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Salon Skills Level 2 (Youth Guarantee)

Prepare for further training or employment in hairdressing or beauty therapy.

Prepare for further training or employment in hairdressing or beauty therapy.

Youth Guarantee programmes are FREE* and a great way to learn practical skills and gain a qualification. You can apply for these options if you're 16 to 19 years of age and no longer at school, or you're planning on leaving school.

Designed to give you real insight into the beauty and hair industries, this course provides an introduction to the salon environment and is an ideal launch pad for further training. It covers industry practice, industry safety, image, client and salon support, communication skills and preparation for employment.

Throughout the programme you'll have access to separate training salons for hairdressing and beauty therapy.

*Funding availability dependent.

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Fees advised on Enrolment

Programme Credits

Unit Standard Title Version Number NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits Level 4 Credits
17593 Apply safe work practices in the workplace 5 4 4
27639 Describe key concepts and maintain personal presentation for a beauty salon or clinic 2 3 3
27640 Demonstrate knowledge of current fashion trends and history related to beauty therapy 2 3 3
27641 Describe the relevance of anatomy and physiology knowledge to beauty therapy practice 2 3 3
28026 Present a personal fashion image for work in a hairdressing salon environment 1 3 3
9953 Provide client service and care in a hairdressing or barbering salon environment 6 4 4
11941 Establish and maintain positive customer service interactions in a retail environment 7 2 2
21936 Protect the client for hairdressing services in a salon environment 3 1 1
21938 Converse and interact with clients and operators in a salon environment 4 3 3
25439 Demonstrate knowledge of sustainability concepts for a salon 2 2 2
27638 Provide client service and care and assist the operator to prepare for service in a beauty salon or clinic 2 3 3
21935 Maintain order and supplies in a hairdressing or barbering salon environment 4 5 5
21937 Assist an operator in a salon environment 4 4 4
25436 Display products in the salon environment 2 3 3
28027 Demonstrate knowledge of undertaking an observation of technical skills in a salon 2 3 3
1277 Communicate information in a specified workplace 7 3 3
4253 Demonstrate knowledge of job search skills 7 3 3
9677 Communicate in a team or group which has an objective 10 3 3
10781 Produce a plan for own future directions 6 3 3
24709 Produce a balanced budget to manage personal finances 4 3 3
Total: 61 3 58

If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and between 16 to 19 years old, you can apply to study regardless of the qualifications you've achieved at school.

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

This qualification will equip you with basic skills to enter employment in hairdressing, Beauty Therapy industries, or to pathway into further training.

Study pathways

Next step programmes include the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support)Level 3, New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering Level 4 and the New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy Level 4.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science

New Zealand Certificate in Salon Skills (Introductory)

PART-TIME - 19 Weeks

Prepare for further training or employment in hairdressing or beauty therapy.

Type Youth Guarantee
Code NZ2201
Ara Credits 60
Level 2
May allow Dual Enrolment Yes
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2201-YOUT
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Credit Recognition

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