New Zealand Certificate in Barber Skills (Level 3)

Get amongst one of the coolest and in-demand industries in New Zealand… Barbering!

In this NZQA approved programme, you will learn how to create all the latest styles, as well as the classics, securing long and successful careers. Taught by renowned industry professionals, students will learn a range of techniques and product knowledge to complement their styling abilities. Commitment to excellence and innovation includes ensuring our graduates are trained expertly in all aspects of their chosen craft. Graduates from this course will stand out to employers in the barbering industry.

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  • 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, buss cuts, designs etc.)
  • Beard and moustache design
  • Product knowledge
  • Sales, customer service and safe operating
  • Photoshoots, CV’s and portfolio creation



Intake Start Finish
B11  24th September 2019 5th June 2020



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.



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.