Barbering is one year in duration and students spend 1-2 days in the barber shop. Students learn customer service and communication skills, and basic barbering skills such as caring for equipment and preparing a client for a service.

There are six units to achieve

Unit Skills Level Credit
19808 Select and maintain barbering tools and equipment 2 4
21935 Maintain and order supplies in a barbering environment 2 5
21936 Protect the client for barbering service in a barbershop environment 2 1
21938 Converse and interact with clients and operators in a barbershop environment 2 3
21939 Demonstrate knowledge of fashion trends in relation to barbering 1 3
21940 Demonstrate knowledge of workplace requirements for employment in a commercial barbershop 2 5

Gateway students receive a workbook with more information on the practical and theory tasks involved in gaining each unit. After completing, students can move on to an apprenticeship in barbering.

To find out more about Gateway placements or signing your student on for Gateway, visit our Gateway page.

For more information please contact us at info@hito.org.nz.

If you want to talk to someone about apprenticeships, call one of our friendly regional managers.