Where do I send the signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and enrolment forms?

Send these to the Industry Support Team – support@hito.org.nz

I do not know my student’s workplace details – can I still send back the MoU?

Yes, please send these to the Industry Support Team – support@hito.org.nz and leave this part blank; this can be filled in later.

Does the fee include everything? workbooks, marking theory and practical assessments?

YES! – no extra fees, no random invoices, just a one-off fee.

Will I receive an invoice when a student enrols?  

Yes – Once an enrolment has been received the HITO Industry Support team will advise our finance team who will then invoice the school directly.

What if I cannot find a workplace to support the learner’s work placement?

Not to worry; contact HITO and we will do our best to help you find a placement for your student. If no placement is achieved the student can still complete all theory unit standards to achieve understanding and NZQA credits.

Should these unit standards be completed in a sequence?

No – however the sooner the student completes the closer they will be to making their decision about a career in hair or beauty.

Can students enrol anytime during the year?

Yes – as long as the student is committed to achieve and has the time to complete the requirements of the unit standards. **enrolment will be based on the individual school’s criteria

What if the student does not complete the full programme?

Not to worry, they can still move on to the transition programme the next year or even better start their apprenticeship!

Can a student start an apprenticeship part way through the school year?

Yes – if they are enjoying their placement and ready to start their career then we encourage this. Gateway is all about work experience for the student before they decide on their future career path.

How are the theory and practical assessments marked and by whom?

These are still marked the same way. Marked by a HITO approved industry assessor. All theory units are to be returned to the HITO industry support team who will make all the necessary arrangements with the assessor for these to be marked.

Can we scan and email the theory assessments?

Yes – send these to support@hito.org.nz

Make sure the student has filled in all required fields and their name is on the assessment.

Who do I contact if I have further questions?

Call our friendly Industry Support Team on 04 499 1180 or email them at support@hito.org.nz

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