HITO Fees

Fees for HITO hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy apprentices will be covered by the Government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund until December 31, 2022.

HITO apprenticeship fees are:
Hairdressing – $5,460, payable in annual instalments of $1,560 for 3.5 years
Barbering – $3,120, payable in annual instalments of $1,560 for 2 years
Beauty – $3,120, payable in annual instalments of $1,560 for 2 years

We offer a 10% discount for early payment of the annual instalment.

If you have already gained NZQA unit standards towards this qualification through other study options, the duration of your apprenticeship programme and fees will be adjusted to reflect this.

If it takes you longer than expected to complete your qualification, there will be no additional charge.

Our Qualification by Experience programme costs between $990 – $2000. Candidates are not eligible for any Government fee subsidy. Find out more

Payment methods

Pay in full

If you choose to pay your annual instalment in full, you’ll get a 10% discount if you pay within 30 days of the invoice date. That means you’ll pay just $1,404, instead of $1,560 per year. Payment can be made by bank transfer or credit card.

If an employer wishes to help pay an apprentice’s fees, this needs to be negotiated as part of the employment agreement.

Refunds

HITO fees are non-refundable.

What your fees cover

Hairdressing & Barbering
• Administrative sign on fee
• Off-job training fees
• NZQA registration and credit fees
• Assessment fees
• HITO workbooks
• Training Plans
• Training record book
• Employer manual
• Finals assessments (2757 & 2759 for Hairdressing, 10650 for Barbering)
• HITO support and mentoring, including face to face visits by STA, monitoring of progress and administration support
• HITO Certificate and 100% Qualified pin
• Invitation to graduation
• Free entry to Apprentice of the Year competitions

Beauty
• Administrative sign on fee
• Assessment fees
• NZQA registration and credit fees
• HITO workbooks
• Training plans
• Training record book
• Trainer guide
• Online learning system – MyHITO
• HITO support and mentoring, including face to face visits by STA, monitoring of progress, and administration support
• HITO Certificate and 100% Qualified pin
• Invitation to graduation
• Free entry to Apprentice of the Year competitions

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