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Hairdressing Level 3 (Youth Guarantee)

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

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

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.

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.

*Funding availability dependent.

For more information please contact engagement@ara.ac.nz

Fees advised on Enrolment

Programme Credits

Unit/
Achievement
Standard
Number
Unit Standard Title Version Number NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits Level 4 Credits
6402 Provide basic life support 8 1 1
Total: 1 1

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.

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 5.0 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

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 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
  • Mathematics

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

FULL-TIME - 26 Weeks

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

Information
Type Youth Guarantee
Code NZ2411
Ara Credits 120
Level 3
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2411-YOUT
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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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