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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: VP0031

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: 32 weeks, February to November

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

Location: Hamilton City Campus

Cost: Free to the student

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

Further details: Waikato Trades Academy or www.youthguarantee.net.nz

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

Programme content

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCredits
27647

Perform make-up services

4310
27176

Describe micro-organisms in a beauty salon or clinic

232
27164

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

234
02866

Shampoo hair and scalp 

634
25792Dress long hair into elementary styles 238
 Total NZQA Credits  28