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 $990.

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

The Qualification by Experience programme can help your staff convert their years of industry experience into a Level 4 NZQA-accredited qualification. Both New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents and those here on a work visa can apply.

The Qualification by Experience programme is available for the following qualifications:

New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Professional Stylist) (Level 4)
New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Barbering (Level 4)
New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)
New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology (Level 4)

For more information, email support@hito.org.nz or call (04) 499 1180.

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