- We prefer that you have completed our New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3) or an equivalent qualification.
- Applications from mature students (over 20) are welcome.
- International students will be individually assessed to ensure you are ready for this study.
- If English is not your first language, you must provide:
- New Zealand University Entrance OR
- Overall Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band score lower than 5.5 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years), OR
- Acceptable alternative evidence of the required IELTS (see here for NZQA proficiency table and here for list of recognised proficiency tests).
If you need to improve your English Language skills, we offer a wide range of English programmes.
Please note: This programme is subject to minimum numbers.
You must supply certified copies of proof of identity and proof of residency (where appropriate).
- Name badge
- Personal stationery
- Highly recommended textbooks
- Ongoing access to a computer, camera and internet
- Clothing and footwear similar to what would be worn in the hairdressing industry
- Costings towards photoshoots when necessary (costume, make-up, accessories)
You will study
|Course name||Course content|
|Complex styling||Blow waving
Long hair work
|Hair cutting||Razor and scissor cutting|
|Chemical reformation||Permanent waving
Straightening of the hair
|Colouring techniques||Full head weaving to highlight hair
|Hair and scalp treatments||In-depth consultation and analysis|
|Salon knowledge and skills||Hair and scalp conditions
Money matters om a salon environment
- Course workload for this programme will require approximately 20 hours, per week, of directed study in the form of salon and classroom sessions.
- Contact hours: Monday 9.00am - 12.00pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 9.00am - 3.00pm, Thursday 9.00am - 4.00pm.
- In order for you to successfully complete the programme, it is expected that you will also spend approximately 15 hours per week of your own time in self-directed learning, and a minimum of 90 hours of work experience within the year.
Student loans and allowances
Student loans and allowances are for domestic students only. For information about student loans and allowances please visit the Studylink website. It is important to apply for your student loan/allowance at the same time as you apply for this programme, due to the length of time Studylink take to process. Loan/allowance applications can be cancelled at any time if you decide to withdraw your programme application or if it is unsuccessful.
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.