Certificate III in Barbering Course

Be creative Be in demand Be a barber
Barbering courses are the start to great job opportunities in a growing field with flexibility, flair, and high job satisfaction.

This entry-level qualification in Barbering will teach you the knowledge and skills you need to become a qualified Barber. During your studies, you will work with a range of clients with different needs as you develop your own unique niche through learning the many different techniques and skills of a qualified barber. You’ll also get the chance to unleash your creativity and passion for the barbering trade in our specially built training salons in MaroochydoreToowoomba, CairnsChermside, Southport, and Ipswich.

International Students
Please note International Students visiting Australia on a Student VISA (subclass 500) can enrol with Demi International RTO: 32542 third party training partner of International College of Queensland RTO: 1749 CRICOS: 01941B.
All training is completed on Demi International campuses. Course delivery, prices and locations may differ for International students, please Download the ICQ Brochure for International Students. All other visas may be enquired through Demi International for eligibility assessment.

Your Journey starts here...

The barbering industry is continuing to grow, with more and more barbershops popping up and it is an exciting trade to be involved in!  If you love your job, you’ll never have to work another day in your life. We know that many barbers would agree with this statement and be able to list many reasons why they love their job and how it does not feel like work. Choosing a barber course presents many opportunities to build a career with perks and rewards that you may not have even considered.

Few trades offer as many opportunities to open your own successful business. There is a range of options in how you can be your own boss with a barber career. Some people opt to rent a chair in a salon and build up their client base, choose to work as a mobile barber or open up their own barbershop, where they can really bring in their passions and personality into their barbershop. Plus, you play a big part in making people look their best. You have the power and skills to give confidence to men by giving them a haircut that suits them and makes them feel great.

There is no lifespan of a barber, once you work hard and continue to master your craft, you can work as long you want. Regardless of the economic situation, men will always need to get their hair cut, so there will always be a need for barbers. With the rise of social media and focus in the media on male grooming, more and more men are willing to invest money in how they look. It’s time to study barbering!

Interested in undertaking this qualification as an apprenticeship?
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Demi International offers a variety of payment options depending on your eligibility.

For more information about course costs, speak to a Course Advisor.

All students will be required to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable enrolment fee of $250 at enrolment, and are required to purchase a Demi International Barber Kit to the value of $950* prior to commencement. These can be paid by Zip Pay, Afterpay, Credit Card, or Eftpos. This secures a place in the course.

For detailed course information, Download the Course Brochure.

*Fee information is correct at time of publication. Fees are subject to change at any time. Various factors can affect a fee change. Please request the latest fee information from our Course Advisor team.


You will complete course modules in;

For full breakdown of entry requirements, course units and career pathways, Download the Course Brochure

Career Outcomes

On successful completion of this Certificate 3 in Barbering SHB30516, our students are skilled and job-ready; you will be recognised in the industry as a fully qualified barber.
Pathways: After achieving this qualification, individuals may wish to undertake:

You will also be able to attend barbering workshops and events to continue to keep up with the current trends in the industry.

Get the Course Guide

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Fully functioning Barber Shop for hands on barber training

We have a dedicated barber shop open to the public, so you will be able to practice your skills on real paying clients.

Bottom line, being a barber is a good life. The job offers flexible hours and rewarding work in a creative industry. Few trades offer as many opportunities to open your own successful business. There is a range of options in how you can be your own boss with a barber career. Start with a Certificate III in Barbering SHB30516

If you have a passion for flair and creativity and would love to be a part of a rewarding career, take the step with Demi International today!

Graduate Testimonials

Jono Noy

Jono Noy

Absolutely gorgeous team to work with, highly recommended to anyone in the industry. Staff are experienced and easy to talk to.

Meet your Instructors

We value a great education. Our instructors have over 30 years of practice experience working with clients in a variety of fields. Each instructor has many years of experience in the industry and is currently still working as Hairdressers and Barbers. They are qualified trainers and assessors that meet the Australian Government guidelines for trainers.


Chris Trezise

Sunshine Coast Campus

After 17 years of experience in the industry growing my knowledge and skills, I have decided to embrace the challenge of sharing my passion and inspiring the next generation of barbers. It is important to me that my students learn not only how to pass an exam. I want them to learn a strong set of skills they will always use.

Chermside barber trainer

Jeff Jowett

Chermside, Ipswich Trainer

After 39 years in the Barbering industry, Jeff is looking to give back with some of the tips and tricks he’s learnt in that time. 

One of his favourite things about barbering is the friendly banter that happens in the shop environment and there will be plenty of that if you’re in the training room with him.

Learn more about Jeff

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Call us on (07) 5309 6635. We are available weekdays 9am – 5pm (AEST).

Payment Options

Learn now and pay later with flexible payments and loans

At Demi International, we offer a range of payment solutions to make learning affordable and paying easier

Are you looking to become a barber? Do you know someone who may make a good barber?

Call us on (07) 5309 6635. We are available weekdays 9am – 5pm (AEST).