Experience-Based Qualification


Are you a highly experienced professional in the hairdressing industry but lack the NZQA certification in Professional Stylist Level 4 and Commercial Barbering Level 4? Hair To Train can assist you in attaining this qualification!

Obtaining a Level 4 hairdressing or Level 4 barbering certification:

  • Enhances your chances of securing residency as a skilled migrant.
  • Demonstrates to New Zealand employers that you possess the necessary skills.
  • Grants you a globally recognized qualification.
  • Enables you to train New Zealand apprentices.
  • Opens up numerous job opportunities within the hairdressing industry.

Our Experience-Based Qualification (QbyE) is specifically designed for individuals currently working in the industry with substantial experience but lacking a New Zealand qualification. To establish evidence of your experience, we require supporting documents, a professional conversation with an industry assessor, and a practical assessment conducted at your workplace.

What qualifications are available through the Experience-Based Qualification?

  • New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Professional Stylist) (Level 4)

What criteria must I meet to apply for the Experience-Based Qualification?

Applicants need to fulfill a checklist of industry experience requirements, be employed in a relevant commercial environment pertaining to the certificate they are seeking, and possess a minimum number of years of experience within that industry.

Minimum Industry Experience Requirements:

  • Hairdressing: 5+ years of full-time experience
  • Barbering: 3+ years of full-time experience

How long does the Experience-Based Qualification take?

The program typically takes 6 months to complete.

What is the cost of the Experience-Based Qualification?

  • NZ Citizens: $1,000 + GST
  • Non-NZ Citizens: $2,000 + GST

Ready to achieve full qualification?

If you wish to determine your eligibility or gather further information, please get in touch with the Director of Studies at 027 531 6606 or email donna@hairtotrain.co.nz.