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Barbering Course | On-site

The PRO Barbering Course, delivered on-site at Tamarua Beauty Academy, is a comprehensive program that responds to the burgeoning demand for skilled barbers in the thriving men's grooming industry. This course offers a blend of traditional 'old school' barbering and specialist urban barbering techniques. With an industry expert guiding you through the training, you'll acquire skills working on real models in our modern, purpose-built training facility.

Current hairdresser must email certificate to after enrolment for our database (Cost for Barbering section only is $2400)

Take advantage of our limited-time EOFY sale on the PRO course! The full course fee is $3500, but for a limited time, you can enroll for just $3100. Secure your spot in the course with a non-refundable deposit of $500. The remaining balance is due one week prior to the course start date. Don't miss out on this special offer – enroll now and save!

Please note that all courses require a minimum of three students to be booked in. In the event that the minimum number of students is not met, we reserve the right to reschedule the course to a new day. Rest assured, your deposit will be transferred to the following week to accommodate the change. Your learning experience is important to us, and we strive to ensure that each course is conducted with sufficient participation for an enriching educational experience.

If you miss a class, don't worry! Our live stream recordings are available for 72 hours for your convenience. If you require access to a class for a longer period, please let us know, and we can accommodate your request. 

Course Structure & Content

This 12-week course runs one night (Monday) per week for 3 hours, and covers a wide range of topics including:

  • Introduction to Barbering
  • Product knowledge
  • Hygiene, Safety & Sanitisation practices
  • Identify and treat hair and scalp conditions
  • Shampoo and basin services
    Sectioning patterns
  • Creating one length or solid haircut styles
  • Dry hair shape/styling
  • Scissor over comb
  • Create graduated haircut structures
  • Clipper handling techniques
  • Cut hair using over-comb techniques
  • Basic fading/blending/taper
  • Creating combined traditional and classic men’s haircut styles
  • Cut hair using freehand clipper techniques
  • Design and maintain beards and moustaches
  • Using a cutthroat razor/razor hygiene
  • Shave heads and faces
  • Skin fade/razor fade combined haircut
  • Provide men’s general grooming services/full-service haircut and beard
Course Fee

The total cost for the course is $3500, with a limited time offer reducing the fee to $3100. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to secure your place in the course.

Trial Option

A trial option is available for $49. This gives prospective students a chance to get a feel of the course structure and engage with the course content before making the full commitment.

Course Schedule

The course runs for 12 weeks, with classes held once a week on Mondays, lasting for 3 hours.

Certification and Benefits

Upon completion, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and expertise to launch a career in the dynamic field of barbering, offering a diverse range of services from shaving and beard maintenance to hair styling and hair care.

Professionals with a Cert III in hairdressing can bypass the first four weeks of the course and start at week 5, reducing the course cost to $1800. Similarly, experienced barbers wanting to improve their scissor work can attend weeks 1 through 7 for a reduced fee of $1700. Note that mannequin heads are supplied for weeks 1 to 4, but models are required from weeks 5 to 12.

This course includes a mannequin head and styling products. All other equipment and disposable products are supplied in class. A professional basic Barber Kit is necessary to complete the course, but not supplied as part of it. Recommendations for suppliers of the required equipment are provided. The course also comes with a comprehensive Training Manual/Workbook.

Barbering products that you need to purchase before this course starts are listed HERE.

The TBA Difference

Jumpstart Your Career

All courses include business skills by your trainer who successfully run their own beauty business. 

Expert Teachers 

Be taught by industry leaders who still work in and are actively involved in the industry

Become Job Ready

Highly industry relevant courses taught to Australian Standards. Our training courses are designed with the industry’s needs in mind, with a focus on getting you into the career you want, sooner. 

Ongoing Support

FREE ongoing support and mentoring via our Facebook group for life. 

In Person Classes

No prerecorded training. LIVE online refresher classes, master classes and bonus portfolio shoots. 


Courses Information

We offer short industry relevant courses run by industry professionals. All graduated students receive a certificate of completion. If you are in a country like Australia where there are no licensing requirements, our certificate is all you need to get started in the industry. You are also able to obtain insurance.

The Hair and Beauty industry in Australia was deregulated in 1986, therefore it is no longer a legal requirement to complete a course run by a registered training organisation (RTO) to work in the industry or run your own salon.

Our courses offer specific and explicit training in each study area that leaves our students more accomplished and our students are often offered positions over other students from other schools.

So, to be very clear – successfully completing our certificate courses will enable you to gain employment in retail, freelancing, beauty salons and spa’s. You will also be able to use your certificate to gain insurance for your business as well as membership into professional makeup brands ‘professional discount programs’.

