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

Programme highlights

Develop your technical and creative skills to provide essential support in a salon. Build up practical salon skills so you can assist senior stylists with a range of styling, colour and cutting services. Carry out styling techniques, including blow-drying, moulding, setting and creating long hair up-dos.

Undertake a range of colour treatments, such as mixing, applying and removing colour. Learn relevant cutting techniques and how to provide client consultations. You'll also develop reception skills like booking appointments and selling hair products.

On graduating, you'll be able to apply for 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

Students must successfully complete the following courses:

Shampooing and Treatments - Level 3

  • Select and recommend shampoo and conditioning products 
  • Shampoo and treat hair and scalp
  • Follow safe and professional practices in a salon, including health and hygiene 

Style and Finish Hair - Level 3

  • Create and maintain appointments and client records to contribute to the salon workflow
  • Blow dry and set hair into introductory styles 
  • Select and recommend styling products 

Sectioning and Cutting - Level 3

  • Cut hair with scissors to a given guideline 
  • Safely handle tools and equipment
  • Follow legal requirements within a salon

Salon Practice - Level 3

  • Converse and interact with clients and other team members 
  • Demonstrate professional personal practices in a salon
  • Display products in a salon
  • Follow sustainable practices in a salon 

Advanced Style and Finish Hair - Level 3

  • Perform styling tasks, including blow drying, moulding, finger waving, setting and long hair ups 
  • Recommend home 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

Key dates

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

Further training or study

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

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 Information and Application 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.