Dreaming of a career as a barber? ……….Kick-start into your career with an International Certificate in Barbering”!

This is the only internationally recognised Certificate in Barbering currently being offered in Australia. The Academy of Hair & Beauty is the only college in Australia offering City & Guilds international hairdressing & barbering qualifications. We offer the highest quality training in Australia, and our training provides a spring board for your career not just in Australia but anywhere in the world.

What will you learn?

By studying the City & Guilds International Certificate in Barbering, you will be well on your way to a career as a barber. This prestigious Certificate in Barbering is recognised in over 80 countries world-wide and is issued by City & Guilds (London).  In 3-6 months, you will learn men’s haircutting techniques to create many looks – graduated, traditional, fashion and textured looks using skills such as layering, club cutting, and scissor over comb, use of clippers, texturizing, thinning, and using a razor, freehand, tapering, graduating and fading. You will also learn how to cut facial hair using various cutting techniques such as scissor over comb, clipper over comb and freehand on beards and moustaches. You can choose from electives such as providing shaving and face massage services, designing and creating patterns in hair, hair colouring, creative hair design, scalp massage, reception, promoting products and services and creating stock displays.

If you already hold an Australian qualification in hairdressing or barbering; you will be able to apply to have your existing skills assessed and then undertake training if necessary to achieve this prestigious International Certificate.

If you wish to upskill from this Certificate, many graduates will choose to go on to study the International Diploma of Barbering.

Want to travel?

Barbering is a great career that can take you many places.  You may wish to travel the world…… Pack you scissors and comb and take you creativity and positivity with you!

Want to work in a barber shop and work alongside a team of barbers?

If you wish build a clientele and reputation for yourself, working in a local barbershop can be very rewarding.

Want to learn more? 

Once you have finished this course you can upskill into an International Diploma of Barbering or International Diploma of Women’s Hairdressing (see further Training)

Are you a hairdresser that wants to learn barbering?

You can add barbering to your suite of skills and services to maximize either your employment opportunities or your income.

Want to be self-employed?

You could start or buy your own barber shop or maybe you would like to be a mobile barber? Being mobile means you can work flexible hours without the investment setting or purchasing up your own barbershop


What Career Opportunities Exist?

– Working in a barber shop
– Owning your own barber shop
– Mobile barbering
– Film/TV
– Working on cruise liners
– Travelling and working overseas

What Further Education Is There?

City & Guilds International Diploma in Hairdressing for Colour Technicians
– City & Guilds International Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing
City & Guilds International Diploma in Barbering
City & Guilds International Diploma in Hairdressing for Cutting and Styling Technicians
Certificate III in Hairdressing– Certificate III in Beauty Services
Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy
Diploma of Beauty Therapy



Can you give me some course information?

Many of our students study Hairdressing and Barbering together to maximise their work opportunities.

The training is “hands on”, practising with clients in the Academy’s salon, allowing you to study the theory at home. It’s nothing like school. This is exciting news for young and mature age students who hate the idea of “going to school”. Many of our students study hairdressing and beauty or hairdressing and barbering together to maximise their work opportunities.

Requirements: No previous qualifications required

Course Length: 3-6 months
Training Times: Barbering training is held Monday to Thursday:  9:30am to 3:30pm, and Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings: 5:30pm to 9:00pm.

Hours: We will design a personalised training plan to reflect the study time you have available.

Our Graduates

Many of the Academy’s graduates prefer to own their own business and, as they have gained great salon experience and confidence throughout their training, purchase or open their own barbershops or salons immediately upon graduating.  It is the desire of most of our graduates to eventually become self-employed. The Academy’s training, which promotes independence very early in the course, provides the best possible foundation to achieve their career goal.

Call Cheryle on 93299544 or email enquiries@thehairacademy.com.au for more information or to enrol