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New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) Level 3

Go from complete novice to technical level, capable of earning your place in a successful salon – or qualifying for entry to the New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) (Level 4).




32 Weeks

Qualifications Awarded

New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Level 3)

Course Content

In this exciting course, you'll be immersed in various techniques for cutting, colouring and styling. Then, put your newfound skills to the test in our on-site salon to build your confidence and creative flair.

We'll also teach you how to sell yourself to future employers with networking skills, sales techniques and communication skills. 

Course content includes:

  • Blow-waving and setting
  • Long-hair styling
  • Product knowledge
  • Trichology and hair treatments
  • Scissor and razor cutting
  • Colouring, Highlighting and foiling
  • Retail, Reception and Communication skills
  • Professional development

Bonus Course Features

    Personal hairdressing kit

    Receive your Hairdressing Kit packed with professional hairdressing equipment, including combs, brushes and the tools of the trade for cutting and colouring. Please note this is considered a course related cost, so is not included as part of your course fees*

    Build your own portfolio

    Build your brand as a hairdresser, with hands-on training in the perfect blow wave, long hair styling, hair treatments, scissor and razor cutting, highlighting and foiling and colour styling. You’ll graduate with a portfolio of work to wow prospective clients and employers.

    Entry Requirements

    Entry is open to beginners and all applicants are considered however you must be:

    • Able to demonstrate a basic understanding of spoken and written English 

    It is also advisable that applicants have completed NCEA Level 1 (or equivalent) and it is the Academy's preference that candidates are interviewed before enrolment in order to ensure their success. 

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    Intake Dates 

    Auckland City Campus 

    22 July 2024 

    Career Opportunities

    You will be able to provide basic hairdressing services under the supervision of a senior operator and demonstrate customer service skills both over the telephone and face-to-face.

    You may also find employment as a hairdresser or stylist in a salon or fashion event.   

    Hair Salon

    Course Costs*


    You may be eligible for fees free study! If so, the below fees and costs will not apply to you. Refer to the website www.feesfree.govt.nz to check if you are eligible, as course fees are paid up to a maximum of $12,000.

    • Tuition Fee: $9,773*
    • Student Services Levy: $350**
    • Course Related Costs: $1,000*
    **Also known as the CSSF or Compulsory Student Services fee. This fee covers the learning, employment, wellbeing and counselling support you might need during your time with us. This cost is paid together as part of your course fees. You can find out more information about what this covers here.
    *Prices subject to change.

    If you're eligible for fees free study, you still need to apply for a Student Loan if you want to borrow for course-related costs or living cost. Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit Studylink.

    If you are aged between 16 and 24 years, you may qualify for one of our Youth Guarantee fee-free spots.


    • Tuition Fee: $23,500 NZD
    • Course Related Costs: $1,750 NZD
    Download the international fees PDF here.

    Key Information For Students image, links to careers.govt page

    Cut Above Academy is one of the trading names for the registered PTE Yoobee Colleges. Your enrolment is with Yoobee Colleges Ltd and your qualification is issued by Yoobee Colleges.

    Qualifications are issued by Yoobee Colleges Ltd. Yoobee Colleges Ltd is an NZQA Category 1 provider, the highest rating a school can be awarded by the Government.

    Term dates are subject to change pending enrolment numbers, availability and unforeseen funding fluctuations. Yoobee Colleges Ltd reserves the right to modify schedules to make sure the College runs well and students are offered the best learning experience.