If your staff are already qualified, or you want to grow your business in other ways, HITO offer a number of other qualifications to suit your needs.

Advanced Cutting

The Advanced Cutting programme helps qualified hairdressers develop their cutting, presentation, and research skills. Trainees learn advanced cuts and styles, platform presentation, creating a portfolio and identifying cutting trends. It helps hairdressers keep learning after they’ve qualified.

The qualification takes six months to complete and costs $30 per week of training.

The New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Advanced Cutting) Level 5 is available to any hairdresser who holds their New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Professional Stylist) Level 4.

Qualification by Experience

If you’re an experienced hairdresser, barber, or beauty professional, but you don’t have your New Zealand qualification, then QbyE is for you. Both New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents and those here on a work visa can apply.

QbyE converts the experience and qualifications you already have into a New Zealand qualification. You’ll need to provide evidence of your experience, and depending on how much experience you have you may need to complete some practical assessments or interviews with assessors. It’s easy, quick, and completely confidential.

QbyE takes six months. Prices can vary depending on the experience and qualifications you have.