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 Year 1: NZ Certificate in Hairdressing Level 3

Year 2:  NZ Certificate in Hairdressing Level 4

 NZ Certificate in Commercial Barbering Level 4

Experience-Based Qualification


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our programmes

Experience-Based Qualification

If you have extensive hairdressing industry experience but do not hold a New Zealand qualification, you can get NZQA qualified in Professional Stylist (Level 4) and Commercial Barber (Level 4) within our Experience-Based Qualification programme.

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New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing Level 3 [120 NZQA Credits]

This 46-week hairdressing training course is your first step towards a future hairdressing career, giving you a strong foundation of practical and technical skills to work in the hair salon industry. You don’t need any prior hairdressing knowledge or hair salon experience to apply for this 46 week programme.

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New Zealand Certificate in Intermediate Hairdressing Skills Level 4 [124 NZQA Credits]

A two-year programme incorporating the above level 3 qualification or your can join this programme in the second year, if you have already achieved the level 3 qualification (or equivalent). The second year builds on the essential skills you’ve gained at level 3.On completion of this qualification you will be fully qualified to work as a hairstylist in a commercial hairdressing salon, having mastered all the key hairdressing techniques. 

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New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering Level 4 [120 NZQA Credits]

Barbering is a sought after trade. This 46-week barber course is suitable for male and female students of any age and will equip you with the fundamental skills and knowledge to perform basic services under supervision. 

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Our programmes give our students the practical skills, as well as the theory, required by the hairdressing industry. This enables our graduates to start a successful career in the hairdressing industry. Quality is our trademark and many salons who have employed our graduates testify to this.

Industry standards are the priority in all aspects of our hairdressing programme curriculum. We maintain close links with local hairdressing salons both for the delivery of the programme and to provide students with relevant work experience.

Our boutique salon provides a vibrant and creative learning environment where our students learn with real clients, while supported by our professional and knowledgeable tutors.

Our students are always encouraged to reach their full potential. On completing a two-year programme with us, you will certainly have all the professional skills you need to join our dynamic industry.

Hair to Train graduates are always sought after by salons far and wide because of their training and understanding of how to work in a commercial salon. This will give you a clear advantage when you complete your qualification and form contacts and networks for job seeking in the future. We have great relationships with salons throughout the Bay of Plenty and further afield.

You will learn from our fully equipped salons, enabling you to gain the skills and confidence you need for your career.

At Hair to Train we focus on both practical and theory elements of hairdressing and barbering for four days a week.

Fees Free – you may be eligible

Check the following link to see if you qualify  https://www.feesfree.govt.nz

hair to train testimonial

I loved getting my hair done at hair to train! Went in to get a change of look and asked for a balayage, never had it done before and wasn’t sure what to expect but I was blown away by the result. Shout out to Ajah who did an amazing job and thanks to everybody there who gave great service overall!!

Jessica Locke