About the course
The purpose of this qualification is to provide people preparing to work in the barbering, beauty or hairdressing sectors with an overview of the working environment, career pathway opportunities, and the basic knowledge and skills required to undertake employment and/or further training in their chosen sector of the beauty services industry.<br /><br />This qualification provides the barbering, beauty and hairdressing sectors with graduates who will understand the requirements and procedures of a salon, and will therefore be more attractive to salon employers than those with no formal training in salon skills. Graduates will be capable of operating at an entry level under general supervision.<br /><br />This qualification is designed for people who may benefit from the opportunity to re-engage with the learning process, in preparation for entering a salon workplace or undertaking further training towards a salon career. It provides a salon-specific preparation for people who are not yet ready to enrol in a programme leading to a Level 3 or Level 4 qualification, giving them the confidence to continue training and/or seek employment within a salon.
About the provider
At Otago Polytechnic, our vision is to be recognised nationally and internationally as New Zealand's leading polytechnic. Otago Polytechnic is proud to be a leader in hands-on, career-focused education, achieving some of the best student achievement and satisfaction results in Australasia, and earning resounding endorsements from employers.