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Barber Skills Level 3

What you’ll take out

Barbering is an art form which is highly sought after internationally and in New Zealand. Whether you want to own your own barber shop, gain full time employment or work overseas, Premier can help you get there. You will develop your skills in scissor, clipper and razor cutting as well as cut throat shaving, tapered fades and all of the classics to work on the barber shop floor.  

Outcome: New Zealand Certificate in Barber Skills Level 3


Our tutors have years of barbering experience and a true passion for the industry. You will develop your skills in scissor, clipper and razor cutting as well as cut throat shaving, tapered fades and the classics to work on the barber shop floor.

Course Location



Hawkes Bay



Lower Hutt

Course Dates

Bridging course in Wellington starts in June so if you have completed Advanced or Emerging Stylist Level 4 contact to find out about how the bridging programme can fast track you to a barbering qualification!

Course Hours

34 Weeks
Tuesday to Friday, 9 am – 4:15 pm

Fee Schedule

$9,180.00 (inclusive of GST, kit and resources)

Government student loans are available via StudyLink.

Fee Protection

Student fees will be held in trust in compliance with section 236A of the Education Act 1989 as amended by the Education Act (No4) 199.


To be eligible for the Barbering Level 3 Course, you must:

  • Be a New Zealand citizen, or have 2 or more years permanent residence in New Zealand
  • Have parental/caregiver consent if you are under 18 years old
  • Be formally exempted from school if you are 15 years old
  • Have verified copies of your birth certificate, passport, IRD number and bank account number

Enrolment Process

Book a tour at your chosen campus via our contact page. Upon acceptance into the course you will be required to fill out your information and apply for your student loan which our representative will help you to complete. Once your fees have been paid you will receive your quality equipment ready to start your new qualification.

NZQA Units Delivered

2873     Demonstrate knowledge of trichology
2878     Apply knowledge of hair & scalp conditions to analyse & select corrective treatments for the hair & scalp
2886     Design and shape beards and moustaches
10645    Describe the development of barbering
10646    Apply initial barbering techniques
10648    Complete a haircut using barbering techniques
19805    Blow dry hair using barbering techniques
19806    Consult with client for barbering services and analyse hair and scalp conditions
19808    Select and maintain barbering tools and equipment
25435    Create appointments and maintain appointment systems and records in the salon environment
25437    Demonstrate & apply knowledge of money matters & personal responsibility in the salon environment
25794    Select and recommend hair products
28843    Demonstrate knowledge of personal health and hygiene, and self-styling, for working in a salon
28844    Demonstrate knowledge of professional behavior and legal requirements for a salon
28845    Demonstrate safe and professional practice in the salon environment
28848    Apply knowledge of common hair and scalp conditions to complete a limited scope consultation

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