New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Professional Stylist)


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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 professional hairstylists who have the obtained the knowledge and practical skills to independently perform salon and client services that contribute to the effective operation of a commercial salon.

This qualification is intended for people with prior knowledge of hairstyling and colouring tasks and basic hair cutting techniques, who wish to develop skills and knowledge to become a professional hairstylist

Graduates will be recognised by industry as professional hairstylists, able to provide integrated fashion services, and capable of operating under broad guidance.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants will have been awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Salon Support (Level 3) [REF: 2411 and the New Zealand Certificate in Emerging Stylist (Level 4) [REF: 2411 or equivalent qualification. Applicants may participate in an interview; and d skills may be verified by a portfolio of their work. Entry is subject to approval by Varda Management.

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)
$5,313 $5,313
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$23,235 $23,235
Total $28,548 $28,548

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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 $39,000
Earnings range $31,000 - $46,000
In employment 62%
In further study 21%
On a benefit 4%

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

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (07) 838 3744
Fax: (07) 838 3744

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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