Barbering – Certificate III

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. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a barber in any industry environment, usually a barber shop or salon.

HSC credit ATAR pathway
4 No

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, including consultation on shaving, men's grooming and creating haircut structures. It provides a pathway to work as a barber in any industry environment, usually a barber shop or salon.

Outcome on completion of your HSC

  • Statement of Competencies Achieved for Certificate III in Barbering SHB30516 from SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package.

  • A career path in the Hairdressing trade.

  • Continuation in the Barbering apprenticeship full time post school apprenticeship full time post school.

Course delivery

  • Will be delivered both on the job and off the job

  • Two years part time during school, followed by two years full time post-school in both on and off the job training

Commitment required

  • Undertake a minimum of 100 days in paid employment during school plus the formal training required for the qualification.

  • Undertake Certificate III Barbering, and complete Stage 1 of this qualification by the end of your HSC.

  • The employment and training can be undertaken during school time, after school and during school holidays.

How will you be assessed?

  • Both on the job and off the job through written tests, project work and practical exercises.


Course ATAR eligibility HSC unit credit

Barbering

No

4 units over two years towards your HSC for the formal training component (VET course).

Industry-based Learning course

(optional)

No

This optional course recognises the significant work component involved in the school based apprenticeship.

The course offers an additional 4 units credit towards your HSC.

This HSC VET course does not contribute towards the calculation of the ATAR.

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