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New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering (Level 4)

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Level of Study



32 weeks

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The revival of barbering means great opportunities for graduates! Our dynamic programme combines the classic barbering skills of clipper, scissor, and razor cutting with street savvy taper fades, line-outs, cut-throat shaving and current colour trends.

Learn the old and the new school

We teach the full spectrum of barber skills so you can work on a wide range of clients.

Exclusive industry exposure

Be part of “money can’t buy” exposure to the industry, through exclusive guest speakers and industry partner tours so you can start to build contacts.

Course Content

The old school:

Master scissor and clipper cutting
Beard and moustache shaping
Cut-throat shaving

The new school:

Learn the latest trends in men's cutting
Contemporary techniques in men's colouring
Practice on real clients in our on-site salons

Career Opportunities

The revival in barbering creates ample opportunities for graduate barbers to find full-time employment in a barbershop or open a business with small capital outlay, as well as the exciting internship options offered with this course!

Barbers may also find employment in the following industries:

Hair salons and barber shops
Luxury hotels
Cruise ships
Small business ownership

Entry criteria

Entry is open to beginners and all applicants are considered however you must be:

Able to demonstrate a basic understanding of spoken and written English

International students must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5. in writing (within the last two years). This may vary, please see your programme requirements.

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