New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)

Central Auckland - 10 February 2025

Cut Above Academy

Fees Free!
NZQA Level: 3
NZQA Credits: 120
Learning Style: In-Person Learning
Duration:
32 weeks
Campus:
Start Date:
End Date:
24 October 2025

This qualification is designed for learners who want to become immersed in the different techniques for cutting, colouring and styling hair, as well as learning how to sell your services with networking and communication skills, and sales techniques. This programme will transform learners from complete novice to a technical level that makes them capable of earning a place in a successful salon or a pathway into a Level 4 Certificate.

Ground floor, 360 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010

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HSS 1
Salon Culture
HSS 2
Personal Presentation
HSS 3
Essential Cutting Techniques
HSS 4
Creating the Customer Experience
HSS 5
Essential Styling
HSS 6
Fashion Styling
HSS 7
Cut & Colour
HSS 8
Industry Expectations
HSS 9
What's Trending
HSS 10
Salon Services
New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)

Entry is open to beginners and all applicants are considered however you must be:

  • Able to demonstrate a basic understanding of spoken and written English 

It is also advisable that applicants have completed NCEA Level 1 (or equivalent) and it is the Academy's preference that candidates are interviewed before enrolment in order to ensure their success. 

Domestic 

You may be eligible for fees free study! If so, the below fees and costs will not apply to you. Refer to the website www.feesfree.govt.nz to check if you are eligible, as course fees are paid up to a maximum of $12,000.

  • Tuition Fee: $9,773*

  • Student Services Levy: $350**

  • Course Related Costs: $1,000*

**Also known as the CSSF or Compulsory Student Services fee. This fee covers the learning, employment, wellbeing and counselling support you might need during your time with us. This cost is paid together as part of your course fees. You can find out more information about what this covers here.

*Prices subject to change.

If you're eligible for fees free study, you still need to apply for a Student Loan if you want to borrow for course-related costs or living cost. Find out if you're eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit Studylink.

If you are aged between 16 and 24 years, you may qualify for one of our Youth Guarantee fee-free spots.

International

  • Tuition Fee: $23,500 NZD

  • Course Related Costs: $1,750 NZD

Download the international fees PDF here.

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