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.

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.

Makeup and Skin Care (Introduction)

The Makeup and Skin Care (Level 3) programme is a great way to add a qualification to your CV and gain valuable experience in the beauty industry.


HITO’s Gateway Programme is a great way for secondary school students to experience first-hand what it’s like to work in the hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy industries.