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Level 3 - Service Sector Waikato Trades Academy

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. ​


The subjects available in year two include: 



Hairdressing is a creative and rewarding occupation for people with great social and communication skills. In this programme you will master the art of hair styling 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 a 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 Wintec’s 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 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 recommendation of their Head of Technology/Trade teacher will also be considered. 

NCEA Level: 3

Number of Credits: 32-39 credits

Duration of Programme: 30 days

Programme Structure: 1 day per week (8:30am - 3:00pm) during the school term. 


Location:  All Service Sector year two modules will be taught in Hamilton

                      City Campus, Hamilton: Tourism,Beauty Therapy  

                      Rotokauri Campus,  Hamilton: 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


Hairdressing – 16 days

Unit StandardModule TitleCreditsLevelVersion
2866Shampoo hair and scalp436
28844Demonstrate knowledge of professional behaviour and legal requirements331
28843Demonstrate knowledge of personal health and hygiene, and self-styling, for working in a salon231
25790Select, maintain, and demonstrate safe handling of hairdressing equipment and hand held tools432
2878Analyse and Select Corrective Treatments for the Hair and Scalp234

Beauty Therapy – 16 days

Unit StandardModule TitleCreditsLevelVersion
27172Perform a manicure service633
14139Demonstrate knowledge of, select, and recommend cosmetics and toiletries836
19592Provide reception services for the beauty industry436

Cookery – 16 days

Unit StandardModule TitleCreditsLevelVersion
13300Prepare and cook basic stocks, sauces and soups in a commercial kitchen535
13314Prepare and cook egg dishes in a commercial kitchen436
13315Prepare and cook rice and farinaceous dishes in a commercial kitchen635
20666Demonstrate basic knowledge of contamination hazards and control methods used in a food business236
24526Apply safe working practices in a commercial kitchen434