Certificate III in Barbering

Course Duration: 37 Weeks

(37 weeks plus 15 weeks break)

Course Fee: $3,975 per term

($15,900 for 12 months)

Job Role: Barber

This course can be studied at either AH&B College ( Bondi Junction) or The Hair Academy Australia (Robina), Students need an IELTS of 6.0 or above to study this course. The Certificate III in Hairdressing is an exciting and very hands-on course. This is a nationally-recognised course throughout Australia. This is the course you want to study if you wish to be a qualified hairdresser and gain employment in the hairdressing industry working as a competent hairdressing professional. Graduates will have good practical skills and knowledge of the fundamentals of hairdressing, treating hair and scalp conditions, basics of hair design, applying chemical services to hair and cutting hair. Graduates will also have good client communication and management skills; have the ability to ensure a safe working environment; and be able to work effectively in a salon. To achieve a Certificate III In Barbering all units must be completed. There are 26 units in total,21 core units and 5 elective units.




Description of the Qualification:

This qualification reflects the role of barbers who use a range of well-developed sales, consultation and technical skills and knowledge to provide a broad range of barbering services to clients. They use discretion and judgement to provide client services and take responsibility for the outcomes of their own work.

Vocational Outcomes:

 Certificate III is the Standard Trade Qualification for the Hairdressing Industry. Graduates should possess a range of well-developed skills where discretion and judgement is required and are responsible for their own outputs. They should be able to work as a hairdresser in a salon team. Successful graduates will have obtained a sound foundation based in employability and sustainability skills which are integral to the modern hairdresser.

Employment pathways can include, but are not limited to (AH&B College does not guarentee employment): 


If you have previous industry experience or studies you may be eligible to apply for course credits. Please advise us if you wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) on your application form. Contact the College for more details.

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