OSTC Salon Skills (Level 2)

If you’re at secondary school and want to learn some practical, hands-on skills that will help you on your career pathway, you can learn at our Otago Secondary Tertiary College (OSTC).
Do you have a passion for hair and fashion, have creative flair and love working with people? A hairdressing career could suit you!

  • Learn a range of hairstyling techniques
  • Develop customer service skills
  • Learn safe practices for working in a salon.

What could I do next?

Where could this take me?

  • Hairdresser/Barber
  • Salon Owner

We are part of Te Pūkenga

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.