Hairdressing Level 3 (Youth Guarantee) Hairdressing Level 3 (Youth Guarantee)

A-Z study guide
New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3) (YG)

ProgrammeFull time – 1 year

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Qualification name

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

Programme code




Ara credits




Domestic Applications due

Received all year


Christchurch - Madras Street, Timaru

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Programme Content

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.

Programme Credits

You'll receive Ara credits for this programme, these are tertiary study credits that can be used to enter further study at tertiary level in New Zealand.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • 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
  • If English isn't your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart or contact us for an assessment.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please complete:

  • An Admissions and Enrolment 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
6402 Provide basic life support 8 1 1