NZ Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3).xml NZ Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)

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CertificateFull-time, 1 year

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code

NZ2411

Domestic

$6,120 - $6,530

Starts

February

International

$21,240

Credits

120

Course related costs

Advised on enrolment

Level

3

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street and Timaru

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, and you'll use a mannequin to practice following a pre-cut guide, combing and projecting the hair and maintaining even tension. You'll also learn how to perform a limited scope consultation - including hair and scalp analysis - and elementary styling tasks such as blow drying, moulding, setting and long hair-ups. The programme also covers the basics of colour treatments, health and safety and hygiene, as well as the personal health and presentation requirements of salon environments.

This programme is also offered for Youth Guarantee students. You can apply for these options if you're 16 to 19 years of age and no longer at school, or if you're planning on leaving school.

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

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete 120 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • This programme has open entry. English language requirements apply.

    OR This programme is offered through the Youth Guarantee Scheme, and is available to students aged 16 to 19 years old who are New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • What if English is not my first language?

    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.

    OR

    • 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 REQUIREMENTS

5.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.0

READING

5.0

WRITING

5.0

LISTENING

5.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please complete an Application form.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Please note: Programme delivery is conditional on enrolments reaching a minimum requirement.

Application documents

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.