If you’re an experienced barber in New Zealand on a work visa, HITO can help you gain your Level 4 New Zealand qualification.

Holding a Level 4 New Zealand qualification:

  • Makes it easier to apply for residency as a Skilled Migrant
  • Clearly shows New Zealand employers what skills you have
  • Gives you a qualification that is respected across the world
  • Allows you train apprentices and help others get qualified
  • Opens up employment opportunities for your future

Qualifications

Barbering

Duration

1-6 months

Cost

$2000

Level

4

Who can apply?

You need:

  • 5 years’ experience working as a barber*
  • Proof of your experience**
  • To be currently working in a barbershop in New Zealand
  • A basic first aid certificate
  • Conversational English
  • A current New Zealand work visa
  • A health and safety plan (template below)

*Includes time at international barbering schools

**A CV with a detailed timeline of your work experience, references from past and current employers and certificates from courses.

What is involved?

  • You download and fill out an application form by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ button.
  • You send us the application form, a copy of your work visa, a health and safety plan, a letter from your current employer proving you work in their business, a copy of your first aid certificate and proof of your experience in barbering (CV, references from past and current employers, certificates from courses).
  • We assess your experience and make sure it matches the New Zealand qualification through a conversation with a qualified barber.
  • HITO contact you to arrange a time for a practical demonstration of your skills. This will involve three cuts and one shave.
  • HITO issue your New Zealand qualification.

You’ll receive a New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering Level 4.

For more information or to sign up now, please email support@hito.org.nz or call (04) 499 1180.

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