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Introduction to Barbering (Dual Enrolment)

Gain a foundation of essential skills for a barbering career.

Content Designed as a pathway into the full-time New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering (Level 4), this Dual Enrolment offering is held one day a week while you continue your general studies at school.

You’ll learn a range of basic barbering techniques plus customer service and communication skills specifically for the retail barbering environment. The course includes some theory but most of the learning is hands-on within a practical setting.

Location: Christchurch

Fees may apply for International Students

Programme Credits

NZQF credits in the table below are awarded to you on completion of this programme. These credits contribute to achieving your NCEA qualification.

Unit Standard Title Version Number NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits Level 4 Credits
19805 Blow dry hair using barbering techniques 3 5 5
11941 Establish and maintain positive customer service interactions in a retail environment 8 2 2
21935 Maintain order and supplies in a hairdressing or barbering salon environment 4 5 5
21938 Converse and interact with clients and operators in a salon environment 4 3 3
9677 Communicate in a team or group which has an objective 11 3 3
33019 Communicate in an organisation 1 3 3
9953 Provide client service and care in a hairdressing or barbering salon environment 6 4 4
Total: 25 25

If you are interested in enrolling in a Dual Enrolment course, you should first talk to your secondary school or with Ara.

As different programmes are offered, entry requirements, application, and interview processes (including selection criteria) may vary

If English isn't your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer to the Acceptable Alternative Chart or contact us for an assessment.

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Introduction to Barbering

PART-TIME - 1 Year

Gain a foundation of essential skills for a barbering career.

Type Dual Enrolment
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
Credits 25
Level 2
May allow Dual Enrolment Yes
Available Part time Yes
Reference NCEP4T-BARD
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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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