Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) offers a nationally recognised qualification in barbering!

CIT has an impressive 90-year history providing technical and further education in the ACT and surrounding area. Today, CIT trains around 20,000 students each year in a wide range of courses.

The Certificate III in Barbering (SHB30516) at CIT will provide you with the skills and knowledge to perform a range of tasks including head and face shaving, freehand clipper designs, carving and track design. You will become competent in communicating in the workplace, consulting with clients, recommending products and services, and designing and applying a broad range of technical skills.

CIT is a fully accredited Pivot Point school enabling us to use state of the art resources on campus, off campus and online. Our salons replicate a commercial barber/salon environment – working on clients – which makes the learning journey more enjoyable and practical to barbering clientele.

Already working in the industry? Get your skills recognised! CIT’s Skills Recognition is an acknowledgement of the skills you have learned from your work, life experience, or from any previous training. Undertaking Skills Recognition means you can gain either a part or full qualification without having to re-learn things you already know.

For more information contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email