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New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology (Level 4) - Christchurch

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

2020 Semester 1: 25 June to 26 March

Duration:

40 Weeks

Full-Time

Location: Christchurch
Credits: 120

This qualification is designed to provide the beauty sector with nail technicians who have the skills and knowledge to competently provide a range of nail services.
This qualification is intended for learners who wish to attain a recognised level of competence and professional standards in nail technology.
Graduates will be capable of working under broad guidance with a degree of self-management in a nail technology context.

Study the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology (Level 4) and become a certified Nail Technician. Learn how to design and provide a range of nail services at a professional level.

This qualification will help you get into the beauty sector and teach you how to:

  • Implement professional standards and expectations relating to nail technology.
  • Consult clients and perform an in-depth analysis for nail services and product needs.
  • Deliver natural nail services.
  • Apply nail augmentation and nail art at industry standards and trends.

CNT300 Health and Safety and First Aid

Students will develop skills in workplace health and safety, first response first aid and basic life support.

CNT310 Customer Service and Administration

Students will develop skills in Customer Service and the administration functions of a retail nail technology environment

CNT420 Anatomy, Health and Function of the Nail

Students will develop knowledge of nail function, underlying and related anatomy and typical nail health problems

CNT430 Professional Services

Students will develop knowledge and skills in the practices and professional services offered in a professional nail salon

CNT440 Nail Augmentation

Students will develop knowledge and skills in the delivery of nail augmentation in a professional nail salon environment

CNT450 Business and Financial Administration

Students will develop business management knowledge and skills for the professional nail service industry.

The Zero Fees Scheme applies to this programme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2020 direct material costs of $4000 (GST inclusive)

International Fees can be found here.

Graduates of this qualification may be employed or contracted in positions such as:

  • Nail technician
  • Nail artist
  • Brand or product company representative

Applicants under 20 years:

Applicants should be a minimum of 16 years of age and have attained NCEA Level 1 or equivalent.

Applicants over 20 years:

Applicants over the age of 20 years at 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.

‘Special Admission'

Notwithstanding the above admissions categories, in exceptional circumstances, a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of ability to succeed in the programme may be considered for admission provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, which is deemed to prepare graduates for the required academic standard for entry.

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

Certificate at Level 4

  • 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:
  • 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

This qualification is designed to provide the beauty sector with nail technicians who have the skills and knowledge to competently provide a range of nail services.

The aims of the qualification are as follows:

  • To gain skills and knowledge that will enable technicians to competently provide a range of nail services.
  • To provide a recognized level of competence and professional standards for learners to attain in nail technology
  • To produce dedicated, professional practitioners who can work with a degree of self-management in a nail technology context

 

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology (Level 4), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve: 

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology (Level 4).
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology (Level 4) full-time over 1 year or part-time over 2 years.

Please Note: Students failing to attend for 80% of the timetabled programme hours may forfeit Zero Fees entitlement

 

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