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Certificate in Service Industries Sector Level 3

About the programme

In year two of the Service Industries programme, you will have the opportunity to choose two areas that you have studied in year one to focus on and extend your learning for 16 days of tuition. All unit standards included in the year two programme are level 3 and count towards both your NCEA level 2 and level 3 qualifications. ​

Subjects available in year two

Hairdressing is a creative and rewarding occupation for people with great social and communication skills. In this programme, you will master the art of hairstyling and many more of the necessary technical skills involved in this industry. You will also learn consulting techniques to help you provide clients with advice and information about hair and scalp care and solutions, all while gaining valuable insight into the business side of the industry.

Beauty therapy
Beauty Therapists play an important role in helping people look and feel their best. Applying makeup, spa services, manicures and pedicures are a few of the treatments and procedures you will master to help clients feel pampered and special. This Level 3 programme includes personal and professional requirements. You will also gain particular experience in providing all the technical aspects of nail treatments, including consultations and full gel manicures and pedicures.

Cookery students have a passion for food and a desire to deliver a fantastic culinary experience to clients. You’ll learn basic cooking and food handling practices in the Wintec working commercial kitchen at ‘Windows Restaurant’.

Upon completion of the programme, you should be ready to take on an apprenticeship or continue into further study at Wintec. Please see for a comprehensive list of vocational opportunities in this Pathway. 

Vocational pathway: Service sector

Programme code: VP0010

Programme modules: Hairdressing, beauty therapy, cookery.

Entry level: To move onto Year Two you are required to have completed 80% of the required credits from the Certificate in Services Industries Level 2 WTA programme, with 100% of the available credits achieved in the module subject/s you select to specialise in the Certificate in Service Industries Sector Level 3.  Those who can demonstrate experience in service industry trades at secondary school, through a recommendation of their Head of Technology/Trade teacher will also be considered. 

NCEA level: 3

Number of credits: 32-39 credits

Duration of programme: 32 weeks

Programme structure: 1 day per week (8.30am-3pm during the school term). 

Location:  All service sector year two modules will be taught in Hamilton:

  • City Campus: Beauty therapy and hairdressing  
  • Rotokauri Campus: Cookery 

Cost: Free to the student

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

Further details:

You must enrol through your school. See your careers advisor.

Programme content

Beauty Therapy Level 3 – 16 days

Unit Standard Module TitleVersionLevelCredits
27172Perform a manicure service346
14139Demonstrate knowledge of, select, and recommend cosmetics and toiletries638
27644Provide reception services for the beauty industry334
 Total credits  18

Hairdressing Level 3 – 16 days

Unit StandardModule TitleVersionLevelCredits
28844Demonstrate knowledge of professional behaviour and legal requirements133
28843Demonstrate knowledge of personal health and hygiene, and self-styling, for working in a salon132
2866Shampoo hair and scalp634
25790Select, and demonstrate safe handling of hairdressing equipment and hand held tools234
2878Apply knowledge of hair and scalp conditions to analyse and select corrective treatments for the hair and scalp532
 Total credits  15

Cookery Level 3 – 16 days

Unit StandardModule TitleVersionLevelCredits
13300Prepare and cook basic stocks, sauces and soups in a commercial kitchen535
13314Prepare and cook egg dishes in a commercial kitchen634
13315Prepare and cook rice and farinaceous dishes in a commercial kitchen536
20666Demonstrate basic knowledge of contamination hazards and control methods used in a food business622
24526Apply safe working practices in a commercial kitchen424
 Total credits  21