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New Zealand Certificate in Salon Skills (Introductory) DE

ProgrammePart-time, 1 year (while still at school)

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Qualification name

New Zealand Certificate in Salon Skills (Introductory) (DE) Fees may apply to international students

Programme code




NZQF credits




Applications due

Received all year


Christchurch - Madras Street

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Programme Content

Take the first steps towards a career in the hairdressing industry

Dual Enrolment programmes are FREE if you're in Years 11, 12 or 13 and a great way to earn NCEA credits and get a feel for tertiary study, while you’re still at school.

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.

You'll earn a New Zealand Certificate in Salon Skills (Introductory) (DE).

This programme is delivered two days per week (Thursdays and Fridays 9:00am - 3:00pm).

*Places are limited and funding is dependent on availability. Some courses may incur costs, depending on the learner's eligibility.

Programme Credits

NZQF credits in the table below are awarded to you on completion of this programme. These credits contribute to achieving your NCEA qualification.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • To enrol you must be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at a secondary school and a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a visa that allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.

    If you are interested in enrolling in a Dual Enrolment course, you should first talk to your secondary school or with Ara.

    As different programmes are offered, entry requirements, application, and interview processes (including selection criteria) may vary.

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 Alternative Chart or contact us for an assessment.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

Applicants are accepted in the order they are received.

Application Documents

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits
21938 Converse and interact with clients and operators in a salon environment 3 3 3
21935 Maintain order and supplies in a hairdressing or barbering salon environment 3 5 5
21937 Assist an operator in a salon environment 3 4 4
21936 Protect the client for hairdressing services in a salon environment 3 1 1
27638 Provide client service and care and assist the operator to prepare for service in a beauty salon environment 2 3 3
9953 Provide client service and care in a hairdressing or barbering salon environment 5 4 4
1277 Communicate information in a specified workplace 7 3 3
9680 Communicate within a specified organisational context 6 3 3
28027 Demonstrate knowledge of undertaking an observation of technical skills in a salon 1 3 3
57 Provide customer service 9 2 2
28025 Demonstrate knowledge of the client journey in a salon 2 2 2
27641 Describe the relevance of anatomy and physiology knowledge to beauty therapy practice 2 3 3
21940 Demonstrate knowledge of workplace requirements for employment 3 5 5
28026 Present a personal fashion image for work in a hairdressing salon environment 1 3 3
27639 Apply knowledge of basic beauty concepts to maintain personal presentation for a commercial beauty salon 2 3 3
27640 Demonstrate knowledge of current fashion trends in history related to beauty therapy 2 3 3
62 Maintain personal presentation and a positive attitude in a workplace involving customer contact 9 3 3
4253 Demonstrate knowledge of job search skills 7 3 3
4252 Produce a personal targeted CV (curriculum vitae) 8 2 2
28094 Produce a balanced budget and adjust the budget to reflect changing financial circumstances 3 3 3