New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering Level 4
The New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering Level 4 is an internationally recognised NZQA approved programme that allows you to take your barber skills to the next level. The commercial barber programme is for students who have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Barber Skills Level 3
This programme will cover more advanced barber theory and practical skills where you will work on clients in our barbershop as well as being involved in barber competitions, community events, and photoshoots.
All course content is delivered face to face on-site at BHB Academy where we operate from a purpose-built, fully equipped barbershop that runs commercially for authentic assessment situations.
Students are taught by award-winning barbers with both barbering and teaching as their passion.
Upon completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering Level 4, you are able to enter into barbershop employment as a fully qualified barber.
Being a qualified barber can lead to many exciting career opportunities E.G:
- Barbershop employment
- Barbershop business owner
- Cruise ship/superyacht
- Creative education and much more
Applicants must be 16 years or over at the time of commencing study and have achieved The New Zealand Certificate in Barber Skills Level 3 or equivalent.
Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 5.5 (with no score below 5.0) or equivalent. Enrolment is subject to approval by the directors.
A passion for barbering and the commitment to complete and your barber qualification is essential.
You must also be able to meet all enrolment requirements as stated in the Enrolment Guide.
Course Duration and Hours
This course is 20 weeks
Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Monday is a self-directed study day used for projects and assignments
Course holiday breaks
BHB Academy follows the Ministry of Education school term and holiday breaks.
NB: Except for the October holidays where one week’s holiday is taken only (the first week). This is due to our early finish in December so as to accommodate student’s employment in barbershops.
Fees Schedule 2021
Equipment Kit: $N/A
All NZ and Australian Citizens are eligible for loans and allowances and must be applied for through Study Link. You can also apply for course-related costs for the equipment kit required for the course.
Student fees will be held in a trust in compliance with section 236A of the Education Act 1989 as amended by the Education Amendment Act (No4) 1991.
Enrolments are now open, please enquire
Click on Apply Now below to fill out an enrolment form, or for assistance with enrolling contact Salina on 063583878 ext. 3
You will hear back from a member of the enrolment team to schedule an interview time. Having support around you is important so we encourage parents/support people to attend this interview with you.
BHB Academy may then present you with a letter of offer to pursue study in the New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering Level 4.
You will also be sent further enrolment documentation to read through, including forms you need to fill in, sign, and return to BHB Academy as part of your enrolment requirements. These will be sent to you via email.
If you wish to withdraw from a course after payment of any monies (in full or part) you are required to do so in writing by filling in a Change of details/circumstances form, email salina@bhbacademy to request this form. You are required to do this within the refund period of 8 calendar days after the course commencement.
If you withdraw within 8 calendar days of the first day of the course you will be entitled to, upon return of all equipment, a full refund of all monies less a $500 administration fee.
Please see BHB Enrolment Guide for further information on withdrawal/refund processes.
- Wet shaving
- Health and safety
- Communication skills
- Performing barber services
You will be required to purchase a kit of equipment that you will need to use throughout your study with BHB Academy. This can be purchased through BHB Academy using course-related costs available through Study Link. If you have already purchased the Barber Skills Level 3 kit, you will not be required to purchase any further kit items. However, please enquire if you would like to purchase any further equipment to add to your kit.