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Duration: 
3 years full time
Location: 
City King St
Industry
Delivery mode: 
Blended
Face to Face
Workplace

Applications due 31 December 2018

Overview

Become a qualified barber and learn the full range of barbering skills and hairdressing techniques.

The re-emergence of the barber shop means there is a need for specialist barbering skills, particularly as fashions for men are dominated by retro cuts and meticulously groomed facial hair.

You will develop the full range of barbering techniques and client service skills, as well as learn how to ensure a safe working environment and apply your knowledge to sell products and services.

Upon completion you will be competent in:

  • barbering skills such as cutting, clippering and grooming
  • hairdressing skills including designing, cutting and colouring
  • a high level of communication skills
  • consulting and advising clients
  • promoting products and services.

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Careers

This course is designed to provide students with the ability and knowledge to work within the contemporary barbering industry. Upon successful completion students are job ready and recognised within the hairdressing industry as a fully qualified Barber & Hairdresser.

Course structure

To be awarded SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering qualification, a student must successfully complete a total of twenty-six (26) units of competency, comprising of:

- twenty-one (21) core units;
- five (5) elective units, consisting of:
- three (3) units from the SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering qualification,
- two (2) units from the SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering qualification,  elsewhere in the SHB Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.
 
The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.  All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and with Victoria Polytechnic approval.

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.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: VET

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

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You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply for this course

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

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Direct applications due 31 December 2018.

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