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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Professional Stylist) (Level 4)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 310
Subject Area
  • Food, Hospitality and Personal Services » Personal Services » Hairdressing
  • Service Sector » Beauty Services » Hairdressing
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the hairdressing industry with qualified hairstylists who have the obtained the knowledge and practical skills to independently perform salon and client services that contribute to the effective operation of a commercial salon. It is aimed at learners who are already employed in the industry having already made the decision to progress towards becoming a fully qualified hairstylist, most likely through an apprenticeship programme. These learners may or may not already have some pre-trade training.
Graduates will be recognised by industry as qualified Professional Hairstylists, capable of operating with complete self-management, integrating fashion services and meeting commercial salon requirements.
This qualification is the third of three qualifications that provide alternative pathways to recognition as a qualification Professional Hairstylist. It may be achieved through workplace-based training in a commercial workplace.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Manage their own client's services and journey through the commercial salon.
- Identify current fashion trends to support fashion in the salon.
- Perform client consultations and diagnosis and establish a plan for future hair treatment services for a commercial client, including prescribing a complete home hair care plan to support in-salon services.
- Perform a broad range of integrated fashion services to meet commercial client requirements, including cutting, styling, colouring and chemical reformation.
- Identify and offer solutions to remedy colouring and chemical reformation errors.
- Acquire, manage and grow a commercial client base to contribute to salon financial sustainability.
- Understand health and safety legislation and apply an existing health and safety plan.
- Understand key performance indicators (KPIs) and their financial implications on the commercial salon.
- Identify and access options and resources for ongoing professional development.
Education pathways
There are multiple pathways to recognition as a qualified Professional Hairstylist and to advanced skills in this industry. The first pathway involves entering an apprenticeship programme leading to award of this qualification. The second pathway is for graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3) [Ref: 2411] and/or the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) (Level 4) [Ref 2412] who then enter into workplace-based training towards award of this qualification. They will only need to complete training for the further skills and knowledge required for this qualification. This typically means an additional 70-190 credits worth of learning, practice and assessment in order to meet the graduate profile outcomes of this qualification.
Other pathways may include those who enter into a programme leading to the award of this qualification, but is not entering into an apprenticeship.
Graduates of this qualification may choose to go on to complete advanced specialist hairdressing qualifications.
Employment pathways
On completion of this qualification a graduate will be recognised as a Professional Hairstylist.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None
Education Organisation 6 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 2413
Status Current
Created 2015-03-24 16:10:30.0
Next Review 2020-12-31 00:00:00.0
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