Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Level 3)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services » Personal Services » Hairdressing
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the hairdressing industry with people who have obtained sufficient knowledge, practical skills and attitudes to perform limited salon and client services that contribute to the effective operation of a salon.

This qualification is intended for people who may have no prior knowledge or experience in hairdressing and who wish to learn hairstyling and colouring tasks and basic hair cutting techniques.

Graduates will be capable of operating at a foundation level under supervision.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Communicate and interact appropriately with clients, peers and supervisors within the salon, and undertake reception duties such as making appointments to support the profitability of a salon.
- Apply hairdressing theory and practice to perform limited scope client consultations, including hair and scalp analysis.
- Apply and remove shampoo, conditioner, and treatments, and remove colour from clients' hair and scalp.
- Recommend home hair care products to meet a range of client needs.
- Apply knowledge of hair shape, form, texture and direction to perform hair styling tasks using a range of techniques and styling tools.
- Use and maintain cutting tools to demonstrate basic cutting techniques.
- Follow instructions to undertake a range of colouring services and de-colouring services, and assist with chemical reformation services.
- Meet the personal hygiene, presentation, health, safety, and environmental requirements of a salon.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Salon Skills (Introductory) (Level 2) [Ref: 2201].
This qualification leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Professional Hairstylist) (Level 4) [Ref: 2413].
Employment pathways
Graduates may be employed as a junior or assistant stylist in a hairdressing salon.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation 25 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 2411
Status Current
Created March 2015
Last Reviewed February 2021
Next Review February 2026
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