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Barber Foundation Level 4 - New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering (Level 4) 

Course Outline:

The course has theory and practical components. Our training is delivered alongside a Tutor/Barber in a commercial Barber shop environment (practical) and face to face in the classroom (theory). This is an exciting programme which includes designer cutting workshops  to extend your creativity and expand your knowledge on from unit standards. This allows for assessment in authentic working conditions. 

Optional Extra: Being involved in Regional Barber Battle, Barber Craft, Hairdressing Competitions, Editorial Photographic competitions 

Course Criteria:

  • Completed Enrollment form
  • Birth Certificate or passport
  • Record of Learning
  • Level 3 Salon Support or Level 3 in Barbering completed (Cross Crediting from Hairdressing to Barbering is included)

NZ Certificate in Commercial Barbering  (Level 4)

This is a 20 week study programme with Level 3 & 4 Barber skills. 

We encourage parents to accompany the prospective student to the interview as the course is very comprehensive and family support is important for students’ success.

The skills include:

  • Perform Barber Services & run a Barber Chair in a Commercial Shop 
  • Fundamentals of Wet Shaving
  • Wet Shave facial hair using a cut throat razor
  • Manage conversation & interactions to create a atmosphere suitable for a Barber Shop 
  • Health & Safety Plan


We have a fully equipped Barber shop that runs commercially for authentic assessment situations. Students nearer the end of the programme will be offered work experience if required.


The costs of training may change per intake and can be quoted when applying.

2018 Course costs $4,400.00

Equipment kits are extra to course costs.

2018 Equipment costs $950.0 (note individual equipment lists may be required for each student if you come from another provider)

What you need:

Equipment list is a compulsory component of the course, includes the necessary barbering tools. This can be assisted with through course related costs at Study link.

Why choose us:

‘Training Barbers is our Business!’ That’s what we do! We have now redirected the teaching & learning practises to a more Learner focused environment. Our business model is "Passion (Fashion) & Purpose (Relevance) before skill (Basic Skill)" this means we teach fashion work in cutting & blow drying. This primarily focuses on capturing the students enthusiasum, excitement and keeps them focused on attendance & application to learning.

Career Opportunities:

As the director I take it upon myself and use my contacts within the industry to source out part time jobs, or work experience within the Manawatu, and further a field if necessary, for students towards the end of the course with the objective that the salon will offer you a position (intermediate/senior) to continue your training to sit you two final industry unit standards. We have an 95% job success for students completing the programme to date. Hard working students with excellent attendance, attitude and skill will in fact get the best jobs. It’s all about attitude!


We have two Intakes per year with our Graduate Course

  • 30 January 2018 to 08 December 2018
  • 24 July 2018 to 05 July 2019

Or Intakes can be any time throughout the year on fitting all the necessary entry requirements

The course runs from Tuesday through Friday 9.00am to 4:00pm late night Thursday till 7:30pm (compulsory)

Course holiday breaks are two weeks of the National Primary School holiday. NB: October Holidays all sites only has one week. Plus we have a 5 week Christmas and New Year break.

Pre Requisites:

Students must have successfully completed Level 3 Hairdressing (Salon Support) or Level 3 Barber Skills. Cross crediting Hairdressing to Barbering will be included in course costs

Loans & Allowances:

All NZ and Australian Citizen are eligible to Loans & Allowances and must be applied for through Study link 0800 88 99 00. You can also apply for Course Related Costs for equipment that you require for the course.