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Key details

Duration

1 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 3 years on part-time basis. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units. Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Palmerston
Palmerston

Course code

SHB30516

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.

These senior hairdressers provide specialist services in one or more areas including haircutting, design, colouring and complex colour correction, trichology and chemical reformation. They work independently and many hairdressers at this level provide technical leadership, training and support to team members.

The qualification provides a pathway to work as a senior hairdresser in a salon environment, a freelance session stylist or a technical advisor in product companies.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

CHO Direction 55 "Directions for mandatory vaccination of workers to attend the workplace" applies to students undertaking placements, apprenticeships, traineeships, work experience or volunteering in workplaces.

This means that students working - either paid or unpaid - in hair and beauty salons, restaurants and kitchens must have received 3 doses of vaccination as of 22 April 2022.

To participate in these training activities, students must show evidence of vaccination status to CDU.

This requirement does not apply to students who are enrolled in a secondary school.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as SHB30516 include:
>salon manager or salon owner

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing or another higher-level qualification from the SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package.

Fees

2022 Course fees for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place range from $2,642.50 - $2,887.50, and for students who are not eligible range from $11,325.00 - $12,375.00 dependent on the units chosen.

International tuition Fees

The annual tuition fee for commencing students in 2022 is AUD $15,000.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Course information flyer(s)

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Why study at CDU?

Study with the Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster

What will I study?

To achieve a Certificate III in Barbering a total of TWENTY SIX (26) units of competency must be completed comprising TWENTY ONE (21) Core and FIVE (5) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

FULL-TIME

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 755 - 825.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services 40
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures 20
SHBHCUT002* Create one length or solid haircut structures 30
SHBHCUT003* Create graduated haircut structures 35
SHBHCUT004* Create layered haircut structures 35
SHBHCUT005* Cut hair using over-comb techniques 35
SHBHCUT007* Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures 45
SHBHCUT009* Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques 25
SHBHCUT011 Design and maintain beards and moustaches 20
SHBHCUT012 Shave heads and faces 25
SHBHCUT013 Provide men’s general grooming services 25
SHBHDES001 Dry hair to shape 40
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas 20
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base 35
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions 25
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions 25
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients 35
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment 45
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team 30
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices 40
  Total nominal hours for core units 650
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (select 5 from the following)
ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement (unnamed) 20
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation 20
SHBHCUT006* Create combined haircut structures 45
SHBHCUT010 Create haircuts using tracks and carving 30
SHBHDES002 Braid hair (unnamed) 30
SHBHIND002 Research and use hairdressing industry information 15
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services 20
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock 35
SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays 35
  Total nominal hours for elective units 105 - 175
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 755 - 825

 NOTE: Units marked with an asterisk (*) require completion of the following pre-requisite unit(s):

 

Pre-requisites The pre-requisite unit to be completed prior to the units below
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures

SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBHCUT009 Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques

SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures

SHBCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures

SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures SHBCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures SHBCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques SHBCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures

 

APPRENTICE

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 755 - 825.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
SHBHBAS001 Provide shampoo and basin services 40
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures 20
SHBHCUT002* Create one length or solid haircut structures 30
SHBHCUT003* Create graduated haircut structures 35
SHBHCUT004* Create layered haircut structures 35
SHBHCUT005* Cut hair using over-comb techniques 35
SHBHCUT007* Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures 45
SHBHCUT009* Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques 25
SHBHCUT011 Design and maintain beards and moustaches 20
SHBHCUT012 Shave heads and faces 25
SHBHCUT013 Provide men’s general grooming services 25
SHBHDES001 Dry hair to shape 40
SHBHIND001 Maintain and organise tools, equipment and work areas 20
SHBHIND003 Develop and expand a client base 35
SHBHTRI001 Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions 25
SHBXCCS001 Conduct salon financial transactions 25
SHBXCCS002 Provide salon services to clients 35
SHBXIND001 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment 45
SHBXIND002 Communicate as part of a salon team 30
SHBXWHS001 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices 40
  Total nominal hours for core units 650
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (select 5 units from the following)
ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement (unnamed) 20
SHBHBAS002 Provide head, neck and shoulder massages for relaxation 20
SHBHCUT006* Create combined haircut structures 45
SHBHCUT010 Create haircuts using tracks and carving 30
SHBHDES002 Braid hair (unnamed) 30
SHBHIND002 Research and use hairdressing industry information 12
SHBXCCS004 Recommend products and services 20
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock 35
SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays 35
  Total nominal hours for elective units 105 - 175
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 755 - 825

 NOTE: Units marked with an asterisk (*) require completion of the following pre-requisite unit(s):

 

Pre-requisites The pre-requisite unit to be completed prior to the units below
SHBHCUT001 Design haircut structures

SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures
SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques
SHBHCUT009 Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques

SHBHCUT002 Create one length or solid haircut structures

SHBCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures

SHBHCUT003 Create graduated haircut structures SHBCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHCUT004 Create layered haircut structures SHBCUT006 Create combined haircut structures
SHBCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures
SHBHCUT005 Cut hair using over-comb techniques SHBCUT007 Create combined traditional and classic men’s haircut structures

 

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

This course is for apprentice hairdressers who have a Training Agreement (Apprenticeship) with an
employer.

International Students

Please refer to https://www.cdu.edu.au/international/how-apply for information regarding international student applications.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 165.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency  
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 42 with no less than 36 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 46 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

All the lessons included theory and practical. We got to train with real clients in a busy environment and I got so much out of that.

Loan

CDU Student

Alumni Awards finalist Loan Nguyen

Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the SHB Hairdressing and Beauty Services Training Package.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations:Palmerston

Study Mode: On campus

International Students

This qualification is available to international students at Palmerston campus (CRICOS Course No. 0101701).

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
SALES AND PERSONAL SERVICES
Occupation types
Hairdresser
Area of study
Hair and Beauty Services

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Palmerston
0101701

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