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

New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist)

New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist)

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

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Key Details
Invercargill
Qualification:
Certificate
Level:
4
Credits:
120
Duration:

One year full-time

Study Modes:
On Campus
Dates:

2022 Semester 1: 28 February to 18 November

Fees:

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs of $4037

International Fees can be found here.

The programme is based around our salons and includes the regular use of live models. Industry disciplines and expectations are applied at all times.

Training, assessment and involvement in events and competitions add real value to the graduates' experience and help introduce them to this vibrant industry.

This qualification is suitable for learners with prior knowledge of salon support and client support services in a hairdressing salon, who wish to develop skills and knowledge towards becoming a hairstylist.

Students must be sponsored by a salon for their weekly work placement.

You will learn:

  • Hairdressing
  • Health and Safety
  • Communication Skills
  • Reception Duties
  • Salon Skills

US2878 Apply knowledge of hair and scalp conditions to analyse and select corrective treatments for the hair and scalp

US2879 Blow dry hair into complex styles

US2880 Set the hair for complex styles

US2884 Cut hair into foundation forms with scissors and clippers

US2885 Demonstrate razor techniques

US19791 Select and apply midway hair colour

US19792 Select and apply permanent hair colour

US25078 Fingerwave hair

US25793 Dress long hair into complex styles

US28838 Apply knowledge of a professional range of hair products to complement salon services

US28839 Apply knowledge of chemical reformation techniques to assist with salon services

US28849 Demonstrate knowledge of bleach and the bleaching process, and the related health and safety risks

HES400 Hairdressing promotion and competitions

On completion of this qualification a graduate will be equipped to work as an Emerging Stylist in a hairdressing salon.

Applicants should:

  • Have successfully completed the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3) or its equivalent
  • Have written support from a work experience sponsor
Application Criteria: 
Applicants under 20 years:
10 credits at NCEA Level 1 in both literacy and numeracy
- Three years minimum secondary education 
- Preferred school subjects include Science, Maths, 
English and Art. Other desirable subjects include communication skills and customer service skills. 
- Desire to work in the hairdressing industry 
Applicants over 20 years:
Applicants over the age of 20 years at the time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at level 1 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years. They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the programme manager as appropriate. 
Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process. 

Application Criteria: 

Applicants under 20 years:
10 credits at NCEA Level 1 in both literacy and numeracy

  • Three years minimum secondary education
  • Preferred school subjects include Science, Maths, English and Art. Other desirable subjects include communication skills and customer service skills.
  • Desire to work in the hairdressing industry .

Applicants over 20 years:

Applicants over the age of 20 years at the time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at level 1 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years. They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the programme manager as appropriate. Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process. 

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters' Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment


IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill.
OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 3 (Academic) b) Level 3 (Applied)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than pass in any band

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme, and to be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) (Level 4), they must have:

  • Completed required practical and theoretical course work and assignments.
  • Achieved all of the graduate outcomes in the graduate profile showing competence to a minimum of 120 credits
  • Completed a minimum of 90 hours of approved work experience

(Please note; students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement).

The programme will generally run Monday to Thursday each week, with late some nights and workplacement on Fridays most weeks.

The timetable will be confirmed at the start of the course.

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