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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Salon Skills (Introductory) (Level 2)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 2
Credits 60
Subject Area
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services » Personal Services » Personal Services not elsewhere classified
  • Service Sector » Beauty Services » Salon Skills
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide people preparing to work in the barbering, beauty or hairdressing sectors with an overview of the working environment, career pathway opportunities, and the basic knowledge and skills required to undertake employment and/or further training in their chosen sector of the beauty services industry.

This qualification provides the barbering, beauty and hairdressing sectors with graduates who will understand the requirements and procedures of a salon, and will therefore be more attractive to salon employers than those with no formal training in salon skills. Graduates will be capable of operating at an entry level under general supervision.

This qualification is designed for people who may benefit from the opportunity to re-engage with the learning process, in preparation for entering a salon workplace or undertaking further training towards a salon career. It provides a salon-specific preparation for people who are not yet ready to enrol in a programme leading to a Level 3 or Level 4 qualification, giving them the confidence to continue training and/or seek employment within a salon.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Work in the salon environment showing understanding of its culture and hierarchy, career pathways, broad industry terminology, the role of an entry level person within a salon, and the client journey through a salon, including each service point and accepted timeframes.
- Meet the personal hygiene and presentation requirements of salon environments, self-style in ways that reflect current trends in fashion, and operate safely and hygienically in the salon.
- Provide client and salon support services for a specific sector, including client preparation and care, salon area preparation and cleaning, assistance to stylists, and maintenance of the salon environment to a professional standard.
- Communicate appropriately with clients, peers and supervisors within the salon, follow instructions, and ensure observation of technical skills is respectful of the client experience.
- Apply personal financial management skills required for an entry level position within a salon, and produce a salon-specific curriculum vitae.
Education pathways
This qualification provides an introduction to the skills and knowledge required to work in a salon environment. Graduates may progress to Level 3 or 4 qualifications in barbering, beauty, or hairdressing either as a trainee in the workplace or as a student enrolled with a training provider.
Entry Requirements
Nil
Education Organisation 13 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By NZ Hair and Beauty Industry Training Organisation Inc
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2201
Status Current
Created September 2014
Next Review December 2018

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