SHB50216 + SHB30516

The Business of Barbering

Ready for an industry management role?
Set yourself up for a successful future in barbershop management or entrepreneurship. A powerful combination of professional practical skills and management knowledge.

Why choose this course?

Whether you’re looking to kickstart your career as a barber or run your barbershop, look no further than Demi International’s dual Diploma of Salon Management and Certificate III in Barbering qualifications. This dual enrolment will not only provide you with the necessary skills to meet all your clients’ barbering needs but the additional skills to gain the competitive edge over others in the industry through real-world experience and hands-on training in our barbershop clinic.

This dual qualification bundle, you will also refine your ability to work with and manage a barbershop team, understand the strategic requirements of running a barbershop and coordinate the day-to-day operations. Successful graduates will finish the qualification with the necessary skills to operate a barbershop and also provide the highest level of customer and barbering services.

Study at one of six world-class campuses in Maroochydore, Toowoomba, Chermside, Cairns, Southport, and Ipswich

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to enrol into this qualification. Students should be at least 15 years of age and should have completed a Year 10 (or equivalent) level of schooling. Younger applicants may be eligible to apply, and entry will be determined at Demi International’s discretion and in line with any relevant legislation or regulatory requirements.

To ensure Demi International can provide you with appropriate support throughout your enrolment, you may be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy review.


What you'll learn…

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 barbering 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. 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!

Gain a significant advantage over your peers as you head towards a new career in management. Learn the skills and knowledge to run large spas, salons and clinics, wellness retreats and businesses in the personal services environment.

Demi International offers a variety of payment options and funding 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 which can be paid by Zip Pay, Afterpay, Credit Card, or Eftpos. This secures a place in the course.

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*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.

Course Units - Study Your Way

Salon Management

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Career Outcomes

Our SHB50216 Diploma of Salon Management + SHB30516 Certificate III in Barbering will prepare you with the skills & knowledge to enjoy an exciting makeup career in a range of industry roles, like:

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Enrol online in less than 10 minutes, with a few simple steps:

One of our friendly course advisors will be in touch when we receive your enrolment and deposit. Next, we’ll send you everything you need to get started, including a welcome email, your Canvas login, and a payment plan setup link. 

You will be invited to an Orientation Day at your campus, scheduled a few weeks before your course begins. This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow students, get to know your campus and collect your uniform in preparation for your first day. 

Need more information?

Our course advisors are here to help. They can talk you through how the course is delivered, what you’ll learn and what you need to bring, along with funding and payment options. 

When you’re ready to enrol, your course advisor will step you through the application and deposit process, send across relevant paperwork and links, then arrange your orientation and uniform collection.  

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