SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering

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

SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing

When you complete the Certificate III in Hairdressing you will be set for a creative career that will make you a cut above the rest as a hairdresser. This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to complete your apprenticeship course to work as a qualified hairdresser. You will use a range of welldeveloped skills such as the following to provide a service to clients and take responsibility of the outcomes of your work:

  • Shampoo and basin services
  • Colour and lighten hair
  • Cut hair using scissors and clippers
  • Style and finish hair
  • Highlighting
  • Straighten, relax and volumise hair with chemicaltreatments
  • Safe hygiene and work practices


Gain the skills to launch your career in the hairdressing industry as a salon assistant with SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant. This qualification is designed to give students practical and relevant skills and build a foundation to pursue further education and prepare them for career opportunities in the hairdressing industry. You will develop a range of basic practical skills and valuable industry knowledge that is used in hairdressing salons by individuals who aid with client services. You will learn a core set of skills including:

• Client consultation
• Communicate and prepare clients for services
• Conduct financial transactions
• Health and safety in the salon environment
• Application and removal of basic colour services
• Provide shampoo and basin services
• Blow-drying techniques
• Braiding hair
• Customer service and retail operations

The skills and knowledge are of an introductory level and are all undertaken under supervision in a classroom and simulated salon environment.

Certificate II in Salon Assistant is a preparatory qualification that allows
students to enter the industry at an assistant level and progress to a
hairdressing apprenticeship in this exciting and creative industry. The
combined skills and knowledge do not provide for a job outcome as
a hairdresser and this qualification is intended to prepare students for
further training.