Young man gets fade barbercut

New Zealand Certificate in Barber Skills (Level 3)

Do you appreciate a good fade? Join the club! Learn all the latest styles as well as the classics on our NZQA approved Barber Skills programme. Taught by qualified industry professionals in a fun learning environment, you’ll participate in hands-on client experiences, plus other programme highlights such as events, photoshoots and competitions. With a strong focus on men’s cutting techniques, our graduates stand out to employers from top barbershops. 

Want to find out more about our Barber Skills programme? Watch our student video below.


  • Barbering theory
  • Consultations (including hair and scalp care)
  • Scissor cutting (long and short hair)
  • Scissor and razor combination cuts (pompadour, Caesar etc.)
  • Men’s styling and blow-drying
  • Clipper cuts (fades, buzz cuts, designs etc.)
  • Beard and moustache design
  • Product knowledge
  • Sales, customer service and safe operating
  • Photoshoots, CV’s and portfolio creation
Young man gets barber cut


Intake Start Finish
B19 23rd November 2021  5th August 2022
B20 22nd February 2022 18th October 2022


This course is 34 weeks. Hours are Tuesday – Friday from 8:45 am – 4:15 pm. Monday is a self-directed study day used for projects and assignments.


Fees $8,083*
(NZQA assessment fees, Registration & hook-ons)
Equipment $ 1,000 (Course related costs)
Total $9,083 (inc. GST)

International student total fees: $15,500 ($14,500 fees + $1,000 kit)

*You may be eligible to train for free under the Fees free scheme. Click here to find out more.

Barbering student trimming hair


A letter will be sent to the applicant immediately following the interview to notify acceptance. On acceptance you will be required to return a contract to Servilles Academy within 5 working days.


Book a talk and tour with our recruitment team. We encourage parents to accompany the prospective student to the talk and tour as the course is very comprehensive and family support is important.


If a student wishes to withdraw from a course after payment of any monies (in full or part) they are required to do so in writing to the Academy Manager no later than 8 calendar days after the course commencement.

If a student withdraws within 8 calendar days of the first day of the course they will be entitled to, upon return of all equipment, a full refund of all monies minus a $500 administration fee.