New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)

40 Weeks

Students will gain the fundamental hairdressing and customer service skills that will allow them to begin a hairdressing apprenticeship.

You've got style

Get ready to be a professional stylist! You’ll be based in our purpose-built salon, working with real customers, learning key techniques while you develop your customer service skills and the confidence you need to succeed.

What you will learn

This programme is equivalent to completing the first year of an industry apprenticeship and will teach you key hairdressing skills like long hair styling, colouring, blow-waving, foils, setting hair and an introduction to cutting. You’ll also learn about hairdressing products and how to sell them as well as focusing on customer service, communication and personal presentation.

You will learn a wide range of hairdressing skills at a beginner level including:

  • Assisting the stylist during services 
  • Professional code of ethics
  • Consultation procedure
  • Long hair styling
  • Hair products and maintenance
  • Self-styling: Appropriate hair, clothing, make-up.

Workload & schedule

Our class hours are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday with additional self-directed learning (which may be spent at NorthTec or on work experience or studying from home). 

The first two terms of the programme (Semester 1) are a mixture of theory and practical focusing on four courses:

The last two terms (Semester 2) are again a mixture of theory and practical and focus on the remaining four courses:

Practical skills are first built on mannequin heads progressing to clients as you build your skills and then onto time spent in the salon working on clients in a commercial salon setting at NorthTec, skill-building and progressing towards final assessments.

Additional costs

  • Students are required to wear a uniform, we recommend purchasing TWO at a cost of approximately $100.
  • Black pants and closed in shoes are a requirement.
  • Kit is included in the fees for year 1 students. Year 2 students are required to add items to this kit (e.g. radial brushes and clippers are two of the items).
  • Basic stationery including a USB is also required

These, along with the other items, can be purchased either through NorthTec or by the students however they must be professional hairdressing brands. The GHD company also offer straighteners to students at a greatly reduced price and many students purchase these through course-related costs.

Career opportunities and pathways

  • Hairdressing (apprenticeship training contracts)
  • Retail sector
  • Hairdressing product companies
  • Hairdressing technician
  • Hairdressing tutor
  • Cruise ships
  • Film, stage and television
  • Hairdressing consultant

​After completing this programme, you could go on to further study with the NZ Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) (Level 4).

Successful completion allows students to enrol into the NZ Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) (Level 4).

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

This programme is not open to international students.
Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)
Whangārei
Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)
Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)
Apprentice Restaurant, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Whangārei
Dates:
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February 13, 2023
November 24, 2023
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$8,168
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All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. See our full Terms and conditions.

Additional Information

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). From 1 October 2022, all references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
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