Work for the NZ Hair and Beauty Industry Training Organisation!

HITO is responsible for developing and implementing industry qualifications for the hairdressing beauty therapy and barbering sectors. We want employees who are passionate about our industry and committed to supporting our apprentices and employers.

Beauty Therapy Industry Assessors

HITO assessors play an important role in the qualification process, conducting assessments to ensure our graduates are fit for purpose and performing at the level our industries demand. We are always looking for new applications from experienced professionals interested in working as assessors on a contract basis.

As a contract Industry Assessor, you will be expected to:

  • Assess practical assessments within the NZ Certificate in Beauty Therapy Level 4 qualification.
  • Mark theory assessments, including for our Gateway secondary school programme.
  • Complete thorough assessment notes and provide feedback to trainees on all assessments.
  • Report results and completed documents to HITO.

Successful new applicants will participate in an induction programme and ongoing training as required.

Industry Assessors must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a NZ Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4) or an approved equivalent.
  • Be actively involved in a commercial clinic for a minimum of 25 hours per week.
  • Have a minimum of three years’ experience following qualification.
  • Have, or be actively working towards unit standards 4098 and 11552.
  • Show currency through professional development within the industry.

Industry Assessors are required to:

  • Be well organised and presented.
  • Maintain a professional and inclusive environment.
  • Be able to assess multiple candidates at the same time.
  • Follow the Assessment Guidelines.
  • Use effective communication with salon and barbershop owners, apprentices, HITO staff and other industry assessors.
  • Ensure effective written record-keeping and reporting.
  • Be involved in moderation.

Download the application form:

Email your application to

Applicants must have New Zealand residency or hold a valid NZ work visa.



Work Type



Education and training
Workplace training and assessment

Beauty Therapy Assessment Marker

We’re on the lookout for a Beauty Therapy Assessment Marker to be based in our Wellington office. You would be responsible for marking material from apprentices and other HITO programmes. We are looking for a someone with experience in marking that will work in accordance with HITO best practice guidelines, have an eye for detail, and work efficiently to produce consistency.

The Marker will be required to:

  • Mark theory assessments, including Beauty Therapy, Skin Care and Makeup and Gateway units in accordance with benchmark standards/best practice
  • Ensure all assessments reflect appropriate professional judgement
  • Complete thorough assessment notes and provide constructive feedback to trainees on all assessments relevant to performance criteria
  • Report results and completed documents to HITO within reasonable timeframe.
  • Clearly outline any re-submission requirements
  • Contribute to ongoing evaluation of resources and assessment materials
  • Notify HITO of any Language, Literacy and numeracy issues identified
  • Liaise with candidates where required
  • Attend training sessions where required
  • Undergo annual moderation of their work.

Knowledge, qualifications and experience required:

  • Qualified Beauty Therapist
  • Minimum of 3 years in industry post-qualification
  • Qualifications/Knowledge of other sector areas highly desirable
  • Numeracy and Literacy Qualification or Teaching and Assessment experience preferred or be working towards adult education unit standards 4098.
  • Must meet HITO professional standards and practice these when dealing with HITO clients (candidates, models, trainers, employers, HITO Staff).

If this opportunity excites you and you are keen to make a difference in industry-based training, we would love to hear from you.

This is a casual role based in the Wellington Office for up to 20 hours per week.

To request a job description or apply, email

Please include a CV and cover letter.

Download the job description:

Email your application to

Applicants must have New Zealand residency or hold a valid NZ work visa.



Work Type



Education and training
Workplace training and assessment

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