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Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing Level 3 (Dual Enrolment)

Discover if a career in beauty or hair is for you.

Dual Enrolment programmes are FREE if you're in Years 11, 12 or 13 and a great way to earn NCEA credits and get a feel for tertiary study, while you’re still at school.

Location: Timaru

This is the perfect way to learn about two busy and exciting career pathways before deciding whether you want to be a hairdresser or a beauty therapist. You’ll learn some of the anatomy and physiology behind what qualified stylists and therapists do and gain some skills in both these areas. There is a project on make-up and design and your learning is all in the context of a retail salon. This covers how to deal with customers and handle payments - skills employers are always looking for. Part-time, one year.

Please note: places are limited, and funding is dependent on availability. Some courses may incur costs, depending on the student’s eligibility. Fees may apply for international students.

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Fees may apply for International Students

Programme Credits

NZQF credits in the table below are awarded to you on completion of this programme. These credits contribute to achieving your NCEA qualification.

Unit Standard Title Version Number NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits Level 4 Credits
27645 Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and functions of the face, and of facial skin types and conditions 3 6 6
27644 Demonstrate knowledge of make-up and design theory 3 4 4
11831 Apply skills and qualities of a salesperson in a retail or distribution environment 8 6 6
28946 Demonstrate knowledge of tools, equipment and safe operating procedures used in make-up and skin care services 2 4 4
11815 Answer customer enquiries on the telephone in a wide range of contexts 7 3 3
28146 Prepare for and handle payment transactions in a service delivery context 2 4 4
11817 Serve customers face to face in a wide range of contexts 8 4 4
Total: 31 31

To enrol you must be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at a secondary school and a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a visa that allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.

If you are interested in enrolling in a Dual Enrolment course, you should first talk to your secondary school or with Ara.

As different programmes are offered, entry requirements, application, and interview processes (including selection criteria) may vary

If English isn't your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer to the Acceptable Alternative Chart or contact us for an assessment.

Overall IELTS 5.0 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Service Industries (Hairdressing and Beauty) Training

PART-TIME - 1 Year

Discover if a career in beauty or hair is for you.

Type Dual Enrolment
Code G21078
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
Credits 31
Level 3
Additional Equipment/Fees Fees may apply to international students
May allow Dual Enrolment Yes
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference G21078-DUAL
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Credit Recognition

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