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Hairdressing and Beauty Services Level 3

About the programme

You will work in a practical-based hairdressing salon and beauty spa, completing both hairdressing and beauty services. The environment will allow you to experience what it would be like in the industry. This will see you working with each other and clients to complete practical tasks and gain a better understanding of what it is like to be a beauty therapist or a hairdresser. Upon completion, you will gain skills in dressing long hair, shampooing, client consultation for make-up services, and learning the fundamentals of skin and nails.

Vocational pathway: Service sector

Programme code: WTA004

Programme modules: Hairdressing and beauty services

NCEA level: Level 3

Criteria: Students enrolled in the WTA must still attend secondary school and keep up with normal school work. The unit standards achieved at the WTA will count towards NCEA Level 1, 2, or 3.​

Number of credits: 28

Duration of programme: 31 weeks

Programme structure: One day per week (8.30am-3pm) during the school term.

Location: Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton.

Cost: Free to the student.

Transport: To be arranged with your school and covered by WTA (if applicable).

Further details: Waikato Trades Academy or

Contacts: You must enrol through your school. Please see your careers advisor.

Programme content

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCredits

Perform make-up services


Describe micro-organisms in a beauty salon or clinic


Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and functions of a nail, and anatomy and physiology relevant to nail services


Shampoo hair and scalp 

25792Dress long hair into foundation styles338
 Total NZQA Credits  28

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