SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering

Victorian International Academy

Course details

CRICOS course code: 094740G

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


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.

In Australia no occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification.

Occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements MAY apply to this qualification in other countries.

Course Structure

26 Units must be completed

21 core units
5 elective units, consisting of:

3 units from the list below
2 units from the list below, elsewhere in the SHB Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.


  • Barber

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
15,000 Per Year
Read more15,000 for the entire course; Course Material fee: 600; Application fee: 200
Scheduled dates throughout the year 56 weeks
Full time
Victorian International Academy
Fitzroy Campus
131 Johnston Street
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

There are no formal prerequisites required to enter the Certificate III in Barbering but students must satisfy the following Age, English language and Academic requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or over
  • Must have a satisfactory English Proficiency level of 5.5 or equivalent on IELTS Band
  • Must have completed Year 10 or its equivalent

Prior to enrolling in this course, students must complete Victorian International Academy’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and Pre-Training Review interview so we can assess the suitability of this course to meet your needs and to identify any areas of support required. For a successful enrolment, students must be 18 years old.

Selection for enrolment in our courses will be approved for applicants who meet the qualification entry requirements. In line with Government policy students with intellectual and physical disabilities and who meet the entry criteria are encouraged to participate in training.


Victorian International Academy
Fitzroy Campus
131 Johnston Street
Melbourne Victoria 3065
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