Hairdressing Qualification Review

Summary of proposed changes
After two online consultation opportunities, and a nationwide series of review workshops with industry and provider representatives, HITO is now consulting on the draft proposed reviewed versions of the Hairdressing qualifications.

Please email any feedback to reviewfeedback@hito.org.nz
Consultation closes 20 November 2020.

New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3) [Ref: 2411] – 120 credits

Proposed new title: New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Level 3)

Main changes:

  • Updated and simplified purpose statement and education pathway.
  • Updated graduate profile outcomes to include shampoo and treatments; full range of styling; basic haircuts; colouring and chemical reformation services as directed; and awareness of how own actions impact on the profitability of a salon.
  • Unit standard requirements are no longer included in qualification documents.
  • There will be a two-year transition period between version 1 and version 2.
  • See full qualification document for details.

 

New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) (Level 4) [Ref: 2412] – 120 credits

It is proposed that this qualification be expired. The Level 4 Professional Stylist qualification (refer below) will be the only qualification at level 4.

 

New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Professional Stylist) (Level 4) [Ref: 2413] – 310 credits

Proposed new credit value: 120 credits

The new apprenticeship pathway will be a combination of the Level 3 qualification and the Level 4 Professional Stylist qualification – a total of 240 credits, or approximately 3 years of workplace training (on average).

Main changes:

  • Updated and simplified purpose statement and education pathway.
  • Updated and merged graduate profile outcomes to more succinctly describe the skills and knowledge required of a qualified professional stylist able to operate in a commercial setting. Health and safety skills and knowledge are no longer a separate outcome, they are embedded within the main ‘integrated fashion services’ outcome.
  • Unit standard requirements are no longer included in qualification documents.
  • There will be a two-year transition period between version 1 and version 2.
  • See full qualification document for details.

 

New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Advanced Colouring Skills) (Level 5) [Ref: 2726]
New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Advanced Cutting Skills) (Level 5) [Ref: 2727]

Due to very low usage, and no identified evidence of ongoing industry need, it is proposed that both of these two 40-credit qualifications be expired.

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