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

Programme highlights

­­Learn the technical and creative skills you need to become a junior hairdresser.

Express your personal style as you learn basic techniques of cutting and styling hair. Get familiar with a range of colour treatments including applying and removing hair colouring products. This qualification will also help you develop the skills you need to work at the front desk in a salon.

When you graduate, you'll be ready to get a job as a junior hairdresser. Or, you can develop your hairdressing skills further by studying the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) (Level 4).

Programme Calendar

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
Level 3
Domestic fees Free* or $7,400 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Available
Programme Code NZ2411
Duration

February intake: 37 weeks (full time) including holidays

July intake: 49 weeks (full time) including holidays

Study Method Full-time
Credits 120
International Fees NZD$20,600 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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Information is correct at September 2018. 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 in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. 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. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for Domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

International students: English Language Entry Requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link:  https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

International students

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Career opportunities

Junior hairdressing positions.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the following seven courses (120 credits):

891.328 Shampooing and Treatments (15 credits)

Learn the practical skills to be able to shampoo and treat the hair and scalp; select and recommend suitable shampoo and conditioning products; and follow safe and professional practices.

  • Select and recommend shampoo and conditioning products
  • Shampoo and treat the hair and scalp
  • Perform a basic consultation on a client for a shampoo and treatment service
  • Follow safe and professional practices when shampooing and treating hair.

891.333 Introduction to Styling and Finishing Hair (15 credits)

Learn the practical skills to be able to blow dry and set the hair into elementary styles; select and recommend styling products; and create appointments to contribute to salon workflow.

  • Blow dry and set hair into introductory styles
  • Select and recommend styling products
  • Follow safe and professional practices when styling hair.

891.334 Elementary Sectioning and Cutting (15 credits)

Learn to cut manikin hair with scissors to a guideline; safely handle cutting tools and equipment; and follow legislative requirements.

  • Cut manikin hair with scissors and /or razor, to a given guideline
  • Describe the four basic cutting forms
  • Safely handle and maintain cutting tools and equipment when cutting hair.

891.335 Elementary Salon Practice (15 credits)

Learn to provide the practical skills to support services such as basic treatments and basic styling whilst adhering to health and safety requirements in a salon.

  • Converse and interact with clients and other team members in an appropriate manner
  • Display retail products in a salon
  • Create and maintain limited and familiar appointments and client records, to contribute to the salon workflow
  • Apply personal hygiene and self-style hair to promote hairdressing
  • Follow safe and professional practices in a salon.

891.336 Fundamental Hair Styling and Finishing (15 credits)

Learn the practical skills to be able to style and finish clients under supervision.

  • Perform a foundation consultation on for a hairstyling service, demonstrating basic knowledge of hair and scalp analysis.
  • Perform fundamental styling tasks, including blow drying and setting of hair, pin curling, pre-moulding, and basic long hair ups.
  • Recommend home hair care products to meet a range of client needs
  • Apply knowledge of style history and current trends
  • Follow safe and professional practices in a salon.

891.337 Fundamentals Colouring and Chemical Treatments (30 credits)

Learn the practical skills to be able to apply colouring and chemical treatments to clients under supervision

  • Perform a foundation consultation on a client for a colouring service, demonstrating basic knowledge of hair and scalp analysis
  • Apply and remove oxidative colour using a variety of techniques demonstrating fundamental knowledge of hair colouring products
  • Highlight/lowlight using elementary techniques
  • Explain the chemical effects of colouring and lightening on the hair and skin
  • Follow health and safety considerations when colouring the hair
  • Follow safe and professional practices in a salon.

891.338 Fundamentals Salon Practice (15 credits)

Gain the practical skills to be able to perform support services whilst adhering to safe, sustainable practices and legal requirements in a salon, including:

  • Adhere to the legal requirements related to working in a salon
  • Create and maintain appointments and client records to contribute to the salon workflow
  • Select and recommend products in a salon
  • Apply personal hygiene and self-style hair to promote hairdressing and the salon image.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Offered by

School of Primary and Creative Industries

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Ask Me! Student Services Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. 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 in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. 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. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.