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SHB30516 - Certificate III In Barbering

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SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering

This dynamic industry has returned …..Become qualified and join some of industries best Barbers to show your talent.

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Creative Edge Training  is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO number 41497) registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority, located on the Gold Coast only 50 mins south of Brisbane. Creative Edge Training is proud to offer the SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering .

This  comprehensive and inspiring learning experience covers all the foundations required for this entry level qualification and will provide you with the skills and qualification to call yourself a Barber.


We educate our students using customised Creative Edge Training resources supported by specially designed Barber Bootcamps facilitated by Australia’s Barber Connect NO 1 Barber of the Year in 2016  #Clipperkayne


On successful completion, learners will be employable as skilled Barbers in Industry.  A Creative Edge Training Certificate III in Barbering qualifies you to become a practiced Barber covering everything the industry requires such as general grooming, precision cutting, clipper skills including tracks and carving, shaving heads and faces and colouring the hair.

Who is responsible for your training?    

Creative Edge Training is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of all AQF certificates. These competencies have been drawn from the nationally endorsed industry training package the SHB Hairdressing Training Package. On successfully completing the training and assessment, the SHB30516 Certificate IV in Hairdressing qualification will be issued. A transcript listing all units of competency will also be issued. The qualification and units of competency are nationally recognised and provide individuals with a valuable qualification that can be applied throughout Australia and the wider Hairdressing community. Creative Edge Training will issue a qualification within 30 days of the final assessment being completed.

Entry requirements

There are no specified entry requirements for this qualification.

Program Outline – Fee paying arrangement in an Accelerated program

This course will be offered in a flexible model of either full time or part-time  with a combination of Bootcamps to fast track your learning. An Industry component will be offered to ensure you have actual Barber shop experience and learn from some of Industries experts and ensuring you have real life experience with prospective employment opportunities.
The course units (clusters) are sequenced in a way that allows a logical progression.  Participants will be provided with professionally presented reference material to assist them to develop their knowledge of the subject.

Full time

This course will be offered as a 9 month course, 4 Days per week with a combination of Bootcamps to fast track your learning.

Part Time

3 Days per week – 12 months
2 days per week – 18 months

The exception applies if applicants have achieved competence prior to commencement or apply for RPL.
Alternatively, participants who have pre-existing skills and knowledge may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration.

Intake Dates

Rolling intakes can be discussed.  Please talk to our Team for an individual timetable to suit your needs.

Already working in a Barber shop?

We offer a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) service to achieve the qualification without having to revisit skills you may have.  You may also be eligible for the Government Trade Skill Assessment Gap Training (TSAGT) Funding.

Further information on TSAGT –  click here

Certificate III in Hairdressing upgrade to SIH30516 Certificate III in Barbering

This course is offered as a part time course with a combination of Bootcamps to fast track your learning form Industries best. With an Industry component this will ensure you have the confidence and skills to take back to your clients or become a Barber expert in your field and ensuring you have real life experience with prospective employment opportunities.
Please talk to our Team to discuss an individual timetable to suit your employment needs.

Work in a Salon and want to upgrade your skills to Barbering?

Join us together with Industry professions to polish and extend your existing skills in one of our Barber Bootcamps

More Information

Program outline – Apprenticeship

  • Certificate III in Barbering can be studies as an Apprentice –  whilst engaged with an Employer
  • As a School based Apprentice – Engaged with an Employer whilst still at school

The course is a competency based qualification and is expected to take 3 years full time and up to 6 years part time.The exception applies if applicants have achieved competence prior to commencement or apply for RPL.

This information will be outlined in the Students Training Plan issued upon commencement with any credit transfers applied and time credit from the Apprenticeship board for prior Industry experience.

Training can be studied at our Academy in Reedy Creek or Visits from Creative Edge Training Educators to the students workplace.

Your education program will be customised with your employer to deliver quality education with Industries finest creative Educators.The training will be delivered in partnership with your employer and customised to develop your individual needs in a flexible delivery mode to suit your employment conditions.

Bootcamps & Workshops

Compulsory bootcamps/workshops will be attended in addition to your Workplace training where industry icons and specialists in their field will inspire and educate you.

Your Educator will guide you to which bootcamp/ workshop you should attend and is offered a number of times, in several locations to ensure you are able to attend.

Bootcamps will include practical activities, which will require students to bring all their equipment. All enrolled Creative Edge Training Apprentices are able to attend our bootcamps and workshops free of charge which aligns directly to the qualification as part of our commitment to education. Additional head blocks will be required to be purchased at a subsidized price.

Please see attached  2019-Calendar of Education.  Further Apprenticeship information Click here


A kit will be supplied on at your enrollment and will include High quality Industry specific  tools.

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