New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3) (YG).xml New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3) (YG)

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New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3) (YG)

ProgrammeFull time – 34 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Qualification name

New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3) (YG) Advised on enrolment

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Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

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Christchurch - Madras Street, Timaru

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Programme Content

Gain the foundation skills needed to start a career in hairdressing.

This programme has been designed to provide a broad introduction to hairdressing, and a foundation to build upon with further study. You'll learn about salon culture, hierarchy and terminology so you can communicate appropriately with clients, peers and supervisors.

You'll also learn elementary styling skills such as blow drying, moulding, setting and long hair-ups, plus colour treatment basics. Health and safety, hygiene and personal health and presentation within a salon environment are also covered.

Programme Structure

To complete this Youth programme you are required to do the NZQF unit standards outlined in the table below. The credits above are Ara credits which you will receive upon completion of this programme. Please note the number of credits may be different.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • To enrol you must 16 years or over and be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or hold a visa which allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school. If you are currently enrolled at a high school you will need to provide Approval of Enrolment from your school Principal.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills or credits in English rich subjects from New Zealand educational institutions. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.










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Next steps

To apply for this course please complete:

  • An application form

Application Documents

Career opportunities

This qualification shows employers that you have the ability to perform basic tasks competently within a salon environment.

Study pathways

The New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) Level 3 leads on to several other qualifications in this sector, including the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) Level 4.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths
Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits Level 4 Credits
2873 Demonstrate knowledge of trichology 6 8 8
28848 Apply knowledge of common hair and scalp conditions to complete a limited scope consultation 1 4 4
25791 Demonstrate knowledge of the neutralising process and its effect on the hair shaft. 1 3 3
25077 Mould and scale hair 1 2 2
25792 Dress long hair into elementary hair styles 1 8 8
25076 Pincurl hair 1 3 3
2870 Blow dry hair into elementary styles 5 10 10
2871 Set short hair for volume 6 10 10
25789 Apply oxidative colouring products to, and remove them from, hair and scalp 2 5 5
19793 Highlight and/or lowlight hair using elementary techniques 3 5 5
28835 Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of colour for use in hairdressing, and the use of non-oxidative colour 1 2 2
25439 Demonstrate knowledge of sustainability concepts for a salon 1 2 2
25790 Select maintain and demonstrate safe handling of hairdressing equipment and hand held tools 1 4 4
28845 Demonstrate safe and professional practice in the salon environment 1 2 2
6402 Provide basic life support 8 1 1
2891 Demonstrate knowledge of hair fashion over time 6 5 5
28843 Demonstrate knowledge of personal health and hygiene and self-styling for working in a salon 1 2 2
28837 Apply underpinning knowledge and skills to cut hair to a guide 1 10 10
28844 Demonstrate knowledge of professional behaviour and legal requirements for a salon 1 3 3
21940 Demonstrate knowledge of workplace requirements for employment in a salon 3 5 5
25794 Select and recommend hair products 2 4 4
25436 Display products in the salon environment 1 3 3
25435 Create appointments and maintain appointment systems and records in the salon environment 1 5 5
2866 Shampoo hair and scalp 6 4 4
2869 Apply treatments to hair and scalp 6 2 2