HITO Fees

Two years free industry training

From 1 January 2018, tertiary education will be fees-free for eligible first time tertiary students.

For new HITO apprentices this could mean funding for up to 2 years which will cover most, if not all, of your apprenticeship fees.

  • Find out if you are eligible for fees-free funding by visiting www.feesfree.govt.nz.
  • Find a Justice of the Peace to witness your Statutory Declaration: Find a JP.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do my apprenticeship fees cover?

The costs associated with an apprentice completing their qualification include:

Hairdressing & Barbering

  • Employer and Apprentice sign on
  • Off-job training fees
  • Assessment Fees
  • HITO workbooks
  • Training record book
  • Employer manual
  • Finals assessments (2757 & 2759 for Hairdressing, 10650 for Barbering)
  • HITO support: face to face visits by STA, administration support
  • HITO Certificate
  • IPSN Certificate by request
  • Training Plans
  • Credit Fees

Beauty

  • Employer and Apprentice sign on
  • Assessment Fees
  • HITO workbooks
  • Training record book
  • Employer manual
  • Online learning system – MyHITO
  • HITO support: face to face visits by STA, administration support
  • HITO Certificate
  • IPSN Certificate by request
  • Training Plans
  • Credit Fees

The fees can be reduced if the apprentice finishes their qualification in less than the prescribed time. Please contact us for details on this if you think you’ll finish early, or if you’re doing Qualification by Experience.

How much are the fees?

Apprenticeship fees are $1560 per year for the duration of your programme.
The Fees are capped at programme duration, if you take longer you don’t pay.

Hairdressing – 3.5 years $5460 = $1560 per annum
Barbering – 2.5 Years $3900 = $1560 per annum
Beauty – 2 Years $3120 = $1560 per annum
You can pay this via Direct Debit at $30 per week.
The fees are GST inclusive.

Information about fees for Qualification by Experience can be found here: Qualification by Experience

Can fees be paid in one lump sum?

Yes, fees can be paid annually $1560, and you receive a 10% discount for paying in full.

How are the fees paid?

Fees can be paid:

  • via Direct Debit $30 per week. Direct Debit form will be provided on sign-up.
  • Paid in full (Bank Transfer or Credit card)

What happens if a payment doesn’t go through?

There is a dishonour fee of up to $14.95 per missed payment. The owner of the account is responsible for the dishonour fee.

What if I finish my qualification early?

If you finish your qualification early or end your training agreement, you will only pay for the duration of your study.

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