: HAIR323
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and analyse hair and facial characteristics to design, recommend and complete complementary haircuts using freehand clipper techniques. This unit applies to hairdressers and barbers with well-developed skills who work in hairdressing salons or barber shops. They use discretion and judgement to manage the client service and take responsibility for the outcomes of their work.
      Prerequisites: HAIR310 SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures
    • SHBHCUT011
      Design and maintain beards and moustaches
      CIT Code: HAIR324
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and analyse beard, moustache and facial characteristics to design, recommend and complete a range of complementary styles. It also involves ongoing maintenance of styles. This unit applies to hairdressers and barbers with well-developed skills who work in hairdressing salons or barber shops. They use discretion and judgement to manage the client service and take responsibility for the outcomes of their work. In some Australian states and territories, the use of straight razors is prohibited. No occupational licensing, certification or other specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SHBHCUT012
      Shave heads and faces
      CIT Code: HAIR193
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to complete face and head shaves after analysing the client's head, face and hair characteristics for impacting factors. This unit applies to hairdressers and barbers with well-developed skills who work in hairdressing salons or barber shops. They use discretion and judgement to manage the client service and take responsibility for the outcomes of their work. In some Australian states and territories, the use of straight razors is prohibited. No occupational licensing, certification or other specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SHBHCUT013
      Provide men's general grooming services
      CIT Code: HAIR325
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and provide a range of general men's grooming services including trimming eyebrow and ear hair and shaving the neck under a beard. These enhancement services are usually offered in conjunction with haircutting services. Other units cover full moustache and beard maintenance, face and head shaves. This unit applies to hairdressers and barbers with well-developed skills who work in hairdressing salons or barber shops. They use discretion and judgement to manage the client service and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SHBHDES001
      Dry hair to shape
      CIT Code: HAIR240
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a variety of styling tools to dry hair to shape after services completed by hairdressers or barbers in the salon team. This unit applies to salon assistants who work in hairdressing or barber salons under close supervision and with guidance from more experienced or senior hairdressers or barbers. They use little judgement and follow instructions specified by the hairdresser or barber who has completed the client consultation and manages the client service. It can also apply to more senior hairdressers and barbers completing basic hair drying services.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SHBHIND001
      Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas
      CIT Code: HAIR241
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain, organise and clean tools, equipment and work areas to ensure a clean and tidy client environment and the hygienic and safe provision of hair services. Complex and scheduled maintenance would be referred to specialist service technicians. This unit applies to all hairdressing and barber businesses and to hairdressers and barbers working at all levels. Health regulations apply in some Australian states and territories for hairdressing and barber businesses to clean and disinfect tools, equipment and work surfaces at designated times.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SHBHIND003
      Develop and expand a client base
      CIT Code: HAIR243
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by hairdressers and barbers to develop, sustain and expand a personal clientele in order to remain a viable industry employee. Building relationships with clients occurs while hairdressers and barbers are delivering a range of services in the salon in which they are employed or operate. These hairdressers and barbers have well-developed skills, use discretion and judgement to manage client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SHBHTRI001
      Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
      CIT Code: HAIR316
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to recognise a range of hair and scalp conditions as part of a pre-hair service analysis, to advise on and provide remedial treatments for minor conditions and to advise clients to seek further advice for abnormal or contagious conditions. This unit applies to hairdressers and barbers with well-developed skills who work in hairdressing salons or barber shops. They use discretion and judgement to manage the client service and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SHBXCCS001
      Conduct salon financial transactions
      CIT Code: BEAU127
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct financial transactions for the sale of products and services within a personal services environment. It requires the ability to operate point-of-sale equipment, handle cash, complete sales and reconcile takings. This unit applies to workers in personal service environments including beauty and hairdressing salons, nail salons and spas. In this environment they work within known routines and guidelines and use a limited range of equipment.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SHBXCCS002
      Provide salon services to clients
      CIT Code: BEAU128
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide a complete customer service experience. It requires the ability to communicate with clients face-to-face or by telephone, schedule appointments, attend and respond to client complaints, and assist clients with special needs. This unit applies to workers in personal service environments including beauty and hairdressing salons, nail salons and spas. In these environments, they make routine service decisions within a defined range.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SHBXIND001
      Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment
      CIT Code: BEAU247
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in a personal services environment by integrating knowledge of workplace rights and responsibilities and organisational policies and procedures, and by using effective team and individual work practices to plan and organise daily work activities. This unit applies to workers in personal service environments including beauty and hairdressing salons, nail salons and spas. In these environments they make routine service decisions within a defined range in the context of organisational goals, customer service values and standards.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SHBXIND002
      Communicate as part of a salon team
      CIT Code: HAIR317
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work as part of a team in a salon or retail cosmetics environment. It requires the ability to communicate with colleagues and senior staff and actively participate in a team work environment. This unit applies to individuals working in service environments including retail cosmetic outlets, spas, hairdressing, barber, beauty and nail salons. It applies to personnel working in teams at all levels including frontline, supervising and senior team members.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SHBXWHS001
      Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices
      CIT Code: BEAU248
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to follow safe practices to minimise risks to self, client and colleagues in a salon environment. It requires the ability to follow hygiene and skin penetration guidelines, clean the work area, use electricity safely, identify and report faults, use personal protection and work safely. This unit applies to workers in environments providing beauty treatments and hairdressing services. In these environments they work with limited supervision, and have responsibility for providing safe treatments for their clients.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBSUS201
      Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
      CIT Code: ADMN199
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to effectively measure current resource use and to carry out improvements including reducing the negative environmental impact of work practices. This unit requires the ability to access industry information, and applicable legislative and occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines. While no licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply holistically to this unit at the time of publication, relevant national, state and territory legislation, regulations and codes of practice impact upon this unit.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Electives - Complete 4 subjects

