Salon Skills Level 2 (Youth Guarantee) Salon Skills Level 2 (Youth Guarantee)

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New Zealand Certificate in Salon Skills (Introductory) Level 2

ProgrammeFull-time, 6 months

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Qualification name

New Zealand Certificate in Salon Skills (Introductory) Advised on enrolment

Programme code




Ara credits




Domestic Applications due

Received all year


Christchurch - Madras Street

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Programme Content

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.

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

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 will equip you with basic skills to enter employment in hairdressing or 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 and the New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy Level 4.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
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