Barbers generally provide hairdressing and grooming services to male clients — from trimming the most hipster of beards, through to creative modern haircuts, even waxing that awesome moustache! It's a career that offers many opportunities to work in salons anywhere in the world, or even in your own business.
Through this qualification you'll gain skills and knowledge in understanding hair and hair types; choosing, recommending and selling products to clients; using various salon equipment; and of course the technical skills to provide a broad range of barbering styling and services to clients.
What a great start to a great career!
Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course
To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.
If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.
Gain the skills you need to carve out a career in barbering.
If you want to help people look and feel their best, this Certificate III in Barbering Apprenticeship will provide you with the technical skills and knowledge required to work as a barber.
You'll learn the essentials needed to work in the men's grooming industry including:
- designing and creating haircuts,
- designing and maintaining beards and moustaches,
- shaving heads and faces
- health, safety, hygiene
- financial and retail skills to work in a salon
Gain the skills you need to carve out a career in barbering
If you want to help men look and feel their best, successful completion of this qualification will provide you with the technical skills and knowledge required to work as a barber in the men's grooming industry. You'll learn the essentials needed to work in the men's grooming industry.
The Certificate III in Barbering is an apprenticeship; please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.
Want to be a cut above the rest?
Do you want to become a barber? This qualification is delivered on campus one day a week, so it allows you to study while working at a hairdressing salon as an apprentice.
Gain these skills:
- sales, consultation and technical skills
- broad range of barbering services to clients
- using discretion and judgement to provide client services
- taking responsibility for work outcomes
You will be required to participate in our Student Training Salon that is open to the public, with real, paying clients. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a barber in any industry environment, usually a barber-shop or salon.
Recognition of Prior Learning is available for this qualification to qualified hairdressers.
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.
Choose a private training provider that delivers this course
This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.
Join the barbering revolution
This progressive program, developed in collaboration with a range of barbers is technically specific and practical. The program is facilitated by experienced barbers who are industry current. Choosing Taylorweir to be your “off the job” training provider ensures that you are taught with the most up to date training methods that are both current and creative.
Off the job training is one day a week for three semesters (1½ years).
In WA, you must be an apprentice to commence and complete this qualification.
Course Overview - 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.
The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.