    • SHBHBAS002
      Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation
      CIT Code: HAIR320
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide relaxing head, neck and shoulder massages prior to other hair services. It requires the ability to use a basic range of massage techniques. This unit applies to salon assistants who work in hairdressing or barber salons under close supervision and with guidance from more experienced or senior hairdressers or barbers. However, in a small salon, more senior hairdressers or barbers also undertake this function.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SHBHCUT006
      Create combined haircut structures
      CIT Code: HAIR318
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to consult with clients and analyse hair and facial characteristics to design, recommend and complete a range of complementary haircuts which combine different structures. The combination may involve two or more different structures which can include solid, graduated and layered structures and those tapered haircuts created using over-comb techniques. This unit applies to hairdressers and barbers with well-developed skills who work in hairdressing salons or barber shops. They use discretion and judgement to manage the client service and take responsibility for the outcomes of their work.
      Prerequisites: HAIR311 SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures
      HAIR312 SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures
      HAIR313 SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures
    • SHBHCUT010
      Create haircuts using tracks and carving
      CIT Code: HAIR326
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source or create designs for tracks and creative carvings and to incorporate those into haircuts using clippers, scissors, razors or precision trimming tools. This unit applies to hairdressers and barbers with well-developed skills who work in hairdressing salons or barber shops. They use discretion and judgement to manage the client service and take responsibility for the outcomes of their work. In some Australian states and territories, the use of straight razors is prohibited. No occupational licensing, certification or other specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SHBXCCS004
      Recommend products and services
      CIT Code: HAIR322
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and update knowledge of the organisation's product and service range and to recommend products and services suited to customer needs. Products and services will vary according to the particular business type but can include any from a hair, barbering, beauty or cosmetics range. This unit applies to all businesses that sell hair, barbering, beauty or cosmetic products and services and to sales and service personnel working at all levels.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Other Electives - Complete 1 subject

    • SHBHIND004
      Participate in session styling teams
      CIT Code: HAIR244
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to participate in session styling teams creating finished hair designs. Sessions are diverse and can include fashion parades, hair shows, technical seminars, platform demonstrations, training sessions and fashion shoots as well as film, television and theatre productions. This unit applies to hairdressers and barbers with well-developed skills who work in teams, in and outside the salon preparing hair for the event. They use discretion and judgement but ultimately work under the direction of the team leader of the session.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Job Opportunities

    Barber

  • 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.