New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) (Level 4)

Programme highlights

Enhance your creative and practical skills to become a confident emerging stylist. 

Combine your creativity with technical skills to master complex styling tasks, foundation scissor and razor techniques, and a range of colour services from choosing and applying colour to decolouring hair. Learn styling techniques, such as blow-waving, finger-waving, setting and creating long hair up-dos. As well as undertaking client consultations and recommending home hair care products, you'll also learn how to contribute to the success of a salon. 

Includes 105 hours of industry experience in Auckland salons and/or our very own salon, 'Hair at MIT', where you will be working on real clients during our salon days that are open to the public.

Key facts

Study Method Full time
Applications Accepted throughout the year
Level 4
Credits 120
Fees $7,200 (approx.); Enquire upon application if you have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)
International Student Fees $19,100 (approx.); Enquire upon application if you have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)
Study Location MIT Otara

Information is correct at November 2016. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2017 fee structure. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

Career opportunities

Intermediate positions in salons leading on to work on cruise liners, as company technicians, in salon management or ownership, as artistic team demonstrators, trainers, tutors, television, stage or screen work

Programme structure

Students must successfully complete the following courses:

Advanced Style and Finish Hair - Level 3

  • Blow wave and set hair into complex styles
  • Select and recommend hair care products to meet a range of client needs

Colouring and Chemical Treatments - Level 4

  • Apply and remove oxidative colour using a variety of techniques
  • Assist with a straightening service
  • Perform a limited scope consultation on a client 
  • Demonstrate professionalism in a salon

Advanced Cutting - Level 4

  • Cut hair into foundation forms 
  • Cut hair using razor techniques 

Advanced Colouring and Chemical Treatments - Level 4

  • Perform an in-depth consultation and analysis for chemical services
  • Apply colouring and lightening products using a variety of techniques
  • Apply a permanent wave

Further study

Management certificate, diploma or degree level training.

Programme Code NZ2412
Qualification NZ Certificate
Duration

34 weeks (full-time) incl. four weeks break; OR

17 weeks (full-time) incl. two weeks break if you have completed the  New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3).

Start Dates January, May and September

Start dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view our Academic Year and Key Dates

Offered by

Faculty of Consumer Services - School of Hairdressing

Entry requirements

Admissions

i.    General

Applicants must meet the following entry criteria

  1. Be able to demonstrate the attitude and ability to work and study at the level required for the respective programme and
  2. Be physically capable of safely and effectively completing the practical aspects of the programme. In accordance with health and safety guidelines the Manukau Institute of Technology will not allow women who are pregnant to work or study when the general risk to mother or child is deemed too high. As a rule this restriction is deemed to occur at seven and a half months into the pregnancy however may be applied earlier in specific cases if the risks to mother or child are deemed unacceptable.
  3. Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success.
  4. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

ii.        Interviews

An interview is not required.

iii. English Language entry requirements

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English.

Any applicant whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of their English language competency as follows:

English Language requirements for International Students

International students seeking entry into this programme must meet one of the following requirements:

  • has gained NCEA level 3 and has met current New Zealand university entrance requirements; or
  • has supplied clear evidence that they satisfy one of the        criteria for existing English proficiency listed on NZQA's website:
    • Previous primary and secondary study in English
    • Previous tertiary study in English
    • Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
    • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL); or
  • has achieved, within the preceding two years, at least one of the following:
    • Internationally recognised English proficiency outcomes listed in Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013(v2) for the level of this programme or
    • in respect of enrolment in a Category 1 or 2 institution, has achieved a score in an English proficiency assessment that is equivalent to or better than the English proficiency outcomes listed in the relevant row of the Table in Appendix 2 for the level in which the student is being enrolled, where the methodologies and process for that English proficiency assessment:
  • have been approved by NZQA through clauses 18.3 and 18.4 of the NZQF Programme         Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013(v2), and where the assessment was carried out by         the holder of the approval; and have been listed on NZQA's website as approved;  or
  • in respect of enrolment in a Category 1 institution, has achieved a score in that Category 1         institution's English proficiency assessment that is equivalent to or better than the English proficiency outcomes listed in the relevant row of the Table in Appendix 2 for the level in which the student is being enrolled.

Entry requirements should not pose any unreasonable barriers to entry and are appropriate to the level of study.  They may include age, academic requirements, literacy, numeracy, previous learning or experience, legislation (e.g. police records etc.), and any additional requirements for overseas students.

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the following website

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/programme-approval-and-accreditation/app-2/the-table/

And http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/programme-approval-and-accreditation/8/18/

Note for New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) (Level 4):

International students

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Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

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