GOTAFE is now offering regional students access to the latest in men’s hair techniques, with their brand new Barber Shops set to open in Wangaratta and Shepparton.

The skill of barbering has been revitalised in recent years, with modern trends influencing a rise in the popularity of well-groomed facial hair and clean cut hairstyles. With this increase in demand, there is a strong need for trained professionals who are up to the task, particularly in regional Victoria.

Working closely with Aaron Chan from Kings Domain Barber Shop, GOTAFE Trainers are keen to pass on their skills in men’s grooming to the next generation of Barbers.

“We are so excited to open our new Barber Shops,” explained GOTAFE Industry Consultant Wendi Bourke.

“You can complete your training as an apprenticeship, or you can study your qualification with the non-apprentice option of learning in the classroom with paying members of the public as your clients. If you’re already a hairdresser, workshops make it easy for you to upskill while still working in your business.”
Hairdressing Apprentice Joel Edwards from Craig’s Creations in Kyabram is excited about the prospect of specialising in Barbering.

“I started my career in the dairy industry, and after 10 years I was looking for something new, I saw a Facebook ad and here I am”, said Mr Edwards.

“Just do it; that’s the best piece of advice I can give people considering Barbering.”

Interested? Visit or call 1300 GOTAFE and go places with GOTAFE.