Barbering isn't just a job...it's an art form!
The revival of barbering means great opportunities for graduates! 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.
Exclusive industry exposure
Be part of “money can’t buy” exposure to the industry, through exclusive guest speakers and industry partner tours so you can start to build contacts.
The old school:
- Master scissor and clipper cutting
- Beard and moustache shaping
- Cut-throat shaving
The new school:
- Learn the latest trends in men's cutting
- Contemporary techniques in men's colouring
- Practice on real clients in our on-site salons
Entry is open to beginners and all applicants are considered however you must be:
- Able to demonstrate a basic understanding of spoken and written English
The revival in barbering creates ample opportunities for graduate barbers to find full-time employment in a barbershop or open a business with small capital outlay.
Barbers may also find employment in the following industries:
- Hair salons and barber shops
- Luxury hotels
- Cruise ships
- Small business ownership
2020 Intake Dates
Auckland City Campus
20 April 2020
13 July 2020
Auckland South Campus
20 April 2020
13 July 2020
This course is offered at our Auckland City and Auckland South campuses.
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You may be eligible for fees free study as part of the changes made by the Government! If so, the below fees and costs will not apply to you. Refer to the website www.feesfree.govt.nz to check and see if you are eligible.
Tuition Fee: $9,007.00
Course Related Costs: $1,000.00*
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 qualify to have your course fees paid up to a maximum of $12,000 by the government.
If you are aged between 16 and 19 years, you may qualify for one of our Youth Guarantee fee-free spots.
- New Zealand Certificate in Barber Skills - Level 3
Cut Above Academy 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