Vibe College

SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering

Vibe College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 093270G

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


In the Certificate III in Barbering course, student will learn skills to be part of barber team and utilize technical skills and knowledge to provide broad range of barbering services to clients. Student are trained to provide client services by ensuring a safe working environment and performing a full range of client services, including client consultation and advice, applying skills and knowledge to sell products and services, haircutting using tracks and carving, hair design, maintain beards and moustaches, and Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work. This training cover required skills and hands-on practical experience that is needed to be qualified barber. This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

At Vibe College, students have opportunity to complete their practical on live client at the college salon. We also encourage and assist our full time students in finding other salons that would allow them to perform practical and gain additional industry exposure.

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

SHBHCUT006 Create combined haircut structures

SHBHCUT010 Create haircuts using tracks and carving

SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation

SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services

SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Barber
  • Hair Stylist
  • Hairdresser

Pathways Information

After achieving SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering, individuals may undertake:

  • SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing
  • SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management
  • SHB80116 Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing Creative Leadership

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 12,000 Per Year Read moreMaterial Fee: 1,500; Enrollment Fee: 200
Start date: 05 October 2020
02 November 2020
Duration: 52 weeks
Study mode: Full time

Vibe College

Brisbane Campus
Ground & Level 2 - 30 Herschel Street Brisbane Queensland 4000

Entry criteria

Students must have completed at least an Australian year 11 equivalent.


The student must provide evidence of attaining an overall IELTS score of 5.5 bands or equivalent scores on a similar test (such as TOEFL, PTE, etc).

Or the student must have attained at least Upper Intermediate level of English and must provide evidence of the same.

Or the student must pass Vibe's relevant Internal English Placement Test.

Or the student must have completed Certificate III in Spoken and Written English.


Vibe College
Brisbane Campus
Ground & Level 2 - 30 Herschel Street Brisbane Queensland 4000