New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering

Ignite Colleges

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1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the barbering industry with qualified barbers who can work independently as standalone operators in a commercial environment.

Graduates will be recognised by industry as qualified barbers. They will also be capable of contributing to barber shop operations when required.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Learners must have/be: * A minimum age of 16 years prior to the commencement of the course. * Must have a minimum of 3 years secondary education. * Sufficient Literacy and Numeracy skills to succeed in the attainment of this qualification. * Must have an interest in hair and fashion. * Must be well presented and have a bright and positive attitude. * Must be fit and able to cope with the physical and mental demands of a commercial barber shop or salon environment. * NOTE: For Learners whose first Language is not English they will be expected to provide evidence that an over IELTS (Academic) band score of 5.5 (with no score below 5)

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$10,660 $10,660
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$5,722 $5,722
Total $16,382 $16,382

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $39,000
Earnings range $31,000 - $46,000
In employment 62%
In further study 21%
On a benefit 4%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (022) 0791579
Fax: (09) 2682550

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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