New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing


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1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the hairdressing industry with people who have obtained sufficient knowledge, practical skills and attitudes to perform limited salon and client services that contribute to the effective operation of a salon.

This qualification is intended for people who may have no prior knowledge or experience in hairdressing and who wish to learn hairstyling and colouring tasks and basic hair cutting techniques.

Graduates will be capable of operating at a foundation level under supervision.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants shld demonstrate an ability to succeed in tertiary study, shown by the completion of any of the following qualifications or courses of study: NCEA lv1 & at least 30 Lv2 credits and/or Equivalent NZQF standards OR NZ Cert in Salon Skills (Introductory) Level 2. Applicants whose language is not English are required to provide evidence of having passed such tests of English language as stipulated in Policy and Procedure English Language Proficiency. Applicants who do not meet the academic entry criteria above may be admitted to the programme if they are able to demonstrate: Equivalent knowledge and skills; and/or Previous & relevant life skills or work experience; and/or Other formal or informal study such as to suggest likelihood of successful programme completion. Entry to the programme will be in order of receipt of completed enrolments. Applicants who seek entry to the programme under life skills or work experience, may be required to attend an interview, and/or supply references or other supporting documentation

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,313 $7,313
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$10,802 $10,802
Total $18,114 $18,114

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $38,000
Earnings range $30,000 - $44,000
In employment 51%
In further study 27%
On a benefit 8%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 948 896
Phone: (06) 757 3100
Fax: (06) 757 3236

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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