Barbering Skills Assessment

Barber – ANZSCO: 391111

If you are a Barber, your migration agent will ask you to complete the mandatory Barbering Skills Assessment for migration to Australia. The Down Under Centre is proud to work closely with Trades Recognition Australia(TRA) Approved Registered Training Organisations(RTO’s) to facilitate their Technical Skype interviews and work with clients to ensure that they are ready for their barbering Skills Assessment for Australia.

On completion of the Barber Skills Assessment you will be issued with your Australian Certificate 111 in Barbering. This will be invaluable for employment once you arrive in Australia. The Down Under Centre deliver the Technical Skype interviews daily from our building in London. If you are based in Scotland we have venues closer to home where you can complete your Technical Skype interview.

The Down Under Centre specialises in Skills Assessments for Barbers. We work with numerous clients directly to ensure that all Skills Assessments completed are perfect prior to submission to the assessing body.

Find out more about our Agency Service for barbers who want to migrate to Australia.


The Skills Assessment process is broken up into three stages. Because barbering is not a licensed trade, employers in Australia may insist you hold your Australian Barbering Qualification. Each state and territory in Australia has different regulations and if you require a builder’s license you will need to obtain a Certificate 111.

1. SELF ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE: An online self-evaluation form to make sure your skill level as a Barber is at the standard immigration is looking for. Please note the mandatory requirements and how many electives you will need to complete. Please email our office at or call our office on 020 3376 1555 to obtain the Self-Assessment Questionnaire. This is a free service.


DOCUMENTARY ASSESSMENT: In this stage, you are required to prove you are a Barber and have the necessary skills to work as a Barber in Australia, by providing evidence that you have been qualified as a Barber for more than three years and that you have worked in this trade for a minimum of 12 months out of the last 36 months. You will be asked to prove this via pay slips, invoices, bank statements and/ or employment references. You also need to make sure you supply certified copies of your evidence and at least 20 photos of your work.

It is very important to remember that most of your evidence gathering for your Skills Assessment is also required for your Visa, which makes it easier for you. During your conversation with the Down Under Centre, we will also be able to advise how many years of work experience will be required to give you maximum points for your visa.

The Down Under Centre can provide you with an agency service to assist you at this stage as it is considered to be the most difficult stage of your visa application. Please call us on 0203 376 1555 to enquire about our agency service and how it can specifically help you.


The final part of your Skills Assessment is a technical Skype interview. Here you will be required to come to our London venue The Down Under Centre based conveniently next to Ealing Broadway underground station Alternatively, you can choose to carry out your technical Skype interview at a venue in Scotland.

We will organise an Australian qualified Barber who is also an Australian qualified trainer and assessor to discuss your stage two application with you and your everyday working life as a Barber. Therefore, it’s very important that you have provided the assessing body and their assessor with a full stage 2 pack.

*Please note that if the assessor feels that you do not have the necessary skills to work in Australia as a qualified Barber, he/she will ask you to provide further information or complete a practical assessment/site visit which will be at your cost. The Down Under Centre have never had a client that has required a site visit as yet as we work closely with them to ensure that this does not need to happen. The assessors understand that you may be nervous, they will discuss your application with you in a calm manner in a relaxed environment and do all they can to assist you and put you at ease.

White Card

As a tradie, you will need to obtain your White Card for Australia in order to work on any Australia building/construction site. The White Card is equivalent to your CSCS Card. We provide an online course and issue the Western Australia White Card which is accepted Australia-wide. To get started, visit our White Card Course page and Register an account.

Once you have passed, your White Card will be posted to the address you supplied in your registration.



A hairdresser and barber cuts, styles, colours, straightens and permanently waves hair, and treats hair and scalp conditions.

As a hairdresser you will need to be confident in being able to provide advice on hair care, beauty products and hairstyles. You’ll also be shampooing and conditioning hair scalps. Additionally, you will be colouring, straightening and lastingly waving hair with chemical solutions, cutting hair with scissors, clippers and razors and shaping hair into dreadlocks and braids and adding hair extensions. Furthermore, you’ll be shaving and trimming beards and moustaches. To add, you may need to clean, colour, cut and style wigs and hairpieces You need to ensure you dust work areas and disinfect instruments. You will also be placing appointments and collecting payments.


If you are working as a barber in Australia, you could be earning up to $20 an hour! To stay updated with any available job opportunities, take a look at our jobs page: