Experienced but don’t have your New Zealand qualification? HITO can help:

Holding a Level 4 New Zealand qualification:

  • Clearly shows New Zealand employers what skills you have
  • Gives you a qualification that is respected across the world
  • Allows you train apprentices and help others get qualified
  • Opens up employment opportunities for your future

Qualifications

Beauty therapy

Duration

1-6 months

Cost

$450-$990

Level

4

Who can apply?

You need:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working as a beauty therapist* OR
  • A recognised overseas beauty therapy qualification**
  • To be currently working in a beauty therapy business in New Zealand

*Includes time at international beauty therapy schools

**Please contact HITO on (04) 499 1180 to confirm if your qualification is recognised

What is involved?

The process is different depending on how much experience you have, and if you have any previous qualifications.

All successful applicants receive a New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy Level 4.

I have 5 or more years' experience

Cost: $990

You need:

  • CV showing 5 or more years of beauty therapy industry work experience in a commercial workplace with detailed explanation of skills gained
  • Develop a health and safety plan
  • 2x written references regarding your experience in beauty therapy
  • Proof of any industry qualifications achieved

Once you’ve submitted your application form and those documents to HITO, you will:

  • Have a professional conversation with a qualified beauty therapist. You will discuss your skills and make sure you understand everything involved in the New Zealand beauty therapy qualification.
  • Sit a practical assessment to demonstrate your skills. The practical assessment will be dependent on gaps identified in the professional conversation and may be up to 2 hours.
I have an ipsn certificate or international qualification

Cost: $450

You need:

  • International qualification or any other recognised qualification mapped to New Zealand qualification (ITEC, CIDESCO, CIBTAC, City and Guilds)

Once you send in your application form with the above documents, you will:

  • Have a professional conversation with a qualified beauty therapist. You will discuss your skills and make sure you understand everything involved in the New Zealand beauty therapy qualification.

Please note: if the qualified beauty therapist notes any skill gaps from your professional conversation, you may need to complete a practical demonstration or some theory assessments. The practical assessment will be dependent on gaps identified in the professional conversation and may be up to 2 hours.

If you have an international qualification that is not mapped to the New Zealand qualification, you can still apply under this category, but you will need to sit a practical assessment after your professional conversation.

For more information or to sign up now, please email support@hito.org.nz call (04) 499 1180.

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