Young man gets fade barbercut

New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering (Level 4)

Do you appreciate a good fade? Join the club! Learn all the latest styles as well as the classics on our NZQA approved Commercial Barber 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 Commercial Barbering programme? Watch our student video below.


  • In-depth scissor cutting techniques 
  • Fundamental and advanced clipper work
  • Designing beards adn moustaches including cutthroat shaving
  • Men’s styling and blow-drying
  • Product knowledge
  • Sales, customer service and safe operating
  • Work placement in a Barbershop
  • Photoshoots, CV’s and portfolio creation
Young man gets barber cut


Intake Start Finish
B23 1 November 2022 14 July 2023
B24 7th February 2023

6th October 2023



This course is 34 weeks. Hours are between Monday – Friday from 8:45 am – 4:15 pm. One day of the week 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.