You don’t need to be certified to be educated, we teach you to become skilled and experienced which in turn makes you qualified.

All applicants must have completed Year 10 (or equivalent) and be 16 years or older in order to apply to study at the TBA.

Yes! The deposit comes off the course total.

No experience required – we got you! We offer fundamental courses to get you started. To be successful in this fast-paced industry, you need to learn the basics from the best and most talented. All of our courses are taught by industry experts who currently work in the industry ad are highly sort after.

It’s easy to enroll in any of our courses, do it all online via this website, simply add the course or courses you want to do to your Shopping Cart and purchase. You will then be contacted by the TBA shortly thereafter via email to confirm your enrolment and we provide further detailed information about the course. A non-refundable deposit is also required to secure your spot.

At TBA, we believe in providing value rather than just trying to offer a lower quality course that doesn't help our students achieve once they're working. Many other online courses are cheaper but aren't industry relevant. We build our content from the ground up to be:
- Hands on
- Practical, and
- Industry relevant

Over 90% of our students are working on the industry and we are confident that we provide the highest quality training available in Australia.

Academy Information

At the TBA we believe that to be the best, you have to learn from the best. All of our trainers are fully qualified to teach and are experienced and active in their own specialist field within the Film, Fashion, TV, Theatre, Hair and Beauty industries. We believe that the teaching experience and master skills that our trainers have gives our students a far superior advantage in the industry once they’ve finished learning with us.

Our class sizes are kept small, intimate and friendly. This allows you to receive individual tuition and ensures we maintain the high standard of makeup training for which TBA is renowned. You’ll be in classes with max 8-10 students.

We are located in an industrial business park area at 36 Aylesbury Drive, Altona, 3018, Victoria (Building 8).

Ample car parking (as well as disability parking) is available in a well-lit and safe area. The academy building also accommodates students with disabilities. As we like to have a duty of care whilst our students and visitors are on our premises, there is always a staff member on-site that can perform basic first aid if ever needed.

Yes. Students are responsible for obtaining models on the days designated. For example:

- Models are required from week 2 for Beginners/Intermediate Makeup (if you are unable to get a model for your practical, you can work on yourself)

- Models are required each week for Advanced Makeup (if you are unable to get a model for your practical, you can work on yourself)

- Models are required each week for Hair (if you are unable to get a model for your practical, you can purchase a mannequin head from the school)

- Models are required every week for Pro Nails (if you are unable to get a model, you can work on yourself or nail hands are available for purchase at the school).

- Models are required from week 2 for Classic and Volume Eyelash Extensions

- Models are required from weeks 5 to 12 for Barbering

In unusual circumstances when you can’t get a model you will have options to work on either a mannequin head (Hair), your own hands (Nails), your own face (Makeup). We do not encourage this though, you must ensure that you are able to get a reliable model every week where required so that we can properly assess your work.

A certificate will be issued to students who successfully complete a course. Online Students will receive a PDF certificate via email, onsite will receive a framed certificate onsite. ($10 fee if online student requests a framed hard copy)

If you are sick or absent for a class, you will have access to a LIVE stream session VIA our FB PRIVATE FORUM. This class will be available on the forum for 48hrs.

If you are on a payment plan, payment must still be made as per contract . Payment plans are put in place to assist you financially and our TBA policy is signed by all students at the time of enrolment. Your certificate will not be issued till all missed classes are made up. You can book a one on one lesson at an extra cost. If you miss more than 3 classes, you will have to pay $100 for each class you need to re-sit and you may be required to produce a medical certificate.

Payment & Fees

All course deposits are non-refundable. This includes course fees paid in full (in one lump sum). The deposit amount is non-refundable if you withdraw from the course before the first class. If you withdraw after the first class, all payments made are non-refundable as we are not able to place another student in your place after the course has started.

Option 1: Afterpay 
When finalising your purchase, select Afterpay as your payment method and you’ll be taken to their check out page. If you’ve already got an account, simply sign in and check out. If you don’t already have an account, you will be prompted to create an account before checking out.

Afterpay splits your total purchase cost into four easy instalments. You pay the first instalment at the time of purchase and the remainder every fortnight. Payments are interest-free if you pay on time and the only fees are for late payments. To learn more, visit

*You must be 18 years of age to use Afterpay and have a credit or debit card you can link your account to.

Option 2: 
Pay via our payment plan option: Pay a deposit of $500 upon enrolment, followed by 50% of your course balance on your first day of class and the outstanding balance in week 4 of course . Our payment plan option is interest free.