Barbering enrolments at TAFE NSW surge as new $1.25 million facility opens

TAFE NSW is experiencing a boom in Barbering enrolments as the NSW Government yesterday opened new $1.25 million facilities at TAFE Ultimo to boost training for the State’s future barbers.

Minister responsible for TAFE NSW Adam Marshall yesterday inspected and opened the new facilities, saying the state-of-the-art space, which includes a simulation barbershop, would enable TAFE to respond to increasing enrolments in Barbering.

“TAFE is experiencing a Barbering enrolment boom, with enrolments surging 424 per cent between 2016 and 2017 and enrolments increasing by 81 per cent compared to this time last year,” Mr Marshall said.

“The NSW Government’s $1.25 million investment in new facilities at Ultimo will enhance delivery of this course by providing students with a simulated training environment so they can get the hands on skills they need to get a job in this booming industry.

“Off the back of a resurgence in barbering and barbershops, TAFE NSW introduced its Certificate III Barbering qualification in 2016 to respond to an acute skills need across the State, and since then the course has continued to reach new heights.

“These enrolment growth figures demonstrate that while TAFE NSW is experiencing monumental growth in construction trade qualifications, there is also impressive growth across a range of in-demand and re-emerging industries such as Barbering.”

The Certificate III in Barbering is listed on the NSW Skills List meaning students receive a generous subsidy in excess of 75 per cent to complete their qualification.

The Barbering facilities are part of the $1.25 million overhaul of W Block at Ultimo campus, which also includes a new training space for Tourism students.

TAFE NSW delivers Barbering at 20 locations across the State. More for information visit ”“




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