Programme details

Fulltime hours

 Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm, Fridays 9am to 1pm (half-day self-directed learning on Fridays).

Entry requirements

Open Entry

Qualification awarded

New Zealand Certificate in Barber Skills (Level 3)

Barbering Essentials 

Level 3

Be part of this exciting industry that is taking New Zealand men’s grooming to a new level.

2020 Intake:


32 Weeks

Learn initial barbering techniques to complete haircuts and barbering services, and provide client care and advice.

Our dynamic programme combines the classic barbering skills of clipper, scissor, and razor cutting with street savvy taper fades, line-outs, cut-throat shaving and current colour trends.

Learn the old and the new school - We teach the full spectrum of barber skills so you can work on a wide range of clients.

Graduates will have the fundamental skills and knowledge to begin working within the barbering industry as a new entrant with pre-trade training.


  • Master scissor and clipper cutting

  • Beard and mustache shaping

  • Cut-throat shaving 

  • Learn the latest trends in men's cutting

  • Contemporary techniques in men's colouring

  • Practice on real clients in our on-site salons 

  • Exclusive industry exposure: Meet exclusive guest speakers and go on industry partner tours so you can build contacts


$9,007.00 (student loan available if eligible)

If you're eligible for fees free study you still need to apply for a Student Loan if you want to borrow course-related costs or living costs. You can apply through Studylink. Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit Studylink.

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1st Floor, 109 Devonport Road

Cnr Devonport Road & Elizabeth Street
Tauranga Central


Phone: 07 579 5220

0800 faceandbeauty (0800 322 326)


Weekdays 8.30am - 4.00pm

© 2020 Face & Beauty is one of the trading names for the registered PTE New Zealand School of Tourism. Your enrolment is with New Zealand School of Tourism Ltd and your qualification is issued by the New Zealand School of Tourism.