Introduction to Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy.xml Introduction to Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

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Introduction to Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

Programme1 day per week - Mondays

Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

Qualification name

Introduction to Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Please enquire

Programme code




Ara credits




Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

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Programme Content

This introduction to the hair and beauty industry will equip you with basic skills and knowledge and prepare you for higher-level study in this area.

You'll learn about facial features and shapes, make-up styles and skin types, conditions and problems. You will learn how to perform basic beauty therapy treatments including facials, body massage and makeup. The practical hairdressing component will provide skills to complete a complex competition long hair look for a show case. This programme will provide development of behavioural competencies such as communication, customer relationship management, self-confidence and initiative.

Programme Credits

NZQF credits in the table below are awarded to you on completion of this programme. These credits contribute to achieving your NCEA qualification. In some instances you may also receive Ara credits. Ara credits are tertiary study credits that can be used to enter further study at tertiary level in New Zealand. Please note the number of Ara and NZQF credits are unrelated and may be different.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • To enrol you must be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at secondary school. You must also be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or hold a visa which allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school. Some programmes require a minimum age of 16. Please enquire.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English isn't your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart or contact us for an assessment.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this course please complete:

  • An application form

Application Documents

Career opportunities

This qualification will enable you to move into further study in hairdressing and beauty therapy.

Study pathways

This qualification can lead to other qualifications in this sector including the Certificate in Beauty Therapy Level 4 and the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) Level 3.

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  • English
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Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits Level 4 Credits
11831 Apply skills and qualities of a sales person in a retail or distribution environment 6 6 6
11815 Answer customer enquiries on the telephone in a wide range of contexts 6 3 3
27644 Demonstrate knowledge of make-up and design theory 3 4 4
27645 Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and functions of the skin of the face, and of facial skin types and problems 3 6 6
28946 Demonstrate knowledge of tools, equipment and safe operational procedures used in makeup and skincare services 2 4 4
28146 Prepare for and handle payment transactions in a service delivery context 1 4 4
11817 Serve customers face to face in a wide range of contexts 7 4 4