Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Level 3 Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Level 3

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Hairdressing and beauty therapy

ProgrammePart-time, 1 year (while at school)

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Qualification name

Service Industries (Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy) Training Fees may apply to international students

Programme code




NZQF credits




Applications due

Received all Year



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Programme Content

Get a taste for the hairdressing and beauty therapy industry and skills for further study.

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.

You'll learn from industry professionals who will teach you how to serve customers face to face, skills of a salesperson, payment transactions and customers enquiries in the context of a hairdressing and beauty therapy salon.

Demonstrate knowledge in facial feature and shapes, makeup, design theory, skin types, tools, equipment, safe operational procedures.

This programme runs 1 day per week (Thursdays 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 Alternatives Chart or contact us for an assessment.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Application Documents

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits
11831 Apply skills and qualities of a sales person in a retail or distribution environment 7 6 6
11815 Answer customer enquiries on the telephone in a wide range of contexts 6 3 3
27644 Demonstrate knowledge of make-up and design theory 3 4 4
27645 Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and functions of the skin of the face, and of facial skin types and problems 3 6 6
28946 Demonstrate knowledge of tools, equipment and safe operational procedures used in makeup and skincare services 2 4 4
28146 Prepare for and handle payment transactions in a service delivery context 1 4 4
11817 Serve customers face to face in a wide range of contexts 7 4 4