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Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)
Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)

Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)

  • ID:CPIT640110
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$21,240.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,400.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$21,240.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,400.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • This programme has open entry.
  • OR This programme is offered through the Youth Guarantee Scheme, and is available to students aged 16 to 19 years old who are New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents.

English requirements

  • If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.
  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.


  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the AraExamination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • Overall IELTS requirements 5.5 academic: speaking 5.0, reading 5.0, writing 5.0, listening 5.0.

Course Information

Gain the foundation skills needed to start a career in hairdressing.

This programme has been designed to provide a broad introduction to hairdressing, and a foundation to build upon with further study. You'll learn about salon culture, hierarchy and terminology so you can communicate appropriately with clients, peers and supervisors, and you'll use a mannequin to practice following a pre-cut guide, combing and projecting the hair and maintaining even tension. You'll also learn how to perform a limited scope consultation - including hair and scalp analysis - and elementary styling tasks such as blow drying, moulding, setting and long hair-ups. The programme also covers the basics of colour treatments, health and safety and hygiene, as well as the personal health and presentation requirements of salon environments.

This programme is also offered for Youth Guarantee students. You can apply for these options if you're 16 to 19 years of age and no longer at school, or if you're planning on leaving school.

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

The New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) leads on to several other qualifications in this sector, including the Level 3 New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) and the Level 4 New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Professional Stylist).

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • This qualification shows employers that you have the ability to perform basic tasks competently within a salon environment.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/ per year

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