Qualification by Experience

We know you’ve got to have more than a piece of paper to prove you’re a real barber BUT sometimes having that piece of paper can be a game-changer.

Holding a Level 4 New Zealand qualification:

  • 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.

HITO, New Zealand’s Hair and Beauty Industry Training Organisation, offer a Qualification by Experience programme to help experienced barbers (and hairdressers) credit their work experience towards the New Zealand qualification in barbering.

If you’ve got more than 3 years’ experience as a barber and want to get qualified, read more about what’s involved.

We’ve also got options for international applicants here on a work visa, so if that’s you, get in touch too!

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