HITO’s vision is for people in New Zealand’s hairdressing, beauty therapy and barbering industries to be 100% qualified.


HITO offer apprenticeship training programmes for hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy. Find out more

Qualification by Experience

HITO can help you convert your years of experience in the hairdressing, barbering, beauty therapy or nail technology industries into a Level 4 NZQA-accredited qualification. Find out more

Advanced Cutting

The Advanced Cutting (Level 5) programme is the perfect opportunity to develop and improve your cutting skills. Find out more


If you have a New Zealand qualification in hairdressing, barbering or beauty therapy, you are eligible for an International Professional Standards Network (IPSN) certificate. Find out more