New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing
Level 3

New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Level 3)

  • NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga

    This means that you will now graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates


    17 February 2025
  • Study options

    Full-time and part-time

  • Length

    40 weeks full-time including 36 teaching weeks nd 6 weeks of study breaks

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2024: $7,672 plus $246 Student Services Levy

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies (2024; $2.05 per credit).

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.

    View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


Develop cutting-edge skills.

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Hairdressing is an exciting and dynamic industry with opportunities in New Zealand and abroad. Whether you want to work at a boutique salon, behind the scenes at fashion shows and movie sets, or launch your own successful salon, this is the place to start.

Gain real-world experience at our on-campus salon. Fully equipped with the latest technology and products, you’ll perfect a professional standard of skills without leaving campus.

Hands-on learning is our focus, and you will have access to our world-class facilities and highly experienced and attentive tutors. Work on clients with the support of your kaimahi (tutor) and build confidence in your hairdressing skills. You'll learn the essential skills to become a hairdresser including salon operations and systems, client consultations, hair fashion, hair and scalp treatments, styling, basic hair cutting and colouring, and open salon practise.

When you graduate, you will have the knowledge, practical skills and attributes to contribute to the effective operation of a salon and perform a range of salon and client services. Become a cut above the rest with experience with real clients in a real-world setting, making you highly competitive in the job market.

"To sculpt a head of hair with scissors is an art form. It's in pursuit of art."
- Vidal Sassoon








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