Barber Level 3




The course has theory and practical components. Our training is delivery face to face in the classroom (theory) and students work alongside a Tutor in a commercia barber shop environment (practical). This allows for assessment in authentic working conditions.

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


Completed Enrolment form
Birth Certificate or passport
Latest school report


This is a 40 week study programme with Level 1, 2 & 3 Barber skills. The student will gain 122 credits towards the NZ Certificate in Barber Skills, within the 40 week programme.

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:

Converse with clients

  • Tricology
  • Hair & Scalp – Select Treatment
  • Hair & Scalp – Consultation
  • Personal Health & Hygiene & Self Styling
  • Safe & Professional Practices in a Barber shop
  • Money Matters
  • Provide Customer service
  • Workflow
  • Select & Recommend Products
  • Maintain Tools
  • Development of Barbering
  • Beards & Moustaches
  • Initial Barbering Techniques
  • Haircut using Barbering Techniques
  • Blow Dry using Barbering Techniques
  •  Consult a client & analyse Hair & Scalp

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.

2021 Course costs $7,145.00

Equipment kits are extra to course costs.

2021 Equipment costs $1,000.00


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.


‘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 blow waving, setting & Long Hair Ups well before the basic uniform layer sets & blow waves. This primarily focuses on capturing the students enthusiasum, excitement and keeps them focused on attendance & application to learning.


As the director I take it upon myself and use my contacts within the industry to source out part time jobs 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 an apprenticeship or the opportunity to study at Level 4. We have an 80% 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 Foundation Course

  • 02 February 2021 to 10 December 2021
  • 27 July 2021 to 04 June 2022

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

Course holiday breaks are two weeks of the National Primary School holiday. NB: October Holidays all sites only has one week


Foundation Course requires the student to be 16 years of age, pass and pre-entry test (basic literacy & numeracy) and have an interview. Placement will be accepted if available.


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.