New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering

New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering (Level 4)

Learn how to perform all the skills required to be a fully qualified barber in a growing industry. Taught out of our Wellington Central (Te Kāhui Auaha) and Porirua campuses, students will learn clipper and scissor cuts, fades, wet shaving and the crucial social skills needed to communicate with clients. Get hands-on industry experience surrounded by like-minded people.

What you will learn

  • Apply knowledge of barbering theory and techniques to cut hair and do beard work for clients
  • Be able to talk to a client to work out what they need
  • Provide client care and advice, and carry out sales transactions
  • Understand all health, safety and hygiene regulations as well as professional grooming standards

Flexible study options

This programme offers the flexibility to be completed around work or other life commitments. Classes will be held at the following times and locations:

Porirua; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00am - 4:00pm

TKA (Wellington); Tuesday 9:00am - 4:00pm, Wednesday 12:00pm - 7:00pm and Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Course related costs

Students will be required to purchase their own specialist barber kit at approximately $800. The kit will be supplied to you long with an invoice to pay. This cost is extra to your student fees and students need to apply to StudyLink for any course related costs along with your student fees if you are eligible. 

Entry requirements

NCEA Level 1 or equivalent work experience.

Offering Institute

This qualification is offered by WelTec.

On 1 September 2022, the operations of WelTec transferred to the Whitireia and WelTec business division of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). As part of this, all existing WelTec programmes transferred to Te Pūkenga.

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